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On the Talent Acquisition Leaders Podcast, your host Ryan Dull of SageMark HR interviews today’s industry leaders in talent acquisition to discuss challenges, best practices, and what the future holds.

If you are working in talent acquisition and have always wanted to sit down with your peers at other companies and pick their brain, this show is the next best thing.

Topics for the show will include: recruiting, talent acquisition, recruiting technology, HR tech, and recruiting innovation..

Join us each week as we bring you a new talent acquisition interview and extract their expertise.

Talent Acquisition Leaders Podcast - Recruiting, Staffing, Human Resources Ryan Dull

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

On the Talent Acquisition Leaders Podcast, your host Ryan Dull of SageMark HR interviews today’s industry leaders in talent acquisition to discuss challenges, best practices, and what the future holds.

If you are working in talent acquisition and have always wanted to sit down with your peers at other companies and pick their brain, this show is the next best thing.

Topics for the show will include: recruiting, talent acquisition, recruiting technology, HR tech, and recruiting innovation..

Join us each week as we bring you a new talent acquisition interview and extract their expertise.

    Driving Business Growth Through Talent Insights with Sara Nathanson of Aritzia

    Driving Business Growth Through Talent Insights with Sara Nathanson of Aritzia

    On this episode, host Ryan Dull welcomes Sara Nathanson, Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Aritzia. Sara talks about her journey through the ranks of Aritzia, her talent strategies and the hurdles and triumphs that have marked her career.



    Key Takeaways:



    (02:33) Sara’s transition from part-time work to leading TA at Aritzia.

    (05:18) The deliberate and methodical expansion strategy of Aritzia.

    (06:58) Initiatives to enhance operational efficiency within the TA process.

    (10:18) The approach to assessing talent fits within Aritzia’s unique culture and the emphasis on a human-centric assessment process.

    (12:11) Transitioning from a TA strategy to a broader talent strategy to support organizational goals.

    (16:54) The importance of retrospective analysis in TA to inform future strategies.

    (21:52) Embracing a business-focused mindset in TA, advocating for active involvement and strategic influence within the organization.



    Resources Mentioned:



    Sara Nathanson -

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/saranathanson/?originalSubdomain=ca

    Aritzia⁠ | LinkedIn -

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/aritzia/

    Aritzia | Website -

    https://www.aritzia.com/en/aritzia/corporate-hub/careers/careers-landing-page.html



    This episode is brought to you by Sagemark HR.

    Sagemark HR can help you:

    ✔ Improve your talent practices and make better, more informed people decisions.

    After 20+ years of experience leading Recruiting and Talent Acquisition across a wide variety of industries, I've seen enough hires (over 100,000 to date) to know that hiring decisions truly can make or break an organization.

    ✔ Identify opportunities to not only improve your talent practices, but also delivering tangible business results.

    We understand every organization is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all magic solution. So we listen first and identify the gaps and sticking points in your current process before ever recommending a solution.

    ✔ Bridge the gap from “traditional” to modern recruiting, without the painful learning curve.



    We believe recruiting, talent, and HR technology is a deep well of untapped business potential, and our mission is to help you identify and implement those hiring tools in a way that works for you.



    If you’re interested in learning more, you can reach me at:

    www.sagemarkhr.com

    ✉ ryan.dull@sagemarkhr.com





    #Talent #Recruiters #Recruiting #HRTech

    • 25 min
    Inside BNSF Railway's TA Transformation with Kelly Jimenez

    Inside BNSF Railway's TA Transformation with Kelly Jimenez

    On this episode, host Ryan Dull is joined by Kelly Jimenez, Director Talent Acquisition of BNSF Railway.  Kelly shares insights into the transformative journey of talent acquisition at BNSF, emphasizing the integration of technology and strategic data analysis to enhance recruitment outcomes.



    Key Takeaways:



    (02:21) Kelly's unexpected entry into the TA field.

    (03:10) The significance of adapting recruitment strategies to technological advancements.

    (05:38) The role of BNSF Railway as a major employer in Fort Worth and its impact on Kelly's career.

    (12:28) Challenges and strategies in hiring for a large, unionized workforce.

    (19:17) The targeted approach in college recruitment to maximize ROI.

    (21:40) Success in filling a significant portion of BNSF's college recruitment plan ahead of schedule.

    (22:24) Ongoing challenges and future initiatives in TA within small market towns.



    Resources Mentioned:




    Kelly Jimenez -
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyjimenez/

    BNSF Railway -
    https://www.bnsf.com/







    This episode is brought to you by Sagemark HR.





    Sagemark HR can help you:



    ✔ Improve your talent practices and make better, more informed people decisions.

    After 20+ years of experience leading Recruiting and Talent Acquisition across a wide variety of industries, I've seen enough hires (over 100,000 to date) to know that hiring decisions truly can make or break an organization.



    ✔ Identify opportunities to not only improve your talent practices but also delivering tangible business results.

    We understand every organization is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all magic solution. So we listen first and identify the gaps and sticking points in your current process before ever recommending a solution.



