#WorkTrends Recap: Talent Strategy Alignment

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Talent Strategy

Talent acquisition is a key part of HR that needs to be aligned with overall business goals to achieve success. HR needs to be in the c-suite and have a seat at the table for talent acquisition to be a viable and well-supported aspect of an overall business strategy for all brands.

On this week’s #WorkTrends show, host Meghan M. Biro was joined by principal of Black Box Consulting Andy Rice. They discussed the critical importance of why talent acquisition and business strategies, for any brand, must be aligned to create a productive culture that will support and sustain brands in the present and for the future.

Andy shared practical advice about the importance of gaining and spreading understanding about the different parts of HR.

Here are a few other key points that Andy shared:

  • Recruiting is the action. Talent acquisition is the strategy.
  • Talent Management is a mindset, not a set of technology tools
  • Metrics and data remove the mystery from the talent equation

Did you miss the show? You can listen to the #WorkTrends podcast on our BlogTalk Radio channel here:  http://bit.ly/2nqqSKp

You can also check out the highlights of the conversation from our Storify here:

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Meghan M. Biro

Meghan M. Biro

Meghan M. Biro is a globally recognized Talent Management and HR Tech brand strategist, analyst, digital catalyst, author and speaker. As founder and CEO of TalentCulture, she has worked with hundreds of companies, from early-stage ventures to global brands like Microsoft, IBM and Google, helping them recruit and empower stellar talent. Meghan has been a guest on numerous radio shows and online forums, and has been a featured speaker at global conferences. She is a regular contributor at Forbes, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and several other media outlets. Meghan regularly serves on advisory boards for leading HR and technology brands. Meghan has been voted one of the Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers in 2015 by StatSocial and Forbes, Top 50 Most Valuable Social Media Influencers by General Sentiment, Top 100 on Twitter Business, Leadership, and Tech by Huffington Post, and Top 25 HR Trendsetters by HR Examiner.

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