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4-Part Podcast Series

 

Expert Hiring Insights for

Small-to-Medium Businesses

 

 

This SAP podcast series is designed to bring best practices to the forefront for organizations that may face a number of challenges due to stifled resources, inexperience or lack of brand visibility.

 

 

 

 

 

About Meghan M. Biro

Founder of TalentCulture and the creator/host of the weekly #WorkTrends Twitter chat and podcast, Meghan M. Biro (@meghanmbiro) is recognized around the globe for her accomplishments as an author, analyst, speaker, and brand strategist. Biro has been named one of the top influencers by Forbes, Hufffington Post, HR Examiner and many others.

Podcast Series Host: Meghan M. Biro

Brand Strategist • Analyst • Author • Speaker


About This Podcast Series

The fight for talent can leave small-to-medium businesses lagging when competing against large brands with the resources to attract and secure highly desirable candidates. However, SMBs have distinct advantages which, if leveraged properly, can result in big wins in the talent war.

Join host Meghan M. Biro as she talks with experts who offer insights for companies seeking answers to their most demanding hiring challenges. This 4-part podcast series looks at:

  • The options SMBs have when competing against larger, more well-known brands.
  • How technology can be a game-changer in advancing the hiring process with speed and efficiency.
  • Why taking a proactive approach to hiring can make SMBs competitive with large brands and what channels are wise choices.
  • Insights into the more commonly faced issues SMBs come up against when vying for desired talent.

About Sharlyn Lauby

Sharlyn Lauby is an author, writer, speaker, and consultant. She is best-known for her work on HR Bartender, which has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as one of the top five blogs read by HR professionals. And her personal goal in life is to find the best cheeseburger on the planet.

Episode 1: Effectively Evaluating Candidates

Guest: Sharlyn Lauby

In today’s fast-paced workforce, companies need to move quickly but carefully. It is widely understood that top talent will not endure long, arduous interview processes, so timing is a factor. During this episode, Meghan and Sharlyn discuss how organizations can effectively evaluate candidates while not losing sight of the importance of selecting the right ones to move forward in the interview and hiring process.


About Karie Willyerd

Karie Willyerd is the head of SAP’s Global Education business unit, and the co-author of the award-winning bestseller, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today. She is a regular blogger for Harvard Business, coauthored a feature article on Mentoring Millennials in Harvard Business Review and has authored dozens of other articles or publications.

Episode 2: Challenges of SMB Recruiting

Guest: Karie Willyerd

While it’s true that small and medium sized businesses face many of the same recruiting challenges as enterprise businesses, two of the biggest hurdles SMBs contend with include smaller hiring budgets and fewer manpower resources. In this episode, Meghan and Karie talk about small and medium business can quickly overcome these challenges and remain competitive while still attracting desirable talent.


About James Sinclair

Karie Willyerd is the head of SAP’s Global Education business unit, and the co-author of the award-winning bestseller, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today. She is a regular blogger for Harvard Business, coauthored a feature article on Mentoring Millennials in Harvard Business Review and has authored dozens of other articles or publications.

About Sunil Chathaveetil

Sunil Chathaveetil has served as CEO of MintMesh since the September of 2016 and previously was the Director of Information Systems at CSC, now called DXC. Prior to that, Sunil was head of US IT operations for Covansys, a leading technology services provider. Sunil started his early career in Sales and Marketing with CG, India’s premier Private Sector Electrical Products Company.

Episode 3: Building Talent Pipelines

Guests: James Sinclair and Sunil Chathaveetil

In 2017, LinkedIn conducted a survey in which 48% of small businesses reported getting their best hires from referrals. And when it comes to hiring alumni, 46% of millennials are likely to boomerang, according to a recent WorkPlaceTrends survey. During this episode, Meghan, James, and Sunil focus on the value of creating talent pipelines through employee referrals, rehiring former employees, and using passive candidates as a resource in your recruiting toolkit.


About Jeff Mills

Jeff Mills is Director of Solution Management with SAP SuccessFactors. Jeff has a long history in SaaS, product marketing, digital marketing, and user behavior. Before joining SuccessFactors, Jeff was Director of Marketing for Janrain, a customer profile management software company. Prior to that, Jeff led the marketing organization at a global governance, risk and compliance firm; and led product development roles in email marketing and ecommerce and was a researcher at Gartner.

Episode 4: Finding the Right Recruiting Technology

Guest: Jeff Mills

According to a 2017 SAP survey, many small-to-medium sized businesses reported being content with their manual and lengthy recruiting process. This might stem from their belief that there’s not a better way—at least for their company. However, as SMBs are faced with fewer resources, recruiting technology is a critical step in them becoming more efficient and competitive. In this episode, Meghan and Jeff discuss what questions to ask and how to use technology to alleviate the administrative burdens that can accompany the hiring process.


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