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The Top Reasons People Succeed in Talent Acquisition


Over half of HR professionals love their job according to new research[1] – more than any in any other position. That’s great news for employers as happy employees are more engaged and more motivated to succeed. But being happy at work is only one reason people succeed in talent acquisition.

Here are six more:-

They engage in career conversations

Talent acquisition is about more than hiring, it’s about engaging with your new hires to ensure they stay. In its new report A Time For Action, the CBI highlights the need for engagement to drive productivity. The UK currently ranks 9th out of the 12 largest economies in the world for employee engagement.  A further survey earlier this year found that only 16% of people discuss career goals regularly with their employer, although nearly three quarters would stay in their job if they could at least speak to HR. Existing employees are the best ambassadors for your brand and creating a talent pool. Success in talent acquisition requires keeping those employees happy and having those conversations.

They deliver on their promises

Success in talent acquisition depends on building relationships with the talent in your pipeline. That means setting expectations from the outset and delivering on those commitments. Promising to advise a candidate of the outcome of their interview within 48 hours means letting the unsuccessful applicants know of your hiring decision too. Set up reminders through automated e-mail and SMS updates to ensure you meet your own deadlines. One further point, people who succeed in talent acquisition never ghost their candidates. If your HR function regards job seekers as commodities rather than human beings, your hiring process will fail.