On this episode of HR Like a Boss we’re so excited to be joined by LaToya Smith, the Vice President, Talent Acquisition at Fifth Third Bank. Hear LaToya share her vast knowledge and experience in talent acquisition and recruiting, as well as explain how HR can change the negative narrative they’re given.
LaToya has been a valuable team member of Fifth Third Bank for 23 years. She is responsible for attracting, acquiring, and advancing top diverse talent through her leadership of a dynamic team of Talent Acquisition Consultants for the Bancorp.
LaToya is actively involved in the community with multiple organizations including EL Barrio Job Readiness Program, Dress for Success and Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) LaToya is a true philanthropist and is a founding member of a Giving Circle, “Our Hope, Our Future.” She has been recognized and earned numerous awards for professional development including Kaleidoscope Magazine’s Forty/Forty Club, Cleveland Bridge Builders, Women of Color Foundation’s Stephanie Tubbs Jones Courage Award, CSU LINK Distinguished Alumni, The Girl Scouts of N.E. Ohio Women of Distinction, NAACP Unsung Hero Community Award, the Ohio Diversity Council 2022 Woman of the Year and Crain’s 2022 HR Employee Advocacy, Public Award. Additionally, LaToya serves on many boards including The United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland, Bessie’s Angel’s, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing FSS, DNA Rising and Cuyahoga County Workforce.
LaToya has also served as a Volunteer Chair for a large traveling exhibit project called, “The Soul of Philanthropy.” She is member of Delta Sigma Theta and Eta Phi Beta Sororities. Additionally, she is an Intimacy/Life Coach and the Founder of Eros Heart, LLC. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University. She is a lifelong Clevelander along with her husband Brandon and their two children, Bryce and Brielle.
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HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz’s upcoming book, “HR Like a Boss.” If you’re ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with firstname.lastname@example.org.