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The Breakthrough Hiring Show

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Welcome to The Breakthrough Hiring Show! We are on a mission to help leaders make hiring a competitive advantage. Join our host, James Mackey, and guests as they discuss various topics, with episodes ranging from high-level thought leadership to the tactical implementation of process and technology. You will learn how to: - Shift your team’s culture to a talent-first organization. - Develop a step-by-step guide to hiring and empowering top talent. - Leverage data, process, and technology to achieve hiring success. Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible!

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United States

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Welcome to The Breakthrough Hiring Show! We are on a mission to help leaders make hiring a competitive advantage. Join our host, James Mackey, and guests as they discuss various topics, with episodes ranging from high-level thought leadership to the tactical implementation of process and technology. You will learn how to: - Shift your team’s culture to a talent-first organization. - Develop a step-by-step guide to hiring and empowering top talent. - Leverage data, process, and technology to achieve hiring success. Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible!

Language:

English


Episodes

EP 141: Navigating tech hiring trends and cultivating inclusive teams with Shathiya Rengalwar.

2/6/2024
Join us as host James Mackey and his guest Shathiya Rengalwar, People Leader, unpack the intricacies of tech hiring, discussing the surge in layoffs and the subsequent challenges for hiring teams. Explore talent acquisition strategies, emphasizing the pivotal role of networking and relationship investments. The episode also sheds light on building diverse and inclusive teams, with practical insights into inclusive hiring practices and the ongoing commitment needed for workplace diversity. 0:37 Shathiya Rengalwar's background 2:03 Hiring trends and layoffs in the tech industry 14:46 Diversity and inclusion in the workplace Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:22:37

EP 140: Navigating Talent Acquisition from Series C to Series E with Cassandra Mingus, Director of Talent Acquisition at Signifyd

1/16/2024
Join host James Mackey and his guest Cassandra Mingus, Director of Talent Acquisition at Signifyd, as she shares her career journey from recruiter to tech leader in a late-stage company. In conversation with James Mackey, they explore lessons learned, the evolution of talent acquisition, and hiring strategies for success. Discover the importance of structured processes, approval mechanisms, and using tools like Greenhouse for streamlined recruitment. Uncover tiered recruitment strategies, capacity planning insights, and measuring quality of hire. 0:33 Cassandra Mingus's background 1:39 Lessons learned in talent acquisition progression 12:00 Key processes for effective hiring 19:24 Capacity planning and quality of hire Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:30:24

EP 139: Mastering high-volume hiring and employee retention with Avi Singer, CEO & Founder at showd.me

1/2/2024
Join host James Mackey and Avi Singer, CEO & Founder at showd.me, as they discuss high-volume hiring in healthcare and tech, emphasizing systematic processes and the importance of a clear employee value proposition. Avi shares insights on online compliance training and adapting learning platforms for the healthcare industry. The episode concludes with cost-effective ways to show appreciation, discussing impactful gestures and personalized perks to enhance employee retention. 0:34 Avi Singer's background 2:02 High-volume hiring challenges 10:56 The importance of retention strategies 16:06 Online training for healthcare employees 19:46 Talent acquisition strategies Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:27:34

EP 138: Hiring strategies from Daniel Chait, CEO of Greenhouse, and Jamie Hodari, CEO of Industrious.

12/19/2023
Join host James Mackey as he sits down with Daniel Chait, CEO of Greenhouse, and Jamie Hodari, CEO of Industrious. This episode provides a fresh perspective on tech hiring and recruiting strategies. It emphasizes the need for self-awareness, a clear understanding of roles, and positive interpersonal dynamics in building successful teams. Moreover, it sheds light on the challenges of managing in a growth-driven environment and the benefits of shifting towards a more sustainable growth rate. 0:46 Jamie Hodari’s background 2:04 Principles and mistakes in hiring 11:53 Changes in philosophy and hiring practices 17:14 Budget season and hiring uncertainty 22:51 Optimizing the hiring process Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:34:05

EP 137: Navigating the future of tech: Layoffs, consolidation, and Al impact with Steven Bartel, Co-founder and CEO of Gem

