Talent Acquisition- Every Step Explained


Talent acquisition or the process of recruitment is an important function of HR management in an organization and all HR professionals must have a thorough knowledge of this very important function. Talent acquisition, or recruitment, of skilled workers in an organization is a continuous process that is usually marked by employees constantly joining or leaving the company. This is where an HR certification helps the HR professional, and can help in understanding and streamlining the entire process of recruitment to suit the needs of the business lines management.

Typically, the steps involved in the HR and Talent Acquisition process can be described or broken down into the following steps, which are

Working Employee- This is the initial stage where the employee is working at his job and is a part of the organization. At this stage, the involvement of the HR is minimum, and is usually restricted to training and development, payroll management and overall employee welfare.

Employee Exits the Company- In the next stage, the employee leaves the company, either for a better opportunity, or is laid off for replacement, or even due to any operational issues within the company. At this stage, the HR conducts the exit interview and starts looking at replacement

Replacement Requirement – At this stage, the HR identifies the skills, traits, education and experience required for the successful replacement of the employee. This is important for hiring the right person for the right job.

Requirement Defined and Structured- This is where Human Resource Certification actually helps the HR professional. A well-structured job description with clearly defined parameters helps in removing any doubt or ambiguity in the understanding of the specific requirements. HR certifications train the HR professional on how exactly this is to be done.

Prospective Hires are Spotted- Through social media, job boards, and databases and advertisements announcing the opening, the prospects with the right skill sets and the right experience/education are spotted. Usually they are hired from competing companies with equal education and experience.

Interviews are Conducted- Interviews usually consist of a discussion with the direct business line manager and a separate interview with the HR personnel. This leads to discussions regarding work, salary, growth and other important aspects of the job.

Right Talent is selected- This is another area where an HR certification helps the HR professional navigate their way. Selecting the right talent is an art, and all the parameters, expectations and the capabilities of the candidate must be a good match with the requirement.

Employee is On-boarded into the system- This is entirely process oriented, and the HR professional with a human resources certification will hardly find any challenges at all, since they already would know the entire process in-depth, and also have the adequate resources to frame the process and ensure proper documentation.

Onboarded Employee Starts Working – HR professional ensures a smooth transition of the newly hired employee into the day to day operations of the organization. This process of easing into the system, results in replacement and fulfilment in line with the business functions and goals. The HR professional not slowly moves away from the handholding stage with the new employee.

Working Employee- (process repeat stage)- the now full-fledged employee starts working as before, the process is repeated.

HR certifications are the necessary and most important resource that the HR professional can acquire in the entire staffing process, and this extends not only to operational decisions, but also strategic processes that directly influence the growth of the organization.

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10 February 2017 at 12:46 delete

Nice article. I am shocked that I didnt know all this but I am glad that i know it now.