Talent Leaders – Iman Lamrani

November 8, 2023

Iman Lamrani brings over a decade of expertise in talent acquisition to the table.

She is the visionary behind Eximium Talent, a company dedicated to tailoring people strategies and designing personalized recruitment blueprints for fast-growing technology start-ups and scale-ups across Belgium, the UK, and Europe. Iman forges close partnerships with businesses to truly understand their operations and their distinctive cultural identity. Serving as a fractional Head of Talent and people, she possesses the unique ability to identify the perfect talent for your tech start-up and construct a high-achieving team primed to thrive in the most challenging global markets.

What do you think is the key to being successful as a Talent leader in the current business environment?

Success in talent leadership requires a diverse skill set. Adaptability, strategic alignment, data-driven decisions, and employee development are essential in a constantly evolving business world. Promoting diversity, efficient recruitment, and performance management are key to productivity, while leadership development and compliance maintain long-term success. Technology, communication, and problem-solving are vital for staying competitive and resilient.

As a Talent leader, what is your key advice for managing your teams and people?

Effective team management creates a positive work environment and impacts organisational performance. The way you could achieve this is by adopting the following methodologies:

  • Leading by example to foster professionalism and trust
  • Clear communication to reduce misunderstandings, and set expectations to align efforts
  • Empower and recognise employees to motivate them, and offer growth opportunities to ensure their development
  • Maintain adaptability, conflict resolution, empathy, and inclusivity to promote well-being
  • Ensure accountability and feedback to support continuous improvement.

How has the role of a recruiter changed and what new skills do you think they need to possess and develop?

Recruiters must acquire new skills to harness technological advancements effectively, adapt to evolving markets, and meet changing candidate expectations.

Key skills I would advise them to focus on include technology proficiency, data-driven decision-making, social media utilisation for effective candidate attraction, employer branding to enhance the organisation’s reputation, prioritising a positive candidate experience, fostering inclusivity and diversity, honing soft skills for improved candidate assessment, ensuring cultural fit, developing engaging content, mastering virtual interviewing techniques for remote hiring, staying aware of compliance requirements, effectively solving challenges, and adapting to changing dynamics and remote hiring trends.

Embracing these skills enables recruiters to excel in a dynamic and tech-driven recruitment landscape.

What do you think is the biggest challenge and biggest opportunity facing Talent and Recruitment?

Talent shortages pose challenges in finding the right skills. Opportunities to combat that lie in technology integration, diversity initiatives, and remote work. Data-driven decisions improve efficiency, and agile recruitment strategies adapt to changing conditions. Sustainability and continuous learning align with evolving work requirements, promoting company values.

What is the next stage of transformation for Talent Acquisition and Recruitment?

The next stage of transformation is driven by the need for efficiency and adaptability. AI and automation save time. Data-driven decisions improve strategy. Candidate experience and remote recruitment adapt to changing dynamics. Diversity and global talent access foster innovation. Upskilling prepares for evolving roles. Sustainable and data-driven recruiting align with values. Virtual reality and augmented reality offer accurate job previews. Blockchain verification protects against fraud. Predictive assessments improve hiring. Talent marketplaces offer new sourcing channels, and performance management ensures seamless transitions.

Staying ahead in the talent acquisition and recruitment field requires a proactive approach to the transformative changes on the horizon. Embracing these emerging trends and tools is not merely an option but a strategic imperative to attract, nurture, and retain top talent in a dynamic and competitive job market.

How do you think external staffing solutions will partner and work with companies as we move forward?

Companies partner with external staffing solutions for agility, cost-efficiency, and expertise. These partnerships are essential in ensuring that companies remain adaptable and competitive in the ever-evolving world of talent and recruitment.

  • Specialised talent acquisition fills skill gaps
  • Flexible workforce expansion adapts to demand
  • Compliance expertise mitigates risks
  • Scalable talent pipelines provide pre-screened candidates
  • Diversity sourcing supports inclusion

Would you like to share any other opinions or thoughts about Talent acquisition and recruitment or the wider business world?

Talent is a critical asset, and effective talent management is essential for success. In the dynamic and ever-evolving business landscape, it’s not just about finding and recruiting the right people; it’s about nurturing, developing, and retaining them to drive the organization forward. Adaptability, technology integration, diversity, and inclusion are the cornerstones of a resilient and competitive workforce. Navigating these challenges and opportunities ensures that organizations remain agile, adaptable, and capable of responding to shifting workforce dynamics, ultimately driving long-term success in a rapidly changing world. In this context, talent management is not just an HR function; it’s a strategic imperative that can set the course for an organisation’s future.’s Talent Leader Series seeks to share the view of leaders in the Talent space.

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