The New Talent Code

The New Talent Code

The New Talent Code with Ligia Zamora & Jason Cerrato is a podcast with practical insights for empowering change agents in HR. We’re bringing you the best thought leaders and practitioners to share stories about how they are designing the workforce of the future, transforming processes, rethinking old constructs, and leveraging cutting-edge technology to solve today's pressing talent issues. It’s what we call the new talent code.


January 24, 2023 30 mins

As an HR professional, do you understand the direction of your business? Do you understand whether your organization has the skills and capabilities to move in that direction?

“These are fundamental questions that, without the appropriate knowledge, data, and intelligence to have that dialogue, the boardroom becomes a very anxious situation for a CHRO.”

In this must-listen episode, Darren Burton, former CHRO ...

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Since inception, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has focused on preventing and remedying unlawful employment discrimination and advancing equal opportunity for all in the workplace.

When it comes to AI, existing legal mechanisms also apply. Commissioner Keith Sonderling of the EEOC warns that the public should know that government agencies lack the requisite knowledge to regulate AI effec...

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Talent leaders shouldn’t worry about AI harming equal employment opportunities. In fact, they should know that the right AI only enhances it.

Craig Leen, former Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) at the U.S. Department of Labor, is a proponent of using AI in hiring, especially when finding equal opportunities for all workers.

Join Ligia Zamora and Jason Cerrato as they sit ...

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Like the transformation from paper maps to modern-day GPS, the world of talent management needs a faster, reliable, more intelligent way to map out upskilling and learning opportunities for people.

Steve Hunt, Ph.D., Chief Expert, Technology and Work at SAP, profoundly understands how technology transforms work. He joins The New Talent Code to discuss the intersection of psychology, work technology, and business...

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According to Josh Bersin, the time to implement a strategy backed by talent intelligence is now.

As one of the world’s top HR industry analysts and advisers, Bersin is leading the Global Workforce Intelligence (GWI) Project. Powered by Eightfold AI, GWI is a first-of-its-kind, innovative, large-scale initiative designed to help HR leaders better understand major workforce trends to shape their companies for the ...

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"You need digital transformation to survive. It's not about technology. It's about fundamentally changing what a company is doing."

Hicham Zahr has a digital transformation background working for McKinsey, Oracle, and Gartner before joining Eightfold AI. Recently named one of 2022’s Top 100 HR Tech Influencers by HR Executive Magazine, Zahr has taken his lifelong passion for picking up new skills to transfor...

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The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest employer in the world, with about 3 million people working across all services. With a budget of $753 billion and operations in more than 4,800 sites in 160 nations worldwide, it’s tough to imagine how challenging recruiting and talent management must be for such a large organization.

Craig Robbins is a Senior VP of Talent at Prositions, a human capital solutions...

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Rachelle Snook, the Global Talent Director from WD-40 — yes, that ubiquitous garage staple that can seemingly do everything — is a fan and proponent of breaking down silos and building people up to create a more agile workforce.

WD-40 has been all hands on deck for a while now, tapping into employee insights from around the world, especially in critical times like handling supply chains during the pand...

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Mary Faulkner, principal at IA-HR, joins The New Talent Code to discuss the questions every HR leader should be asking as they gear up for a business transformation.

As a talent strategist and problem solver, Faulkner has extensive experience helping organizations optimize their HR practices to take a more future-forward approach. She specializes in change management and teaching people how to transform their orga...

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There are still too many barriers when it comes to hiring and advancing women in technical roles. Fortunately, those obstacles are being overcome with the help of people like Alaina Percival, co-founder and CEO of the nonprofit Women Who Code.

In the latest episode of The New Talent Code, hosts Ligia Zamora and Jason Cerrato revisit a conversation with Percival from Eightfold's Cultivate event. In this talk, Per...

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Josh Bellis joins Ligia and Jason on The New Talent Code to share how and why he found his specialization as a diversity and inclusion practitioner and which processes, systems, and mindsets organizations need in order for their diversity programs to actually be successful.

He shares how his unique experience with a variety of organizations has shaped his approach to DEI, and he dives into the practical advice o...

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Alexandra Levit joins Ligia and Jason on The New Talent Code to share her five pillars of career durability, and how companies can help employees visualize their career paths.

From an emphasis on applied technology skills to deciding which skills employees should really focus on in their upskilling and reskilling efforts, Alexandra shares practical insights for anyone reshaping their mindsets towards work and no...

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Welcome to The New Talent Code! In this first episode, Ligia Zamora and Jason Cerrato kick off the show to share how they have cultivated a passion for the talent space as well as what makes them qualified to speak to an audience on how to crack the new talent code alongside their guests. Jason dives into his non-linear career path - from recruiter to HR leader at United Technologies to Gartner analyst to vendor...
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