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What Is Talent Acquisition? And Is It For You?

Posted by on 13/02/2018

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“Success in business is all about people, people, people. Whatever industry a company is in, its employees are its biggest competitive advantage. They’re the ones making the magic happen” Chris Boyce, Virgin Pulse CEO

Talent Acquisition is a specialist skill. It's an ongoing mission to find the right talent for the business that you are passionate about.

This mission can come in several guises; perhaps you are finding talent at the graduate level to become future leaders, technical specialists who will solve the ongoing challenges that your company is facing. Or, perhaps you are searching for Senior Level talent to push the business to the next level.

The impact of a successful Talent Acquisition individual is felt right through to Board or C-Suite level in any business.

Like anything, Talent Acquisition is not for everyone, but, if you are someone who enjoys recruitment, and is looking for the next challenge but want to be able to use your expertly honed people skills, then Internal / Talent Acquisition could be for you.

If you are toying with the idea of moving in to an internal recruitment role but still unsure if it’s the right one for you, here are some facts (and a few myths) that you should consider before making the jump.

Career progression / Personal Development:

Taking the step in to Internal Recruitment can lead to an incredibly varied career path, whether its going in to Operations roles, HR roles or building out a global recruiting function… all routes are possible. One thing's for sure though, similarly to agency recruitment, your career development and progression prospects come down to how hard you work and where your true skill-sets lie.

Ask yourself these questions:

Am I still passionate about recruitment?

Do I enjoy the day to day sourcing and qualifying of candidates?

Am I good at building relationships and managing recruitment processes?

Do I care about the career development of the people I place and want to see that progression day to day?

If you're sitting there nodding your head 'Yes', then considering a career in internal recruitment might be for you!

If you would like to know more about making the transition then speak to one of the LHi Internal recruitment team as they have all, at different stages, taken the leap!