Recruiting Reimagined presented by Curious Thing

Recruiting Reimagined presented by Curious Thing

The latest in recruiting technology and the future of work. Go #beyondtheresume with weekly interviews with leaders in the human capital industry.


Matthew Thomas, GM of People & Culture at Racing and Wagering WA on Why AI Enhances the Recruiting Experience
Aug 2 • 17 min
Really enjoyed kicking off the week with Matt Thomas from RWWA live from Perth, Western Australia! In this episode, we discuss:What tools he’s currently using in his recruiting processHow AI enhances the experience of both employers and candidatesWhat…
Mallory West, Co-Founder at Hunter SF, on What Venture Firms Look For in Candidates
Jul 31 • 18 min
This week I’m joined by Mallory West from Hunter SF, a San Francisco-based group focused on recruiting top-level talent into venture capital firms.In this episode, we take a dive into the recruiting process for VC, and cover off:What makes an ideal…
Nell Hardie, Head of Talent at Reinventure, on Building Startup Teams and Common Hiring Mistakes made by Founders
Jul 23 • 18 min
It was an absolute pleasure speaking with Nell Hardie, head of talent at Australian corporate VC Reinventure.We talk about venture capital and startup-related talent issues, including:Why VCs should have a talent functionCommon hiring mistakes made by…
Mikhail Tuzov from ManpowerGroup Russia on the current state of hiring, and why we are entering a period of “Better Normal”
Jul 23 • 29 min
Great to have Mikhail Tuzov from ManpowerGroup on the show this week, sharing his perspective on some of the hot button topics in people and the economy right now.We take a look at:Why COVID isn’t a game changer, but a “game intensifier”How functional…
Steve Lucas, CEO at iCIMS, on Building a Cloud Talent Ecosystem
Jul 16 • 29 min
This episode features Steve Lucas, CEO of iCIMS, the world’s leading HR cloud platform for recruiting. We discuss:how the candidate experience is evolving with technologywhy and how companies need to develop a talent ecosystemif it’s possible for…
Yasaman Motazedi, Lead Data Scientist at Curious Thing, on AI in Recruiting
Jul 13 • 17 min
In this episode, I’m joined by Curious Thing’s Yasaman Motazedi to talk about some of the science behind AI in recruiting.We learn about what led Yasaman to be interested in the field of natural language processing, the benefits for using AI for both…
Angie Bergner, Head of People Operations at Ivy Research Council, on why hiring for “culture fit” isn’t the best approach
Jul 9 • 19 min
The term “culture fit” has been prevalent in the recruiting process since the 1980s. In this episode I talk with Angie Bergner about culture fit and why it doesn’t contribute to diversity, what the alternative approaches are, and the importance of…
Jody Smith, Founder of Career Stuff, on Advice for Job Seekers
Jul 6 • 22 min
In this episode, I sit down with Jody Smith from Career Stuff, a new career coaching service based in Melbourne. She gives us the recruiter’s perspective on resumes and cover letters, and we have a bit of fun trying to decode some job ad…
Raleen Gagnon, VP Global Market Intelligence at ManpowerGroup
Jun 26 • 24 min
Attention people geeks! It’s my absolute pleasure to have Raleen Gagnon as this week’s guest. Raleen and I talk about the big picture issues that talent executives are facing right now, such as:how remote work is the new currency when it comes to…
Shardé Heim, Culture Ambassador at Curious Thing
Jun 11 • 19 min
In this week’s episode, I’m joined by Shardé Heim, who tells us how she’s fostering the company culture at Curious Thing, why culture is good for business and the secrets of building culture in a remote-first world.Shardé is the UX and UI designer at…
Mike Fitzsimmons, CEO at Crosschq on why it’s important for society to match the right talent with the right opportunity
May 30 • 23 min
This week I sit down with Mike Fitzsimmons, a leader in the human intelligence space who’s doing some great things with his company Crosschq.We talk about why it’s important for society to match the right talent with the right opportunity, whether it’s…
Dr Tony Florio on strategies to Maintain Mental Health in Stressful Times
May 22 • 22 min
May is mental health awareness month in the US. 1 in 5 of us will experience a mental health issue in our lifetimes, and during stressful times like these, all of us should focus on our mental wellbeing. This week I’m joined by Dr Tony Florio, a…
Sam Zheng, Co-Founder & CEO at Curious Thing
May 16 • 20 min
In this episode I talk with Sam about how humans and AI are smart in different ways, how recruiting is both art and science, and what will change in the hiring process over the next five years.Sam Zheng is CEO and co-founder of Curious Thing, a…
Sutton Kauss, Head of Talent at Getro.org
May 10 • 21 min
In this episode I talk with Sutton Kauss about her work with Getro.org, how remote hiring requires the right mindset from companies, and how the recruiting process works at BCG.Sutton is a People leader who loves to question the status quo and get…
Ana Kasmer, LA-based Staffing Agency Recruiter
May 3 • 22 min
In this episode, I talk to Los Angeles-based recruiter, Ana Kasmer, on the role video resumes can play in the hiring process, how COVID-19 has impacted her business, and the increased role of staffing agencies in a post-pandemic world.
Christie Hartbarger, VP Talent and Growth at Strategy Source
Apr 25 • 31 min
In this episode, Christie Hartbarger tells us what’s wrong with resumes, why salespeople can be actors, and how the world of work will be reset post-COVID.Christie is VP of Talent and Growth at Strategy Source, a provider of holistic talent and growth…
Lauren Brenner, Director of Recruiting at Candid
Apr 21 • 21 min
In this episode I talk with Lauren Brenner, director of recruiting at high-growth medtech startup Candid. Learn how she’s helped Candid’s team scale 15x, how recruiting at Soul Cycle works, her favorite recruiting tools and her thoughts on the future of…
David McKeague, Co-founder at Curious Thing on Contingent Hiring in the Pandemic Era
Apr 8 • 13 min
Mark Adams talks with Curious Thing co-foudner David McKeague about an area of hiring that is booming - contingent hiring.Part-time, contract or temporary workers: For better or worse, this bright spot in an otherwise bleak economy is driven by demand…