HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts
#314: How to Attract Talent During a Tsunami of Labor Movement w/ Mervyn Dinnen
July 13, 2021
The HR Gazette
In this HRchat, we will consider adapting to the new norms of post-covid talent attraction and retention.
Bill's guest this time is Mervyn Dinnen a talent analyst, advising recruitment and HR technology businesses on the emerging trends impacting hiring, retention, and engagement. He is a writer and international speaker on recruitment and HR trends and an award-winning recruitment blogger. Prior to this, he spent 20 years as a recruitment and HR practitioner.
Mervyn is also a top HR influencer and the author of Exceptional Talent: How to Attract, Acquire and Retain the Very Best Employees and the upcoming book, Digital Talent.
Listen to get Mervyn's answers to questions such as:
- How and why should talent be entering the onboarding process well before their first day; even as early as the first time they’re interviewed?
- You say the (candidate) journey should never stop. What's changed since Q1 of 2020 when it comes to the wants/needs of employees and what employers need to deliver on an ongoing basis?
- Let's talk about hiring based on skills rather than past performance. Why do you suggest firms should move away from hiring checklists and stop hiring people based on their historical performance and, instead, start looking at ways to identify candidate competencies and behaviors, and what they will be able to do within your organization.
- The war for talent has perhaps never been as fierce as it has been since Spring 2021. How does skills-based hiring offer companies an opportunity to find 'diamonds in the rough'?
- Many companies have used the pandemic as a wake-up call and an opportunity to future-proof against new and unforeseen crises that could again keep people from doing their jobs. This has involved augmenting (and often replacing) traditional roles performed by humans. Why do you teach that organizations need to better appreciate that people don’t all adapt at the same pace and acknowledge that implementing new technologies is an organizational change that may cause disaffection?