The Facts

In a talent market that is more competitive and less understood than any other time in history, it’s the facts that matter.  And, Start Smart is the podcast that delivers the facts – the latest research and data – on the key issues and opportunities facing Talent Acquisition & Human Resource professionals.

There are lots of HR and recruiting podcasts that focus on interviews and commentary.  There’s only one podcast that’s totally devoted to talent acquisition research and data:  Start Smart.

Start Smart is a biweekly podcast hosted by TAtech.  Where you stand on the meaning and importance of facts often depends on where you sit, so the podcast will examine the facts from two important perspectives:

StartSmart Podcast Episode 15: Technology 1, Recruiters Nil

Episode 15 • 29th November 2022 • Start Smart • Peter Weddle and Shelia Gray A recent whitepaper published by AMS entitled “Exploding Digital Myths in Talent Acquisition” grabbed our attention as it sets out to debunk some of the most common misperceptions found among today’s recruiters.  Shelia and I focused on the first of […]

StartSmart Podcast Episode 14: Resetting Your TA Organization for the Road Ahead

Episode 14 • 7th November 2022 • Start Smart • Peter Weddle and Shelia Gray TA organizations large and small are constantly being stretched and pulled by the new and always morphing expectations and behaviors of candidates.  In response, some and perhaps many of those organizations are now looking to reset the model with which […]

StartSmart Podcast Episode 13: The Good, the Bad & the Implications of Flexible Work

Episode 13 • 31st October 2022 • Start Smart • Peter Weddle and Thad Price Shelia was unable to be here for this episode of the podcast, but we were very fortunate to have Thad Price, CEO of Talroo, join the conversation.  Our topic was flexibility at work and a report by McKinsey & Company […]

StartSmart Podcast Episode 12: Talent Acquisition Technology: The Times They Are a-Changin’

Episode 121 • 6th October September 2022 • Start Smart • Peter Weddle and Shelia Gray Driven by shifts in candidate behaviors and expectations, the war for talent is now much more than a competition among employers for new hires.  It also encompasses changes in process, technology, and culture in recruiting teams and in the […]

Start Smart Podcast Ep:11 Was McLuhan Right: Is Medium the Message in Candidate Communications?

Episode 11 • 20th September 2022 • Start Smart • Peter Weddle and Shelia Gray Sponsored by Acquire ROI Almost half of the candidates in a recent study said they don’t even bother to read the communications they get from recruiters.  The same study also found that many employers reverted to bad behavior during the […]

Start Smart Podcast Ep:10 Moving to the Head of the Pack: TA Tech Outpaces HR Tech

Episode 10 • 6th September 2022 • Start Smart • Peter Weddle and Shelia Gray Sponsored by Acquire ROI Go to most HR conferences and you’ll quickly sense the prominent role that HR tech plays in modern talent acquisition. It’s not an inappropriate position, of course – HR tech products for compensation and benefits administration, […]

Start Smart Podcast Ep:9 Note to the C-Suite: Don’t Be Stupid, Learn From the Data

Episode 9 • 23rd August 2022 • Start Smart • Peter Weddle and Shelia Gray Sponsored by Keloh For a show that’s all about the data, today’s report from Appcast has hit our sweet spot. Its “2022 Recruitment Marketing Benchmark Report” is based on an analysis of 136 million job ad clicks that led to 8.1 […]

Start Smart Podcast Ep:8 Recruiting Grabs a Seat at the Table Next to HR

Episode 8 • 2nd August 2022 • Start Smart • Peter Weddle and Shelia Gray Sponsored by Talent.com  Hiring has become a business issue, not just an HR or recruiting concern according to a new research report from Lighthouse Research & Advisory.  The study surveyed 1,000 job seekers and 1,054 employers and collected its findings in “Hiring […]

Start Smart Podcast Ep:7 Rise of the Relatable Organization: Actionable Strategy or Pipe Dream?

