SBP 038: How Branding Affects the Race for Talent. With Shelley Billinghurst.

Many marketers often narrow their focus on branding, concentrating primarily on select elements such as an organization's visual identity, advertising and promotional efforts, and its presence on social media platforms. However, it's important to consider that branding also plays a significant role in the realm of recruitment. This week on the podcast, we welcome Shelley Billingshurst, President of Hire Value Inc, to discuss the delineation between HR and Talent recruitment, the importance of organizational branding and it’s effects on recruitment, why talent tracking systems create horrible brand experiences for talent and so much more. This is a very polarizing episode we hope you enjoy! Our Guest Follow Shelley Billingshurst: Hire Value Inc: Our Hosts Follow our updates here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠ Get in touch with our hosts: Marc Binkley: ⁠⁠ Vassilis Douros: ⁠⁠⁠ Podcast Literature: HBR The War for Talent is Back: CNN The Race for Talent: HBR Make your Employer Brand Stand out in the Talent Marketplace: SHRM - Most people never complete job applications: Social media has reinvented the way Gen Z finds jobs: Timestamps 0:44 - Intro to Shelley 2:56 - The connection between marketing, brand and talent acquisition 4:54 - Winning the war for talent vs. the race for talent 7:26 - The difference between talent acquisition and HR 11:02 - Recruitment and HR have different incentives 14:37 - How corporate culture influences recruitment 18:54 - Why talent acquisition should live outside of HR (KPMG example) 22:58 - Why Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) create a horrible brand experience for talent 25:28 - The skills for success in HR and recruiting are different 26:35 - Abandonment rate in application submissions 28:09 - How unqualified job seekers overload ATS 30:23 - How qualified candidates work around ATS 31:53 - How LinkedIn and Indeed work 34:44 - How great brands like Microsoft manage their talent & database 40:38 - Why candidates need to continuously invest in their personal brand 43:02 - Why the odds of getting a job through an online application are less than 1% 47:44 - The best way to write job descriptions and respond to them 53:16 - The traditional hiring system is broken - why networking is so important 58:54 - The one thing a company can do to fix talent acquisition 1:00:47 - The one thing a candidate can do to improve their odds of getting a job 1:05:38 - The one thing recruiters can do to create a great brand experience 1:07:55 - How to find out more about Shelley 1:09:03 - Why Benevity, WestJet, Lululemon and X (Twitter) are great employer brands 1:14:07 - Post-Pod with V and Marc Where to listen Apple Podcasts: Spotify: ⁠⁠ Google Podcasts: Youtube: © 2023 Sleeping Barber

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Welcome to the Sleeping Barber podcast with your hosts, Marc Binkley and Vassilis Douros. The sleeping barber is a classic computer programming problem that illustrates the challenges of effectively managing multiple systems processes. In business, we're faced with similar challenges. How do we align operations, IT and HR to execute a strategy and drive growth? How can accounting and legal help build and defend brands? How do marketing, sales and customer service teams effectively and efficiently acquire and serve customers? These challenging problems are exactly what this podcast is about.