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Talent recruitment has changed in today's world—PwC's Talent Acquisition and Onboarding leader explains in this week's Forecast 2021 episode.
In our Forecast 2021 podcast series, we’re focused on offering insights to help you better understand and manage some of the opportunities and challenges that your company might face—think policy, technology, and other big picture topics.
This week we focus on recruiting and retaining talent in today’s world. Rod Adams, PwC’s Talent Acquisition and Onboarding leader, sat down with host Heather Horn to discuss the current market and how companies will need to be agile as time goes on in order to attract and retain the best talent.
Topics include:
  • 1:10 - Recruiting today. Rod discusses what’s different when recruiting in the current environment and how organizations can respond to the evolving landscape.
  • 8:39 - Be authentic. Rod explains how to effectively recruit and retain talent while remaining true to your organization’s working model—whether fully remote, fully in person or a hybrid.
  • 19:43 - Diversity & inclusion. Companies want a diverse and inclusive environment. This requires ongoing focus during talent attraction and acquisition through retention and development. Rod discusses how diversity and inclusion efforts can help companies tap into key sources of competitive talent.
  • 28:45 - Well being. Rod and Heather discuss how to showcase your organization’s well-being initiatives and how to align them with trends in the workforce.
  • 35:20 - Looking to the future. Rod shares where he sees the conversation on talent acquisition is headed in the next few years.
Want to learn more? Read insights from PwC Workforce Transformation: The new virtual reality of recruiting, and Rod’s July 12, 2021 article published on, Building a diverse workforce starts with mentorship and sponsorship.
About our guest
Rod Adams is PwC’s Talent Acquisition and Onboarding leader across Mexico and the US, with a focus on talent management, workforce planning, organizational design, talent acquisition, performance management, employee relations, digital upskilling, and employment branding. He is passionate about building a diverse and inclusive workforce and leveraging digital tools and disruptive strategies to create authentic, long-lasting relationships with key talent.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With nearly 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
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