The #SocialRecruiting Show

The #SocialRecruiting Show
Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Author & Keynote, and Audra Knight, Employment Branding Boundary Breaker, chat to people in the HR, Talent Acquisition, Recruitment, and Employer Branding space about all things recruiting, marketing, sourcing, employer branding, social media, diversity & inclusion, and more. It’s the perfect light-hearted way to expand your knowledge and be inspired. Rated: PG - though headset use is recommended! πŸ˜‰

131: It’s Recruitment Jim But Not As We Know It
May 17 • 58 min
BIG TECH ISSUES… but bear with it, it improves! Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Author & Keynote, and Audra Knight, Employer Branding Nerd, are chatting to the one and only Mr Jim Stroud. Chatting all things recruitment, tech, life on the other side…
130: Repelling Candidates With Bad Recruitment Marketing?
Apr 26 • 50 min
Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Author & Keynote, and Audra Knight, Employer Branding Nerd, are chatting to Mary Palmer, Communications Manager at HRC Recruitment. Pulling her out of our chat channel where she regularly adds value and makes us…
129: Is It The End For Text Only Job Adverts?
Apr 16 • 15 min
Audra Knight, Employer Branding Nerd, and Glenn Martin, Talent Acquisition Project Manager (filling in for quarantined KC) are chatting to Stephen O’Donnell, Growth Partnership Manager EMEA at VideoMyJob. As founder of the NORAs Stephen has seen some…
128: Chatbots, Videos & Candidate Engagement
Apr 5 • 59 min
Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Author & Keynote, and Audra Knight, Employer Branding Nerd, are chatting to Jonathan Foyne, Director at JOBVIDDY. We chatted all things video - have a pen & paper ready to take notes!
127: Talent Acquisition: The Key To A Company’s Growth
Mar 30 • 58 min
Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Author & Keynote, and Audra Knight, Employer Branding Nerd, are chatting to Heidi Wassini, Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding Evangelist. Heidi wonders why companies don’t see that their success comes down to a…
126: Managing Review Sites to Win
Mar 22 • 57 min
Audra Knight, Employer Branding Nerd, and Glenn Martin, Talent Acquisition Project Manager (filling in for quarantined KC) chatted to Christopher Kurtz, Founder & CEO at PeerThru. So just how do you manage those reviews? Do you ignore them and hope they…
125: Sourcers = Nurture Marketers & Data Analysts?
Mar 19 • 56 min
Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Author & Keynote, and Audra Knight, Employer Branding Nerd, are chatting to Adam Gordon, CEO, and Billy McDiarmid, Customer Success Director, at Candidate.ID. We know Adam loves his talent pipelines, fair it’s a cool…
124: Social Media Has Failed Recruitment
Mar 8 • 41 min
Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Author & Keynote, and Audra Knight, Employer Branding Nerd, are chatting to Cynthia Trivella, VP of Strategic Relations art WorkScene. We’ll be discussing this bold claim and Cynthia’s thinking that the 1990’s way of…
123: Recruitment Marketing That Nurtures Candidates
Mar 1 • 57 min
Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Author & Keynote, and Audra Knight, Employer Branding Nerd, are chatting to Carl Hoffman Founder & CEO of Talentry. Carl will be chatting to us about marketing, candidate nurturing, referrals and more.
122: Social Search on Top Social Platforms
Feb 18 • 57 min
Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Author & Keynote, and Audra Knight, Employer Branding Nerd, are chatting to Brian Fink, Senior Technical Recruiter at RentPath. Because there is SO much more than the L word for candidate research and sourcing, so why…
121: Recruiter To Tech Sales
Feb 8 • 59 min
Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Author & Keynote, and Audra Knight, Employer Branding Nerd, are chatting to Brian Sheridan, Customer Success Manager at Tenable. Brian just made the transition from tech sales recruiter to tech sales at Audra’s…
120: What Recruiters Can Learn From Customer Experience
Feb 1 • 59 min
Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Author & Keynote, and Glenn Martin, Interim TA & Recruitment PM (covering for Audra) chatted to Matt Ballantine, Advisor at Stamp London & host of the WB-40 podcast. Matt thinks there’s much we recruiters can learn…
Ep: 119 Does Your Application Process Actually Matter?
Jan 25 • 59 min
Katrina and Audra chatted to Tracey Parsons, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing Expert at Parsons Strategic Consulting. After completing some recent research and receiving surprising results, Tracey wonders whether the application process actually…
118: 2019 New Year’s Bitchfest!
