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SHL's Talent Talks Podcast

Episodes 31–40

How to Create a Sense of Belonging in Your Company

4 May 2021

It seems like the whole world has embarked on a journey to create diverse and inclusive workforces and organizations, but what happens when these are achieved? In this episode, SHL’s Andrew Geake talks with FCSC’s Chief People Officer, David Blackburn, about how the journey of Diversity and Inclusion can lead to a sense of Belonging within your organization.

Why Candidate Feedback Matters in the Hiring Process

27 April 2021

Candidate feedback is a big deal – its been the buzz on the HR Tech content circuit for years. We know it can create a better experience for new employees and build stronger brands, and yet there are still countless examples where it is not being practiced. Why? In this episode, Sam Whiteman and Alex Sadler discuss Alex’s 5 month job search experience — drilling down into how recruiting teams can add candidate feedback into their everyday hiring practice.

How to Curb the Uncertainty in Your Tech Hiring Process and Build a Team of Talent with the Right Skills and Fit

20 April 2021

What do banks, Fitbits for cows, and Uber have in common? All of these products and/or industries are looking to expand their digital footprint to stay ahead of the competition and to remain relevant in the market. Finding skilled tech talent is difficult and it is hard to compete with tech giants! In this episode, SHL’s Edgar Zapata and Orange Quarter’s Angus Mackintosh discuss real-world examples of how companies of all sizes are creating successful tech teams with the right skills and fit!

How to Virtually Hire the Best Tech Talent

13 April 2021

Recruitment teams across the world have been gearing up to create virtual hiring processes that find the best tech talent. The 2020 pandemic forced the acceleration of those programs in ways not everyone was ready. In this episode, Lance Andrews, Edgar Zapata, and Philip Diaz discuss examples of how organizations solved for this challenge to quickly design a virtual hiring process without sacrificing the candidate experience or quality of hire.

How Learning Circles Can Boost Ongoing Development, Drive Collaboration, and Reduce Siloes in Your Organization

6 April 2021

Creating culture, remaining transparent, and idea-sharing is extremely difficult in a remote environment, but learning circles provide organizations with the tools to continue engaging employees during and beyond the pandemic. In this episode, Karen McLoughlin and Andrew Geake discuss how organizations can use learning circles to create purpose and connection across teams — boosting their internal culture while employees feel more support.

How to Avoid Tokenism and Increase an Inclusive Culture in Your Organization

30 March 2021

Diversity and inclusion are all the rage right now, but many organizations are struggling to understand how to get it right. In this episode, Sabrina Wijaya, Suraiya Rasheed, and Kristina Iniguez discuss the pitfalls of tokenism and give advice for how to effectively grow a culture of inclusion.

The CHRO Chat: How Do You Impact the Psychological Contract in Your Organization

23 March 2021

All HR teams struggle to understand the individual nature of a psychological contract and how to truly engage employees at work. In this episode, SHL’s CHRO, Teri Ellison chats with Mo’s CEO, Luke Fisher on why a psychological contract is tough, they share best practices and start to discuss the journey that organizations need to go through to engage and empower their businesses.

Why Personality Matters for Hiring and Developing Talent

16 March 2021

Personality Tests came under the fire this month when HBO released a documentary reviewing their impact on the workforce. In this episode, Andrew Geake and Karen McLoughlin challenge the assumptions of the documentary and discuss how personality tests can be incredibly beneficial for both the candidate and the company.

How Personality Tests Can Increase Diversity and Fairness within Your Hiring Process

9 March 2021

A recent HBO documentary focused on Personality Tests and the power they hold around bias for hiring practices. In this episode, Lance Andrews and Erin Crask discuss how recruiters can use Personality Tests to significantly increase fairness during the hiring process when working with the right tools.

How to Provide Support for Your Employees after a Organization Restructure

2 March 2021

Restructuring often happens during major changes that are caused by transformation or crisis, and the world has experienced a lot of that over the last year. In this episode, Andrew Geake and Karen McLoughlin talk about how to make sure your employees are supported and empowered in the midst of the difficult decisions made during redeployment.