Talent hacks for scaleups
This is Talent hacks for scale-ups. The show where we share hacks from industry HR leaders that are building HR and Talent functions at Europe’s top scale-ups whilst in mid-flight.
Ep: 1 - Sophie Theen, HR Tech an Enabler or Disabler?
March 10, 2021 • 27 MIN
This is the start of our FinTech series which we zero in on challenges that you face scaling at FinTechs, including hiring nuances, financial regulation and people challenges. Today we’re joined by Sophie Theen, the Queen of Fintech. Sophie will be sharing stories from running People and HR functions at some of the fastest moving FinTech’s. Today we have Sophie Theen who has led HR and People functions at none other than Revolut, 11FS and now at Oakham.
Ep: 2 - David Brear, Bootstrapped and Ready to Fly
March 31, 2021 • 52 MIN
The show where we share hacks from the industry leaders that are building HR and Talent functions at Europe’s top scale-ups, whilst in mid flight. In this weeks episode of TH4SU, Theo talks to David Brear who's bootstrapped & ready to fly, leading 11:FS into hyperdrive through values, culture & hard work. This is the second part of our FinTech series which we zero in on challenges that you face, including hiring for quality versus quantity, culture first and moving at the speed of light. David Brear is CEO and Co-Founder of 11:FS - Changing the fabric of financial services - Linkedin Top Voice - All around Fintech nerd and a great down to earth guest who says it how it is. You'll love what we have in-store for you...
Ep: 3 - Jan Tegze, The Full Stack Recruiter
April 28, 2021 • 33 MIN
In this weeks episode of TH4SU, Theo hacks the brain of Jan Tegze, author of the Full Stack Recruiter, and Talent Acquisition Leader. We discuss the importance of keeping up with the pace of change with recruitment and HR tech. Just because your tech stack is performing well, doesn't mean it can't be optimised and perform better. Also we disclose for you the silver bullet to recruitment ;) We welcome your feedback and any ideas on who you'd like to see on our upcoming talent hacks for scaleups shows!
Ep: 4 - Steve Jacobs, VOIage to Mars, Hitting the Stars
June 23, 2021 • 31 MIN
In this weeks episode of TH4SU, Theo spends quality time with no other than Steve Jacobs Talent Acquisition Leader for Voi Technology and a positive influencer across the DBR community and the RL100 (Resourcing Leaders 100). We discuss: *giving back to others, through mentoring, groups and team development *the importance and benefits of recruitment/HR membership and support groups *the challenges and opportunities that come from working within a hypergrowth scale-up *why you should marry your boss! ;O) *the importance of hard work, but balanced with supporting your team with structured time out *utilising tech and 3rd party support to help with spikes in demand *and of course the upcoming Recfest in Margate :O) Enjoy the show! We welcome your feedback and any ideas on who you'd like to see on our upcoming talent hacks for scaleups shows!
Ep: 5 - Ben O'Mahony, Poacher Turned Gamekeeper
July 7, 2021 • 36 MIN
In this weeks episode of TH4SU, Theo gets to chat with Ben O'Mahony on and a positive influencer across the DBR community. We discuss: *Ben's journey from TA pro to Engineering manager at Curve *Flipping your role into a tech or engineering role not so unusual after all *Recruiters often have insights that can drive value across functions and into hiring teams *The future shape and structure of organisations and their people *How to partner with your hiring managers from an ex poacher to gamekeeper ;O) *Why it's never been easier to get stuck in to team meetings and standups to increase knowledge and awareness *Remote work the real tangible benefits and potential for increase in performance *DEI, DORA, what's important in high growth tech companies *Product thinking, mental models and moving beyond the first solution As you can see a whole load of fascinating conversations and insights from Ben! Enjoy the show! We welcome your feedback and any ideas on who you'd like to see on our upcoming talent hacks for scaleups shows!
Ep: 6 - Yasar Amhad, A Fresh Take on Recruitment 4.0
August 10, 2021 • 37 MIN
In this weeks episode of TH4SU, Theo gets to chat with Yasar Amhad on FreshRecruitment 4.0. We discuss: *Yasar's new role at HelloFresh - Sustainable, Global, Food *Moving beyond reactive recruitment to recruitment 4.0 *TA Strategy - Define a vision, create a mission statement and frame your principles *Data driven decisions from the outset *DE&I creating and inclusive team *Hiring recruiters based on unique skills and building their role around them in line with new 4.0 model *What's next... Incredible conversation with one of the leading minds in TA tech. Enjoy the show! We welcome your feedback and any ideas on who you'd like to see on our upcoming talent hacks for scaleups shows!
