Recruiting Unbound: The Power of Authenticity

In a recent interview series, IHR’s Natasha Preocanin sat down, virtually, with Duncan Miller, Cornerstone to discuss some of the main challenges talent acquisition teams are facing today and how the recent pandemic has forced new ways of thinking and accelerated a new way of recruiting.  Whilst the pandemic has exposed many weaknesses in recruiting, it has also given us the opportunity to recognise unpreparedness and fix the issues before they become an even bigger problem further down the line. But to do that we must be unbound. Being unbound is being released from the constraints of traditional thinking and embracing each and every change that comes our way.

The focus topic for this interview was to look at authenticity, and although it’s not a particularly new trend, it has been cast into a very bright spotlight over the last 9 months, exposing many organisations’ true colours: good and bad. What the impact will be for the organisations in the short, medium, and long-term is yet to be seen, but with the increase of social channels and review sites, there will be nowhere for companies to hide should they not have treated their employees in a human, authentic way.

What the recent crisIs has highlighted, is the true care and attentiveness a number of organisations and individuals have for their people and their candidates. One of the points highlighted in this interview were the considerations companies have taken to look after their employees and guide them through this tough time. But not only their employees, potential candidates too, and with unemployment figures rising, there are an increasing amount out there.

Check out the video for some of the key highlights or for the full interview, tune into our podcast.


Cornerstone connects the best people with great companies with our frictionless recruiting software helping to effectively discover, hire and onboard amazing talent.

Quickly find, match and onboard the right people to their perfect role using social recruitment tools, applicant tracking and simple to configure career sites.

Cornerstone has been helping organisations of all sizes and sectors engage their workforce and empower their people for over 20 years with our software that impacts every aspect of the employee experience, which ultimately translates into greater business results.

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