Episode 22

Unlocking Recruiting Team Productivity

About this Episode

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn dives into the world of talent acquisition with Anthony Holloway, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition at Woebot Health. They discuss the evolving landscape of hiring and the strategies that make Woebot Health stand out in hiring best practices, and this includes recruiting team productivity. Anthony shares his insights on the importance of culture fit, communication, and the role of technology in modern recruiting.

The conversation highlights the challenges of remote work and maintaining productivity. Anthony shares practical tips on keeping teams motivated and connected, underscoring the critical role of leadership in fostering a positive and productive work environment. 

Anthony offers valuable advice on how organizations can improve their hiring processes, emphasizing the significance of transparency and alignment with company values. He highlights how Woebot Health's approach to recruitment reflects its commitment to innovation and excellence in the health tech sector.

Topics

Productivity

This Episode's Guest

Anthony Holloway

Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition @ Woebot Health

Since 2016, Anthony has coached over a thousand job seekers, helping them secure and negotiate their dream jobs. Now, Anthony has worked his way up the internal recruiting ladder and is Senior Manager of TA at Woebot Health.

Key Learnings

  1. Aligned Vision: The Key to Successful Talent Acquisition - Anthony underscores the crucial need for recruiters and their managers to be on the same page regarding goals and expectations. He explains that the issue often lies not with the goals themselves but with the timelines set to achieve them. By advocating for a clear, communicated, and repetitive approach to setting expectations, Anthony highlights how this clarity can significantly improve team dynamics and performance. This insight emphasizes the power of transparency and the positive impact of effectively communicated expectations on the recruitment process.
  2. Tackling Inefficient Communication in Remote Settings -The shift to remote work has spotlighted the challenges of inefficient communication between recruiters, hiring managers, and interview teams. Anthony shares his experience and strategies for improving this aspect, emphasizing empathy, understanding workload, and using direct communication tools like Loom. He proposes practical solutions such as the "one minute praise and redirect" technique to foster better engagement and clarity, thereby enhancing productivity and making the recruitment process more human-centric.
  3. The Art of Context Switching and Setting Boundaries - Anthony delves into the common challenge of context switching for recruiters, highlighting how it can lead to burnout and decreased productivity. He advocates for structured days—focus days, buffer days, and free days—drawing from productivity strategies like those discussed in Dan Sullivan's "The Self-Managing Company." This approach not only helps in managing work more efficiently but also underscores the importance of recovery and rest in maintaining high performance, likening it to the discipline of high-performance athletes.

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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