Ep: 7 - Nick Mortimer and Troi, nothing Trojan about their hyper growth
September 15, 2021 • 33 MIN
In this week's episode of TH4SU, Theo gets to chat with Nick Mortimer at Troi on their meteoric rise up the ranks. We discuss: *Intro *How his recruitment world has changed *Sustainable & cost-effective, outsourced recruitment *Recruitment as a service *How it feels to reflect your customer's growth through hiring numbers *Shifting from mainly inbound to a mix of inbound/outbound marketing for the next stage of growth *How have your customers changed over the last 12 months *Adapting to the new remote world of work as we move to a new normal *Changing your mindset around team engagement and development *Closing thoughts and insights Enjoy the show! We welcome your feedback and any ideas on who you'd like to see on our upcoming talent hacks for scaleups shows!
Ep:8 - Stan Wasowicz and SmartRecruiters, the HRTech for smartypants
November 4, 2021 • 33 MIN
In this week's episode of TH4SU, Theo gets to chat with Stanislaw Wasowicz at SmartRecruiters on why the ATS is the motor to your car. We discuss: *What technology to consider in the candidate journey: from top of the funnel, right through *The great resignation - why standards have changed since COVID * How to select the best HRTech tools based on process, location and what problems to solve *What do companies care about? How do they lead their organization? What's their methodology? *Why relationships are important with the emergence of AI * Closing thoughts and insights * Enjoy the show! We welcome your feedback and any ideas on who you'd like to see on our upcoming talent hacks for scaleups shows!
Ep: 9 - Rob Long, The Path To CHRO
September 8, 2022 • 67 MIN
Talent Hacks For Scale Ups is back! In this months episode of TH4SU our new host Sophie Power sits down with Rob Long to discuss his unconventional journey to Chief Human Resources Officer for Workable. The two discuss the role of a CHRO and the different roles that led Rob to where he is today, as well as what job 'Green Flags' to look for when taking on a role. As always, likes and comments are encouraged and feedback is always appreciated! Who would you like to see on our upcoming episodes?
Ep: 10 - Rohan Kallicharan, Recovery & Self-Discovery
October 6, 2022 • 60 MIN
In this months episode of TH4SU our host Sophie Power sits down with Rohan Kallicharan to discuss mental health and how managers can lead the change of stigma and support their staff. The two discuss the process of getting diagnosed with their respective mental health challenges in a vulnerable deep dive into the positive changes that self care can make. As always, likes and comments are encouraged and feedback is always appreciated! Who would you like to see on our upcoming episodes?
Ep: 11 - Abi Adamson, Balance Out, Don't Burn Out
November 3, 2022 • 43 MIN
On November’s episode of TH4SU, our host, Sophie Power sat down with Abi Adamson, ‘The DEI Ajagun’, to discuss how to carefully tread the balanced scale between passion and burnout. With a career as a professional DEI advocate, Abi discusses how she manages to prioritise her wellbeing while still being passionate about her important mission to improve diversity in the workplace. The two discuss the power of ‘no’ and the importance of ‘mental hygiene’ to prevent burn outs and break downs. As always, likes and comments are encouraged and feedback is always appreciated! Who would you like to see on our upcoming episodes?
Ep: 12 - Theo Smith, Making neurodiversity your superpower
December 2, 2022 • 50 MIN
On December’s episode of Talent Hacks For Scale Ups, our host, Sophie Power was joined by the shows previous host and Zinc alumni, Theo Smith. The two discussed neurodiversity and how ‘people-people’ in HR teams can support individuals of all neurodiverse backgrounds. Award winning author and professional speaker, Theo, uses the comparison of biodiversity to talk about the acceptance of peoples differences personally and in terms of their capability to help organisations understand how to help their neurodiverse employees thrive. As always, likes and comments are encouraged and feedback is always appreciated! Who would you like to see on our upcoming episodes?
Ep: 13 - Andrea Marston, Alan Walker & Willem Wijnans, Top tips to supercharge your new year hiring plan
January 18, 2023 • 44 MIN
On January’s episode of Talent Hacks For Scale Ups, our host, Sophie Power hosted a webinar with a panel of talent experts. The panel consisted of Andrea Marston, Alan Walker and Willem Wijnans. The group discussed how ‘people-people’ in HR teams can appeal to top talent on a limited budget and reduce time to hire stats. As always, likes and comments are encouraged and feedback is always appreciated! Who would you like to see on our upcoming episodes?
Ep: 14 - Ruth Penfold-Brown, It's time for HR teams to 'Bloom'
February 1, 2023 • 47 MIN
On February’s episode of Talent Hacks For Scale Ups, our host, Sophie Power hosted was joined by Ruth Penfold-Brown, the founder and creator of 'Bloom' the coaching platform that empowers women in the workplace to unapologetically claim their seat at the table and lead with confidence and authenticity. The two talk about how the pandemic helped up to encourage humanity in the workplace, the impact of a toxic workplace on mental health and how to deal with anxiety and procrastination, while building your 'confidence muscles'. As always, likes and comments are encouraged and feedback is always appreciated! Who would you like to see on our upcoming episodes?