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The best collection of podcasts and voices in the Human Resources, Recruiting, Technology, DEI, and Workforce space in one podcast. Welcome to Evergreen's HR Collection, curated episodes from the most well-known and up-in-coming podcasts in the HR, Recruiting, and Tech industry. Ten different shows wrapped into one diverse podcast.


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The best collection of podcasts and voices in the Human Resources, Recruiting, Technology, DEI, and Workforce space in one podcast. Welcome to Evergreen's HR Collection, curated episodes from the most well-known and up-in-coming podcasts in the HR, Recruiting, and Tech industry. Ten different shows wrapped into one diverse podcast.




Getting Inclusive AF with Rolondo Talbott

In this episode, Katee and Jackye chat with Rolondo Talbott. Rolondo Talbott (pronouns are he/him/his and we/us/ours) is a passionate DEI leader, veteran, neurodiverse individual who has several invisible disabilities and is driven by the mantra to, “Do Good, Seek Justice, and Correct Oppression.” Rolondo’s current role is in the entertainment sector but before that, he served as the Senior DEI Business Partner for Amazon’s Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Division, where he honed his ability to cultivate inclusivity and equity in global tech. Before that role, Rolondo was a DEI leader in higher education where he studied the intersections between DEI and technology in examining new and innovative ways to make tech and digital more inclusive. But Rolondo’s passion for DEI extends beyond the corporate world. Rolondo’s accolades as an author and columnist further illustrate his dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion in his personal life. His initial children’s book, “Uniquely Me: A Celebration of Multi-cultural and Multi-ethnic Families,” received the prestigious 2017 Children’s Book of the Year award from Disney’s Parenting magazine, “Babble.” And his short-form novel, “1000 Papercuts,” delves into the profound impact of microaggressions on children and can be found in public school libraries across Southern California. His insights and experiences have not gone unnoticed in the media. Rolondo has been featured in Voyage LA online magazine as part of their “People to Know” segment, and he was highlighted in Shoutout LA online magazine’s ’Unique Perspectives” segment. His wisdom and perspective have become valuable touchstones for those seeking to create more equitable environments. In addition to his prolific work, Rolondo is also contributing to groundbreaking research on workplace equity, collaborating with LinkedIn and the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center. If you like what you hear, we would like to encourage you to subscribe to our channel! We would also appreciate it if you would rate this channel by going here: We create this podcast as a labor of love. But if you would like to support this channel you can buy us a cup of coffee here:


HelloWork Heats Up & JobiJoba Eyes America

This week on The Chad & Cheese Podcast Does Europe, the boys dive into the world of recruitment aggregators and the challenges they face with the rise of AI in talent acquisition. They discuss how some aggregators are adapting with personalization and AI capabilities, while others struggle to evolve and invest, potentially leading to their demise. The podcast also covers the potential rise of pay-per-apply models driven by AI predictions. Plus, they share their thoughts on recent industry news, including the shutdown of Finnish HRtech startup Workfellow, the launch of Amsterdam-based Samen Slimmer AI's venture Qneiform, the legal ruling affecting anonymity of reviewers on sites like Kununu, HelloWork's impressive growth and the birth of JobiJoba (what?) and a whole lot more.


LinkedIn Loves Your Data

It was another wild week in the world of work. The boys cover a wide range of topics. Here's a breakdown of some of the highlights: PageUp: U.S. tech investor Battery Ventures is looking to cash out of talent management platform PageUp, which it funded in 2018. Despite efforts to expand globally and through acquisitions, PageUp struggled to gain traction in the U.S. market. HireRight: Investment funds affiliated with General Atlantic and Stone Point Capital are acquiring background check solution HireRight for approximately $1.65 billion. The sale suggests a smart move to sell while the stock is high. Beamery: Beamery's CTO and co-founder Michael Patterson has exited the company, amid rumors of acquisition by Workday. However, Workday may wait to acquire Beamery at a lower price, as Beamery has faced layoffs and client loss. The Hatch: Australian startup The Hatch has raised approximately $4.6 million to create a job platform targeting Gen Z professionals, aiming to disrupt traditional job boards by using AI to match users with jobs based on their values and skills. In addition, Chad and Joel discuss various topics related to current events and news, including the National Labor Relations Board's disputes with Amazon, SpaceX, and Trader Joe's, LinkedIn's legal troubles, North Korean hackers using AI for phishing scams, and more. Join us for a lively discussion on labor rights, privacy, and corporate ethics!