Jan 18 • 58 min
NSFW! Fabulous Chad Sowash, Principal Partner & Co-Founder of Catch 22 Consulting and Co-Host of the Chad & Cheese Podcast, shared an uncensored look at tech tools and vendors and more! Must listen.
117: Stop Wasting Money On Recruiting Videos
Jan 11 • 58 min
Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Author & Keynote, and Audra Knight, Employer Branding Nerd, chatted to Maury Hanigan, CEO of SparcStart. Maury asks what do you really need to accomplish your goals? Not an expensive generic employer branding video,…
116: Content Marketing - What Is Your Strategy?
Jan 4 • 59 min
Audra Knight, Employer Branding Nerd, and Glenn Martin, Talent Acquisition Project Manager (filling in for quarantined KC) are chatting to Matt Alder, Talent Acquisition & Innovation Consultant at MetaShift and Co-Author of Exceptional Talent. Matt has…
115: Interviewing: Automation vs. Human
Dec 21, 2018 • 58 min
Katrina & Audra chatted to Talent Acquisition Project Manager, Glenn Martin, about who interviews better, machine or human? Glenn has been doing some research and stirred the pot.
114: The State Of Sourcing!
Dec 16, 2018 • 57 min
Audra and Katrina Kibben (filling in for KC) chatted to Ronnie Bratcher, Senior Technical Recruiter & Sourcer, about the state of sourcing as we head into 2019.
113: Chatbots Talk When Candidates Want To!
Dec 8, 2018 • 57 min
We chatted to Ben Gledhill, Head of Resourcing at Yodel, and he shared what happened when they let a chatbot loose on their career site! True candidate experience is built around the candidate but it has to work for recruiters too, could chatbots be the…
112: X-Raying Sourcers
Nov 30, 2018 • 59 min
We chatted to Tech Sourcer, OndΕ™ej Procházka, and he shared ideas on how sourcing could be done at scale, what sourcers face when they transition from agency to in-house, and qualities of a great sourcer, a future proof one.
111: Growth Hacking Recruitment
Nov 23, 2018 • 59 min
Katrina and Jan Tegze, Senior Recruiting Manager & Author, (filling in For AK) chatted to founder of and co-founder of DBR, Tris Revill about what growth hacking actually is and how we can use it in recruiting.
110: Lights, Smartphone, Action!
Nov 19, 2018 • 58 min
Audra & Elena Valentine, CEO & Co-Founder of Skill Scout covering for KC, chatted to Bob Stocklin, Talent Attraction & Candidate Experience Specialist at National Veterinary Associates, about how you can humanise your employer brand through video - with…
109: Chatbots Will Eliminate Your Crappy Job!
Nov 9, 2018 • 59 min
Chatbot & Recruiting Automation Architect at GoHire, Jonathan Duarte, shared the benefits (and limits) of chatbots & got quite a grilling from the chat box.
108: Challenges to Transgender Inclusion In 2018 & Beyond
Nov 3, 2018 • 59 min
Joanne Lockwood, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant at SEE Change Happen talked to us about diversity and inclusion, a hot topic that is easier said than done. Joanne walked us through some of the challenges and ways we can become more inclusive for all.
107: Sharing Your EVP Through Human Stories
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Clair Bush, founder of AM-Bush, shared the hows of sharing your peer-to-peer content and human stories rather than the why you need to do it. Be this online, on social or on stage. Great tips for speaker too!
106: Agency vs. In-house: Is It Really Us & Them?
Nov 3, 2018 • 57 min
Debi Easterday, CEO | Chief H2B MatchMaker at MatchMade Consulting, asked if it is fair that agency recruiters are regarded as “lesser citizens” by many corporate recruiters and debated the battle between internal and agency recruiters. Shouldn’t the…
105: Candidate Personas: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Nov 3, 2018 • 46 min
Katrina Kibben (filling in for KC) & Audra ended up speaking to Stephen O’Donnell, Founder & Chairman of the NORAs, about personas when our planned guest had a tech fail! Huge thanks to Stephen for stepping in last minute, it was a great conversation.
104: Why Women Don’t Talk Enough!
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Great conversation with Louise Triance, MD of UK Recruiter, about finding enough women from the recruitment industry to speak. As three women speakers and two event organisers, we discussed how we got going, what could be causing the problem and what we…
103: You Got EB Headcount, Now What?
