Talent Acquisition Is An Important Aspect Of A Firm 's Human Resource Management Strategy

1813 Words Apr 5th, 2016 8 Pages
Talent acquisition is defined as the “strategic approach to identifying, attracting and onboarding top talent to efficiently and effectively meet dynamic business needs” (Erickson, 2012). Talent acquisition has the unique role of ensuring job applicants not only have the right credentials for the job, but also have the right mentality for the job. In other words, the person who ultimately will be offered the job needs to ‘fit’ within the firm’s structure and culture.
However, talent acquisition is more than just dealing with prospective talent. The acquisition team needs to needs to ensure the firm’s search for talent is compliant with all employment laws. Some laws talent acquisition teams must ensure adherence to are the Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Act, and Equal Pay Act to name a few. Talent acquisition is an important aspect of a firm’s human resource management strategy. This paper purports to answer what is talent acquisition and what role does it play in acquiring that talent.
What is Talent Acquisition
“Today, forward-thinking organizations realize to attract key talent and thrive in a vast, fast-paced, tech-savvy candidate landscape, they need to embrace new talent acquisition technologies” (Day, 2015). As stated, talent acquisition is a firm’s strategy of hiring the right talent that will further the success of the firm. Every firm needs talent and a firm’s talent is an integral component of the firm and is a key metric in a firm’s…
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