HRchat Podcast

Ramping Up Career Websites with Jim Taylor

November 21, 2023 The HR Gazette Season 1 Episode 651
HRchat Podcast
Ramping Up Career Websites with Jim Taylor
Show Notes

In this episode, we talk about ways to develop and enhance career websites.

Bill's guest this time is Jim Taylor, Managing Director of HappyDance, a Ph.Creative company. HappyDance is an enterprise careers site platform with a mission to elevate your employer brand at every turn!

Jim is a digital innovator specializing in careers sites. Jim says his "true passion lies in discovering ingenious ways to optimize career site performance, enriching candidate experiences, and crafting stunning platforms that magnify (the) organization's employer brand."

Questions include:

  • Tell us about the mission of HappyDance
  • Where does the name HappyDance come from – it’s not a typical SaaS product name is it?
  • On your LinkedIn page, you say "every day, I foster a culture that thrives on conquering challenges and delivering outstanding results." From a leadership perspective, what does it take to create and sustain an engaged culture of innovation?
  • From your social posts, it looks like you're a big fan of RecFest. What makes it a special event? 
  • What is the most fundamental element in designing an excellent candidate experience? And why do so many companies get it wrong?
  • What advice would you offer to hiring managers and HR pros looking to do a better job of telling the story of their employer brand and attracting higher-quality candidates? 
  • Can you name some brands that stand out for you as awesome employers? E.g. Domino's, ADP, NationWide, Pinterest.
  • What in your opinion, are some of the opportunities for, and the best use of, AI and other technologies in the Talent Acquisition landscape?


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