Chatbot Gone Wrong

This week on TRF we cover: We may need to call for a security escort after Serge presents at the CRNG event in Calgary. On one hand for the riots that may ensue and on the other hand, the ladies who will be storming the stage. Work assignments gone wild. We rip into Eight Sleep for thinking getting hired by them is like an audition for SNL - Saturday Night Live is notorious for stealing comic’s material in their auditions. In The News Air Canada tries to blame their own chatbot for giving out the wrong information to a customer. The ruling was watched around the world and is a clear indication that companies will be held accountable for their rogue chatbots! Indeed will be the headline partner for RecFest UK and RecFest USA. A little late to the party but the wallet is open. CRA clarifies how employers must determine the province of employment for remote workers. Tip Of The Week If your interview process is greater than 3, take this as your warning, the company you are recruiting for is dysfunctional . Recruiting Insights Mercer gives us the measuring stick for how big your TA team should be. We arent making this up, job search is rigged. We pull back the covers on how companies are behaving badly.


Ep 594: Recruiting Data Science Skills

With the development and adoption of AI accelerating at an unprecedented pace, the demand for data scientists and data skills in general is snowballing. To recruit successfully in this competitive talent market, TA teams must understand the specific data skills their organisation needs and the intrinsic career motivations of the data professionals they seek to engage with. My guest this week is Akshay Swaminathan, Head of Data Science at Cerebral and co-author of a new book called "Winning With Data Science". In our conversation, Akshay offers an insider view on the data science talent market, what motivates data scientists to move companies and the most effective recruiting process for people with this skillset. Essential listening for anyone recruiting data science professionals or working in talent markets with similar skills shortages. In the interview, we discuss: The growing demand for data science professionals The specific data skills that employers currently need Is there any consistency in data science job titles? What would motivate a data science professional to move jobs? How should recruiters source and engage in this talent market What type of hiring process will drive the most successful outcomes? Gig working and fractional working Creating business value from AI What skills will be needed in the future as the development and adoption of AI ramps up? Follow this podcast on Apple Podcasts.


Katee & Jackye Talk Safety and Pulling Apart the D, the E, and the I!

In this episode of the Inclusive AF Podcast, hosts Katee Van Horn and Jackye Clayton dive deep into the important topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. They pull apart the D, the E, and the I, discussing the unintended consequences of not considering diversity and inclusion and highlighting the need for intentional inclusion at every level of an organization. From the impact of performance reviews to creating an inclusive employee experience, they cover it all! Tune in as they share practical insights on addressing bias in performance evaluations, the importance of recognizing the contributions of people of color within organizations, and the ongoing effort needed to support and promote an inclusive environment. Plus, listen in on their banter about glasses, Black History Month, and their upcoming plans! Join the conversation by watching the full episode now and be sure to like, share, and subscribe for more thought-provoking discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. If you like what you hear, we would like to encourage you to subscribe to our channel! We would also appreciate it if you would rate this channel by going here: We create this podcast as a labor of love. But if you would like to support this channel you can buy us a cup of coffee here: #InclusiveAF #DiversityandInclusion #DEI #PerformanceReviews #BlackHistoryMonth #InclusiveWorkplace #WorkplaceDiversity #EquityInTheWorkplace #PodcastDiscussion


The Power of Employer Branding with Carrie Corcoran

Live from TA Week at the Qualifi booth, the boys sit down with Carrie Corcoran, a leading expert in employment branding and recruitment marketing. With her extensive experience in the industry and her passion for helping businesses create inclusive and diverse work environments, Carrie is a force to be reckoned with. In this episode, we dive deep into the world of employer branding and discuss its importance in attracting top talent. Carrie shares her insights on how companies can leverage technology to improve the candidate experience and create a positive employer brand. As the founder of Carrie Cares Employment Brand Consulting, Carrie has helped numerous businesses develop and implement effective strategies to improve their employer brand and recruitment efforts. She is also a strong advocate for the over 50 workforce, believing that they have a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer companies.