    ✔ Bridge the gap from “traditional” to modern recruiting, without the painful learning curve.

    We believe recruiting, talent, and HR technology is a deep well of untapped business potential, and our mission is to help you identify and implement those hiring tools in a way that works for you.







    If you’re interested in learning more, you can reach me at:

    www.sagemarkhr.com

    ✉ ryan.dull@sagemarkhr.com







    #Talent #Recruiters #Recruiting #HRTech

    • 27 min
    Creating Value in TA Through Strategic Tech Implementation with Tony Lioi of BAYADA Home Health Care

    Creating Value in TA Through Strategic Tech Implementation with Tony Lioi of BAYADA Home Health Care

    On this episode, host Ryan Dull sits down with Tony Lioi, Director of TA Technology at BAYADA Home Health Care, to discuss the intricacies of aligning talent acquisition technology with business strategy and the importance of strong IT partnerships. Tony shares insights from his extensive experience in the field, offering valuable advice for those navigating the world of talent acquisition technology.



    Key Takeaways:



    (02:25) Tony’s background and journey to TA.(09:43) Building a consultative partnership within your team is crucial for evolving from mere problem-solvers to strategic advisors. 

    (10:16) The challenge of integrating legacy internal technology with new third-party vendors in healthcare and the importance of effective system integration. 

    (11:36) Allowing business practices some latitude in technology selection necessitates careful integration with core systems to avoid operational disruptions. 

    (13:37) Aligning technology initiatives with the overall TA strategy and being close to the end customer are key to successful implementation. (17:16) Understanding customer needs and asking the right questions during technology demos ensures that the chosen solutions truly meet those needs.

    (21:12) Strong partnerships with IT are vital for integrating diverse tools and ensuring data flows effectively across systems.



    Resources Mentioned:




    Tony Lioi -
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonylioi/

    Bayada Home Healthcare -
    https://www.bayada.com/





    This episode is brought to you by Sagemark HR.





    Sagemark HR can help you:



    ✔ Improve your talent practices and make better, more informed people decisions.

    After 20+ years of experience leading Recruiting and Talent Acquisition across a wide variety of industries, I've seen enough hires (over 100,000 to date) to know that hiring decisions truly can make or break an organization.



    ✔ Identify opportunities to not only improve your talent practices, but also delivering tangible business results.

    We understand every organization is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all magic solution. So we listen first and identify the gaps and sticking points in your current process before ever recommending a solution.



    ✔ Bridge the gap from “traditional” to modern recruiting, without the painful learning curve.

    We believe recruiting, talent, and HR technology is a deep well of untapped business potential, and our mission is to help you identify and implement those hiring tools in a way that works for you.



    If you’re interested in learning more, you can reach me at:

    www.sagemarkhr.com

    ✉ ryan.dull@sagemarkhr.com







    #Talent #Recruiters #Recruiting #HRTech

    • 24 min
    Creating Value in TA Operations with Jessica Manucy of TruGreen

    Creating Value in TA Operations with Jessica Manucy of TruGreen

    On this episode, host Ryan Dull sits down with Jessica Manucy, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at TruGreen. They delve into Jessica's extensive experience in talent acquisition, highlighting her journey from staffing light industrial roles to leading national recruitment efforts.



    Key Takeaways:



    (02:34) Jessica’s transition from staffing to a strategic role in talent acquisition.

    (03:26) The impact of Jessica's experience at a previous company on her career direction.

    (04:19) How TruGreen's mission aligns with Jessica's expertise in recruitment.

    (06:03) TruGreen's hiring scale and the seasonal nature of its recruitment.

    (07:05) Overhauling the recruitment process for efficiency and effectiveness.

    (10:08) Achieving staffing goals with improved strategies and reduced costs.

    (17:35) Communicating the shift from basic recruiting to a comprehensive TA strategy.

    (18:41) Empowering the TA team to drive strategic changes and enhance employer branding.

    (22:06) Advice for TA professionals on creating value and maintaining visibility within their organizations.




    Jessica Manucy - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-manucy-phr-gphr-ba390a8/
    TruGreen - https://www.linkedin.com/company/trugreen/





    This episode is brought to you by Sagemark HR.



    Sagemark HR can help you:



    ✔ Improve your talent practices and make better, more informed people decisions.

    After 20+ years of experience leading Recruiting and Talent Acquisition across a wide variety of industries, I've seen enough hires (over 100,000 to date) to know that hiring decisions truly can make or break an organization.



    ✔ Identify opportunities to not only improve your talent practices, but also delivering tangible business results.

    We understand every organization is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all magic solution. So we listen first and identify the gaps and sticking points in your current process before ever recommending a solution.



    ✔ Bridge the gap from “traditional” to modern recruiting, without the painful learning curve.

    We believe recruiting, talent, and HR technology is a deep well of untapped business potential, and our mission is to help you identify and implement those hiring tools in a way that works for you.



