TAtech Live

In addition to its in-person events, TAtech produces a range of digital programming called TAtech Live.  Its podcasts, webcasts and webinars include:

  • Start Smart, a monthly podcast featuring TAtech CEO Peter Weddle and his guests exploring best practices for effectively implementing talent technology.
  • Stepping Up, a fortnightly webcast with TAtech Chief Growth Officer Stephen O’Donnell that features interviews with representatives of TAtech Member companies, highlighting the good they do for both their clients and the communities where they live and work.
  • RecAd Savvy, a monthly webcast of a conversation between TAtech CEO Peter Weddle and TAtech Member SMEs, exploring proven techniques and new ideas for optimizing the performance of recruitment advertising and marketing.
  • TAtech’s Exclusive Roundtable, a monthly webinar panel with thought leaders from TAtech Member companies, discussing the latest challenges and opportunities in the application of talent technology to talent acquisition.
  • Expert Series, video recordings of some of the most informative and thought-provoking presentations at recent TAtech in-person conferences.
  • Register for any of these programs at their links below.

The Start Smart Podcast

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 focuses on one of the most important facts in talent acquisition today: many recruiting teams lack the information they need (and deserve) to implement talent technology successfully.

Talent technology – from programmatic ad buying and recruitment marketing platforms to conversational AI solutions and interviewing tools – are now a critical element of every employer’s talent acquisition strategy. That reality creates two challenges: first, the right technology must be selected and second it must then be introduced in a way that enables and empowers recruiters to use it effectively on-the-job. Start Smart addresses that second challenge and features interviews with subject matter experts who have the experience and expertise to prepare recruiters for the optimal application of talent technology on-the-job.

There are lots of HR and recruiting podcasts that focus on sourcing, assessment and candidate relationship management. There’s only one podcast that’s totally devoted to achieving the improvement in KPIs that is almost always the justification for acquiring talent technology, and that’s Start Smart.
Listen in today.

StartSmart Podcast Episode 21: How to Implement AI Recruiting Tools Without Trashing Recruiters

The Start Smart podcast with Peter Weddle In one recent survey, over two-thirds of the respondents said they thought that AI would replace them on-the-job. Among many HR and Talent Acquisition professionals, there’s been a similar level of anxiety and sometimes even fear about the impact of the technology. So, what I wanted to explore [...]

StartSmart Podcast Episode 20: The Importance of Feedback Loops in Talent Technology Implementation

The Importance of Feedback Loops in Talent Technology Implementation The Start Smart podcast with Peter Weddle A recent survey found that only half of all business leaders use feedback loops to keep track of the changes among their customer base. If that’s true on the consumer side of a business, it’s probably also true in [...]

StartSmart Podcast Episode 19: What Do Recruiters Do Best and Does Technology Really Enable Them to Do It?

What Do Recruiters Do Best and Does Technology Really Enable Them to Do It? In this episode of Start Smart, the TAtech podcast that focuses on maximizing the ROI you derive from technology by beginning with its effective implementation, Peter’s guest is Oliver Feakins, Founder & CEO of TrackFive, a company that manages job boards [...]

StartSmart Podcast Episode 18: Optimizing Technology Adoption in Recruiting Teams

Episode 18 • 25th July 2023 • Start Smart • Peter Weddle   Optimizing Technology Adoption in Recruiting Teams My guest in this episode is Mona Tawakali, the Chief Strategy Officer at Recruitics.  We focus on one of the most important aspects of effective talent technology implementation – optimizing recruiters’ satisfaction with and use of [...]

StartSmart Podcast Episode 17: Too Many Employers Don’t Stand for Anything

Episode 17 • 20th December 2022 • Start Smart • Peter Weddle and Shelia Gray In this episode, we delve into the facts and findings from the 2023 Talent Acquisition Research Report by Symphony Talent.  Based on a survey of 300+ individuals in large employers (2,000+ employees), it explored their process and practice challenges and […]

StartSmart Podcast Episode 16: Putting the Horse Before the Cart

Episode 16 • 15th December 2022 • Start Smart • Peter Weddle and Shelia Gray In this episode of the podcast, we took a look at the recent report by Sapient Insights Group that presents the results of their 25th Annual HR Systems Survey.  As its title indicates, the research covers the entire HR systems […]

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 […]

The Stepping Up Webcast

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 & Previous Shows

Previous Episodes

Stepping Up from TAtech: Tracey Parsons, Flockity

In this show, Stephen O’Donnell speaking with Tracey Parsons, Founder & CEO of Flockity.

Stepping Up from TAtech: Steve Jacobs, The Talent Community

In this show, Stephen O’Donnell speaking with Steve Jacobs about the Talent Technology priorities for TA in the coming year.

Stepping Up from TAtech S3 Ep3: CV Wallet

Special guest, Richard Collins, Co Founder and CEO of CV Wallet.
Weds 8th November

Stepping Up from TAtech S3 Ep2: Lumenai

Special guest, Antonia Manoochehri, CEO and Co-Founder of Lumenai.tech
Weds 20th September

Stepping Up from TAtech S3 Ep1: Writesea

Special guest, Brandon Mitchell, CEO, Writesea
Weds 23rd August.

Stepping Up from TAtech S2 Ep13: Broadbean

Special guest, Alex Fourlis, discussing the recent acquisition of Broadbean Technology by Veritone.
Weds 21st June.

Stepping Up from TAtech S2 Ep12: Globus.ai

Special guest, Helge Bjorland, CEO of Globus.ai
Weds 3rd May.

Stepping Up from TAtech S2 Ep10: Arya by Leoforce

Special guest, Madhu Modugu, CEO and Founder at Leoforce.
Weds 26th April.

