Disruptive Leaders On-Demand Programme

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Series 2: Hiring and Onboarding

Episode 1 : Hiring the best talent

Hiring great people is probably the single most important thing you can do as a leader.

In this episode, we look at the new approaches to hiring that will not only help you find top talent but also help you improve the candidate experience.

What we’ll cover:

  • Before you hire
  • Shaking up selection
  • The candidate experience
  • Tech to help you 
Download the slides from this Episode.


  • Build a community of talent
  • Challenge traditional selection methods
  • Focus on the candidate experience
  • Use tech to do the hard work for you


Building your talent community

Reflect on some of the ways in which you can slowly start building your own talent community that will be ready to fill a role when the need arises.

For example, how could you encourage your employees to refer candidates, how can you build a better presence on your social media channels to connect with prospective talent while sharing stories about your people and culture, how can you engage on platforms like LinkedIn and Glassdoor or can you better manage relationships with talent that has left the organisation so they can boomerang back into a vacancy if needed?

You’ll find other reflection exercises that you can do individually or with a group of peers in the Programme workbook.

Looking for some conversation starters to use during an interview? Flip the card to see some suggestions.

1. What would a colleague say is the best thing about working with you?

2. What areas of the role do you feel less confident about and why?

3. Describe the management style that brings out the best in you?

4. What do/did you love most about your previous/current job?


Building talent communities

Building a talent community is a proactive approach to recruiting that can save you time, money and help improve your talent pool.

Great hiring managers

This short video looks at the top five things that hiring managers can do differently to help them make great hires.

10 ways to create an outstanding candidate experience

In this toolkit, we look at 10 ways in which you can create an outstanding candidate experience.

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