Turning people, recruiting and employment into a competitive advantage.

About the show

Pick First

On the Pivot to First podcast, we cover leadership, talent acquisition strategy, and recruiting technology from a business leadership point of view. Ideal for CEOs, CFOs, and talent acquisition professionals. Each episode features an industry thought leader or a play you can use so you can pivot to first in the race for talent. https://zurl.co/3I9A


  • Episode 8: The Secret Sauce to Employee Retention and Productivity with Traci Chernoff

    May 12th, 2022  |  31 mins 34 secs

    In this Pivot2First episode, Mike and Traci Chernoff consider the secret sauce to employee retention and productivity, and how to optimize the recruitment process by bringing people, technology, and businesses together. They also cover why peer interviewing is a great idea, the four pillars of employee engagement, and the interaction between AI-powered and human-powered HR.

  • Episode 7: Speed Wins in Recruiting, Every Time with Kyle Roed

    May 5th, 2022  |  37 mins 37 secs
    candidate flow, recruiting strategies, talent acquisition

    Speed Wins in Recruiting, and when it comes down to it, not all HR professionals recruit at the necessary speed. Mike Seidle and Kyle Roed discuss recruiting strategies CEOs can bring back to their team to get ahead in the competition for talent. 

  • Episode 6: James Whitelock on Rethinking Recruiting Marketing

    April 25th, 2022  |  27 mins 5 secs
    marketing, recruiting

    After the Great Resignation, employers have to rethink their recruiting marketing strategies. More than ever before, candidates are looking for companies that align with their values and lifestyles. Thus, employers are incentivized to build and maintain a good reputation through reviews on websites such as Glassdoor and Indeed. This poses the risk of hyper-focusing on appearances instead of spending time developing positive interactions with potential and current employees.

  • Episode 5: Jon Dwoskin on Always Recruiting as an Organizational Plan

    April 18th, 2022  |  25 mins 27 secs
    always be recruiting, employee retention, fix recruiting, succession planning

    Mike and Jon Dwoskin talk about what it means to “Always Be Recruiting” (ABR), and why Succession planning for more than the CEO and employee retention are key to solving companies’ hiring problems.

  • Episode 4: Ton Dobbe on Creating and Growing a Successful SaaS Company

    April 14th, 2022  |  35 mins 6 secs

    As CTO at PivotCX, Mike Seidle gets to work with some of the most brilliant people in the industry with one goal: turning hiring into a competitive advantage. On this emission, Mike and Ton Dobbe speak about how companies can create sustained growth and success.

  • Episode 3: Jo Dodds on the 4 Enablers of Employee Engagement Success

    April 12th, 2022  |  24 mins 29 secs
    business, employee engagement, employee success, jo dobbs, recruiting

    Mike chats with Jo Dodds, host of the podcast Engage for Success and a leader of the employee engagement movement.

  • Episode 2: Rosey on What the C Suite Needs to Know about Recruiting in 2022

    April 11th, 2022  |  30 mins 21 secs
    candidate flow, employee engagement, fix candidate flow, fix recruiting

    In this episode of Pivot to First, Rosey Nathan and Mike explore what makes a happy workforce, tips for recruiting challenges in 2022, and much more.

  • Episode 1: Spotlight Interview with Alex Murphy, CEO of Jobsync

    March 25th, 2022  |  57 mins 58 secs
    hr, jobsync, pivotcx, recruiting, talent

    In this podcast episode, Mike interviews JobSync’s CEO, Alex Murphy as they delve into a few of Alex’s recruiting secrets to improve hiring success.