The Talent Bubble Podcast

Hosted by Brian Mooney

Learn tactics, tools, and techniques used by the best human resources and talent acquisition professionals.

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Chris has gained tons of insights working on global recruiting operations at companies like Twitter, Uber and DoorDash and as a result has become an incredibly thoughtful leader. We talked for almost two hours and he shared so many great insights, I had to break it up into two episodes. In part 1, Chris shares how he landed his first recruiting job at Twitter after 5 years in the Air Force, why he’s excited about workforce planning, and the recruiting tools his team uses at DoorDash. 


Show Notes

2:49 First Job
4:12 Why he works in talent acquisition

6:40 Transitioning his career

8:04 Networking into Twitter


8:49 Superpower


10:03 Workforce planning


12:20 Consistency in the hiring process


14:30 AirForce framework


15:38 TA Product that has impressed him


18:00 Focusing on candidate experience


20:02 Talent Tech Stack: Greenhouse, Gem, LinkedIn Recruiter, JumpStart, MixMax, GoodTime, VSource


23:12 Multipliers

 

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Episode 13: Chris Dobbins, Dir. People Strategy & Planning @ DoorDash


    

Chris has gained tons of insights working on global recruiting operations at companies like Twitter, Uber and DoorDash and as a result has become an incredibly thoughtful leader. We talked for almost two hours and he shared so many great insights, I had to break it up into two episodes. In part 1, Chris shares how he landed his first recruiting job at Twitter after 5 years in the Air Force, why he’s excited about workforce planning, and the recruiting tools his team uses at DoorDash. 


Show Notes

2:49 First Job
4:12 Why he works in talent acquisition

6:40 Transitioning his career

8:04 Networking into Twitter


8:49 Superpower


10:03 Workforce planning


12:20 Consistency in the hiring process


14:30 AirForce framework


15:38 TA Product that has impressed him


18:00 Focusing on candidate experience


20:02 Talent Tech Stack: Greenhouse, Gem, LinkedIn Recruiter, JumpStart, MixMax, GoodTime, VSource


23:12 Multipliers

 

Episode 12: Phil Strazzulla, Founder @ Select Software Reviews

   

    

This weeks guest in The Talent Bubble is, Phil Strazzulla, Founder of Select Software Reviews.

This episode is an AMA (Ask Me Anything) style podcast where I sent Phil a series of questions and he answered them on the spot. I asked Phil to be on the podcast because he is an HR Tech Expert and someone I seek out when I need advice both personally and professionally. Phil answered questions about the HR/TA space and entrepreneurship. I hope you find this episode as helpful as I did!

Episode 11: David Vencis, Head of Talent Acquisition @ Drizly


    

This week in The Talent Bubble is David Vencis, Head of Talent Acquisition @ Drizly.

I really enjoyed speaking with David because he is honest and open with this responses. Not only does he have empathy and compassion for candidates, he has the business acumen to be a true talent acquisition partner. David shares his thoughts on what to look for in hiring a team member, how he approaching the problem of bias in the hiring process, and of course, shares the tools he is using to support a rapidly growing company. No matter where you are in your career you will learn something from this episode. Enjoy!

Show Notes

2:12 First job ever

3:02 David's career path 

4:33 Transition from college to workforce

7:05 Working at tech bootcamp 

9:36 Working at Wayfair 

11:32 Removing bias from hiring process

13:17 Origin of blind assessments

15:02 Diverse candidate sourcing: Resilient Coders, Jopwell, Black Tech Pipeline, Women Who Code

17:02 Other recruiting tools: Lever, Hiretual, LinkedIn Recruiter, Slack

17:49 How David thinks about hiring for his talent acquisition team 22:43 Advice for talent acquisition professionals 26:30 Connect with David

Thank you to our sponsors Reimbi & The People Ops Society

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The People Ops Society

The first and only community of its kind, The People Ops Society, is a closed and vetted community of active People Ops professionals working online, together, to solve problems and share resources for the first time. The POPS community is working to move the profession forward and give a new voice to People practices. No sales people, no spam. People pros only.  

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Episode 10: Kristen Starick, Retained Recruiting Partner @ StartupTAP

    


This week in The Talent Bubble is Kristen Starick, Recruiting Manager & Retained Recruiting Partner @ StartupTAP. Kristen shared her experience transitioning into the talent acquisition space after being an educator for 7 years! As someone who has only worked as an in-house recruiter it was fascinating to learn about the different models and frameworks her team uses when partnering a company and talent team. 

