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Welcome to The Talent Revolution—a brand new podcast dedicated to talent acquisition specialists, people leaders, and CEOs who want to hire better humans, and build stronger teams. Pinpoint CEO, Tom Hacquoil will dive deep into how they set goals, spend their budget, structure teams, develop successful strategies, overcome their biggest challenges, and more. It’s not all about the big names and influencers. It’s about the people making a difference for their teams - the people actually putting in the work.

Welcome to The Talent Revolution—a brand new podcast dedicated to talent acquisition specialists, people leaders, and CEOs who want to hire better humans, and build stronger teams. Pinpoint CEO, Tom Hacquoil will dive deep into how they set goals, spend their budget, structure teams, develop successful strategies, overcome their biggest challenges, and more. It’s not all about the big names and influencers. It’s about the people making a difference for their teams - the people actually putting in the work.

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United Kingdom

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Welcome to The Talent Revolution—a brand new podcast dedicated to talent acquisition specialists, people leaders, and CEOs who want to hire better humans, and build stronger teams. Pinpoint CEO, Tom Hacquoil will dive deep into how they set goals, spend their budget, structure teams, develop successful strategies, overcome their biggest challenges, and more. It’s not all about the big names and influencers. It’s about the people making a difference for their teams - the people actually putting in the work.

Language:

English

Contact:

9494686012


Episodes

The Best Candidates Always Have Options—Make Sure They Choose Yours

5/17/2022
Toms Notes: Before startup culture (and then COVID) came on the scene and turned traditional recruitment upside-down, most organizations considered candidates lucky to interview with them. Brad Clark, Director of Talent Acquisition at Article, a direct-to-consumer furniture company, realized early on that the best people always have options. The best way to ensure they pick yours is to make recruitment all about the candidates, not the company. Article currently employs nearly 1,400...

Duration:00:38:50

Post-COVID Recruitment: What Candidates Want Now

4/25/2022
Tom's notes: What do you really want out of a job? When George Dobbin got into the talent acquisition business over a decade ago, his answer was money—but today, he says, “That’s a bad reason.” During our conversation, he shared with me some of the surprising insights he’s gained into the buoyant job market of today—including the fact that people expect far more from a job than money. Instead, he says, the recruitment landscape is all about playing the long game. He believes that data...

Duration:00:42:04

Why People With a Criminal Record Make the Best Employees

4/4/2022
Tom's Notes: We’ve all needed a second chance at one point or another. But for formerly incarcerated people, second chances are a rare thing. They’re often screened out of early recruitment rounds if they identify themselves as having a criminal record. Here’s what you need to know about the value of second chances: Data shows that people with criminal records make more loyal employees; on the whole, the attrition rate of ex-offenders is lower than averagePeople with a criminal record...

Duration:00:38:12

Why Interviews and Dating Both Measure the Wrong Things

3/21/2022
Tom's Notes: We all know that interviews are inherently uncomfortable. Each side evaluates the other to see if there’s a possibility for long-term collaboration, and that comes with some growing pains—especially in a traditional interview setting. In my chat with Chris Kyriacou, we talked about interview better, measure what matters, and how to use assessments to find the best candidates. Here are his top tips for improving how today’s businesses interview and hire talent. When it comes...

Duration:00:44:46

First, Do No Harm: Eliminating Unconscious Bias in Recruitment

3/7/2022
Tom's Notes: This week we're sitting down with Mike Shwedick. Mike has 14+ years in the HR space, working with companies like Apple, Tapout Fitness, Moxie, Addressable, and most recently the Pinpoint team. Mike walked us through his approach to ensuring HR teams eliminate unconscious bias and hire a representative pool of candidates, even if they’re a bootstrapped startup with minimal assets. If you’re looking to make an impact and gain a competitive edge, you’ll love this episode. One of...

Duration:00:30:42

How Simple HR Data Analysis Saved Over $200K

2/22/2022
Tom's Notes: The SaaS market in Human Resources is getting more crowded all the time—but just a few years ago, it wasn’t unusual for Glenn Donaldson to meet with prospects who had never even heard of software as a service. At that time, Glenn and intelliHR founder Rob Bromage saw a distinct gap in the market. Hardly anyone was leveraging all of their valuable HR data to add value and make their organizations better. Their philosophy? The best software doesn’t simply collect data; it uses...

Duration:00:39:42

How to Create Content that Recruits For You

2/7/2022
Tom's Notes: What if you could ditch job boards and cold outreach for good in favor of a strategy that does the heavy lifting for you? Peoplepipe founder Nathan Jefferson sees two conversations developing in the wake of the global pandemic. Both point away from job boards and toward an altogether different recruitment strategy: Recruiter burnout: Talent acquisitionCandidate insight: The alternative? Inspiring applicants to find you by using content to build a well-regarded employer...

Duration:00:36:27

How the right assessments can help you win the war for talent

1/24/2022
Tom's Notes: Check out what else we discussed in my latest episode: Want to hear more? Listen to the full episode now!

Duration:00:50:12

The Case for Talent Acquisition as a Core Strategy

12/14/2021
Tom's Notes: In this weeks episode, host Tom Hacquoil spoke with Adrian Thomas who has spent most of his career fighting to change the perception of TA being an entry-level position in organizations. On the contrary, he firmly believes that TA should have a strategic seat in “the room where it happens”—if not on the board, at least in close proximity. When viewing talent acquisition as a strategic function, Adrian sees TA as an enabler of a business rather than a “mere” seat-filling...

