Talent Acquisition Defined

Talent acquisition is the process of finding and acquiring skilled human labor for organizational needs and to meet labor requirements. When used in the context of the recruiting and HR profession, talent acquisition usually refers to the talent acquisition department or team within the Human Resources or Personnel department. The talent acquisition team within a company is responsible for finding, acquiring, assessing, and hiring prospective candidates to fill roles that are required to meet company hiring goals and fill project-based skill requirements.


Talent Recruitment Trends

Talent recruitment and acquisition as a unique function and department is a relatively new development. At many employers, the recruiting function is relegated to being just one of the many other diverse duties of an HR generalist. Within many corporations, however, recruiting as a designation did not encompass enough of the duties that fell to the corporate recruiter. A separate job title of "talent acquisition" was required to meet its advanced and unique importance to companies. Modern talent acquisition is a strategic function of an organization, encompassing talent procurement, but also workforce planning functions such as organizational talent forecasting, talent pipe-lining, and strategic talent assessment and development.



HR and Talent Acquisition Trends

Talent acquisition is quickly becoming a unique profession, perhaps even distinct from the practice of general recruitment. Talent acquisition professionals are usually skilled not only in sourcing tactics, candidate assessment, and compliance and hiring standards but also in employment branding practices 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 on-going 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.

Relation to Recruitment Agencies

Recruiting professionals often move between agency recruiting and corporate recruitment positions. 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 professionals 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 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.


Our Recruitment and Talent Approach

Recruiter.com recognizes the strategic importance of talent acquisition in modern business. We have developed our own recruitment training and certification program, talent software platform, and network of recruitment professionals. We even publish RecruiterToday, a daily publication for the recruiting industry and Recruiter Magazine, a digital quarterly publication with insights into modern recruitment trends. As we like to say, Recruiting is in our DNA.


Learn about how you can leverage our solutions to either help your company acquire talent with our Enterprise solution or augment your talent acquisition team with flexible recruiters from Recruiters on Demand. 


Enterprise Professional Hiring

Success-based professional recruiting for full-time or contract roles

For when

You want to use contingent search recruiter

or you want to use a staffing firm


Hiring needs assessment


Initial screening


Interview coordination


Pricing Structure

Pay 15-25% of salary upon hire For contracts, pay a simple hourly rate


Recruiters on Demand

Augment your recruiting team with a contract virtual or on-site recruiter

For when

You have high hiring demand and need more recruiters

but don't want to hire staff


Requirements identification

Location of right recruiter

Placement of recruiter

On-going management

Metrics reporting


Pricing Structure

Simple, flat monthly fee based on seniority of recruiter






Recruiter.com was founded by online recruiting experts. Our staff of Talent Delivery specialists have decades in the recruiting and staffing field. We know (and love!) recruiting.



Recruiter.com offers access to the largest network of independent recruiters on the planet! Leverage the power of tends of thousands of network members sourcing talent for you.



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How is Recruiter.com different from working with a traditional recruiting firm?

Using Recruiter.com is very similar to working with a traditional recruiting firm from an account management perspective. We have dedicated relationship management and do hiring needs assessments through our Talent Delivery team.

Our method of recruitment delivery is different; we use a global network of individual recruiting professionals and advanced AI technology to deliver candidate matches to you. Recruiter.com also offers a platform for employers to screen submitted candidates.

How much does it cost?

For our Enterprise solution, very much like a traditional recruitment or staffing agency, Recruiter.com offers success based transactional billing of approximately 15-25% of the first year's base salary.

Recruiter.com also offers contract and contract-to-hire based placements. Contract placements are billed on a simple hourly rate. All you pay is the agreed-upon hourly rate.

Our Recruiters on Demand product is a flat monthly fee based on the seniority of the recruiter.

Do you guarantee hires?

Yes. For our Enterprise recruiting solution, we offer to replace the talent we place based on the guarantee described in our recruiting solutions agreement.

For Recruiters on Demand, we do not guarantee placement, but you are under no obligation to continue using our service and can flex up or down on a monthly basis.

Do I have to sign a long-term contract?

No. Our Enterprise recruiting solution offers a simple contract, normally with a year term; however, you are under no obligation to give us job requirements to work on during that term.

The Recruiters on Demand solution is a simple monthly contract that may be cancelled with short notice.


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