What does a Talent Acquisition Manager do?
Talent acquisition managers are accountable for leading the company’s recruiting functions, inclusive of team leadership, manpower planning, sourcing candidates & nurturing relationships and optimising the overall talent acquisition process and candidate experience.
Talent Acquisition managers are also responsible for development Employer branding strategies and must present strong business acumen as well as marketing / communication skills. Depending on companies, Talent Acquisition Managers are also responsible for the onboarding experience of the new joiners.
What does the future hold for Talent Acquisition Managers?
According to Linkedin report, the demand for talent acquisition professionals has risen by 63% during the last 4 years, and this trend is expected to continue.
The pandemic has accelerated the transformation of the role, urging recruiters to adopt digital tools & new sourcing methods to reach their target audience. Whether recruitments will be performed through videos, digital avatars or face to face communication, companies need to invest in recruiting tools and technology to keep up with the new expectations of the workforce (link expectations of millennials). The HR tech shouldn’t replace recruiters. Instead, it shall automate and reduce repetitive tasks so their role can re-shift to a more business centric and strategic position.
Talent Acquisition will bring more business strategy. Engaging passive talent, analyzing talent data and business partnering will be key skills for Talent Acquisition Managers. Recruiters will be tooled to better tell the business what talent it needs, rather than the other way around.
Prioritise candidate experience with design thinking and develop HR Marketing skills to attract and engage with talents. To keep a competitive edge, companies shall train their recruiters to digital marketing tactics ( Among others SEO, community management, social selling etc) not only to build and advertise their employer brand, but also to nurture relationships with candidates.
Redesigning candidate and employee experience with design thinking will allow building sustainable talent pipelines, effective assessment methods and onboarding experiences. The notion of customer management shall progressively overwrite the notion of candidate management. As a result, Talent acquisition managers shall train their teams on storytelling techniques and on personalising their approach in order to stand out from the competition.
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This position is similar to
HR Business Partner
Human Resources Business Partner
Senior HR Manager
How to succesfully hire a Talent Acquisition Manager?
Create a job description with the desired competencies.
Test your shortlisted candidates to check behavior fit.