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The Start Smart Podcast

All the TA Facts You Need to Know

The Facts


In a talent market that is more competitive and less understood than any other time in history, it’s the facts that matter.  And, Start Smart is the podcast that delivers the facts – the latest research and data – on the key issues and opportunities facing Talent Acquisition & Human Resource professionals.

There are lots of HR and recruiting podcasts that focus on interviews and commentary.  There’s only one podcast that’s totally devoted to talent acquisition research and data:  Start Smart.

Start Smart is a biweekly podcast hosted by TAtech.  Where you stand on the meaning and importance of facts often depends on where you sit, so the podcast will examine the facts from two important perspectives:

The Employer’s Perspective

Shelia Gray SHRM-SCP, CCWP, COP, MBA is the Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition at Quadient

The Solution Provider’s Perspective

Peter Weddle is the CEO of TAtech and the author or editor of over two dozen business books


The podcast explores the most important topics in talent acquisition today by introducing and discussing the latest research findings on those topics from key business, professional and academic institutions.  The reports are selected based on their originality and potential contribution to the advancement of recruitment and no sponsorship fee has been paid for their inclusion on the program.   That makes Start Smart a uniquely dependable resource for both corporate and industry thought leaders.

  • If you’re a Talent Acquisition or Human Resource professional, Start Smart will give you the up-to-the-minute information you need to develop and execute an effective recruiting program.
  • If you’re a talent technology solution provider, Start Smart will make sure you know what’s working, what’s not and what’s needed to advance employers’ recruiting success.

So, don’t miss a single episode!  You’ll find the podcasts here and at Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, and Spotify.