Learn more about The Talent Bubble at www.jobhoney.io/podcast

Show Notes

2:19 First job ever 2:35 Path to becoming a recruiter 4:45 Learning how to recruit quickly

5:40 Tips to transitioning career

7:15 On-boarding at StartupTAP

8:40 The types of companies and roles she works on

9:46 Different recruiting models 

12:09 Retained recruiting model deep dive

14:04 Executive search model

14:48 Retained recruiting model deep dive

16:49 Recruiting tools 


17:27 Tips for companies when searching for an applicant tracking system

18:12  Common mistakes companies make at early stage when hiring

19:20 Other recruiting tools: Greenhouse, MixMax for nurturing, tapping into networks like slack channels ELFA

20:20 Biggest challenge currently facing: tech assessment

21:35 Tech screening tools HackerRank, collaborative coder pad session

23:26 Excited about taking PHR exam and the renewed energy around diversity and inclusion training


Thank you to our sponsors Reimbi & The People Ops Society

Reimbi: Candidate Reimbursement Reimagined

How long does it take to reimburse a candidate for interview expenses at your company? 

2 weeks? 4 weeks? More? There is a better way. 

Companies that use Reimbi, see their candidates reimbursed the same day the expense report is approved! 

Visit reimbi.com now to see why companies like Wayfair, DoorDash, and Peloton use Reimbi to improve candidate experience while streamlining operations. Reimbi is reimbursement reimagined.
Learn More

The People Ops Society

The first and only community of its kind, The People Ops Society, is a closed and vetted community of active People Ops professionals working online, together, to solve problems and share resources for the first time. The POPS community is working to move the profession forward and give a new voice to People practices. No sales people, no spam. People pros only.  

Learn More

Episode 9: Rory Lynch, Head of People & Talent @ Greenbits

This week in The Talent Bubble is Rory Lynch, Head of People & Talent at Greenbits. Rory has held Technical Recruiting positions at companies like VMWare & AWS Elemental. In this episode, Rory shares tons of tactical tips for dealing with today's challenges and the incredible of how he landed at Greenbits. This episode is sure to inspire anyone looking for a job right now.


    

This episode is sponsored by The People Ops Society & Jobvite

The People Ops Society
The first and only community of its kind, The People Ops Society, is a closed and vetted community of active People Ops professionals working online, together, to solve problems and share resources for the first time. The POPS community is working to move the profession forward and give a new voice to People practices. No sales people, no spam. People pros only.  

Learn More

The Summer to Evolve by Jobvite

12 weeks. 45+ Sessions. The Summer to Evolve offers free courses, interviews, and roundtables designed specifically for TA and recruiting professionals. Expand your skills, inspire new strategies, and get a much-needed break from the ordinary all summer long with Jobvite!

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Episode Summary

02:02 First job ever

03:05 How he got into tech

04:25 How he got experience recruiting

05:54 The best part about contract recruiting

06:55 How to onboard the right contract recruiter

08:10 How he got his first job at Greenbits

10:35 How candidates should reach out to or follow up with recruiters & hiring managers

11:55 How he transitioned from Office Manager to Recruiter

12:55 Biggest challenges he is facing right now 

14:25 Lattice to manage goals and department vision

15:22 First project as Head of department: Layoffs & remote work

16:01 Culture building: happy hours, egames, Netflix Party

17:17 New benefits for consideration: internet stipend, home office stipend, manager budgets for team building. Check out virtual escape rooms

18:15 Greenbits Cribs

18:59 Brian & Rory talk about their dogs like they are their children

19:35 Key recruiting tools: Gem

20:12 Guiding principles for recruitment process

22:12 How recruiting has changed since COVID-19

24:25 Candidate experience: communication & frequent updates

26:07 Connect with Rory

Thanks for listening to this weeks episode of The Talent Bubble. If you enjoyed this episode then please give us a review on Apple Podcast or follow us on Spotify.

Episode 8: Alex Bader, Sr. Recruiter @ Hulu

This week in The Talent Bubble is Alex Bader, Sr. Recruiter @ Hulu. Alex shared advice on how to approach recruiters when looking for a job, gave insights on how her team at Hulu operates, and shared the tools they use to hire top talent. 


 
    


Thank you to our sponsors Reimbi & Jobvite

Reimbi: Reimbursement Reimagined

How long does it take to reimburse a candidate for interview expenses at your company? 

2 weeks? 4 weeks? More? There is a better way. 

Companies that use Reimbi, see their candidates reimbursed the same day the expense report is approved! 

