Candidate search and DEI, with Fiona Wilson
Recruitment in the modern world
by Fiona Wilson
1w ago
Anthony Haynes writes: Once a recruitment agency has been engaged and briefed on a role, the question arises of how to conduct the search for potential candidates. This entails two entwined considerations, namely how to conduct the search efficiently and how to ensure that the search aligns with DEI factors. Here Sherah Beckley interviews FJWTS Managing Director, Fiona Wilson, on both aspects of the question. Their conversation includes a discussion of such factors as search tools and search protocols. The emphasis throughout is on going beyond the obvious to develop flexible, creative, and ..read more
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Establishing a culture of coaching, with Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher
Recruitment in the modern world
by Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher
3w ago
Anthony Haynes writes: 'Being passionate' has become a cliché of management speech - but in the case of Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher (CEO, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health), the culture of coaching is genuinely a passion.   Our conversation explores, in the context of IOSH's culture, the relation of coaching to a range of concepts - notably empowerment learning culture learning from each other - informally as well as formally In the process, we consider the significance of inclusion, psychological safety, reverse mentoring, feedback, and reflective learning.  Links IoSH we ..read more
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Writing job advertisements: a DEI perspective
Recruitment in the modern world
by Anthony Haynes
1M ago
Anthony Haynes writes: There's plenty of guidance on how to construct job advertisements - but much of it has little to say about considerations of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this episode, Sherah Beckley and I focus on these considerations. There are several widely occurring pitfalls. Simply anticipating them can help to improve your advertisements in terms of DEI. Here we identify typical pitfalls and outline why they matter. Further listening We hope you found this episode a rewarding listen. If so, you might particularly enjoy the following: DEI in talent acquisition, with Da ..read more
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Laying the foundations of DEI in talent, with Fiona Wilson
Recruitment in the modern world
by Fiona Wilson
1M ago
Anthony Haynes writes: Many organisations - employers and talent agencies - are reviewing their policies regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). In this, the first episode in our occasional series on the topic, Fiona Wilson (MD of FJWTS), Sherah Beckley, and I begin with a broad perspective: how can we lay the foundations for effective policy? And, in particular, what are the pitfalls to avoid? Further listening We hope you found this episode a rewarding listen. If so, you may be interested in the following episodes: DEI in talent acquisition, with Dawn Pike How to improve recruit ..read more
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Coaching: an inside view, with Fiona Wilson
Recruitment in the modern world
by Fiona Wilson
2M ago
Anthony Haynes writes: Though the majority of our episodes concern talent acquisition, we also cover wider aspects of human resources - notably talent development. That is our focus here.  In particular, drawing on Fiona Wilson's experience of providing coaching services, we reflect on the nature of coaching. In particular, we explore: who benefits most from coaching - and how which contexts are most suitable how to establish goals, scope, and expectations characteristics of getting started and early-stage coaching the roles and responsibilities of the coach and coachee Further listen ..read more
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DEI in talent acquisition, with Dawn Pike
Recruitment in the modern world
by Dawn Pike
3M ago
Anthony Haynes writes: My impression from attending Recruitment Expo a couple of weeks ago was that a couple of themes were dominating discussion - one was technology, especially AI, and the other was diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI). When it comes to the latter, we think there's a premium on discussion that is rooted in experience and deals with specifics. In this episode, our returning guest - Dawn Pike of New Dawn Consulting - absolutely fits the bill. Here Dawn reflects on her experience, especially of introducing a DEI policy at International House London . with a focus on aspec ..read more
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Good practice in onboarding and induction, with Dawn Pike
Recruitment in the modern world
by Dawn Pike
4M ago
Anthony Haynes writes: So, you've completed the selection process and offered the job to your favoured candidate: how does the journey progress from there? This episode focuses on two key, inter-locking, processes: onboarding and induction. To guide us through the journey, we interview expert HR consultant Dawn Pike of New Dawn PR (logo featured here). With the help of a positive case study - appointing a senior role at Dawn's previous employer, International House London. Our conversation covers the key do and don'ts - in particular, what all-too-common pitfalls to avoid and what reciproca ..read more
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Using social media effectively
Recruitment in the modern world
by Fiona Wilson
10M ago
Anthony Haynes writes: Our work at FJ Wilson Talent Services is concerned with social media in two ways. The first (perhaps more minor way) concerns our own use of social media; the second concerns our stakeholders'. In this episode, we reflect on the characteristics of effective use of social media. In particular, we consider: the significance of opportunity cost and the need for discipline which metrics matter the need to move beyond treating social media purely as push media Further listening If you enjoyed listening to this episode, you might enjoy the following episodes: Writing effe ..read more
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How talent agencies work: content production with Bart Hallmark
Recruitment in the modern world
by Bart Hallmark
11M ago
Anthony Haynes writes: Talent agencies contribute most effectively to talent acquisition when there's an empathy between agencies and their stakeholders. Our series, How Talent Acquisition Works, is designed to contribute to the development of such empathy. We explore the work of an agency by exploring in turn each of the roles involved. In addition to the client-facing and candidate-facing roles, we include in the series the contribution of ancillary roles. In this episode, the seventh interview in the series, we introduce Bart Hallmark. Bart h typically contributes to our work through hi ..read more
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How talent agencies work: interviewing and media, with Sherah Beckley
Recruitment in the modern world
by Sherah Beckley
1y ago
Anthony Haynes writes: Talent agencies contribute most effectively to talent acquisition when there's an empathy between agencies and their stakeholders. Our series, How Talent Acquisition Works, is designed to contribute to the development of such empathy. We explore the work of an agency by exploring in turn each of the roles involved. In addition to the client-facing and candidate-facing roles, we include in the series the contribution of ancillary roles. In this episode, the sixth interview in the series, we introduce Sherah Beckley: Sherah typically contributes to our work through her ..read more
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