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How Does Verizon Create “Connective Tissue” Within HR? With Ash Walvoord

Listen as host Sultan Saidov speaks to Ashley Walvoord, Head of Talent Management at Verizon, about her career so far, the HR team and strategy at Verizon, and the challenges she has faced – and overcome – when rolling out employee-focused initiatives.  

Sultan and Ash talked all things internal mobility, employee engagement, and AI in HR…  as well as how her team at Verizon constitutes a “Swiss army knife” for the company’s talent needs. 

In this episode, learn more about: 

  • How Industrial-Organizational (I.O.) Psychology can be applied to HR 
  • The importance of a holistic approach to talent management
  • Why a Job Architecture is a crucial foundation for talent transformation
  • How to integrate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) in talent processes, and make a positive impact on talent pools

“Our goal is not to have the most perfect Job Architecture to brag about, but rather to have the Job Architecture that unlocks possibilities and opens the door for all sorts of downstream opportunities and benefits.” – Ash Walvoord

The Talent Blueprint podcast is for business and HR leaders who want to build talent-first, skills-based organizations. In each episode, Beamery co-founder Sultan Saidov chats with an industry expert who shares their insights and experience around using talent to create a competitive business advantage.

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About the Author

Sultan Murad Saidov is Co-Founder and President of Beamery. Sultan is a frequent speaker on AI, the Future of Work, and Talent Transformation, was listed in the Forbes 30 under 30 list, and is the host of the Talent Blueprint podcast.

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