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High-performing TA teams and world-class recruitment strategies are out there. This is your chance to find out how they do it all.

Offer Accepted is a podcast for the modern recruiter. In each episode, you’ll gain valuable insight into how processes are built by the best talent in talent, and how you can make that success your own.

Hosted By

Shannon Ogborn

RecOps Consultant & Community Lead @ Ashby

Shannon Ogborn is a Recruiting Ops expert with nearly ten years of experience at companies from Google to Hired Inc and more. She’s shining a spotlight onto what makes a recruiting strategy one of a kind.

Latest Episode

Episode 27 - Safeguarding Interviews from ChatGPT Misuse

Episode 27 - Safeguarding Interviews from ChatGPT Misuse

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn sits down with Aline Lerner, CEO/Founder of interviewing.io and Michael Mroczka, Software engineer. The conversation focuses on how to set up your technical interviewing process to reduce cheating and ChatGPT misuse.

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Earlier Episodes

Episode 26 - Taking your Sourcing Strategy Outside the "Office"

Episode 26 - Taking your Sourcing Strategy Outside the "Office"

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn sits down with Kristi Kennebrew, Talent Attraction at Get Me Hired Kristi. The conversation focuses on how to leverage conferences, and other IRL events in your sourcing strategy.

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Episode 25 - Embracing International Influences in Your Hiring Strategy

Episode 25 - Embracing International Influences in Your Hiring Strategy

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn sits down with Jeremy Lyons, Co-founder at RecOps Collective. The conversation focuses on how to leverage international influences to build an inclusive and effective hiring process.

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Episode 24 - Building Trust with Hiring Managers

Episode 24 - Building Trust with Hiring Managers

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn sits down with Maria Fernanda, Recruitment Manager at Brunel. The conversation focuses on how to build trust with seasoned hiring managers and new hiring managers alike.

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Episode 23 - Managing Objections to DEI Initiatives

Episode 23 - Managing Objections to DEI Initiatives

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn sits down with Ashley King, Founder + Chief Instructor @ DEI Labs. The conversation focuses on how to manage objections to your DEI initiatives and TA's role in creating systemic change.

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Episode 22 - Unlocking Recruiting Team Productivity

Episode 22 - Unlocking Recruiting Team Productivity

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn sits down with Anthony Holloway, Senior Manager of TA at Woebot Health. The conversation focuses on how to increase productivity amongst your recruiting team while reducing burnout.

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Episode 21 - Reimagining Recruiting as a Team Sport

Episode 21 - Reimagining Recruiting as a Team Sport

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn sits down with Deb Caulet, Founder of Aligned Collective. The conversation focuses on the RecOps model of Decentralized Autonomous Hiring (DAH) that Deb pioneered while at Blinkist.

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Episode 20 - Talent Sourcing as a Research Function

Episode 20 - Talent Sourcing as a Research Function

In this episode, we chat with Liz Smith, Talent @ Ashby about evolving your sourcing teams into a research function via concepts such as market mapping.

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Episode 19 - The Future of Talent: Embracing Fractional Recruiting

Episode 19 - The Future of Talent: Embracing Fractional Recruiting

In this episode, we chat with Natalie Stones, Founder & Chief Talent Leader @ Talent Refinery about the benefits fractional recruiting it has on business and recruiting strategy and the best ways to lean in to this new era of recruiting.

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Episode 18 - Internal Mobility's Positive Impact on Employee Experience

Episode 18 - Internal Mobility's Positive Impact on Employee Experience

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Dr. Kalifa Oliver, Ford's Director of People Analytics, sits down with host Shannon Ogborn to discuss the role a strong internal mobility program can play in employee experience.

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Episode 17 - Compensation Tactics to Empower Talent Team Performance

Episode 17 - Compensation Tactics to Empower Talent Team Performance

In this episode, we chat with Virgile Raingeard, CEO at Figures to discuss how compensation strategy and communication plays a crucial role in your team's success.

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Episode 16 - Boosting Offer Acceptance Rates with Active Listening Strategies

Episode 16 - Boosting Offer Acceptance Rates with Active Listening Strategies

In this episode, we chat with Reggie Williams, Head of Tech Talent at Bain Capital Ventures to discuss how active listening strategies can boost your offer acceptance rates.

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Episode 15 - Maximizing Recruiting Outcomes with Marginal Gains

Episode 15 - Maximizing Recruiting Outcomes with Marginal Gains

In this episode, we chat with Luke Eaton, Head of Talent Ops @ Welltech to discuss how to maximize your recruiting process with marginal gains.

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Episode 14 -  Candidate Experience as a Catalyst for Recruiting Success

Episode 14 - Candidate Experience as a Catalyst for Recruiting Success

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn sits down with Willem Wijnans, Ashby’s EMEA Sales Lead. Willem, a veteran in scaling companies and recruiting functions, shares his journey and insights into the world of talent acquisition, particularly around candidate experience.