Nov 3, 2018 • 59 min
Katrina Kibben (filling in for KC) and Audra chatted to Holland McCue, Head of Global Employer Branding & Recruitment Marketing Programs at Delta Air Lines. Having worked worked in large and one person employer brand teams, Holland shared the good, the…
102: Building a Career in Recruitment Marketing
Nov 3, 2018 • 61 min
Katrina Kibben (filling in for KC) and Audra, chatted to Tennille Folk, Director of Talent Branding & Recruitment Marketing at Stryker. Tennille shared tips on how you can get into recruitment marketing as well as how you can make a name for yourself in…
101: Does Experience Really Matter?
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Derek Murphy-Johnson, Talent Acquisition Manager at KinderCare Education, debated if when interviewing, you should look at experience or skills? What makes the best hire in the long run?
100: The Showdown: Robot vs. Human
Nov 3, 2018 • 60 min
We were thrilled that for our 100th show 😍 we had not one but two special guests in Jim Stroud & Jason Roberts from Ranstad Sourceright. Both masters in their field, they debated in their own corners, one for humans, one for robots. Sparks flew!
99: Treating Candidates Like Customers
Nov 3, 2018 • 57 min
Ashley Bush, University & Employment Brand Recruiter at Tenable, joined us to discuss the rise of social media and review sites, and why candidate experience is more important than ever. It could be costing you customers!
98: Why Employ Disabled People
Nov 3, 2018 • 59 min
Jane Hatton, runs a social enterprise called EvenBreak, helping inclusive employers attract more disabled applicants and helping disabled job seekers find work with employers who will value them. Disabled herself, Jane gives a fresh perspective on this…
97: Video, What’s Holding You Back?
Nov 3, 2018 • 60 min
Video-embracing engineering recruiter and recruitment agency owner, Mark Hopkins doesn’t understand why more recruiters aren’t using video, especially agency side, because he’s found it so beneficial. Not known for holding back, this was a fun &…
96: Unconscious Bias & Interview Fails
Nov 3, 2018 • 59 min
Sophie Theen, Head of HR & Talent at 11FS, has been pondering the impact of unconscious bias and how it actually affects people. She wonders why we don’t ask more questions of the ones who fail at interviews about how that feels.
95: Good Recruitment Starts At Intake
Nov 3, 2018 • 59 min
Steve Levy, VP Customer Success and Chief Talent Acquisition Evangelist at, co-host of #OMCchat, and old school recruiter extraordinaire shared all you need to master the hiring manager intake session.
94: Sourcing vs. Recruiting
Nov 3, 2018 • 60 min
Starting in fits of giggles, we chatted to Susanna Frazier, Head of Strategic Sourcing at Universal Music Group, Founder of SourcersWhoCode and HR tech advisor, and SourceCon hackathon champ about the difference between sourcers and recruiters!
93: Responsive Sourcing Is Good For All
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Danielle Kluge, Senior Sourcing Nerd for Pontoon Solutions, believes strongly in being a human to others and responsive to candidates, believing it helps to positively influence how people view sourcers & recruiters and also your brand. She shared how she…
92: The Myth That Is Diversity Recruiting
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Katrina Kibben (filling in for AK) & Katrina had a moving conversation with Balazs Paroczay, VP of Global Sourcing at Cielo Talent & Founder of Edlington. Is it nonsense? Is it a myth? Is diversity recruitment even possible?
91: Stop Trying To Attract Everyone
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Shannon Smedstad, Engagement Director, and Emily Fritz, Employer Brand Strategist, from exaqueo, shared why companies shouldn’t want everyone to apply, why being authentic and differentiating your employer brand works, ideas to amplify your brand to…
90: Agile Sourcing
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Natalie Glick, Global Head of Sourcing at ThoughtWorks, and Mark Lundgren, Global Sourcer & host of the Sourcing Challenge Show, shared what agile sourcing is, how they started, why they started, what they borrowed from their developers and what they’ve…
89: Tej Talks Diversity
Nov 3, 2018 • 59 min
Katrina Kibben, (filling in for AK), & Katrina chatted to Tej Singh, Talent Acquisition Manager at Wonderbly & Founder of Exacity, about recruiting and his great podcast around diversity and marginalised founders.
88: Why Sharing Makes You A Better Sourcer
Nov 3, 2018 • 56 min
Jan Tegze, Senior Recruiting Manager at SolarWinds and Author of Full Stack Recruiter, shared the benefits that come from sharing with the sourcing community. And as the creator of Sourcing.Games, he’d know!
