What does a Talent acquisition specialist do?
The Talent Acquisition Specialist is in charge of sourcing, attracting, interviewing, employing, and onboarding new personnel. Simply put, they move candidate along the hiring process until those complete their onboarding succesfully. The process usually starts by collaborating closely with hiring managers to establish what talents and experience to seek for, as they assist in the development of the applicant screening process. The Talent Acquisition Specialist should also make sure the selected candidates fit the employer’s long-term goals (company culture, future-proof skillsets, expected work behaviors, diversity-targets etc.).
During screening and interview steps, Acquisition specialists are often in touch with multiple job candidates per day, acting as an living ambassador of the company’s brand. It is their duty to make sure the candidates are excited about the new job opportunity and feel welcomed and takent care of (candidate experience). Talent Acquisition specialist often act as local relays, running local employer branding campaigns through job fair, online events or collaborations with academic organizations. In recent years, the position has become much digitized. Talent Acquisition Specialists optimize and post job openings on various job boards and channels, run campaigns and analyze data to make sure the job offers are being seen attract enough candidates.
In the same department
This position is similar to
Talent Acquisition Lead
Talent Attraction Manager
How to succesfully hire a Talent acquisition specialist?
Create a job description with the desired competencies.
Test your shortlisted candidates to check behavior fit.