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Emily Rushton | Photographed by MANICPROJECT

Emily Rushton | HR Achievement Awards 2024

Emily Rushton | Photographed by MANICPROJECT
Emily Rushton | Photographed by MANICPROJECT

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

Foster genuine connections, emphasizing cultural alignment. Ensure that the best person for a job isn’t just the best interviewee but someone who will truly thrive in that role and contribute to the organization’s mission.

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

Rank enthusiasm and culture alignment with higher marks throughout the candidate selection process.

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.