HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts

How to Make Online Hiring More Personal w/ Yves Boudreau, Alongside

December 16, 2021 The HR Gazette Season 1 Episode 375
HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts
How to Make Online Hiring More Personal w/ Yves Boudreau, Alongside
Show Notes

In this HRchat episode, we talk about talent attraction, onboarding and a big announcement in the Canadian recruitment tech space.

Bill's guest this time is Yves Boudreau, CEO of Alongside, an HR tech company working to improve the ways candidates and companies discover each other. He’s also CEO at the spin-off onboarding tech company AllOnboard HR.

Yves has a long history of successful entrepreneurship. He started his first company at the age of 19, a digital creative agency. He then worked in Business Development, helping local businesses start or expand their operations.

In 2014, Yves co-founded Alongside, the first Atlantic Canadian company to be accepted into 500 Startups in San Francisco. In 2017, Yves led the negotiations on Alongside’s first multi-million-dollar enterprise deal.

Yves and his team recently made the exciting move to buy one of Canada’s leading job boards, CareerBeacon.com. And we’re going to talk about the acquisition of CareerBeacon in today’s show.

Questions Include:

  • The CEO of ZipRecruiters said your ATS is one of the best he’s seen! In 90 seconds or less, introduce Alongside.
  • How can online recruiting be impersonal and off-putting to candidates if not done in the right ways? Conversely, what are the chances of success when online talent attraction is managed in ways that better connect the candidate with the employer brand?
  • You are also CEO of AllOnBoard HR. I understand that AllOnBoardwas originally going to be a feature within Alongside but your team felt the challenges of onboarding are so huge that you and you decided to create a new product. Tell me about AllOnBoard.
  • It was announced this week that Alongside has bought CareerBeacon. Why did Alongside decide to acquire one of Canada’s leading job boards? 
  • What are the plans for both companies? Can you share the roadmap for platform developments and growth in the Canadian market?


Enjoyed the conversation with Yves? Check out his recent appearance on the Recruitment Flex Podcast with our friends Serge and Shelly.



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