87: Creative & Personal Messages That Work
Nov 3, 2018 • 59 min
Sjamilla Van der Tooren, SourceCon Europe speaker and Tech Recruiter at Poki, explained developers hate our messages. And she’d know, after asking 40 developers what they think of what we’re doing! You’ll want to hear how Sjamilla uses creative,…
86: The Future Of Sourcing Is Cognitive
Nov 3, 2018 • 59 min
We chatted to Senior Talent Sourcing Consultant at Lowe’s, Mike Chuidian, about the future of sourcing and how to become robot-proof through cognitive sourcing. Who better to ask than a long standing member of the SourceCon sourcing community.
85: To Tool Or Not To Tool
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Maisha Cannon, Sourcing Leader at Procore Technologies talked extensively about recruitment tools, and whether sourcer & recruiters are overloaded with them and/or could be using them better.
84: Stalking Your Competitors Like A Sourcer
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Angela Bortolussi, Partner at Recruiting Social, shared so many tips about sourcing, stalking, competitors and more, that you better have a pen and paper to hand!
83: Keeping Employer Brand & Company Culture True
Nov 3, 2018 • 52 min
Katrina (in Australia & flying solo) chatted to Kiwi recruiter favourites, Leslie Taylor, Employment Brand Manager at The Warehouse Group and Dale Clareburt, Co-founder & CEO of Weirdly, about company culture and keeping it real so it’s consistent with…
82: Oz, Brit & US Hiring; As Different As Our Use Of English
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Katrina (in Australia & flying solo) chatted to Hassanah Rudd, Talent Acquisition Manager at NBN™ Australia, and Mark Mansour, Talent Acquisition Specialist at Servian & Organiser of #SydRecMeetup, about who is doing recruitment better, cultural…
81: Defining an EVP
Nov 3, 2018 • 53 min
Katrina Kibben (filling in for KC) and Audra chatted to Lars Schmidt, Founder of Amplify, about building your employee value proposition and more.
80: Employer Branding: Fad or Fab?
Nov 3, 2018 • 57 min
Katrina Kibben (filling in for KC) and Audra chatted to Jörgen Sundberg, Employer Brand Consultant & CEO of Link Humans, debating if employer brand is a fad or indeed is fabulous! With 3 marketers on the show, the sparks flew!
79: Zumba, Recruiting & Candidate Connection
Nov 3, 2018 • 57 min
Steven Kosakow, Director of Talent Acquisition at Lionbridge talked about how learning to instruct fitness classes helped him create better human connections. It was a fabulously funny show!
78: The Secrets Of Recruiting On Slack
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Emma Hunt, Head of Talent Acquisition at Logojoy, shared her thoughts on recruiting on slack, diversity, old school conversation and more!
77: Paid Ads Versus Job Boards
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Katrina Kibben (filling in for KC) and Audra chatted to Rachel Duran, Manager, Employer Brand Marketing at CA Technologies, about the battle between paid adverts and job boards. Where should you put your money?
76: Small Things That Wow Candidates
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Tangie Pettis, Talent Acquisition Manager, shared all the small things that you can do that make candidates feel special & stay in the process!
75: Women, The Workplace & Fairygodboss
Nov 3, 2018 • 57 min
Think reviews don’t matter? Romy Newman, Co-founder & President of Fairygodboss, the jobs & company review site that’s just for women, spilled the beans.
74: Cool Recruiting Tools
Nov 3, 2018 • 57 min
Head of Marketing, Employer Branding SME at Allegis Global Solutions, Craig Fisher, chatted about #SRSC in January and cools tools for recruiting.
73: Tech Can Make You More Human!
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
We debated with Jackye Clayton, former Digital Content Editor of, about using technology to be more human. Can you?
72: Sourcing, Purple Squirrels, & Hunting Unicorns
Nov 3, 2018 • 59 min
Marl Lundgren filled in for Audra and we chatted to SourceCon Editor, Shannon Pritchett about the state of sourcing, the first SourceCon Europe, and more!
71: Is It Unfair To Say Recruiters Are Lazy?
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Tammy Colson, Recruiting & HR Strategist & Co-Founder of TalentCrib shared her thoughts about recruiter laziness. Is it fact or fiction?
70: Facebook, Pixels, Recruiting & More!
