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Talent Acquisition Has Changed More Than People Realise With Mike Dowd

The talent acquisition landscape has undergone a significant transformation, and many professionals have yet to fully grasp the extent of these changes.

Traditional recruitment practices and roles have evolved dramatically, driven by factors such as digital transformation, changing workforce dynamics, and the ever-increasing competition for top talent.

In this rapidly evolving landscape, talent acquisition (TA) partners and recruiters find themselves navigating uncharted territories, where their responsibilities and skill sets have expanded beyond the conventional boundaries.

The lines between TA partners and agency recruiters have blurred, creating a need for collaborative efforts and a shared understanding of each other’s roles in the recruitment process.

We’re honored to have our guest Michael Dowd, VP of Global Talent Acquisition for Element Materials Technology. With over 25 years of experience, including leading global TA teams at major companies like Computer Associates and Nestle, Michael brings invaluable expertise. He has been responsible for over 50,000 hires and played crucial HR roles in significant M&A transactions.

With podcast host and Solutions Driven CEO, Gavin Speirs, Michael delves into:

  • The key shifts in responsibilities and skills needed for TA partners to thrive in today’s dynamic talent acquisition landscape, compared to 4-5 years ago.
  • How TA partners and agency recruiters can actively contribute to recruitment efforts and the secret sauce for successful collaboration in this evolving space.
  • The traits that define a successful external recruiting partner in today’s fast-paced world and how they can stand out in the crowd.
  • The factors organizations should consider when deciding to opt for external partners or compete with in-house TA teams.
  • The critical importance of sourcing skills for all levels of TA professionals in the age of digital transformation.
  • Michael’s biggest learning throughout his TA career and the advice he would share with other peers in the industry.

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