HR and Talent Acquisition Trends
Talent acquisition is quickly becoming a unique profession from Human Resources, perhaps even distinct from the practice of general recruitment. Talent acquisition personnel are usually skilled not only in sourcing tactics, candidate assessment, and compliance, and hiring standards but also in employment branding practices, company culture development, and corporate hiring initiatives.
Talent acquisition as a function has become closely aligned with marketing and PR as well as Human Resources. As global organizations need to recruit globally with diverse needs and requirements, effective recruiting requires a well-thought-out corporate messaging around hiring and talent development. Talent acquisition professionals often craft the unique company message around the approach the company takes to hiring and the ongoing development of employees. The employment brand, therefore, encompasses not only the procurement of human capital but the approach to corporate employee attraction and development. The unique needs of large companies to recruit and hire, as well as to attract top talent, led to the development of a unique talent acquisition practice and career. Today, talent acquisition is an integral part of overall corporate resourcing and effectiveness.
Relation to Recruitment Agencies
Recruiting professionals often move between agency recruiting and corporate recruitment positions within the Human Resources department. In most organizations, the recruitment roles are not dissimilar: the recruitment role is responsible for sourcing talent and bringing qualified candidates to the company. However, modern talent acquisition is becoming a unique skill-set. Because talent acquisition specialists many times also handle post-hire talent issues, such as employee retention and career progression, the talent acquisition role is quickly becoming a distinct craft. Some recruitment industry advisors even advocate for a talent department unique from the HR department, because talent acquisition and development is so intertwined with a company’s ultimate success and effectiveness.
As a craft, talent acquisition is, of course, not new; it is the simple ongoing process of recruiting good talent to meet company needs. As a profession, however, talent acquisition is quickly evolving into a unique and important job function.
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It's not enough for HR professionals and hiring managers to simply recruit talent anymore, according to the experts. The practice of human resources has evolved so much that it now encompasses a wide range of duties, including branding, culture development, employer branding practices, or even company culture development. This means that many HR professionals are no longer just "recruiters" but have become strategic partners in developing an organization’s workforce strategy by sourcing candidates who will help fulfill its vision. If you're interested in learning more about how your recruiting needs can be met by partnering with Recruiter.com - contact us today!
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