Duration:00:49:53

Sourcing the Best Talent is About Quantity AND Quality

11/30/2021
Tom's notes: In this weeks episode, Pinpoint CEO, Tom Hacquoil sat down with Arthur Matuszewski, a jack-of-many trades but particularly with a knack for growing high volume and quality teams in the talent acquisition space. He has helped companies like Wayfair scale at hyper speed and with quality candidates coming in the door. Here are the highlights of our discussion: Want to learn more? Listen to the full episode now!

Duration:00:44:48

How Saturdays at the Pub Changed Job Ads for Good

11/15/2021
Tom's notes: If you started looking for a new job tomorrow, what would you look for in a job ad? When Ed Ross started recruiting talent for tech companies in the early 2000s, he was tasked with sending applicants lengthy job specs. These specs contained the information companies thought candidates required—namely, a list of skills and requirements for the open position. After running his own consultancy, Ed’s now the Senior Tech Talent Acquisition Manager at Skyscanner, a flight search...

Duration:00:41:35

How to Hire Based on Merit, Not Pedigree

11/2/2021
Tom's Notes: We’ve all run into some version of the same problem. As candidates, we know we can do a job well, but we lack the professional experience to land an initial interview. As employers, we’ve got open positions to fill, and we want to fill them with the right candidates. Unfortunately, a traditional resume makes it nearly impossible to predict who those candidates are. This problem affects Fortune 500 companies and small startups alike, and it’s one Omer Molad and co-founder David...

Duration:00:55:27

Scale Your Team by 5X Without Breaking a Sweat

10/18/2021
Tom's Notes: By the time Dan Caines joined the team at LumiraDX in 2019, they’d grown to 300 people and were looking to uplevel their talent acquisition strategy. Dan helped grow the team by 150 people in one year as the sole recruiter. He made the last 50 hires in a single quarter. When COVID hit, the company shifted focus from R&D to manufacturing and distribution almost overnight. LumiraDX currently employs about 1500 people worldwide, a whopping 500% increase from the time he joined...

Duration:00:40:14

Don’t Design Your Company Values—Discover Them

8/9/2021
Tom's Notes: Remember the company values your organization put on the wall somewhere? Hopefully you do, but the odds are that you don’t. Studies show that most employees don’t know what their company’s core values are. Many organizations struggle to define their values, but it’s essential to get them right—and not just because companies “should” have them. If your company selected values because you “had to” have them, you’re making a classic mistake—and you probably picked the wrong...

Duration:01:04:09

Why Traditional Employer Branding Is Broken—And How to Fix Yours

7/19/2021
Notes from Tom: Traditional employer branding is used as a magnet to attract a high volume of candidates. Companies share their strengths, benefits, and opportunities, presenting themselves in the best possible light. (Not unlike the corporate version of a Tinder profile.) The more people who swiped right, tradition said, the better a company was doing. But this logic has a fatal flaw. You can’t possibly hire everyone you reach, so high application volume is actually a net...

Duration:00:55:29

3 Steps To The Ideal Candidate Experience

7/12/2021
Notes from Tom: Creating the ideal candidate experience might sound complicated, but it’s actually quite simple: find out what your candidates want, and offer it to them. Simple, right? Simple, but not necessarily easy. Here are 3 simple steps any business can take to improve their candidate experience. Step 1: Anticipate questions before they’re asked - Think ahead about what those questions might be, and answer them honestly before anyone even has to ask. Step 2: Create the content...

Duration:00:11:56

Why You Should Buy HR Software Like a Toddler

7/5/2021
Notes from Tom: There’s no one-size-fits-all software solution, so there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to vetting software. When looking to vet HR software, Phil suggests taking an approach similar to that of a toddler. Asking the questions "why" and "how" over and over. Most people stop at the outermost layer when they’re searching for an HR software solution. They might download a general RFP template and have vendors complete it, ask a few peers about the software they love or hate,...

Duration:00:50:43

If Your EVP Appeals to Everyone, It Appeals to No One

6/28/2021
Notes from Tom: Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is something a lot of companies struggle to get right. They try to compete with the loudest, best-known voices in the market—but, of course, those companies are fundamentally different. This kind of EVP yields candidates who don’t want to work for your company in particular; they just want to work in general. They’ll take home a paycheck, deliver mediocre work, and leave the moment a competitor offers them more money. But here’s the good...

Duration:00:10:30

Why Recruitment is All About Selling, Not Buying

6/21/2021
Notes from Tom: In this weeks episode we jump into some controversial but powerful topics around candidate experience and what a positive, or negative one, can do to your talent pipeline and future hires. More specifically we'll focus on: And more! See Also: TTR, Episode 3 - Why Employee Experience Matters (and What To Do About It) TTR, Episode 4 - Double Down on Diversity with The Power of Internships

Duration:00:57:30

Why Your Job Ads Should Repel Candidates

6/14/2021
Notes from Tom: Most recruitment is a lie. Open, honest communication can make the hiring process—and your company—stronger. But how do you do that and what does it look like in action? Glenn believes that there are two employee engagement strategies that work (almost) everywhere: But what does each mean and why does it matter? Open and honest communication can look like a lot of things. In one example, Glenn spoke to a firm’s head of IT about whether they should invest in a particular...

Duration:01:01:03