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

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