Nov 3, 2018 • 58 min
Iain Hamilton blew our minds sharing ideas around Facebook, pixels, recruitment marketing, and more.
69: No Really, What Is Employer Brand?
Nov 2, 2018 • 58 min
We chatted to James Ellis, Senior Manager, Employer Brand at Groupon, about Employer Branding, talent acquisition and much more.
68: Social Recruiting, How Far You’ve Come!
Nov 2, 2018 • 56 min
Will Staney, founder of Proactive Talent Strategies, chatted to us about social recruiting, how it’s progressed and more…
67: What Focusing Only On Millennials Costs
Nov 2, 2018 • 58 min
When your Millennial sleeps through the show, you grab some other people to fill the void. Huge thanks for the improv Tasha, Bill, Billy, Angie & Mike!
66: Employer Branding Isn’t Fluff!
Nov 2, 2018 • 58 min
Employer Branding Storyteller & founder of Three Ears Media, Katrina Kibben, chatted about branding, fluff and more!
65: Advocacy, Sentiment & Getting Exec Buy-In
Nov 2, 2018 • 45 min
Jennifer Newbill, Director Global Employment Brand, Dell spilled the beans #lifeatdell, employee advocates, measuring sentiment and more!
64: Why Are Employee Referrals Scarcer Than Aliens?
Nov 2, 2018 • 57 min
We chatted to Michael Bachman, CEO of Preferhired, about all things employee referrals.
63: Open Mike… Get It ;-)
Nov 2, 2018 • 59 min
Michael Cox, Recruiting Manager at Dahill, chatted about… well pretty well anything recruitment related. There were Mike drops & Texas-isms galore! ;-)
62: Recipes for Candidate Experience & Innovation
Nov 2, 2018 • 58 min
Chris Raw, from Zalando, shared tons about candidate experience, innovation, beanies and more.
61: Staying On Top Of Recruitment Trends From Afar
Nov 2, 2018 • 59 min
General Manager of It’s About People, Vanessa Raath, talks about tracking trends even when you’re in South Africa and squirrels, actual ones, not purple ones!
60: Veteran Hiring: Why & How
Nov 2, 2018 • 59 min
Senior Recruiting Sourcer, Arron Daniels and, Chief People Officer Jo Weech, shared their experiences and how-to tips for veteran hiring.
59: Agencies, You Can Trust Social Media!
Nov 2, 2018 • 58 min
Conversation with Billy McDiarmid, Marketing & Communications Director at HR Consultancy, about agencies, social media, and fear!
58: Talking Candidate Experience, Of Course!
Nov 2, 2018 • 57 min
We talked to the master of candidate experience, Kevin Grossman, President of Talent Board HR. What Kevin doesn’t know about candidate experience, frankly, isn’t worth knowing!
57: Video In Employer Branding: Good, Bad & Ugly
Nov 2, 2018 • 59 min
K.C. Donovan, EVP Strategy at Clinch, and Abby Cheesman, Co-founder at Skill Scout, talked about all that’s wrong & right in the world of video recruitment.
56: Getting Real With Candidate Experience!
Nov 2, 2018 • 59 min
Angie Verros, Founder & CEO at Vaia Talent, shared how to keep candidate experience real!
55: Social Media Marketing For Recruiters!
Nov 2, 2018 • 59 min
Adrian Dayton, founder of ClearView Social, chatted to us about making this social media marketing malarky easier for recruiters!
54: Back To Boolean Basics & Beyond!
Nov 2, 2018 • 60 min
Senior Recruiting Sourcer & founder of Source Houston, Arron Daniels, shared his creative boolean ideas and so much more.
53: Messaging That Kills Recruiter Spam
Nov 2, 2018 • 53 min
Mike Astringer, seasoned HR & TA Professional, shared expertise about recruiter spam and how best to avoid adding to it!
51: Online Visibility & Personal Branding
Nov 2, 2018 • 59 min
Hannah Morgan, Job Search Strategist at Career Sherpa, shared secrets to improve your online profiles & visibility… ‘cause you recruiters are being looked at too!
50: It’s About Relationships & Respect!
Nov 2, 2018 • 59 min
Kay Kelison, Senior Researcher & Trainer at Zillow Group, shared tons about sourcing, relationships and more.
49: WTH Should A Candidate Answer You?
Nov 2, 2018 • 56 min
Sourcing Recruiter, Jess Roberts, joined us to talk about all things candidate messaging and engagement. @JRoberts257