Ep 593: The Career Forward Mindset

Work and jobs are changing, and the speed of change continues to accelerate. Whether you are in the fourth decade of your working life or looking for your first job, managing a career against this background of disruptive, often unpredictable change is a challenge for everyone. Things are also being made worse by continuing pay inequality and workplace bias. My guests this week are Grace Puma, the former COO of Pepsico and Christiana Smith Shi, the former President of Direct to Consumer at Nike. Grace and Christiana have recently authored a book called "Career Forward - Strategies from Women Who Have Made It". The motivation behind writing the book was to empower women to maximise their career journey, get paid what they are worth and navigate the unexpected shifts that happen in the current world of work. There is some excellent advice here that Grace and Christiana believe is applicable to everyone looking to develop their career in our turbulent times. In the interview, we discuss: The Career Forward Mindset Having a "Cardinal Direction" instead of a North Star The importance of mentors and sponsors Steering into the skid to deal with unexpected challenges Building career equity Dealing with pay inequality Reinventing work-life balance How can employers make the workforce fair and equitable? Follow this podcast on Apple Podcasts.


HiBob Buys a Pento, Earnings Disappoint & Biden Loves Chips

In this episode, we discuss the acquisition of Pento, a Copenhagen-born payroll automation platform, by HiBob, an Israeli-based HRIS. The terms of the deal remain undisclosed, but the acquisition aims to create an all-in-one solution, streamlining the entire payroll workflow. Founded in 2017, Pento had raised around $54 million. The acquisition is expected to save time for various teams by simplifying the traditionally cumbersome payroll process. We also delve into the latest earnings reports from various companies in the HR and recruiting industry. Recruit Holdings reported a decrease in revenue due to a contraction in hiring activities in the U.S. and Europe. DHI Group, the owners of Dice and Clearance Jobs, experienced a decline in revenue, primarily driven by a decrease in revenue from Dice. Randstad reported a drop in revenue, attributing it to global economic uncertainty. Monster revenue was also down. Despite a roaring U.S. economy, these companies are facing challenges, including upskilling, less job-hopping, and the need for internal networking. In other news, the Biden administration announced a $5 billion investment to support research and development in advanced computer chips. This initiative aims to reverse the decline in the U.S. semiconductor manufacturing industry and boost domestic production of advanced semiconductors. However, companies are struggling to adapt quickly enough to a convergence of tech, generational turnover, and the fast pace of change. About 44% of workers' skills are set to be disrupted in the next five years, and about 60% of workers will require training in the next three years. Jobster, the company behind the world's first predictive job advertising platform, is making a comeback. Jobster, first famous in the mid-2000s, is now back under new ownership. The return of Jobster could signal a new programmatic ad solution in the job market. Lastly, Neon Money Club, a fintech platform, has launched a new dating app called Score, which requires users to have a credit score of at least 675. Users who are denied access will be directed to resources to improve their financial literacy and credit scores. The app has received mixed reactions due to its exclusionary nature, with some viewing it as aspirational and others seeing it as perpetuating class divides. Neon Money Club has raised over $10 million in venture capital and is the first Black-owned tech business to launch a credit card with AMEX.


GenZ's Fearful of AI

This week on TRF: Research takes on a whole new meaning as Serge prepped for co-hosting on the Chad & Cheese podcast. Famous by 8, Mallory gets a big round of applause and a Taylor Swift hoodie. Lucky 13 and the power of Swifty nation dominated social media speculation after the Super Bowl. In the News shares positive news GenZ and not Baby Boomers are most afraid of AI, some fatherly advice from Serge to GenZ. Bell Canada cuts 4,800 job even when they had revenue growth in Q4/23, there is more to this headline Tip of the Week Reverse engineer your TA metrics. Define the problem first, then the metrics. Recruiting Insights Chocolate for TA Professionals, the Appcast 2024 Recruitment Benchmark Report. Interesting facts: Mobile applications are still dominate yet they drop by 5% in 2023 Job titles need to be short & straight forward Job seeker action picked up with higher apply rates Recruiting costs declined across all job functions EXCEPT gig Career change or industries to pursue in recruitment, we list the top 10 Quality of Hire, don't give up yet, just take a simple approach. One job at a time.


Making Sense of Gen Z with Author Anthony Onesto

Who's ready for a new generation to enter the workforce? Well, like it or not, Gen Z is on their way in, and - stop me if you've heard this one before - they're different from all the preceding generations. How exactly? Well, no clue. That's why we invited Anthony Onesto, advisor, chief people officer, Gen Z & Future of Work Visionary and author of The New Employee Contract to the podcast. All kidding aside, a generation who's grown up in the shadow of 9/11, the Great Recession and a global pandemic, all while never knowing a world without internet and a smartphone are bound to introduce a wide variety of nuance to the world. And that, of course, includes recruitment and retention in new and sometimes scary ways. If you're hiring Gen Z, and hoping they stay awhile, you owe it to yourself to tune into this episode.