12/14/2023
The rapidly changing landscape of the tech industry presents a variety of challenges. In the latest episode of The Breakthrough Hiring Show, James Mackey hosted Steven Bartel, Co-founder and CEO of Gem, to discuss these dynamic trends. With a rich background in the tech sector and a keen eye on its future, Steve offered invaluable insights into layoffs, consolidation, and the transformative role of AI in recruitment. 0:33 Steve Bartel's background 1:48 Tech industry consolidation and the rise of all-in-one recruiting platforms 11:52 Leveraging AI in recruiting, pricing strategies, and product roadmap for Gem Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:23:56

EP 100: Best of: Shauna Geraghty, SVP & Global Head of People & Talent at Talkdesk. Masterclass: quality of hire, predictive algorithms, the magic number to measure success.

12/5/2023
We're thrilled to be celebrating one of our most popular episodes. This episode really captured the attention of our listeners, and we couldn't be happier to revisit it and share it with new listeners too! As the first U.S. employee at Talkdesk, Shauna initially helped scale Talkdesk’s Marketing team, infrastructure, and activities from the ground up. In 2016 she was tapped to build Talkdesk’s Talent Acquisition function and since then has helped to scale Talkdesk to over 1,500 employees in 20 countries globally and to achieve a $10B+ valuation. Shauna shares how her background in Marketing, doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and her Strategic Advisory role with Stanford’s School of Medicine, has influenced her development on People and Talent theory and execution. You don’t want to miss this one! 0:46 Shauna Geraghty's background 7:04 Quality over quantity in hiring 8:27 Optimizing quality of hire 13:30 How to coach hiring managers 16:59 Ideal candidate profile comparison to ideal customer profile 22:45 Predictive validity of the algorithm 26:03 Performance measurement and alignment in hiring 31:25 Improve hiring and performance reviews 33:02 V2M2: vision, value, methods, and metrics 39:22 The magic number metric: candidate quality score multiply it by candidate difficulty score Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:46:56

EP 136: The roadmap to successful leadership recruitment in tech with Laura MacKinnon, Chief People Officer at Clari.

11/28/2023
Join host James Mackey and his guest Laura MacKinnon, Chief People Officer at Clari as they share insights on defining leadership qualities for hiring, aligning strategies with market conditions, and driving cultural change in tech companies. Gain practical tips on setting criteria for executive hires, understanding long-term goals, and integrating acquisitions successfully. Discover the importance of courageous conversations and data-driven decision-making for growth and success in today's dynamic business landscape. 0:34 Laura MacKinnon's background 1:40 Keys to successful leadership hiring 7:41 Market conditions' impact on executive hiring 18:56 Acquisition experience and cultivating winning behaviors Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:27:53

EP 135: Cybersecurity industry’s current trends and challenges with Fayyaz Rajpari, Managing Partner at IntelliGuards.

11/21/2023
Dive into the world of cybersecurity with host James Mackey and his guest Fayyaz Rajpari, Managing Partner at IntelliGuards. Discover the nuances of cybersecurity hiring trends in a recessionary economy, the impact of layoffs, and the evolving job market dynamics. Learn about the demand for cybersecurity solutions and the challenges faced by small businesses, in our latest podcast episode. 0:39 Fayyaz Rajpari's background 2:07 Cybersecurity hiring trends in a recessionary economy 9:59 AI in cybersecurity and its potential impact 14:54 Cybersecurity services and demand in the market Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:21:27

EP 134: Minds Matter: The impact of psychology and authenticity on hiring success with Amit Yoran, Chairman and CEO at Tenable.

11/14/2023
Are you ready to challenge the way you think about hiring? Join us for a compelling episode as host James Mackey and his guest Amit Yoran, Chairman and CEO at Tenable, share the keys to hiring exceptional talent, emphasizing the transformative power of intellectual curiosity and self-awareness. Discover how these traits can reshape your team and organization, and gain practical insights on detecting them during interviews. They also discuss the impact of psychology, mindset, and unconventional influences like martial arts on discipline, authenticity in communication, and the vital role of self-awareness in achieving success. 0:39 Amit Yoran's background 1:32 Lessons learned in hiring great people 12:39 Entrepreneurship, startups, and fundraising 16:39 The importance of psychology and mindset 24:51 Leadership, coaching, and personal growth Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:34:07

