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17 Insights from the 2018 Talent Acquisition Conference
“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.”

Lawrence Bossidy, executive emeritus at GE and Honeywell

Bigger Fish: Acquiring Agile, High-Potential Talent for Business Impact

In this era of tight labor markets and low unemployment, diversity and retention remain major challenges for the talent function. Digital technology enhances the talent process, but even the best analytics and tools need to be managed. Savvy recruiters are looking for talent in new places and in new ways. They are paying more attention to process and aligning their talent tools for maximum effect. And they are looking hard at opportunity hires—workers who might not have gotten a second chance at employment before the talent shortage, but who are now proving their worth.

When 94 practitioners and experts met to talk about talent acquisition, we took notes. Here are highlights:

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