Ep 592: Understanding Skills

The shelf life of skills is getting ever shorter, which has significant implications for talent acquisition. It is essential that TA leaders take an active role in developing the overall skills strategy for their business. If employers want to be effective skills-based organizations, it is clear that talent acquisition, talent management, L&D and strategic workforce planning must be closely aligned. My guest this week is Malcolm Taylor, Head of Capability at the UK Health Security Agency. In the last few years, Malcolm has led a highly effective initiative to use data to drive upskilling, talent development and talent acquisition. In our conversation, he shares valuable insights on skills strategy and some interesting perspectives on the likely role AI will play in L&D in the future. In the interview, we discuss: Why upskilling is so essential in 2024 The shortening life cycle of skills Engagement and retention Teaching people how to learn Mapping skills within the organization Can AI create a common skills language across professions? Data-driven decision making Community-based learning The role of TA in skills-based organizations The importance of removing silos in the people function. What does the future look like? Follow this podcast on Apple Podcasts


Firing Squad: OnLoop CEO Projjal Ghatak

No one in the world of work likes form-filling, complex systems and bureaucracy. Yet, teams need to feel motivated, aligned, and accountable on the job, which usually means a lot of that stuff we hate. So what's an employer to do? OnLoop is here to turn every manager into a supercharged coach, and CEO and founder Projjal "JJ" Ghatak is on Firing Squad to try and prove his company has the juice to fulfill that promise and take it to established players like Lattice, 15five, Culture Amp and others. Does this former Uber executive's startup have what it takes to survive Chad & Cheese? Gotta listen to find out.


Google Pulls Out, Lyft Puts Out & Apple Tells Porn "Get Out!"

It's a Chad-less week, as Serge Boudreau of The Recruitment Flex podcast fills in. We've got some follow-up from last week's show: Google unexpectedly shut down its job-advertising test due to performance issues, leaving speculation about staffing cuts and competing priorities. In other news, Appcast analysis shows an increase in clicks and applies per job posting in 2023, but the median cost per click fell. Moving on, Fora, an Executive Relationship Management platform, has launched with $3.8 million in pre-seed funding. Featuring industry veterans like Joe Essenfeld and Susan Vitale, Fora aims to revolutionize decision-making for executives with tailored AI technology. Lyft is making waves in the U.S. ride-hailing industry with weekly earnings guarantees for drivers, aiming to attract more to its platform amidst competition with Uber. Starship Technologies has secured $90 million to expand sidewalk delivery robot operations, while the NYPD ends its AI-driven security robot deployment in Times Square. And guess who's back? NYPD's K9 robot Digidog returns to service. Lastly, Apple's Vision Pro VR headset disappoints buyers as it blocks access to VR porn. Despite anticipation, users can't access explicit content, sparking frustration on social media and Reddit.


The Swiftie Bowl

This week on The Recruitment Flex we have a special guest co-host Deanna Brousseau as Shelley is travelling somewhere (maybe a hedonism island?!) We Cover: Super Bowl predictions and over/under of 12 on Taylor Swift cutaways In The News Google Job Ads gets killed before even being born 4 Million Canadians have a criminal record, a lot of them can't find a job Tip of the Week How to spot a toxic environment, hopefully you're not recruiting in one! Recruiting insights: Should you give directions to job seekers to what is acceptable Generative AI usage in your hiring process? Sometimes not recruiting is the best recruiting! Bonus: Listen to Chad & Cheese Podcast out Friday as Serge will try to fill Chad's shoes!


Ep 591: Is AI Changing Jobseeker Behaviour?

