Welcome to the Forage Early Inside Talent podcast! This is a podcast for ambitious and progressive talent professionals who want to learn from the innovators and renegades in the talent business.
Join Yaz, your host on this journey of discovery as she meets with leaders from some of the biggest and best organizations around the globe who are on the bleeding edge of early talent, campus recruiting, university partnerships, and diversity and inclusion programs. No subject is out of bounds. Yaz will be exploring the ins and outs of talent attraction, learning and development, people in talent management, as well as fostering social responsibility and diverse workplaces, and what the future of talent looks like.
In this first episode, Yaz is joined by Jennifer Jones Newbill, the Director of University Recruitment at Dell Technologies. She leads Dell’s university recruitment team for North America, focusing on the strategy and execution of various university programs and hiring initiatives across North America. She is incredibly passionate about driving equality forward in the workplace and on Dell’s mission to increase diversity in their global workforce.
Jennifer shares about her interesting and inspiring career thus far, what makes her so excited about university recruiting and the early talent space, her hopes for the future of early talent acquisition, the commitment Dell is making to make more diverse hires and her insight on what could be changed in the early talent acquisition or recruiting space to improve it now (and going forward). Don’t miss out on Jennifer’s lessons, takeaways, insights, and career highlights.
[:05] About Forage Early Inside Talent podcast.
[:57] Yaz welcomes her first guest, Jennifer Newbill, to the podcast!
[1:03] About Jennifer’s current role and responsibilities at Dell Technologies.
[2:39] How Jennifer first got started in the world of recruiting, HR, and talent acquisition.
[5:52] Jennifer shares about her transition into university recruiting and the early talent space, what initially interested her in making this transition, and what gets her excited about the space.
[9:33] Jennifer shares some early career highlights and successes she is proud of.
[16:30] What Jennifer is hoping to achieve with early talent and university recruiting in her current role, and the commitments they are making to improve diverse hiring at Dell.
[22:07] Why companies need to make a large, long-term commitment to equitable hiring.
[23:58] Yaz emphasizes the importance of companies working together with universities and other institutions to improve diversity in early talent hiring.
[24:33] Jennifer addresses the impact that technology has on hiring currently and how we will continue to see it impact hiring in the next 3-5 years.
[32:25] If Jennifer could change one thing about early talent acquisition or recruiting, what would she change and why?
[35:58] Yaz thanks Jennifer for joining the podcast!
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