Episode 9: The Tech Recruitment Show with John Burnet

Thursday, July 16, 202036 min

This week we're joined by John Burnet, Head of Recruitment, UK, ThoughtWorks.

An avid Man United Fan (much to our Co-Founder & CEO Mark's delight), John discusses what it's like to be working from home with four babies - two human and two pug - with a fifth on the way, and talks us through his personal journey from training to be a teacher to becoming a recruitment leader.

What's more, John chats through the notion of being a 'purebred' recruiter, why candidate experience should be the highest priority on your hiring to-do list and why hiring manager experience shouldn't be forgotten.

Talking through why ThoughtWorks is a feedback-led business, John and Mark explain why empowering people throughout the interview process is key to removing bias and creating a great hiring experience overall.

You can reach out to John here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-burnet
You can reach out to Mark here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mchaffey/

If you have any comments or queries, please email 'hello@hackajob.co' and we'll get back to you.

*Disclaimer* This episode was recording during the first few weeks of the UK's lockdown, hence the reference to the lack of football on our screens!

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