InnerView Podcast 2021-05-04T15:07:13+00:00

Welcome to InnerView, a podcast for recruiters who are interested in thoughtful and practical discussions on issues, strategies and disruptive technologies impacting the staffing and recruitment industry.

Our experts on the subject matter are:

  • John Jeltema – our recruitment guru with over 20 years of experience representing high-level job seekers in their job search and negotiations. John brings the candidates and interviewees perspective to our discussions.
  • Mark Bassett – our executive search guru, with over 25 years of experience hiring employees and contractors at various levels for companies ranging from startups to Fortune-100. Mark represents the clients in the hiring process and brings the employer’s perspective to our discussions.
  • Debarshi Chaudhury – our technology guru, with extensive experience building, reviewing, implementing recruitment tech, and hiring hundreds of people to do it. Debarshi brings the tech employer’s perspective to the discussions.


Career Journey: How Cheryl Slinkard Became a CTO in Software
Special guest and Auto-Graphics Chief Technology Officer, Cheryl Slinkard joins us to discuss her professional journey in computer science and software, rising to become one of a select 10% women to hold an executive position in technology. We also explore a day in the life of a CTO, women in technology, and her viewpoints on mentorship.

Is the Fourth Quarter the Worst Time to Look for a New Career or Hire?
The last quarter of the calendar year is notoriously perceived as a bad time for job searching and hiring for a multitude of reasons. However, is it merely a myth that the fourth quarter is a bad time to search for a job or hire, or is it reality?

How to Manage the Negotiation Process with Candidates
From understanding candidate needs to avoiding recruiter bias, there are ways to leave all sides happy and manage the negotiation process with candidates.

Negotiating Salary 101 for Job Seekers
Negotiating salary can be intimidating due to the lack of transparency in salaries, along with the sensitive and taboo nature of discussing finances and compensation. In this episode, we breakdown the negotiation process so job seekers can prepare for the negotiation and secure the salary they desire.

Why Now is the Best Time to Hire
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the sharpest downtown in the U.S. economy in modern history. While it might be tempting for companies to hold off on new hires during a recession, we explore why hiring during this particular recession offers a unique opportunity for employers to recruit and hire the best talent.

Using Artificial Intelligence for Recruitment

In this episode of our podcast, we look at how AI is being used and tailored for the recruitment industry. Learn how recruiters can use AI to increase their reach and efficiency. Find out if AI is a threat to the industry in the long term or is it something we should embrace as early as possible.

Dealing with the Counter Offer

Recruiters hate it when their candidate gets a counter offer so what are the best ways to deal with it? How do you prepare your client for the possibility of counter offers? What are the best strategies to negotiate with the candidate who gets one?

Reference Checks as a Business Development Tool

Find out how thoroughly you should check candidate references, and learn about the benefits of using background checks to grow your business. We will also cover some of the obstacles that you may run into while doing background checks and how technology can help overcome that. Expect to hear some practices that you may want to avoid during this process.

The Immigration Question

In this episode, we will cover the hot button topic of immigration – specifically as it relates to the technology industry. We will focus on the ramifications of sponsoring work visas, like H1Bs, for companies, the impact of recent policy changes, and the broader question of what is the optimal model for getting skilled technologists into the country without reducing opportunities for Americans.

Taking the Job Order: Uncovering Hidden Secrets In the Job Description

We have seen numerous experienced recruiters slip up on the basics. So, in this episode, we will cover the must-dos and the not-to-dos when getting the requirement from the hiring manager. Specifically, we will focus on the steps that are important but often overlooked in the process. Expect to hear what must-haves in job descriptions really must-haves and if there wiggle room. Find out how the personality traits of candidates affect the hiring process.

Compensation Negotiations

We will cover the very controversial and pertinent issue of salary and compensation negotiations. In today’s session, we will talk about how to navigate this potentially tricky part of the hiring process. Learn ways to calculate compensation and how to handle a candidate with unrealistic expectations. Understand when to end the negotiation and how far should you be re-negotiating.

Preparing Your Candidates and Hiring Managers for Interviews

In this episode, we will cover the preparation of candidates and hiring managers for interviews. This is essentially the recruiter’s job from the point where the candidate has been vetted and an interview with the hiring manager has been set. So as a recruiter, how do you prep the candidate and the client for the interview?

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