Episode 7 • 19th July 2022 • Start Smart • Peter Weddle and Shelia Gray Sponsored by Talent.com  Mercer’s 2022 Global Talent Trends study surveyed 11,000 executives, HR leaders and workers across 16 countries and 13 industries. It explores how organizations are responding to changing workforce dynamics to reimagine work itself and their own value proposition […]

Start Smart Podcast Ep:6 Employer Branding: Reputation, Online Reviews and the Key to Authenticity

Episode 6 • 27th June 2022 • Start Smart • Peter Weddle and Shelia Gray Sponsored by Talent.com  According to Glassdoor, 86% of job seekers research company reviews and ratings to decide on where to apply for a job. With such a huge number, we reviewed a whitepaper by the Public Insight Data Corporation on how to optimize […]

Stepping Up is TAtech’s video interview program, featuring Talent Tech Companies That Are Making a Difference.

Hosted by TAtech Chief Growth Officer Stephen O’Donnell, the fortnightly show explores the good that talent technology companies are doing for recruiters and for the world around us. It delves into the human side of these organizations to shine a spotlight on how they are both helping recruiters succeed on-the-job and advancing the wellbeing of their communities and our planet.

Each show is only 30 minutes long, so it’s easy to fit into even the busiest workday. And, it’ll be worth it! Every interview will leave you feeling a little better about the future of talent acquisition and the world in which we live and work.

Upcoming Shows
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December 14:  Lucas Martinez, Co-Founder & CEO Talent.com

Previous Episodes

Stepping Up Webcast: Series 2 Ep4 – Madgex

Stepping Up is TAtech’s video interview program, featuring some of the most successful and interesting business executives in talent acquisition. Our third episode in the series is with Adam Gordon, Co-Founder of Candidate.ID, which has just been acquired by iCIMS.

Stepping Up Webcast: Series 2 Ep3 – Textio

Stepping Up is TAtech’s video interview program, featuring some of the most successful and interesting business executives in talent acquisition. Our third episode in the series is with Adam Gordon, Co-Founder of Candidate.ID, which has just been acquired by iCIMS.

Stepping Up Webcast: Series 2 Ep2 – SonicJobs

Stepping Up is TAtech’s video interview program, featuring some of the most successful and interesting business executives in talent acquisition. Our third episode in the series is with Adam Gordon, Co-Founder of Candidate.ID, which has just been acquired by iCIMS.

Stepping Up Webcast: Series 2 Ep1 – Appcast

Stepping Up is TAtech’s video interview program, featuring some of the most successful and interesting business executives in talent acquisition. Our third episode in the series is with Adam Gordon, Co-Founder of Candidate.ID, which has just been acquired by iCIMS.

Stepping Up Webcast: Ep5 – Jobcase

Stepping Up is TAtech’s video interview program, featuring some of the most successful and interesting business executives in talent acquisition. Our third episode in the series is with Adam Gordon, Co-Founder of Candidate.ID, which has just been acquired by iCIMS.

Stepping Up Webcast: Ep4 – Jobsync

Stepping Up is TAtech’s video interview program, featuring some of the most successful and interesting business executives in talent acquisition. Our third episode in the series is with Adam Gordon, Co-Founder of Candidate.ID, which has just been acquired by iCIMS.

Stepping Up Webcast: Ep3 – Candidate.ID

Stepping Up is TAtech’s video interview program, featuring some of the most successful and interesting business executives in talent acquisition. Our third episode in the series is with Adam Gordon, Co-Founder of Candidate.ID, which has just been acquired by iCIMS.

Stepping Up Webcast: Ep2 Recruit Rooster

Stepping Up is TAtech’s video interview program, featuring some of the most successful and interesting business executives in talent acquisition. Our second episode in the series is with Heather Hoffman, COO of Recruit Rooster.

Stepping Up Webcast: Ep1 Paradox

Stepping Up is TAtech’s video interview program, featuring some of the most successful and interesting business executives in talent acquisition. Our first episode in the series is with Josh Zywien, CMO of Paradox.

