Talent Acquisition

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What is talent acquisition?

Talent acquisition, as we see it at Talentful, encompasses a holistic process of identifying, attracting, interviewing, hiring, and seamlessly onboarding top talent who align with a company’s long-term organizational goals.

For many organizations, talent acquisition typically falls within the realm of human resources (HR), whilst other companies have dedicated talent acquisition departments made up of recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers.

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Talentful’s approach to talent acquisition

At Talentful, we support talent acquisition teams via embedded recruitment, with our experts acquiring a deep understanding of a company’s culture, mission and hiring needs.

Whether you’re an early-stage startup without a dedicated talent department or an established enterprise with an experienced team in place, our embedded recruitment service is designed to enhance your talent acquisition efforts and meet your future business needs.

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How to develop a talent acquisition strategy

Embracing talent acquisition isn’t as simple as just deciding to do it — businesses need a dedicated strategy for their talent acquisition efforts to be successful. Here’s how companies like yours can develop one.

Define your hiring needs

Key to this is identifying both your current and future talent gaps. What is your company’s biggest area of weakness, and where is it likely to need fresh impetus in the upcoming months and years?

Identify the right talent sources

There are so many sources of talent out there, from online job boards and social media, to job fairs and referrals. Work out which is best for your company and its needs — it might be sector-specific sources, for instance.

Create a candidate persona

A candidate persona helps you hone in the exact kind of person you want to hire for a particular role. Producing one not only involves working out what experience, skills and education they should have, but aspects like their personality, goals and motivations.

Build a strong employer brand

A strong employer brand is crucial for attracting and retaining the right people. Creating this is all about storytelling and marketing your company’s unique value proposition, from its opportunities for employees to its culture.

Implementing your talent acquisition strategy

You’ve developed your talent acquisition strategy — it’s now time to implement it. Here’s what you need to do.

Create effective job descriptions

Effective job descriptions help applicants understand the demands and needs of an open position. The best ones market your organisation while including key information like what exactly the role entails and the requisite skills.

Find high quality candidates

We’ve touched upon the importance of the right talent sources above, but how do you separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to the candidates themselves? Aside from the obvious aspects like experience and skillset, factors like an individual’s culture fit and interest level are important to consider here.

Conduct interviews and assessments

As well as having a set assessment process — the various interview stages and tasks — for different roles, it’s crucial to ask candidates a range of role-specific, behavioural and situational questions, and get them to perform tasks that thoroughly assess their suitability.

Onboard new hires with a proven process

The onboarding process will make or break a new hire’s career at your company. In order for it to be successful, there needs to be a mix of job orientation, administration tasks, network building, cultural integration and probation management. A set process here is again vital.

The benefits of successful talent acquisition

Drives long-term success

By hiring for the future, and not just to fill current vacancies, talent acquisition supports the long term ambitions of a company.

Saves time and money in hiring

An effective talent acquisition strategy improves hiring efficiency, something that saves businesses significant time and money.

Reduces staff turnover rate

By the same token, the more effective a company’s hiring process is, the more suitable staff they hire, something that hugely reduces employee turnover rate.

Stay ahead of the competition

A successful talent acquisition strategy enables a business to instantly hire open positions when the market is competitive, something that helps put it ahead of its counterparts.

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