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Mar 31, 2022

Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Talend, Lance Sapera, shares the work of transforming the data space for talent acquisition to streamline processes and make it easier for businesses to find the people they need.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Lance outlines the work Talend is involved in.
  • We learn about Lance’s professional journey.
  • Details about the talent department at Talend.
  • The approach Talend takes to talent acquisition. 
  • Lance clarifies what the “hiring manager plus one interview” is.
  • Importance of company culture for retaining employees.
  • Steps to start standardizing the talent acquisition process.
  • One tool that Lance thinks would be a game-changer.
  • The importance and frequency of updates on capacity.
  • Lance’s experience working with contract recruiters.
  • Whether contract recruiters are suitable for established teams.
  • How Lance ensures the talent department is respected.
  • Some advice for people thinking about working in talent acquisition.




“ The competitiveness of the market I think is probably what’s keeping everyone on at night now.” — @LSapP3C [0:02:44]


“I haven’t verified it but the rumor is that there are more recruiter jobs on LinkedIn now than there are developer roles. That’s how important hiring is across the globe.” — @LSapP3C [0:15:27]


“I think there is a real mix there and again, just like any team, the things you learn sometimes even unexpectedly from the mix of your team helps you move forward in a more effective way.” — @LSapP3C [0:20:51]


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:


Talk Talent to Me

Lance Sapera on LinkedIn

Lance Sapera on Twitter