Powered by Job.com, The Talent Tide is a podcast that dives into the most challenging topics in talent, from engagement and retention to diversity initiatives to the latest HR Tech. Each episode features discussions that will help business leaders navigate their jobs better, whether that’s hiring their next superstar, managing teams or leading entire companies.

Catch the waves regularly with our host Chris Nichols, the Vice President of Strategy and Integration at Job.com, and go deep with guests from across businesses.

Alison Kaizer

January 19, 2023

Episode 30: 2023 Labor Market Conditions

In this episode, Chris and Jay give a preview of the 2023 Labor Market with Jay Denton including topics such as:
Hiring outlook for 2023
Location and Industry Impacts
Women in the Workforce
Salary Transparency
Impacts of Inflation

Alison Kaizer

November 29, 2022

Episode 29: How to Become a Great Leader with Glynn Perry

In this episode, Chris discusses what it takes to be a great leader with Glynn Perry, Founder and Principal at JGP Leadership Advisors, LLC.  Glynn covers topics including servant Leadership, supporting women and minorities in leadership, what are the typical blind spots leaders have

Alison Kaizer

November 15, 2022

Episode 28: How Games Can Improve Interpersonal Skills with Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks

In this episode, Chris discusses the benefits of using games to develop interpersonal skills among employees and leaders with Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks.  Lauren is the Founder and CEO of tech startup KeepWOL. KeepWOL’s fun learning platform for teams enables employee engagement and retention insights using games.

Alison Kaizer

November 8, 2022

Episode 27: How Can “Being Human” Help With Talent Acquisition?

In this episode, Chris discusses how leaders can better their TA System by just being human with Gary Benedik. Gary is an old-school head-hunter evolving into a digital transformation geek, which made him the perfect guest for this week’s show.

Alison Kaizer

October 18, 2022

Episode 26: How Can Technology Optimize the Hiring Process?  with Prem Kumar

In this episode, Chris discusses the benefits of using AI in the hiring process.  Prem Kumar the CEO and Co-founder of Humanly was the perfect guest!

Alison Kaizer

October 11, 2022

Episode 25: How to Have a More Effective TA System with Steve O’Brien

In this episode, Chris discusses how to have a more effective TA system with Steve O’Brien.  They discuss talent attraction strategies including phone screens, diversity, compensation, and many more!

Alison Kaizer

October 4, 2022

Episode 24:  Who is Job.com with Arran Stewart

In this episode, Chris and Arran go into detail about who is Job.com.  Listeners will find out Job.com mission and vision for the future, details of how the company came to be, and more information about it’s co-founder, Arran Stewart.

Arran Stewart is the Co-founder and CVO of Job.com.

Alison Kaizer

September 27, 2022

Episode 23:  How Can Companies Find the Right Talent with Steven Rothberg

In this episode, Chris talks to Steven Rothberg, Founder and CVO at College Recruiter, Inc, about how companies can find the right candidates for the job.  Chris and Steven discuss topics such as programmatic job ad buying, pay-per-click and other pay-for-performance pricing models, and high volume hiring.

Alison Kaizer

May 31, 2022

Episode 22:  Staffing in the Auto Industry:  A Major Issue moderated by Chris Nichols

Join Chris as he discusses the issues surrounding Staffing in the Auto Industry with a panel of individuals from diverse backgrounds:

Molly Cantalini
Recruiting Manager, Manufacturing and Sourcing, General Motors

Brian Wilson
VP Midwest, US Automotive leader, Microsoft

Tuyen Tran
Head of Recruiting, Product and Engineering Operations, Waymo

David Stanislaw
Founder and Principal of Stanislaw Consulting, LLC

Alison Kaizer

March 29, 2022

Episode 21:  What does it take to become a great leader? with David Stanislaw

In this episode, Chris and David discuss all the qualities that a great leader should possess.  Topics include:  conflict resolution, organizational health, and leadership and employee dynamics.

David Stanislaw is the founder and principal of Stanislaw Consulting, LLC, in Birmingham, Michigan. Stanislaw Consulting exists to elevate the workplace experience by enhancing organizational health.

David creates real, lasting solutions that result in a more harmonious work environment by uncovering the root causes and solving the people problems that hamper an organization. He resolves workplace conflict, provides executive coaching, and facilitates succession planning. He facilitates difficult conversations.  By resolving high-level personnel issues, David enables organizations to get on track to meet their business goals and objectives.  He is committed to helping his clients experience a rewarding journey from hope to clarity and long-lasting change.  His goal: enhancing organizational health.

In addition to degrees from Wayne State University, David has completed post-graduate training in human development as well as in individual and group dynamics. He has been certified in the use of sophisticated validated assessment tools.  His 30+ years of professional experience include his career as a psychotherapist and business consultant, as well as founding and operating two outpatient psychotherapy clinics.  Forever seeking knowledge, he is a student of neuroscience, and a passionate implementer of Emotional Intelligence.

