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Ep 589: Talent Acquisition As A Competitive Advantage


As the debates about the future of talent acquisition rumble on, it’s important to focus intensely on the critical value effective hiring brings to the organization. Talent remains a key differentiator that drives competitive advantage for a company, and this will be even more true in the future.

My guest this week is Simon Taylor, Head of Organization Effectiveness at Gap Inc., who has authored a forthcoming book called “Build Smart: A Blueprint for Building a High-Performing Organization.” Simon has a TA background and, in the book, outlines just how critical hiring is for companies. In our conversation, he shares his insights into what makes great hiring and its role in high-performing organizations.

In the interview, we discuss:

• Common talent issues companies are facing.

• How important is recruiting in 2024?

• Competitive advantage from high-quality talent acquisition

• The long-term impact of bad hiring

• What makes a great hire

• The importance of potential

• Upskilling hiring managers and changing their mindset

• How to get buy-in across the organization

• Leveraging data to illustrate opportunities

• Why AI will be huge for talent acquisition

Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts.

A full transcript will appear here shortly.

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