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High Volume Hiring Podcast

Are you involved in the hiring of dozens or even hundreds of employees a year? If so, you'll know that the typical sourcing tools, tactics, and strategies just don't scale. This podcast features news, tips, case studies, and interviews with the world's leading experts about the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to high-volume hiring.

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Not All High Volume Hiring Programs Look The Same. How Do They Differ? with Ben Gotkin of Recruiting Toolbox
Many organizations hire candidates at scale, but some of them hire for professional services, others retail associates, others for hospitality roles such as guest service workers in hotels. Few recruiting experts have the wealth of experience across different industries, sizes of organizations, and countries as today's guest: Ben Gotkin of Recruiting Toolbox. In addition to loving and knowing a lot about crab and ice hockey, Ben loves and knows a lot about all kinds of recruiting, including high volume hiring, as he's both led recruiting for and consulted with many of the world's most admired and largest employers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23:14 09/26/2022
What Corporate Employers Can Learn From Staffing Companies with Jon Beck of Ursus
When many of us talk about high volume hiring, we think of retailers, restaurants, call centers, and warehouses. Many of them do hire at scale, but so does almost every staffing company. And many of those staffing companies assist or even drive the volume hiring for those retailers, restaurants, call centers, and warehouses. In today's episode of the High Volume Hiring Podcast, host Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter talks with Jon Beck, the Founder and CEO of Ursus, Inc. and host of the Hiring University podcast. Ursus is a technical and creative staffing provider headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area with employees and clients located almost everywhere in the United States. Jon and Steven talk about the experiences they and their organizations have had over the years running what some would call virtual companies but which can better be described as fully remote workforces. Unlike the organizations who adopted a remote workforce model because of Covid, both Ursus and College Recruiter chose to be fully remote years before Covid. That's led to some interesting parallels between their organizations, including the need for managers who are able and willing to manage by outcomes instead of process. The question of whether you completed the assignment as directed becomes far more important to a well-qualified manager than whether you came in early, stayed late, worked hard, or were dressed in a manner that others might deem to be appropriate. The conversation concludes with Jon picturing himself as the head of talent acquisition for a large organization that hires at scale and the three things that he would want to make sure it does. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22:42 09/19/2022
When and How to Use Online Assessments with Caitlin MacGregor of Plum.io
Caitlin MacGregor, the Co-Founder and CEO of Plum, joins the High Volume Hiring Podcast to talk assessments. With host Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter, Caitlin distinguishes between old-style assessments like DISC and Myers-Briggs and modern assessments that use science to accurately predict the productivity of a candidate if hired into a specific role with a specific organization. Organizations large and small, including those hiring at scale, are discovering that scientifically valid assessments allow them to efficiently and effectively broaden their applicant pool to include candidates they and their competitors may never have considered if all they had to go on was a resume. The result is increased time-to-hire, increased diversity, increased productivity, and reduced cost. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31:05 09/13/2022
Why Learning and Development are so Critical to Employers Hiring at Scale Elena Agaragimova of Bessern
Today's episode of the High Volume Hiring Podcast brings us Elena Agaragimova, Host of the SHIFT podcast, Founder of Bloom Youth, Co-Founder of Bessern, and Head of Talent Acquisition and Development for Horizon Industries. Host Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter and Elena discuss the reality that one of the primary reasons that some organizations need to hire at scale is because their retention of existing employees is so low. If those employers can reduce their turnover, they can reduce their hiring needs. Steven and Elena agree that one of the best ways to improve retention is to invest in learning and development. By spending more on current employees, employers can spend less recruiting new employees. We also learn about Elena's background including growing up in Russia, moving to the United States when she was 13 years old, why she wasn't accepted into any four-year college or university when she applied during high school, and the choices -- some deliberate and some not -- that she then made to continue her education and build her career. In short, we learn how Elena is the epitome of why more organizations should embrace the hiring of non-traditional candidates and how that inevitably leads to a more diverse and therefore productive workforce. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23:05 09/05/2022
Chatbots CRMs and Other Recruitment Automation Systems with Max Armbruster of Talkpush
Max Armbruster, CEO of chatbot company Talkpush and host of the Recruitment Hackers Podcast joins the High Volume Hiring Podcast to help our listeners better understand what a chatbot is, what kinds of employers can best use them, and why an employer would want to add one to their recruitment tech stack. In today's episode, host Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter and Max agree that the use of good recruitment automation systems enable employers to expand their talent pools, increase their click-to-apply and apply-to-hire conversion rates, shorten their time-to-hire and other response times, and massively lower their costs-per-hire. Yet as promising as these systems are for some employers and beneficial for many who are already using them, they exist in the middle-of-the-funnel, meaning that the employer first has to get candidates into the hiring funnel, perhaps through sourcing efforts or advertising their job openings on niche or general job boards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24:25 08/29/2022
How Automated Hiring Systems Are Making the Worker Shortage Worse with Dr. Noelle Chesley University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
In this first, full episode of the High Volume Hiring Podcast, host Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter interviews Dr. Noelle Chesley, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Sociology Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. In the July 1, 2022 UWM Report, Dr. Chesley wrote about the pros and cons of automated hiring systems, which include applicant tracking systems (ATS), job boards, assessment sites, and video interviewing platforms. She identified four primary problems: (1) algorithms may not use the best criteria for matching; (2) using automated hiring systems can create problems at scale; (3) more recruiters want "purple squirrels"; and (4) automated hiring systems can lead to alientation. In today's podcast, Dr. Chesley describes and discussed each of these in a balanced, nonjudgmental manner. That a hiring system is automated is neither good nor bad, but how they're designed and used can lead to positive or negative outcomes for candidates, employers, and others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26:04 08/22/2022
Coming Soon: High Volume Hiring Podcast
Are you involved in the hiring of dozens or even hundreds of employees a year? If so, you'll know that the typical sourcing tools, tactics, and strategies just don't scale. This podcast features news, tips, case studies, and interviews with the world's leading experts about the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to high-volume hiring. Subscribe now to join Steven Rothberg for his new podcast, available August 22nd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01:29 07/29/2022