Episode 25

Embracing International Influences in Your Hiring Strategy

About this Episode

In this episode of Offer Accepted, host Shannon Ogborn speaks with Jeremy Lyons of RecOps Collective about the subtleties of recruiting operations. They discuss the critical role of cultural acknowledgement in recruitment processes and the challenges of creating effective strategies that respect diverse cultural values. Jeremy brings to light the challenges recruiters face in designing processes that are both efficient and inclusive.

The conversation also covers the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in recruitment. Jeremy highlights the importance of AI literacy, pointing out the potential biases that can arise when using AI tools. He emphasizes the necessity for recruitment professionals to understand and control these technologies to ensure they support rather than compromise recruitment efforts.

Throughout the episode, Shannon and Jeremy share insights that are crucial for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the evolving landscape of recruiting operations. Their exchange sheds light on the complexities of integrating technology with human-centric approaches to recruitment.


Recruiting Ops

This Episode's Guest

Jeremy Lyons

Co-founder @ RecOps Collective

Jeremy is an expert in the RecOps space, having worked for Wish and SGNL. He is also a Chief Editor at RecOps Roundup, the only weekly RecOps-specific newsletter.

Key Learnings

  1. Embracing Cultural Representation in Recruiting Operations - Jeremy emphasizes the need for recruitment processes to be culturally aware and inclusive. He discusses how a seemingly straightforward recruitment process can fail to capture diverse cultural values, leading to ineffective or biased outcomes. Jeremy points out that despite perfect execution, recruitment strategies can still fail if they do not consider the nuances of different candidates. This insight underscores the complexity of creating recruitment processes that are universally effective across different geographies.
  2. Navigating the Benefits and Biases of AI in Recruitment - During the conversation, Jeremy explores the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in enhancing recruiting operations. He warns of the inherent biases that may be introduced by AI systems, particularly those trained on flawed data. Jeremy stresses the importance of AI literacy among recruitment professionals to ensure that these tools are used judicially and effectively. This discussion highlights the dual-edged nature of AI in recruitment, capable of both streamlining processes and perpetuating biases.
  3. The Dynamic Nature of Recruitment Processes - Jeremy articulates the challenges associated with adapting recruitment processes in a constantly changing business environment. He points out that what works in one cultural or organizational context may not work in another, advocating for a flexible and responsive approach to recruitment. This insight highlights the need for continuous evaluation and adaptation of recruitment practices to meet the evolving needs of organizations and the diverse populations they serve. Jeremy's perspective reinforces the idea that effective recruitment is a dynamic process, requiring ongoing adjustment and innovation.

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.

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