The gag is simple: One magic wand, one magic wish. What would you do to change the Talent Acquisition landscape to make it better? We were at HR Tech 2022 asking industry leaders about their opinions on this crazy industry and how to improve it.

Guest Julie Harding of Veritone, Inc. talks with William Tincup for her first ever podcast episode. She wants an easier way to facilitate transparency. Nervousness and expectations get in the way of honest dialogue. Let’s work on building relationships with candidates and make conversations feel a bit more natural.

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Julie Harding
SVP, People Veritone Follow

Announcer 1 (00:01):

You’re listening to the Recruiting Daily Podcast. We are recording from HR Tech in Vegas, thanks to our friends and partners at Jovio. We are talking to some of the best minds in HR and business and digging into the most pressing issues in the workplace so you don’t have to. Here’s your host, William Tincup.

William Tincup (00:19):

Ladies and gentleman, this William Tincup. And we are broadcasting live from Jovio’s Booth in Vegas at HR Tech. We have Julie on, and we are going to be asking her the same question we’ve asked a lot of people. Julie, would you please do us a favor and introduce yourself?

Julie Harding (00:33):

Sure will. Thanks for having me. So excited. My first podcast. Can you believe that? So here we go. Lots of pressure.

William Tincup (00:42):

Well, no pressure whatsoever.

Julie Harding (00:43):

Yeah. I’m Julie Harding. I’m the SVP of People at Veritone.

William Tincup (00:47):

Oh, cool.

Julie Harding (00:47):

In September of 2019, we also acquired PandoLogic. So…

William Tincup (00:51):

Yeah, of course.

Julie Harding (00:53):

AI tech on the human capital space, and also across many different industries as well.

William Tincup (00:59):

Very nice. So I’m going to hand you a magic wand.

Julie Harding (01:02):

Great. Ooh, I like this one.

William Tincup (01:05):

If you were to fix anything, talent sourcing, what would it be?

Julie Harding (01:10):

Yeah. It’s going to be an easier way to create transparency as part of the process.

William Tincup (01:15):

Oh, that’s nice.

Julie Harding (01:16):

So if you can tear down some of the barriers and nervousness of not really understanding true expectations, what companies do, what types of skills or abilities candidates have, we could just have a really honest, transparent dialogue. And that could be the foundation of relationship building as part of the talent acquisition process. I think you could have a much better relationship building long term with candidates, and also just have an ease of dialogue. It’s almost dating, right?

William Tincup (01:47):

Yeah. Yeah.

Julie Harding (01:47):

You can remove that nervousness and stay transparent.

William Tincup (01:50):

Like skip to the fifth date.

Julie Harding (01:51):

That’s right.

William Tincup (01:52):


Julie Harding (01:52):


William Tincup (01:53):

But what I love about that is that’s true for hiring managers, sourcers, recruiters, and candidates.

Julie Harding (01:59):

The full process. The full cycle.

William Tincup (02:00):

Oh that’s genius.

Julie Harding (02:01):

And everybody involved.

William Tincup (02:02):

I love it.

Julie Harding (02:03):


William Tincup (02:03):

Thank you so much for your time.

Julie Harding (02:04):

Thank you.

William Tincup (02:04):


Julie Harding (02:04):

Been a pleasure.

Speaker 4 (02:07):

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William Tincup

William is the President & Editor-at-Large of RecruitingDaily. At the intersection of HR and technology, he’s a writer, speaker, advisor, consultant, investor, storyteller & teacher. He's been writing about HR and Recruiting related issues for longer than he cares to disclose. William serves on the Board of Advisors / Board of Directors for 20+ HR technology startups. William is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.


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