Alison Kaizer

March 22, 2022

Episode 20: How to Manage Your TA Team Efficiently with Alison Kaizer

In this episode Chris speaks with Alison Kaizer about managing a talent acquisition team efficiently.  Alison is the Head of Talent for Lunchbox.io, which made her the perfect guest for today’s show.  They discuss topics such as building a talent team, tech stack for talent, and scalable processes in hiring.

Alison’s Bio:
My name is Alison Kaizer, and I am proud to lead Talent at Lunchbox, one of the fastest growing foodtech start-ups in the industry. Lunchbox is focused on providing next-gen digital ordering that helps restaurants drive better guest engagement and stronger sales. The company was founded by immigrant restaurateurs with backgrounds in marketing, operations and technology. The teams are built around diverse backgrounds, and we’re keeping it that way. Before this, I led Talent Acquisition at Ritual.co as we expanded across the globe. Ritual is a tech company that makes a smartphone app which provides instant access to a complete assortment of everyday coffee and food items from local spots – at the push of a button. Ritual has grown to 50+ cities across North America, Europe, Hong Kong and Australia, and raised over $120 million in venture funding. I began my foray into Talent as an Engagement Manager at Boost Agents, a recruitment firm servicing the Digital, Marketing, Creative and Communications industries. I was recognized for my ability to develop strong, lasting candidate relationships and to “career matchmake,” finding the right fit for both client and candidate, for companies from start-ups to major agencies.

Danny Nelms

November 9, 2021

Episode 19:  How to Train and Develop Great Leaders with Bill Fagan

In this episode, Chris talks with Bill Fagan about the process of spotting and training leaders.  They discuss topics surrounding the importance of great leadership and encouraging leadership opportunities within the company.

As The Aspire Group’s first employee, Bill started the first Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) at Georgia Tech in 2009. Bill has risen to the position of CEO at Aspire where he has overseen the hiring of over 1200 employees.  He currently oversees all 37 FRMC’s across the USA. Generating over $1B in new and incremental partner revenues serving iconic sports properties such as the NFL, LA Chargers, Leicester City FC, San Francisco Giants and the University of Kansas. Prior to joining Aspire, Bill was a Sales Manager with the Charlotte Bobcats (NBA) and was the ‘NBA Rookie of the Year in Sales’ with the Phoenix Suns. In between NBA stops, he spent a year in the Canadian Hockey League with the Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL) as their Director of Sales & Service. Bill cut his teeth in the sport industry with the Orange Bowl Committee and the Miami Dolphins (NFL).  Bill currently serves as a founding member of the University of Miami’s Sport Industry Leadership Council (SILC) and on the Board for the Emory University Marketing Analytics Center (MAC). Bill was named to SportsBusiness Journal’s “Forty Under 40” Class of 2017.  Bill earned his BA in Business Administration from the University of Miami.  completed his MBA studies at Emory’s Goizueta Business School and was recognized to Poets & QuantsBest and Brightest” across the top 20 Executive MBA Programs in the United States.

Danny Nelms

November 2, 2021

Episode 18:  The Turnover Tsunami with Danny Nelms

As President at The Work Institute, co-author of the bestseller Employer Engagement: the Fresh and Dissenting Voice on the Employment Relationship, and a sought-after public speakerDanny Nelms is an agent of change, a thought leader, and an expert in helping companies forge new directions that improve business results.

His insight into human capital dynamics of organizations based on sound data-driven research uniquely positions Nelms to provide valuable recommendations for the challenges that organizations face and allows him to provide companies with the tools they need to successfully manage organizational improvement.

Nelms received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Massey School at Belmont University.

Jessie Tinsley

October 26, 2021

Episode 17:  The Power of Influence Marketing with Jason Falls

Jason Falls solves problems. Most of the time they have to do with digital marketing for Cornett, a full-service advertising agency based in Lexington, Ky., named the Southeast’s Small Agency of the Year by Ad Age in 2021. There he leads digital strategy and hosts two marketing podcasts (Digging Deeper and Winfluence). His work has touched a number of major brands and has been recognized with several national and many regional awards including a 2020 Shorty Award for his influencer marketing work. His third book, Winfluence: Reframing Influencer Marketing to Ignite Your Brand, was published in February 2021 from Entrepreneur Press.

Jessie Tinsley

October 19, 2021

Episode 16: The Changing Work Environment with Trung Tran

Trung Tran has spent his career in silicon valley working for companies such as HP and Intel. He worked on the development of 72 products worth $2.2B in revenue. His interest in AI stems from his work at DARPA on next generation Ai systems and algorithms. He remains passionate to the idea that AI should help people reason better and not replace them.

Jessie Tinsley

July 20, 2021

Episode 15: Stewart Gott, Behind the Scenes of Background Checks

Stewart Gott is a National Account Executive for Data Facts based out of Nashville, TN. He previously spent 6 years in the staffing industry. He is a graduate of Lipscomb University where he received his degrees in Marketing and Management. Growing up and starting his career in the Nashville area, Stewart has become an expert on best practices in surrounding FCRA compliance, pre-employment screening, & ongoing monitoring. 