Visit reimbi.com now to see why companies like Wayfair, DoorDash, and Peloton use Reimbi to improve candidate experience while streamlining operations. Reimbi is reimbursement reimagined.
Learn More


The Summer to Evolve by Jobvite

12 weeks. 45+ Sessions. The Summer to Evolve offers free courses, interviews, and roundtables designed specifically for TA and recruiting professionals. Expand your skills, inspire new strategies, and get a much-needed break from the ordinary all summer long with Jobvite!
Register Now


Episode Summary 

2:15 Favorite Hulu Shows: PEN15 & Little Fires Everywhere

2:45 How she got into talent acquisition 

3:00 How she got her job at Hulu

5:00 How to reach out to recruiters when applying

6:05 Hulu referral program

7:00 Attracting top talent against other top companies

8:42 Training through learning management system & DEI training

10:10 Recruiter & Coordinator and talent function relationships

12:00 Huluverse (intranet)

13:48 How they celebrate the wins and connect as a team

16:40 Systems & Tools: LinkedIn RecruiterEightfold.aiJobviteTextio

18:12 Employer branding: marketing, communications, talent acquisition relationships

18:55 Using Masters in Clinical Psychology degree in recruiting 

22:08 Advice for people transitioning in their careers

24:20 Advice for candidates trying to stand out during application process

26:10 Connect with Alex Bader


Thanks for listening to this weeks episode of The Talent Bubble. If you enjoyed this episode then please give us a review on Apple Podcast or follow us on Spotify.

Learn more about The Talent Bubble at www.jobhoney.io/podcast 

Episode 7: Josh Burke & Zach Starkey


Special Guest Host: Josh Burke           
Featuring: Zach Starkey


                           

This is a very special episode of The Talent Bubble because we have a special guest host, Josh Burke. Josh was a technical recruiter at Patient Ping and has recently joined Fresenius Medical Care as a talent manager. Josh was originally supposed to be a guest himself. We even sat down and recorded a conversation, but when I got home there was no audio recording. Instead of trying to recreate lightening in a bottle, I asked Josh to be a guest host and luckily he said yes! Josh asked his good friend and colleague Zach Starkey. Zach has worked in a staffing agency, as an in-house recruiter, and now as a talent consultant. Please enjoy this wide ranging conversation that includes insights on what it was like to work at Google as a contractor, how to deal with being furloughed, and structuring an interview process to remove bias. This episode was recorded on Zoom and is only part of the conversation. 


Watch the full conversation video here: The Talent Bubble Podcast Video


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Episode 6: Lydia Bowers, People & Culture Lead @ Spyce Food Co.


Lydia Bowers is the People & Culture Lead @ Spyce Food Company. In this episode we talked about working in Human Resources & Talent Acquisition in a startup environment that has both a corporate function and hourly workers in their restaurant. We talked about everything from the difference between job descriptions and job postings, what drove her to work at a small startup, and how she experiments on projects to grow the company.

    


Episode 5: Michelle Cataldo, Recruiter & Employer Brand Manager @ WordStream


Michelle Cataldo was the Sales Recruiter, Employer Brand Manager, and Community Impact Manager at Wordstream. Since the recording this week's podcast, Michelle's position was eliminated as a result of COVID-19. She is actively seeking opportunities in the Tampa, Fl or Boston, MA areas. If you know anyone hiring please reach out to Michelle directly at linkedin.com/michelle-cataldo. Let's help Michelle find her next job!

    


Episode 4: Jaclyn Jussif, Head of Talent @ Verily


This week's guest in The Talent Bubble is Jaclyn Jussif, Head of Talent @ Verily Life Sciences (a subsidiary of Alphabet). Talking to Jaclyn is like getting a crash course in being the head of talent at a fast moving talent company. It's great to her someone who is passionate about positioning her team as a business partner. We talked about everything from how to jumpstart your employer brand efforts, the 5 things you need to learn to be a great recruiter, and how she navigated becoming the new manager of an existing team. She also shared a really amazing, feel good story about being a recruiter at the very end.

    


Episode 3: Abbey Cohn, Sr. People Ops Associate @ EverQuote


This week's guest on The Talent Bubble podcast is Abbey Cohn, Sr. People Operations Associate at EverQuote. We talked about how she crushes campus recruiting in one "Super Day", the women's retention study they recently conducted at EverQuote, and how she got into employer branding.

    


Episode 2: Braden Marstellar - Brand Marketer @ Cogo Labs


This week's guest on The Talent Bubble podcast is Braden Marstellar, Brand Marketer at Cogo Labs. Braden partners closely with the talent acquisition team at Cogo to make sure they are attracting the right people. We talked about the branding challenges that come with being a reverse incubator and how they collaborate with different teams across the company to create content and bring candidate feedback into their hiring process.



 


Episode 1: Sarah Magner - Engineering Recruiter @ HubSpot


This week in The Talent Bubble, I sat down with Sarah Magner at the Hubspot HQ. We talked about how vulnerability has helped her become a better Recruiter, tips for building lasting relationships with candidates, and how she views career paths as building a legacy.


 

    

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