Stepping Up from TAtech S2 Ep9: Paradox.ai

Special guest, Adam Godson, President and Chief Product Offer of Paradox.ai
Mon 24th April.

Stepping Up from TAtech S2 Ep8: talkpush

Special guest, Max Armbruster, Founder and CEO of talkpush.
Fri 24th Mar.

The RecAd Savvy Webcast

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

In this series of shows, TAtech CEO Peter Weddle digs deep into the world of recruitment advertising with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable technology experts and practitioners 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.

RecAd Savvy from TAtech: with Poetry HR and TA.Guru

Peter Weddle is joined by Adam Gordon, Founder of Poetry HR and Sean Galligan Co-Founder at TA.guru. Our topic today is: “Is Recruiter Enablement the Next Big Thing?”

RecAd Savvy from TAtech: with Andrew Flowers, Appcast

Peter Weddle is joined by Andrew Flowers, Labor Economist at Appcast. Our topic today is: “Headwinds or A Fair Sky: The Economic Outlook for Job Boards & Talent Tech Companies”

RecAd Savvy from TAtech: with Mikhil Raja, SonicJobs

Peter Weddle is joined by Mikhil Raja, Founder and CEO of SonicJobs. Our topic today is: “Gen AI’s Impact on Apply Fraud & Spam: A New Wave”

RecAd Savvy from TAtech: with Mike Woodrow, Aspen Tech Labs

Peter Weddle is joined by Mike Woodrow, President of Aspen Tech Labs. Today’s topic will be “The Importance of Pay Transparency in Online Recruitment Advertising”

RecAd Savvy from TAtech S1 Ep9

Peter Weddle is joined by Will Yankus, CSO and Dustin Hawkins, EVP of Technology at Results Generation. Today’s topic will be “The art and science of effective job alerts in recruitment marketing”

RecAd Savvy from TAtech S1 Ep8

Peter Weddle is joined by Alexander Chukovski, Founder of Crypto Careers. Today’s topic is “ChatGPT for Talent Acquisition: Undressed & Unadorned.”

RecAd Savvy from TAtech S1 Ep7

Peter Weddle is joined by Rob Boersma, Sales Strategy & OperationsLeader Talent.com. Today’s topic is “How recruiters can get a better response from their job ads in a tight labor market.”

RecAd Savvy from TAtech S1 Ep6

Peter Weddle’s guest is Andy Hibel, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder at HigherEdJobs. Our topic today is Optimizing the Job Posting: Best Practices for Creating an Ad That Works

In addition, from time to time, Peter interviews leading analysts in the talent technology space for our show, TAtech Analysts Advisory.

Analysts Advisory Webcast: Ep3 – Erin Spencer

Analysts Advisory features some of the leading researchers and influencers in the talent technology industry.

Analysts Advisory Webcast: Ep2 – Sarah White

Analysts Advisory features some of the leading researchers and influencers in the talent technology industry.

Analysts Advisory Webcast: Ep1 – Ben Eubanks

Analysts Advisory features some of the leading researchers and influencers in the talent technology industry.

The TAtech Exclusive Roundtables

Every quarter, TAtech selects five talent acquisition thought leaders for an Exclusive Roundtable discussion of some of the most important topics in talent acquisition. Designed to be both thought-provoking at the strategic level and useful at the tactical level, these conversations deliver unparalleled value for anyone involved in the acquisition of talent.

Format:

Join five talent technology thought leaders and TAtech CEO Peter Weddle for our free public discussions of an issue that continues to challenge recruiters in both enterprise employers and SMBs.

The Roundtables are an unscripted, unrehearsed conversation that run for 30 minutes, but provide insights and ideas with long-lasting relevance and usefulness.

TAtech RoundTable – Feb 8th 2024

This month’s topic for discussion is: “What is the impact of downsized recruiting teams on recruiting?”

TAtech RoundTable – Sept 28th, 2023

Our topic for discussion will be “Just What Is the State-of-the-Art in Recruitment Marketing?”

TAtech RoundTable – Aug 24, 2023

Our topic for discussion will be “How to make your recruitment marketing a DE&I accelerator?”

TAtech RoundTable – July 27, 2023

Our topic for discussion will be “Best practices for recruiting, when there isn’t enough talent to go around”

TAtech RoundTable – April 25, 2023

Our topic for discussion will be “Are today’s job seekers really all that different from those in the past?”

TAtech RoundTable – Mar 28, 2023

Our topic for discussion will be “How can technology help to optimize the Recruiter’s experience?”

TAtech Growthcast

Hosted by Bill Fanning, TAtech's Chief Strategy Officer, the purpose of this show is to delve into the machinations of recruitment technology platforms and job boards with a dedicated growth mindset.

Bill will drill down to the strategies, resources and human capital required to accelarate growth withing our member organisations.

TAtech Growthcast: Ep 3 with Jenny JCK Neuharth

TAtech Growthcast, with Bill Fanning. Today, Bill interviews Jenny Neuharth, Founder of Whiterock Road

TAtech Growthcast: Ep 3 with Evan White

TAtech Growthcast, with Bill Fanning. Today, Bill interviews Evan White, Principal at Talent Tech PR

TAtech Growthcast: Ep 2 with Jason Putnam

TAtech Growthcast, with Bill Fanning. Today, Bill interviews Jason Putnam, CRO of Plum.io

TAtech Growthcast: Ep 1 with Adam Gordon

TAtech Growthcast, with Bill Fanning. Today, Bill interviews Adam Gordon, Co-Founder and CEO of Poetry.

We like to keep you well informed of the speakers we have lined up for our regular in-person events. To do this we host our Speaker Preview shows, to give you a taste of what to expect.

TAtech North America, Speaker Preview with Renee La Londe

Speaker preview, with RENEE LA LONDE, CEO of Mojohire