EP 133: Recruiting Roots: Leadership, culture, and navigating change with Tim Betry, VP of People and Places at GoPro

11/7/2023
In this episode, host James Mackey discusses talent acquisition, leadership, and company culture with industry expert Tim Betry, VP of People & Places at GoPro. They dive into the connection between hiring and building an inclusive culture, while also discussing the challenges of adapting to the post-pandemic workplace. Discover how personal experiences and recruiting practices intersect to shape leadership, culture, and adaptability in today's changing work environment. 0:36 Tim Betry's background 4:08 Talent acquisition and tech industry challenges 9:17 Agency insights on talent acquisition 14:06 Recruitment background and its impact on success in HR 19:17 Building a great company culture 24:50 Empathy and mental health in the workplace 28:12 Authentic leadership and building relationships Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:35:27

EP 132: Best of innovation and culture chats, with three leading experts.

10/31/2023
In this episode we wanted to put together for our listeners some of the best of our innovations in talent and culture chats. Shauna Geraghty, SVP & Global Head of People & Talent at Talkdesk, will share invaluable insights on optimizing the quality of hire. Debbie Shotwell, CPO at Stack Overflow, will delve into the secrets of developing a strong and vibrant company culture. Gianna Driver, CHRO at Exabeam, will challenge traditional notions of 'culture fit' and explore how embracing 'culture add' can ignite innovation within your organization. 1:15 Shauna Geraghty, SVP & Global Head of People & Talent at Talkdesk - Optimizing the quality of hire 9:18 Debbie Shotwell, CPO at Stack Overflow - Employee well-being and onboarding process 15:03 Gianna Driver, CHRO at Exabeam - Shifting culture fit to culture add Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:22:50

EP 131: Managing talent acquisition and scaling in a volatile market with Andrew Blevins, Head of Talent Acquisition at Cyberhaven

10/26/2023
Join host James Mackey and his guest, Andrew Blevins - Head of Talent Acquisition at Cyberhaven, for an insightful discussion on talent acquisition strategies in today's volatile job market. Gain valuable insights into hiring plans, budgeting, and agency support during uncertain times, and learn how to tackle talent acquisition challenges as your organization scales. Additionally, find out why data hygiene is a crucial factor in making efficient hiring decisions, and how prioritizing people can lead to success during periods of rapid growth. 0:50 Andrew Blevins's background 2:24 Managing talent acquisition in a volatile market 10:03 Leveraging technology in recruiting during a downturn 24:23 Talent acquisition phases and challenges at scale Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:33:32

EP 130: Navigating leadership transitions and the future of work with Jennifer Christie, Chief People Officer at DocuSign

10/24/2023
Join host James Mackey as he speaks with Jennifer Christie, the Chief People Officer at DocuSign. Together, they will delve into the topic of leadership transitions and the changing landscape of HR in the tech industry. Gain insights into the impact of CEO transitions, the role of AI in HR, and what the future of work looks like. Discover new perspectives on communication, culture, and talent strategy in the tech world. 0:42 Jennifer Christie's background 2:04 Navigating CEO transitions and leadership changes 7:54 Communication and culture during the CEO transition 13:49 AI's impact on HR work 24:37 Future of work and return to office policies 34:43 Hybrid work and building stronger teams Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:41:16

EP 129: Startup hiring roadmap. Charting success from day one with Kaitlyn Knopp, Founder & CEO of Pequity.

10/19/2023
Ever wondered how hiring strategies vary for different stages of a company? Get ready to decode the ins and outs of hiring in startups and scale-ups with host James Mackey and guest Kaitlyn Knopp, Founder & CEO of Pequity. Learn about the importance of hiring slowly, evaluating candidates, minimizing risk in hiring decisions, aligning on compensation, and fostering open and honest conversations in the hiring process. 0:36 Kaitlyn Knopp's background 1:21 Hiring strategies and lessons learned 10:29 Evaluating talent and interviewing for a startup 15:44 Leadership qualities and hiring process Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:24:57

EP 128: Mastering executive hiring and growth strategies in tech with Jimmy Kim, Founder & CEO at Sendlane

