4. Establishing essential hiring criteria with Jo McCatty

The skills crisis comes about because everyone is trying to hire the same thing at the same time.
— Jo McCatty

Jo McCatty is a recruitment leader with expertise across different sectors serving the UK, EU and APAC markets. Her key interest is driving success and delivery of outcomes through people, technology and change/transformation (aka ambiguity).

Jo also has an interest in working on Complex People Projects , and she is passionate about Candidate Attraction , Engagement & Management, Acquisition as well as Coaching. Currently working onsite with ANZ in their NICHE Sourcing squad, Jo is working to attract engineering talent into the business during an exciting time of change in the world of Technology.

During this episode, Jo will share how to overcome the top challenges when hiring staff in cybersecurity including ways to build and grow your team. Learn the role diversity plays in your hiring and sourcing plans. Find out how leaders and employees should harness the power of mentorship for long term success.

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Time Stamps:

  • 00:28 - Jo’s background and introduction

  • 03:09 - Overcoming the top challenges when hiring staff in cybersecurity

  • 04:52 - Taking recruitment on as a project

  • 05:52 - Transferring skills from other industry sectors

  • 05:59 - What recruiters can do to fill cyber-security roles

  • 08:13 - Setting the candidate up for success

  • 08:55 - Do industries experience a skills gap?

  • 09:20 - “The skills crisis comes about because everyone is trying to hire the same thing at the same time.” - Jo McCatty

  • 10:07 - The role diversity plays in your hiring and sourcing plans

  • 12:11 - Reaching success + the power of mentorships

  • 13:33 - “I have a coach for life because you can always step up, level up, and improve.” - Jo McCatty

  • 15:10 - Internal coaching and mentoring services

  • 15:58 - The fact and fiction of the recruitment industry + building a team

  • 18:18 - "Looking at the team dynamic and making sure you're hiring to complement it." -Jo McCatty

  • 18:41 - “Huge consideration is looking at development areas and strengths for every individual you’re bringing into the business verse what already exist in the business.” - Jo McCatty

  • 20:27 - Advice to your younger and less experienced self

  • 20:39 - "[Don't] rush with the haste of the business to hire the talent". - Jo McCatty