    If you’re interested in learning more, you can reach me at:



    www.sagemarkhr.com

    ✉ ryan.dull@sagemarkhr.com







    #Talent #Recruiters #Recruiting #HRTech

    • 25 min
    Strategies for Modern Healthcare Recruiting with Susan Burke of PeaceHealth

    Strategies for Modern Healthcare Recruiting with Susan Burke of PeaceHealth

    On this episode, Ryan Dull sits down with Susan Burke, Vice President of Talent Acquisition at PeaceHealth, to discuss the intricacies and challenges of TA in the healthcare sector.



    Key Takeaways:



    (02:16) Susan’s journey into talent acquisition, from a receptionist to a recruiter.

    (04:56) An overview of PeaceHealth: its size, scope and the responsibilities of the TA team.

    (06:58) Addressing challenges in reducing expenses and reorganizing the team to break down silos.

    (08:09) Strategies employed to reduce reliance on travel nurses, which significantly impact cost savings.

    (09:11) The importance of setting realistic recruitment goals and revising them for practicality.

    (11:06) Implementing diverse recruitment strategies, including international hiring and gig worker solutions.

    (15:38) Future-focused initiatives beyond 2024, shifting strategies beyond nursing recruitment.

    (17:54) Launching a DEI strategy within TA and focusing on team engagement improvement.



    Resources Mentioned:


    Susan Burke - https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanlburke/
    PeaceHealth - https://www.peacehealth.org/







    This episode is brought to you by Sagemark HR.





    Sagemark HR can help you:



    ✔ Improve your talent practices and make better, more informed people decisions.

    After 20+ years of experience leading Recruiting and Talent Acquisition across a wide variety of industries, I've seen enough hires (over 100,000 to date) to know that hiring decisions truly can make or break an organization.



    ✔ Identify opportunities to not only improve your talent practices, but also delivering tangible business results.

    We understand every organization is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all magic solution. So we listen first and identify the gaps and sticking points in your current process before ever recommending a solution.



    ✔ Bridge the gap from “traditional” to modern recruiting, without the painful learning curve.

    We believe recruiting, talent, and HR technology is a deep well of untapped business potential, and our mission is to help you identify and implement those hiring tools in a way that works for you.





    If you’re interested in learning more, you can reach me at:

    www.sagemarkhr.com

    ✉ ryan.dull@sagemarkhr.com







    #Talent #Recruiters #Recruiting #HRTech

    • 25 min
    Crafting Effective TA Processes with Terri Lawless of Stop & Shop

    Crafting Effective TA Processes with Terri Lawless of Stop & Shop

    In this episode, host Ryan Dull is joined by Terri Lawless, Head of Talent Acquisition at  Stop & Shop. They discuss Terri’s journey in the talent acquisition space, highlighting her experiences from various sectors and her passion for recruiting.



    Key Takeaways:



    (02:14) Terri’s initial foray into talent acquisition and her evolution in the field.

    (03:07) Terri explains her innovative approach to recruitment process management.

    (04:23) The shift to Stop & Shop and focusing on community-based hiring.

    (06:01) Navigating the staffing challenges during the pandemic.

    (07:53) Evolving the TA function and focusing on corporate and leadership roles.

    (11:04) Launching EVP and diversity initiatives at Stop & Shop.

    (13:44) Analyzing candidate experience and journey for improvement.

    (15:47) Future focus on candidate experience and internal process optimization.

    (17:53) Advice TA professionals can follow on basics, networking and education.





    Resources Mentioned:



    Stop & Shop - https://stopandshop.com/






    This episode is brought to you by Sagemark HR.





    Sagemark HR can help you:



    ✔ Improve your talent practices and make better, more informed people decisions.

    After 20+ years of experience leading Recruiting and Talent Acquisition across a wide variety of industries, I've seen enough hires (over 100,000 to date) to know that hiring decisions truly can make or break an organization.



    ✔ Identify opportunities to not only improve your talent practices, but also delivering tangible business results.

    We understand every organization is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all magic solution. So we listen first and identify the gaps and sticking points in your current process before ever recommending a solution.



    ✔ Bridge the gap from “traditional” to modern recruiting, without the painful learning curve.

    We believe recruiting, talent, and HR technology is a deep well of untapped business potential, and our mission is to help you identify and implement those hiring tools in a way that works for you.



    If you’re interested in learning more, you can reach me at:



    www.sagemarkhr.com

    ✉ ryan.dull@sagemarkhr.com





    #Talent #Recruiters #Recruiting #HRTech

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

AhmedRGF ,

Best podcast in HR

The quality of content in every episode is unmatched, every guest is a leader in the space and the insights shared are insanely valuable. Highly recommend!

auth14 ,

Great Listen!

One of my favorite listens. Always great to hear Ryan interview TA leaders and hear what they have to say. If you’re looking for TA strategy insights into some of the best leaders, give it a listen!

Emily Wares ,

Realistic

Absolutely love this podcast for TA. This provides such a realistic pov at what TA leaders are managing day in and day out. Ryan Dull is a great interviewer and enables the guests to speak opening about their successes and challenges. I love the tips most guest give from their POV.

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