Episode 37: With Meqa Smith, on the biggest mistakes businesses are making around their talent

E37 Meqa Smith

As the title suggests, this podcast is all about unearthing a new perspective on risk.

My guests are experts in their fields where they impact risk either directly or indirectly. My interviews aim to lift the lid on risk and rip it apart to give you a whole new perspective on it.

My name’s Lisa Sisson and I am founder of risk consultancy, Unearth. I’m also becoming known somewhat as a “Risk Rebel”.

At Unearth we believe that risk starts and ends with people. Equally, we believe that opportunity starts and ends with people. So if you’re not looking at risk with, through and by your people, then you are not only leaving your organisation exposed to risk, you are also not opening up the opportunities that a people-centred risk strategy will deliver.

In this captivating episode of ‘Unearth A New Perspective on Risk,’ host Lisa is joined by the dynamic Meqa Smith, Founder of the Unforgettable Agency. Meqa’s expertise lies in guiding business leaders through the transformative journey of understanding their talent acquisition strategies.

With a knack for delivering innovative recruitment and engagement solutions, Meqa specialises in helping businesses attract top-tier employees who not only possess the requisite skills but also resonate deeply with the company’s values and mission.

For seasoned listeners, Meqa’s return to the podcast will be a welcomed reunion, reminiscent of her insightful contributions in Episode 8 where she tackled the essence of reframing the recruitment process—a discussion that remains as relevant as ever.

Since her last appearance, Meqa has been at the forefront of championing a shift in mindset among leaders, advocating for a re-evaluation of how businesses approach talent acquisition and management.

In this not-to-be-missed episode, Lisa and Meqa delve into a plethora of thought-provoking topics, including:

  • The imperative paradigm shift demanded of modern business leaders.
  • The transformative impact of generative AI on various industries.
  • The timeless relevance of understanding human psychology in talent management.
  • The critical need to challenge conventional assumptions, including employee engagement strategies.
  • The risks associated with recruitment mismatches and the perils of adopting superficial tactics that may disillusion candidates.
  • The pivotal role of alignment in leadership (still often missed) and its profound impact on organisational success.
  • The significance of discerning a candidate’s ‘means goals’ and ‘end goals’ in fostering a harmonious workplace culture.
  • The compelling analogy of the “Nike Tax” and its implications for recruitment.
  • A recalibration of metrics for employee retention, urging a departure from outdated approaches.

This episode is a treasure trove of actionable insights and pragmatic advice, promising to revolutionise your perspective on talent acquisition and recruitment strategies. Whether you’re a board member, executive, leader, or recruiter, this conversation is essential listening for navigating the evolving landscape of talent management. Tune in and elevate your approach to talent acquisition today!

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