shl assessments

Introducing SHL's
Talent Talks Podcast

Featuring conversations with experts on talent topics

How to Prepare for the Internet of Careers as an Enterprise Leader

September 8, 2020

This episode features a round table conversation with Ken Lahti, SHL’s Chief Science and Innovation Officer, Yvette Cameron, Co-Founder and EVP of Velocity Career Labs, Lidiya Nadych-Petrenko, Global Head of Talent Attraction for JTI, Adeline Looi, the Global Head of Talent & Leadership for Nestle, and Tanya Delany, the Head of Global Assessments for Philip Morris International. This team will talk about the impact (anticipated gains, successes, and challenges) that the internet of careers has and will have on hiring and developing talent within large enterprises. They will discuss how this upcoming disruption changes how they create talent strategies, and the opportunity it brings for talent strategy to take a major role in board rooms. 

Increasing Diversity in Your Tech Talent

25 August 2020

The dilemma of diversity in the tech industry has persisted for a couple of decades, but there are groups of people and organizations who have created real and sustained progress against this issue. In this episode, Emma Payne – Head of Global Talent Acquisition at SHL, and Debbie Forster – CEO of the Tech Talent Charter, discuss how organizations took tangible steps to increase the presence of women in the tech industry, and now are building strategies to increase the diversity of race and ability.

The Unique Value of Humans and Algorithms at Work

18 August 2020

Automation through artificial intelligence has major benefits in the human resource industry, but only if we keep the human in HR. In this episode, Ben Eubanks and Ken Lahti discuss how AI has the potential to introduce a new level of creativity and innovation, and how people leaders can gain the most out of the unique values that humans and algorithms offer.

Shifting Your Paradigm: Utilizing Skill and Behavior Assessments to Hire and Promote the Best People

28 July 2020

College education and employment history are becoming less and less relevant, as the need for specific skill sets and behaviors take center stage in the world of talent acquisition and talent management. In this episode, Sam Whiteman, Head of Product Strategy for SHL, and Scott Abbott, co-founder of Talevation, PHASE4 Investments, and Straticos discuss the implications of this shift on businesses and individuals, as well as how this approach can be used to meaningfully grow diversity and inclusion.

Being a Leader and Supporting Black Lives Matter

21 July 2020

This episode features a conversation between Arthur Rassias, SHL CRO, and Hung Lee, Recruiting Brainfood, about how businesses, people leaders, and recruiters can grow as true anti-racist allies in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement. Hung and Arthur describe their own journeys of growth as anti-racist allies and will share their experiences of how that has impacted their approach to work. They will share their ideas for how to take action as an ally as well as when to step aside so other voices can be heard.

How to Create an Excellent Candidate Experience Amid a Global Pandemic

30 June 2020

Candidate experience plays a large role in the future of the employee’s performance as well as in the reputation of the company’s brand. In this episode, SHL’s Andy Nelesen and the Talent Board’s Kevin Grossman discuss how to improve the candidate experience and how COVID has changed the game for an effective recruitment program.

Big Bets in Talent Assessment

23 June 2020

Talent Assessments are enjoying a renaissance of success in the world of business due to their effectiveness in helping to predict the fit and future performance of candidates or employees in specific jobs, teams, leadership roles, etc. Just like the rest of the world, the talent assessment world has also seen a fair amount of challenges as we face digital transformation. In this episode, Ken Lahti and Ben Hawkes discuss how Talent Assessments have evolved over time to address the needs of people, business, and digital advances. They also discuss what the future holds for Talent Assessment.

Training Clients to Use Assessments

3 June 2020

Hiring managers and decision-makers in your organization need to follow the same set of standards and competencies to ensure candidates are assessed fairly and without unconscious bias. In this episode, Samia Khan and Simon Raymond discuss how training helps hiring teams use assessments to get the most out of them during the interview process.

The Role and Importance of Women in Leadership

26 May 2020

Times have changed and more women have been promoted into leadership roles within organizations, although more progress needs to be made. What is the best way to continue growing opportunities for women? In this episode, SHL’s Emmy Hackett and Ciara Jordan discuss their experiences growing their careers and becoming leaders as women. They discuss the challenges and successes they have seen, as well as how to contribute to the growing success that diversity adds to an organization.

Podcasts Featuring SHL Experts

Talent Management in Uncertain Times

How does the current Covid-19 scenario change companies’ approaches to talent management? Organizations around the world are delicately balancing crisis management with weighing up which longer-term strategies and programs to invest in. In this episode of HR Insights – The Podcast Emily Ramji chats to Sarah McLellan, Managing Director for SHL in the UK&I, to understand her perspective on what HR teams can do now to best position themselves for recovery and transformation later. 

Balancing Candidate Experience and Objective Hiring with AI

Hiring is a balancing act. We want to drive candidates into the funnel, create positive experiences, and bring the best candidates into the organization, but we also need data to help make the right choice. While AI has been challenged for its impact on hiring, new evidence shows that it can help to minimize erroneous decisions. In this conversation, Ben talks with Jora Gill from SHL about how assessments can be blended into the hiring process for better, more objective decision-making without sacrificing candidate experience. 

Talent Management in Uncertain Times

How does the current Covid-19 scenario change companies’ approaches to talent management? Organizations around the world are delicately balancing crisis management with weighing up which longer-term strategies and programs to invest in. In this episode of HR Insights – The Podcast Emily Ramji chats to Sarah McLellan, Managing Director for SHL in the UK&I, to understand her perspective on what HR teams can do now to best position themselves for recovery and transformation later. 

The Digital Transformation Of Assessment

Sam Whiteman, Head of Product Strategy at SHL joins the host of “The Recruiting Future Podcast”, Matt Adler, to discuss the changing nature of assessment, covering AI, video interviewing, interactive assessment, and algorithmic bias.

Do Employee Assessments Screen In or Screen Out?

Join HRWins founder, George LaRocque as he looks at the current state and future of assessments with SHL’s CEO, Andy Bradshaw. The two discuss SHL leaving Gartner and becoming independent again, how assessments and their role have changed, predictive analytics, the use of AI in assessments, and more.