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Jana Johnson Taylor | Photographed by MANICPROJECT

Jana Johnson Taylor | HR Achievement Awards 2024

Jana Johnson Taylor | Photographed by MANICPROJECT
Jana Johnson Taylor | Photographed by MANICPROJECT

Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition | Lucid Software

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

Prioritize creating a positive and inclusive company culture. Creating an environment where employees feel valued, respected and supported not only attracts top talent but also helps individuals feel valued at a personal level, leading to higher retention and performance. Invest in initiatives that promote professional development, offer opportunities for growth and provide a healthy work/life balance. 

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

I’m excited to see how HR departments can better leverage technologies like artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to streamline recruitment processes and identify top talent more efficiently. We can already see a heightened focus on enhancing the candidate experience through personalized engagement strategies and innovative recruitment marketing techniques — all of which require more agile, data-driven talent acquisition teams.

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.