Jessie Tinsley

July 15, 2021

Episode 14: Brian Forrester, The Importance of Video Content in Recruiting

Mr. Forrester is a subject matter expert on philanthropy, healthcare and higher education. In addition to serving as Chief Executive Officer for multiple venture-backed startups, Mr. Forrester has provided leadership to Oregon’s innovation ecosystem as President of the Young Entrepreneurs Society, a program acquired by the Oregon Entrepreneur’s Network (OEN).
As a result of his work Mr. Forrester has been profiled in the Oregonian, GeekWire, Portland Tribune, YahooNews, Portland Mercury, DigitalTrends, Oregon Business Magazine, interviewed by TechCrunch and featured several times on the cover of the Portland Business Journal. He is a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum, has guest lectured at over a dozen universities including Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Washington and University of Sydney. Mr. Forrester graduated cum laude from Portland State University and was celebrated as one of Portland’s “40 Under 40” in 2020.

Jessie Tinsley

July 6, 2021

Episode 13: Stan Phelps- Investing in Your Employees

Stan Phelps is an author, keynote speaker, and workshop facilitator. He cut his teeth with companies like adidas & the PGA Tour and is now a featured Forbes Columnist.  He works with organizations that want to increase loyalty, sales, and word-of-mouth through brand, customer, and employee experience. His in-person and virtual programs stand out in a sea of sameness because he models his own message of differentiated experience (DX).   

Jessie Tinsley

June 30, 2021

Episode 12: Jesse Tinsley, CEO of Job MobZ

In this episode, Chris will be discussing technical recruiting and recruitment trends with Jesse Tinsley. Jesse is the CEO at Job Mobz and the host of The People Podcast. Jesse is a serial entrepreneur who got his start in tech at the age of 15. In 2012, he dropped out of college to found Job Mobz, a Recruiting and Staffing firm that provides on demand Recruiting for technology companies. He’s a regular contributor to Forbes and SourceCon. Additionally he hosts The People Podcast where he interviews HR and Recruiting leaders as well as HR Tech Founders on the latest trends in the industry. Jesse has a passion for delivering world class talent to start ups and fortune 500 companies alike.

Christie Berger

April 6, 2021

Episode 11: Christie Berger, Executive Leadership Coach, Part Two

This week, we’re sharing Part Two of our episode with the host of Leading ForwardChristie Berger, in which we touch on leadership growth and management from both the company and employee perspectives.

Christie has worked with numerous Fortune 500 organizations and across multiple industry segments. Additionally, Christie’s Fusion program is a year-long cohort for female leaders to grow and expand through a blend of group coaching, private speakers and community networking.

Christie Berger

March 30, 2021

Episode 10: Christie Berger, Executive Leadership Coach, Part One

This week, the host of Leading ForwardChristie Berger, joins us for Part One of a two-part episode where we touch on leadership growth and management from both the company and employee perspectives.

Christie has worked with numerous Fortune 500 organizations and across multiple industry segments. Additionally, Christie’s Fusion program is a year-long cohort for female leaders to grow and expand through a blend of group coaching, private speakers and community networking.

Chris Nichols

March 23, 2021

Episode 9: Nate Guggia, Co-Founder of Before You Apply

In this week’s episode, Chris talks with Nate Guggia, co-founder of Before You Apply – a content platform and creative studio that specializes in helping companies give candidates an insider’s look at their teams and culture. Based in the Bay Area, Before You Apply has special expertise creating content for highly technical audiences in extremely competitive markets that help companies and talent teams hire fast. Nate has a history of working with HR tech organizations like Work Bubble and Hire Club.
Chris Nichols

March 16, 2021

Episode 8: Chris Nichols Feat. On HRO Today’s Educational Podcast

This week, we’re sharing a special episode in which Chris talks with Debbie Bolla, VP and Editorial Director of HRO Today Magazine, as a guest on her educational podcast. 
As healthcare leaders face burnout from clinical staff, Chris dives deep into how healthcare companies can retain and recruit more effectively in a post COIVD-19 world.
Joy Johnson-Carruthers

March 9, 2021

Episode 7: Joy Johnson-Carruthers – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant

Joy Johnson-Carruthers is a Master Trainer, Workforce Development Leader and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion advocate with over twenty years of experience developing high performing teams across the United States and abroad. Most recently named Diversity and Inclusion Professional of the Year, Joy is a Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management board member and serves as the director of Diversity and Inclusion and the winner of the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion award and the 2020 Leadership Award.

Ray Culver

March 1, 2021

Episode 6: Ray Culver, SVP and Head of Growth at TalentNow

Ray Culver is a staffing industry veteran and Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) with 26 years of experience in sales, sales strategy and sales leadership. Serving as the Senior Vice President and Global Head of Growth at TalentNow, a contingent workforce solutions company, Culver oversees the go-to-market sales and growth strategy, assists in developing the product roadmap and helps create and drive TalentNow’s vision. Prior to joining TalentNow, Culver held leadership roles with Scout Exchange, Randstad NA and ManpowerGroup NA, where he was instrumental in creating, and leading, national and global MSP Sales Channels. Ray is involved with multiple non-profit organizations throughout Southern California and serves as a strategic advisor with several startups throughout the US.


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