Agile-Lean Ireland (ALI) Podcast

#ALIShorts Agile HR, Recruitment, and talent acquisition

October 01, 2023 Agile-Lean Ireland Episode 33
Agile-Lean Ireland (ALI) Podcast
#ALIShorts Agile HR, Recruitment, and talent acquisition
Show Notes Transcript

In this episode of ALI Shorts, we dive deep into the world of agile HR practices. HR managers and leaders are facing a rapidly changing talent landscape, much like navigating through turbulent waters. Our host guides you through specific actions that HR managers can take to implement agile recruitment solutions.

Imagine a river of skill demands, with unpredictable twists and turns. By 2030, 85% of today's jobs will be entirely new. To successfully navigate this dynamic terrain, HR managers must cultivate an agile culture within their organization, invest in cutting-edge technology, tailor recruitment models, integrate tech effectively, and balance it with personalized training.

Discover how HR managers can enhance the candidate experience through AI-enabled applicant tracking systems and create structured roadmaps for technology adoption. Learn how fostering an agile learning culture and building high-touch relationships can help your organization thrive in the ever-evolving talent landscape.

Tune in to this episode for actionable insights that will empower HR managers to steer their recruitment efforts in the right direction and adapt to the changing currents of the job market.

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Welcome to ALI Shorts, the podcast where we dive deep into agile HR practices to help HR managers and leaders navigate the ever-changing currents of recruitment and talent acquisition. Think of this podcast as your trusty guidebook for HR agility, with actionable strategies to find the right talent at the right time.

Today, we'll delve into the nuances of Agile HR and how it differs from traditional HR. Traditionally, HR played a crucial role as the protector of a company, emphasizing compliance, regulations, and company policies. But in the modern AgileHR era, while those elements are still vital, the heart of HR now beats as the central hub of an organization, connecting all functions and departments. Modern HR should be at the helm, driving initiatives rather than being passive passengers.

To grasp the evolving landscape of skill demands, picture the skills of the future as a fast-moving river with unforeseeable twists. By 2030, 85% of today's workforce will engage in roles that don't currently exist. Organizations need to form a culture as sturdy as a robust boat, ready to adapt to the turbulent waters of change.

Action 1: Cultivate an Agile Culture & Mindset
Before diving into technology, HR specialists should invest first in an Agile mindset. It's essential to recognize that Agile is more than tools; it's a cultural shift. HR specialists can foster this by promoting open information-sharing, embracing failures as learning opportunities, and valuing all ideas.

Action 2: Personalized Recruitment Models
It's recommended to test skills, but the emphasis should be on hiring for personality. Instead of centralized interviews, have teams interview potential colleagues. Many organizations are moving away from psychometric tests; even giants like Google have ceased using them, perhaps because many candidates found them challenging. Always ensure that the hiring practices align with the latest industry standards and evidence-based practices.

Action 3: Agile Tech Integration
Post defining your recruitment model, HR specialists must effectively integrate Agile tech tools. While psychometric tests have their place, they must be used judiciously, especially concerning Diversity & Inclusion (D&I). For a fair and unbiased talent evaluation, leverage technology tools that reflect current best practices.

Action 4: Balance Tech with Personalized Development
HR should not just focus on nurturing unique talents but also on addressing diverse needs. Personalization in an AgileHR context means understanding individual motivators, be it monetary benefits, flexibility, or additional holidays.

Action 5: Personalized Benefits in Agile HR
In Agile organizations, benefits are tailored to individual needs. Some employees prioritize financial rewards, while others might value flexibility or extra holidays.

Action 6: Enhance Candidate Experience
HR managers can enhance the candidate experience by implementing AI-enabled applicant tracking systems (ATS). These systems guide candidates through the recruitment process efficiently, providing timely feedback and communication, which leaves a positive impression.

Action 7: Create an Agile Roadmap Formalizing tech interventions into a roadmap with feedback mechanisms is like charting the river's course and adjusting navigation plans as needed. HR managers should develop a structured plan for technology adoption and continuously refine it based on feedback and outcomes.

Action 8: Foster Agile Learning Culture
HR managers should emphasize agile learning within their organization, much like raising the sails to harness the wind's power. This involves creating personalized learning journeys that consider employee profiles, job roles, interests, and career aspirations. HR managers play a pivotal role in promoting continuous learning as a core cultural trait.

Action 9: Build High-Touch Relationships
Being agile and high-touch in recruitment, offering developmental feedback to candidates, and conveying the employee value proposition with a human touch are essential. HR managers can build strong relationships with candidates and employees, ultimately enhancing the employer brand and candidate experience.

That concludes this episode of ALI Shorts, where we've explored actionable steps for HR specialists to embrace Agile HR practices and adapt to the ever-changing talent landscape. Stay tuned for more insights and practical advice in our upcoming episodes.