Stepping Up: A TAtech Member Benefit

Talent technology companies do a lot of good, both for their customers and for the world around us. Stepping Up is TAtech’s new video interview program that focuses on those contributions by its Members. The fortnightly program delves into the human side of these organizations to shine a spotlight on how they are both helping […]

The Analysts Advisory Webcast from TAtech is must-see viewing for everyone in the business of hiring and job advertising.

In this series of shows, Peter Weddle CEO gets under the surface of the visible recruitment landscape with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable analysts in our industry. They make it their business to be the most informed individuals on not only technologies, but the rapidly changing behaviours of jobseekers, employers, and recruiters.

Each show is only 30 minutes long, so it’s easy to fit into even the busiest workday.  And, it’ll be worth it!  Every interview will leave you a little smarter about the keys to success in talent acquisition and feeling a little better about the world in which we live and work.

Analysts Advisory Webcast: Ep3 – Erin Spencer

Stepping Up is TAtech’s video interview program, featuring some of the most successful and interesting business executives in talent acquisition. Our third episode in the series is with Adam Gordon, Co-Founder of Candidate.ID, which has just been acquired by iCIMS.

Analysts Advisory Webcast: Ep2 – Sarah White

Stepping Up is TAtech’s video interview program, featuring some of the most successful and interesting business executives in talent acquisition. Our third episode in the series is with Adam Gordon, Co-Founder of Candidate.ID, which has just been acquired by iCIMS.

Analysts Advisory Webcast: Ep1 – Ben Eubanks

Stepping Up is TAtech’s video interview program, featuring some of the most successful and interesting business executives in talent acquisition. Our third episode in the series is with Adam Gordon, Co-Founder of Candidate.ID, which has just been acquired by iCIMS.

Every quarter, three corporate and three industry thought leaders discuss some of the most important topics in talent acquisition in a roundtable designed especially for TAtech Professional Members and their Guests.

December 8                        The Role of Technology in an Out-of-Sync Talent Market
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What is an out-of-sync talent market?  The U.S. Department of Labor JOLTS report indicates that there are still almost two job openings for every one job seeker.  The U.S. Federal Reserve considers the economy to be at Full Employment when the workforce has an unemployment rate of 5.0-5.2 percent.  Today, it’s 3.5 percent.  Which begs the question: What’s the best way to leverage technology to gain a competitive advantage in a market that’s so out-of-sync?

Format:
Limited to around 12 guests, and hosted online, we intend to have each roundtable focussedon a specific issue impacting TA professionals. Peter Weddle or Stephen O'Donnell will serve as host, with 2-3 tech solution providers, and up to 10 TA pros.

In this more intimate environment, the idea is that people can share immediate issues they want more information on, which can include technology selection, implemntation, adoption, and everything in between.

Digital events for, by and about talent acquisition thought leaders.

Stepping Up

Webcast interviews with talent technology companies, focusing on the good they do for their customers and for their communities and the planet we all share.

Hosted by Stephen O’Donnell, Chief Growth Officer TAtech

September 21                    Mikhil Raja, CEO

Sonic Jobs

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October 5                            Jackye Clayton, VP-Talent Acquisition & DEIB Textio

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October 19                          Chris Adams, Sr. Director, Madgex

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November 9                       Josh Blumenfeld, CEO MyJobHelper.com

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December 14                     Lucas Martinez, Co-Founder & CEO Talent.com (invited)

4:00PM UK time, 11:00AM EST

 

Analysts Advisory

Webcast interviews with leading industry analysts and researchers in the Talent Acquisition and HR technology fields.

Hosted by Peter Weddle, CEO TAtech

September 12                    Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer Lighthouse Research & Advisory

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October 18                          Sarah White, CEO & Head of Research Aspect 43     

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November 2                       Erin Spencer, Sr. Research Analysts/Sr. Consultant Deloitte Consulting (invited)

10:00 am ET                        Register here