September 24, 2020
by Melanie Reed
What a treat! My friend and colleague Joel joined me a few days after our first conversation to continue talking all things recruitment. Joel is the Founder and Managing Director of Arbutus Search Group and a recruitment and selection expert.
In this episode, Joel explains the benefits of working with a recruitment agency and what he believes are the most important elements of a successful search effort. What he says may just surprise you. Joel and I also discuss the key ways you can increase the diversity of your applicant pool and the possible ways to pursue a career in recruitment.
Joel and I are both firm believers in the power of awareness to reduce biases in the recruitment and selection process. I talk about the Harvard Implicit Bias test in this episode as I encourage all my students to take one or more of these tests to understand where they might have biases. You may want to check it out even if you don't work in recruitment or hire employees now.
I sincerely hope you enjoy this conversation with Joel as much as I enjoyed talking with him.
In case you missed our first chat, you can listen to it here and learn more about Joel in the show summary.
If you want more information about Arbutus Search or you want to connect with Joel about possible future opportunities you can find him at firstname.lastname@example.org or through LinkedIn @Joel Peterson.
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