Conversations about AI's impact on recruiting tend to focus entirely on the employer and recruiter viewpoint. However, it may well be that the most potent force of change for talent acquisition comes from AI-facilitated shifts in jobseeker behaviour. Employers are already seeing a rise in applications they suspect are being driven by AI tools that facilitate bulk applying. The use of LLMs to create or edit resumes is undoubtedly widespread, and we are also seeing examples of AI being used to hack online interviews and assessments. There is still much debate about where these activities fall on the scale, from legitimate assistance to outright fraud. What is very clear, though, is that this is an unstoppable tide that will have severe implications for recruiting processes. What do employers do when they are inundated by applications perfectly tailored to the role that are impossible to assess using current tools and techniques? My guest this week is Richard Collins, Co-Founder of CV Wallet. Richard has decades of experience in recruitment marketing and talent acquisition. He has recently been diving deeply into the issues caused by jobseeker use of AI and how the solutions to the problems might make recruiting better for everyone. In the interview, we discuss: The current talent marketplace AI-driven changes in job seeker and applicant behaviour The potential impact on the recruiting process Challenges of dealing with an increasing volume of applications Unreliable applicant data Pre-qualifying and pre-verifying without creating friction in the process Will we see a revolution in assessment and selection? How do we define what is cheating or fraud? A shift to assessing soft skills How does recruitment marketing need to adapt A cost-per-qualified application model Proactive versus reactive change How much change will there be in 2024 What does the future of recruiting look like? Follow this podcast on Apple Podcasts.


Personio's Shake-Up, HireAra vs. Poetry & Amazon's French Fiasco

What's on tap on this episode of The Chad & Cheese Podcast Does Europe? Munich-based company Personio has laid off 101 employees, constituting 5% of its workforce, to strengthen its market position and advance its product roadmap. The layoffs primarily affected the technology and product departments. The move follows Personio's valuation at $8.5 billion, and the boys discuss the trend of venture capital and private equity focusing on headcount growth, emphasizing the importance of revenue. They predict more layoffs from other unicorns that have received substantial funding. The discussion also touches on the IPO plans for Personio and the challenges faced by companies expanding to the US, citing the example of VONQ. The podcast later features a "Who'd You Rather" segment comparing two companies, HireAra and Poetry HR, and their recent funding rounds. The hosts share their preferences, highlighting the significance of the founders in their decision-making. The episode concludes with a discussion on Amazon's French arm being fined over 27 million pounds for implementing an intrusive surveillance system to monitor staff performance. The hosts express varying opinions on the impact of the fine and the ongoing global conversation about workplace monitoring and employee privacy. Looking to attend House of HR's E-recruitment Congress in March? Use CODE CP51000 and get 50% OFF when you register at


The State of Nurse Hiring w/ Dr. Beth Brooks

In case you missed it, the nursing profession is going through a pretty challenging time. Whether it's COVID burnout, a severe lack of skilled workers or the Baby Boomers putting immense pressure on the health care system - just to mention a few - times are tough. It's certainly an issue Chad & Cheese aren't qualified to solve, let alone fully understand. That's why Dr. Beth A. Brooks, president of The Brooks Group, joined the boys to discuss a wide variety of topics, such as the current state of nursing, how the gig economy is impacting the profession, the power of pay transparency and if / when the robots will finally be the ones giving colonoscopies. It's a must listen for nurse recruiting professionals, healthcare networks around the country and, frankly, nurses themselves.


Round Up January 2023

Round Up is the monthly show on The Recruiting Future Podcast channel that highlights episodes you may have missed and gives you my take on some of the key learnings from the guests. Episodes mentioned in this Round Up: Ep 584: Talent-Centered Design Ep 585: Embracing Automation Ep 586: Removing Silos to Improve Hiring and Retention Ep 587: Getting The Basics Right Ep 588: AI, Background Checks and Quality of Hire Ep 589: Talent Acquisition As A Competitive Advantage Ep 590: The Road To 2030 Follow this podcast on Apple Podcasts.


Google Kills Job Ads

The boys are live from TA Week in the Qualifi booth dropping more commentary from the world of work. First up, the boys cover recent updates on Google for Jobs killing off their pay-per-click (PPC) pilot with employers and agencies. Then, HireVue has a new CEO - Jeremy Friedman, bringing his tech growth expertise to the company. HireVue specializes in candidate evaluation through video interviews, boasting over 1,000 customers. In CEO updates, rumors suggest Arno Schafer is out at Vonq, the job advertising platform. Now, let's dive into tech news - ADP has launched ADP Assist, a cross-platform solution powered by generative AI, revolutionizing HR productivity. Moving on, Twitter Jobs introduces featured job ads, giving verified organizations benefits like priority posts and premium support. Now, from Japan, Indeed Plus is automating job matching by distributing postings on various job boards within Recruit Holdings. Lastly, UPS is cutting 12,000 jobs, saving approximately $1 billion after a 31.8% drop in quarterly profit. UPS CEO Carol Tomé announces the end of the hybrid work schedule, requiring employees to return to the office five days a week. Plus, over 10,000 autoworkers from non-union companies have signed union cards with the UAW.