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Recruiting Strategy

074: Trending Topics – What Does “Finding Bigfoot” Really Mean? ft. Lex Winship

March 7, 2024

sam kuenhle
lex winship

Loxo recently launched a “Finding Bigfoot” campaign — in which we used the elusive characters of Bigfoot and an alien to represent hard-to-find candidates.

In this episode, Sam and Lex break that concept down a bit by discussing the realities of hiring today. They explore the concept of a Bigfoot candidate and the importance of understanding the skills and expectations required for a role — while also highlighting the difficulties in finding and attracting top talent.

The episode emphasizes the need for recruiters to adopt a role as talent advisors and strategic partners to hiring teams — so they can align talent acquisition efforts with leadership priorities. The conversation also explores the value of thinking creatively in hiring and considering skills that transfer across industries.

Enjoy this episode? We encourage you to check out our other Trending Topics episodes, which do deep-dives on a (you guessed it!) trending topic just like this one.



00:00 – Podcast Intro
01:19 – Exploring Transferable Skills and Hiring Realities
04:40 – Hunting Bigfoot: The Quest for Rare Talent in Hiring
08:55 – Beyond Technical: The Importance of Soft Skills in Hiring
12:57 – The State of Talent Acquisition
18:29 – Empowering Recruiters as Partners in Success
25:53 – Aligning Recruitment with Organizational Priorities
31:00 – Maximizing Quality Candidates through Approaches
33:48 – Creative Placement Strategies for Transferable Skills
42:30 – Final Thoughts and Farewell

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