Dec 21, 2021
On today’s episode of Talk Talent To Me, we are joined by Taryn Sheldrake, SVP of Talent Acquisition over at PTC, to discuss the shifts over the past few years, as well as how to choose a company to work for as a talent leader, and the ins and outs of leading a TA team. In our conversation with Taryn, she shares how the industry has changed to finally have TA and HR at the leadership table, and the importance of ensuring each team member understands their role in the company-wide strategy. She fills us in on how to evaluate the maturity and needs of a prospective company, and what questions strategic talent leaders should be asking in the interview process to ensure they land in a company that will enable them to affect change in the ways they see fit. We learn about Taryn’s approach to upskilling and developing her team and why she genuinely wants her team members to succeed, no matter where they end up. Tune in for an episode jam packed with great advice and find out the best ways to challenge yourself and succeed in the long run!
Key Points From This Episode:
“To make something meaningful, I think you’ve got to personalize it. You’ve got to hit at the heartstrings, really understand your people, what they need, where they want to develop, and what they want to do, and try to help them get there regardless of what that outcome may be.” — Taryn Sheldrake [0:05:40]
“It's an amazing feeling to be able to come into a company and steer the ship in that different direction and go from that completely reactive talent strategy to a proactive one if you have the right mindset and chops to do it.” — Taryn Sheldrake [0:13:52]
“I challenge myself. I'm the person in the room that's always going to take the thing that nobody wants. I've always been that person.” — Taryn Sheldrake [0:29:10]
“Take some risks, and also take some time to own your own path.” — Taryn Sheldrake [0:31:36]
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