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Episode 13 - How To Best Use (and Scale!) Recruiting Personnel and Tools

Episode 13 - How To Best Use (and Scale!) Recruiting Personnel and Tools

In this episode of Offer Accepted, host Shannon sits down with Marty Hauck, Founder of The People People Group. They start with the nitty-gritty of recruiting, discussing the importance of choosing the right tools and systems for your team. Marty emphasizes the need for autonomy and creativity in the process, advocating for a balance between individualized workflows and centralized tools.

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Episode 12 - A Recruiting Kickoff Process for a High-Performing Top of Funnel

Episode 12 - A Recruiting Kickoff Process for a High-Performing Top of Funnel

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Natan Fisher, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of SingleSprout, shares his unique perspective on the hiring process, emphasizing the importance of understanding what a job is not, and what failure looks like in a role. He believes that mismanaged expectations often lead to employee turnover, and that success should be clearly defined in terms of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and goals.

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Episode 11 - Establishing an Authentic Personal Brand as A Recruiting Professional

Episode 11 - Establishing an Authentic Personal Brand as A Recruiting Professional

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Jermaine Murray, the Founder of JupiterHR, returns to discuss establishing an authentic personal brand with host Shannon Ogborn. Known as “the Jobfather," Jermaine's mission is to increase the representation of black talent within the tech industry. JupiterHR offers a wide range of services, from career coaching and recruitment to HR advisory consultation.

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Episode 10 - The Compelling Business Case for Implementing Second Chance Hiring

Episode 10 - The Compelling Business Case for Implementing Second Chance Hiring

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn hosts Lyndsey Anderson and AJ Price from Literati. The conversation revolves around the power of second chances in the hiring process.

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Episode 9 - The Art, Science, and Importance of Structured Interviewing

Episode 9 - The Art, Science, and Importance of Structured Interviewing

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn sits down with Heather Doshay, a Partner at SignalFire. The conversation dives deep into the world of talent acquisition and management, focusing on the importance of structured interviews.

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Episode 8 - Attracting Amazing Candidates Through Unlocking External Transparency

Episode 8 - Attracting Amazing Candidates Through Unlocking External Transparency

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn hosts Adam Horne, the Co-Founder of Open Org. They start with the importance of both internal and external transparency in the workplace and how it builds employee trust and loyalty.

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Episode 7 - Where Increasing Internal Transparency and Accountability Can Lead to Recruiting Team Success

Episode 7 - Where Increasing Internal Transparency and Accountability Can Lead to Recruiting Team Success

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Leah Knobler, VP of People at Help Scout, shares her insights on the hiring process. She discusses the importance of continuous improvement in recruiting teams, drawing parallels with sales and marketing, where constant evaluation and refinement are the norms. Leah emphasizes the need for transparency and learning from successes and failures in the hiring process.

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Episode 6 - Harnessing the Power of External Partnerships to Increase Talent Pools

Episode 6 - Harnessing the Power of External Partnerships to Increase Talent Pools

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn sits down with Jermaine Murray, the Jobfather and founder of Jupiter HR. Murray's firm is a powerhouse in the HR world, offering career coaching, recruitment services, and HR advisory consultation. The mission? To boost the representation of black talent within the tech industry.

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Episode 5 - Prioritizing Online Channels as a Cornerstone to your Organization's Success

Episode 5 - Prioritizing Online Channels as a Cornerstone to your Organization's Success

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn hosts Jim Miller, VP of People and Talent at Ashby. Jim shares his unique approach to hiring, emphasizing the importance of understanding the business case for open roles.

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Episode 4 - How a Strategic Point Person in RecOps (Early) Elevates your Organization

Episode 4 - How a Strategic Point Person in RecOps (Early) Elevates your Organization

In this episode of Offer Accepted, your host Shannon Ogborn sits down with Max Butler, Head of Talent Operations at CaptivateIQ, to discuss the benefits of hiring a Recruiting Operations person early in your company’s life.

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Episode 3 - Why Neuro-inclusive Hiring Is Crucial, and How to Excel at It

Episode 3 - Why Neuro-inclusive Hiring Is Crucial, and How to Excel at It

Inspired by her brother's neuro-divergence, Jhillika Kumar, CEO and Founder of Mentra, is on a mission to encourage neuro-inclusivity in the workplace. She and Shannon discuss ways to develop more neuro-inclusive hiring practices and how to create workplace accessibility for all.

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Episode 2 - Taking Recruiting Functions From Service Providers to Trusted Advisors

Episode 2 - Taking Recruiting Functions From Service Providers to Trusted Advisors

In this episode of the Offer Accepted podcast, our host Shannon Ogborn welcomes Adam Ward, the partner and founder of Growth by Design Talent. They discuss why recruiting should have a seat at the table, the difference between service providers and trusted advisors, and why recruiting is a top-line goal.

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Episode 1 - Creating Powerful Recruiting Workflows You Can Repeat Every Time

Episode 1 - Creating Powerful Recruiting Workflows You Can Repeat Every Time

What separates an excellent hiring strategy from one that’s just ok? Join Shannon as she sits down with Benji Encz, co-founder of all-in-one hiring software Ashby, as they discuss hiring excellence and what it means for your recruiting strategy. This episode aims to give you a practical mental model for applying hiring excellence in your team.

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