Talent Acquisition Defined

The talent acquisition process is the finding and acquiring of skilled human labor for the organizational and business needs of hiring managers and the labor requirements of employers. When used in the recruiting and HR profession, talent acquisition usually refers to the talent acquisition department or team within the Human Resources or Personnel department responsible for the hiring process. The talent acquisition team within a company is often responsible for creating compelling job descriptions and then finding, acquiring, assessing, and hiring prospective candidates. They fill roles and open positions required to meet company hiring goals, find future executives, and fill project-based skill sets and job requirements. Talent acquisition teams find people for niche jobs with highly specific experience requirements and higher-volume roles such as sales, retail, and customer support positions.


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 or is left up to the hiring managers. 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. The modern talent acquisition team is a strategic department of an organization, managing talent procurement, but also workforce planning functions, such as organizational needs assessment, talent forecasting, talent pipe-lining, and strategic talent assessment and development.


Our Talent Acquisition Strategy

The talent acquisition lifecycle is quickly becoming a technology-led process. Sophisticated software is being used at every stage in the recruiting process to find the best talent for business needs, from sourcing to management of applicants; there are even technology tools for the analysis of interviews. However, the "big picture" of Recruiter.com's strategy is fundamentally human - we pair on-demand recruiting professionals with our AI Software, creating an approach that helps businesses of all sizes recruit talent faster while respecting internal company culture and supporting a positive candidate experience. Most talent acquisition teams do not want just another tool - Recruiter.com augments your team with experienced on-demand recruiters and technology - creating comprehensive talent acquisition strategies that have succeeded at filling open positions with short notice for startups and the Fortune 100.


When it comes to recruiting and HR, talent acquisition is how skilled human labor for organizational needs is found. Filling tougher positions can be a difficult task due to an ever-changing job market. Still, there is no reason your company shouldn't be evaluating top-tier employees every day with today's technology. Let our team of experts help you find qualified candidates in any industry or position at competitive rates, with simple monthly subscriptions.

Hire the best talent for your business with access to over 30,000 on-demand recruiters and advanced talent acquisition software. Stop wasting time and money on hiring mistakes - be confident in your long-term recruiting strategy and hiring process with Recruiter.com.


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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.


Our Recruitment and Talent Approach

Recruiter.com recognizes the strategic importance of the talent acquisition process and recruiting process in modern business. We have developed our own recruitment training and certification program, AI talent software platform, and network of recruitment professionals. We are thought leaders in recruitment and talent acquisition, frequently appearing on business television and in industry publications. We report each month on the job market and recruiting trends with the Recruiter Index, publish Recruiter Today, a daily publication for the recruiting industry, sponsor Recruiter Podcasts, and distribute Recruiter Magazine, a digital quarterly publication with insights into modern recruitment trends. As we like to say, Recruiting is in our DNA.


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!


Learn about how you can leverage our effective talent acquisition solutions to either help your company acquire the best talent with our Enterprise solution or augment your talent acquisition team and hiring process with flexible, independent recruiters from Recruiters on Demand


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Pricing Structure

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Recruiters on Demand

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

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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 acquisition specialists have decades in the recruiting and staffing field. We know (and love!) recruiting for skill sets of all types and are in the business of building relationships of mutual benefit.


Recruiter.com offers access to the largest network of on-demand recruiters on the planet! Leverage the power of tens of thousands of independent network recruiters available to augment your talent acquisition team.



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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 and fill open positions. Recruiter.com also offers a platform for employers to screen submitted candidates.

How much does it cost?

Recruiter.com offers easy, on-demand monthly subscriptions for its AI Software and on-demand recruiters. 

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

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.

You’ve probably tried other recruiting software or services that didn't work for you. Our team of talent acquisition experts provides personalized, 24/7 support and technology-led solutions for your organization.

Happy clients have helped grow our on-demand recruiting solutions 88% just this quarter. We are equipped to support your entire hiring process from writing job descriptions and sourcing candidates to providing feedback on interviews and job offers.



Email info@recruiter.com or call (855) 931-1500