‘Elbows on the Table’ and Other Sure Signs of Talent Acquisition Maturity

Robin Erickson of Bersin by Deloitte has spent a good portion of her career and her research analyzing what the rest of us in talent acquisition do every day. When she joined me to record an interview (below) for my Big Fish in the Talent Pool podcast, we discussed all kinds of things, both personal and professional.  In addition to her unique upbringing and education, I was particularly interested in her work on the latest “High Impact Talent Acquisition” criteria and the categorization of corporate recruiting organizations into what Bersin considers to be four levels of TA maturity.  What the “recruiting geek” in you will also enjoy from my conversation with her …

  • what it means to “create a personalized talent journey”
  • AI, robots, and the future of employment
  • cultivating internal mobility
  • hiring for potential vs. skills
  • criticality of integrating talent acquisition and talent management

My favorite quote from our conversation: “Forget about TA having a seat at the table, it’s elbows on the table!” Love it!  It lasts 30 minutes, on iTunes or embedded below, and I promise you’ll come away smarter.

And if you enjoy this podcast, you will appreciate my upcoming session in Orlando in October with TA leaders Sylvette Sawyers of startup Opendoor, David Reed of Vail Resorts, and Tara Noonan Amaral, formerly with Fidelity.

Erin McDermott Peterson is a Partner and Global Talent Acquisition Consultant with PeopleResults. She previously led talent acquisition and RPO for some of the most successful organizations in the world including Accenture, Aon Hewitt, and Amazon. She translates her unique global experience to help her clients with their TA Strategy, employment branding, candidate experience, talent technologies, onboarding, and recruitment process outsourcing decisions.

Follow her on Twitter @ErinMcPeterson or connect via email at epeterson@people-results.com