10/17/2023
Dive into the world of executive hiring and growth strategies within the tech industry with host James Mackey and his guest Jimmy Kim, Founder & CEO at Sendlane. This conversation explores the crucial aspects of attracting, evaluating, and securing top talent. They discuss culture fit, balancing excitement and realism, and the intricate process of hiring key leadership roles. Gain valuable insights into sales techniques for finding the perfect candidates and hear how to avoid costly hiring mistakes. 0:34 Jimmy Kim's professional journey 1:22 Lessons learned in hiring for growth 8:33 Navigating executive recruitment challenges 16:54 Attracting and hiring top talent in the tech industry 26:46 Hiring process for key leadership roles Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:33:02

EP 127: Leadership, transparency, and the future of work with Christian Sutherland-Wong, CEO at Glassdoor

10/12/2023
Join us for an engaging conversation with host James Mackey and Christian Sutherland-Wong, CEO at Glassdoor, as they explore career growth, workplace transparency, and the evolving world of workplace conversations. Discover Glassdoor's mission to promote transparency in the workplace, leveling the playing field for job seekers and employees. Explore the pivotal role of leadership, transparency, and employee feedback in enhancing workplace experiences and performance. Moreover, they discuss the future of work, weigh the pros and cons of remote work, and introduce you to new exciting community features on Glassdoor. 0:39 Christian Sutherland's background 2:24 LinkedIn and Glassdoor's impact on recruiting and job searching 7:49 The value of transparency and employee experience 14:10 Leadership and employee feedback 23:32 Future of work and Glassdoor's role 28:28 Glassdoor's new community features Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:37:15

EP 126: Leading the Charge: Strategies for effective hiring and talent management for startups.

10/10/2023
Join host James Mackey as he explores top-notch leadership hiring strategies for startups with guest Steve Coulson, Founder & CEO at Kitt. They discuss the challenges of early-stage hiring and effective team management. Discover insights on CEOs' hiring tactics, promoting internal talent, talent attraction, improving hiring processes, and maintaining a strong company culture during growth. Don't miss this episode for essential tips on scaling your startup effectively! 0:35 Steve Coulson's background 1:46 Leadership hiring strategies for startups 19:40 Talent acquisition and hiring process improvement. 25:52 Company culture evolution and hiring aligned with it Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:35:28

EP 125: Leadership and hiring in times of crisis: Strategies for success with Parker Barrile, Partner at Norwest Venture

10/5/2023
Join host James Mackey and his guest, Parker Barrile, Partner at Norwest Venture Partners as they explore career progression, market dynamics, and the trials and triumphs of building thriving tech companies. Learn how market conditions and tech developments impact the HR landscape and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by founders and investors. They open up about surviving economic downturns and the resilience required to succeed. 0:34 Parker Barrile's background 1:59 Market conditions and HR tech developments 9:07 Surviving and thriving in business 20:39 Leadership and hiring during a crisis 30:24 Effective strategies for hiring and recruiting Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:43:01

EP 124: From downturn to rebound: Tech market resilience

10/3/2023
Come and join our open discussion with James Mackey, the host, and Tom Gerrity, the VP of People at RECUR. Learn how to effectively handle market downturns, cash burn challenges, and difficult decisions such as layoffs and shutdowns. They will also provide valuable insights on optimizing operations and leading teams through downturns, offering inspiration to executives, employees, and companies alike. 0:42 Tom Gerrity's background 1:21 Navigating tech market downturns 14:20 Process documentation during a market downturn 23:10 Leadership, growth, and resilience in a down market Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:31:22

EP 123: The Future of Work: Insights on resource management and talent acquisition.

9/28/2023
In this episode, our host James Mackey, and guest Waleed Mahmood, VP, Resource Management and Talent Acquisition at Digitas Health discuss the dynamic world of resource management and talent acquisition with a focus on the ever-evolving workplace landscape. From resource management in the tech industry to internal mobility and career development, they shed light on the challenges and opportunities organizations face in today's competitive market. Learn how resource management can act as a catalyst for employee growth and retention while optimizing costs. 0:37 Waleed Mahmood's background 1:24 Resource Management 10:56 Career development and internal mobility in talent acquisition 17:43 Remote vs. in-office work for success Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible! Our host James Mackey Follow us: https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/ #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2! https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:31:58