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1: On Scaling Strategic Recruiting with Technology, with Victor Gaines, SVP Talent Acquisition at Aveanna Healthcare

February 23rd, 2021

In this episode, Victor Gaines, SVP Talent Acquisition at Aveanna Healthcare sits down with us to share his journey in the talent acquisition space and his perspective on the state of TA today, as well as where it’s headed.

Victor describes his career path through companies like Cigna, McKesson, and Comcast, and how he ended up at a startup doing $1.7 billion in revenue and growing fast. He leverages his experience to help recruiting teams scale up, exploring the ways that automation can lighten the load of administrative work so talent acquisition professionals can bring added value to the business.

Every industry experienced a different set of challenges through COVID-19, but healthcare took center stage. Victor talks about leading his team to meet the unprecedented hiring demand in a growing organization, crediting process improvements and disruptive technology for contributing to their success.

Victor wraps the episode with his perspective on the future of talent acquisition, how COVID-19 will shape the future of work, and why continuing technological advancement will keep the recruiting industry on its toes. Closing with sage advice to earlier-career TA professionals, he says, “Embrace your superpower. You’re hired as a team leader for a reason. So lean in and be the experts.”

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Aveanna Healthcare

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