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Cameron Maylett | Photographed by MANICPROJECT

Cameron Maylett | HR Achievement Awards 2024

Cameron Maylett | Photographed by MANICPROJECT
Cameron Maylett | Photographed by MANICPROJECT

Director, Human Resources & Talent Acquisition | Blue Raven Solar


What is one piece of advice you could offer employers about talent acquisition and retention?

Approach your talent acquisition and retention the same way you do your customers. You spend time and money on customer acquisition, reviews, improving processes, cycle times and overall customer experience. The same principles apply to your people. You get out what you put in.

How would you like to see HR and talent acquisition progress?

I see progress through simplicity. Hot topics in people operations include leveraging AI, automation, complex benefits packages, unique but ineffective policies, etc. To progress, most organizations need to take a step back and understand their people and mission. First, take care of your people in a meaningful and substantial way; then worry about complex measures.

Savannah Beth Withers Taylor is the assistant editor of Utah Business and a graduate of the editing and publishing program at Brigham Young University. Beth has written content about travel, academics, and mental health for Stowaway magazine, BYU College of Humanities and United Way. She enjoys traveling, reading, eating, and mercilessly defeating loved ones in anything competitive.