Create a Talent Acquisition Strategy

Optimize foundational elements to elevate the TA function.

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Without an effective talent acquisition (TA) strategy, organizations:

  • Are unprepared to combat talent shortages that will be compounded by increasing retirement numbers and shifting skills demand.
  • Risk hiring the wrong talent – an expensive, resource-consuming mistake.
  • Struggle to track meaningful people analytics or keep up with technology.

By developing an effective TA strategy, HR is better able to:

  • Attract and retain the right talent.
  • Enhance quality of hire to better achieve organizational goals and objectives.
  • Improve TA team competency to create a more effective and strategic TA function.

Module 1: Determine Strategic Objectives

The Purpose

  • Determine talent implications.
  • Set TA strategic objectives and metrics.

Key Benefits Achieved

TA strategic objectives and metrics defined.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Review information gathered from strategic documents and external labor market scan.
1.2 Determine talent implications.
1.3 Identify and prioritize talent implications relevant to TA.
  • Talent implications relevant to TA.
1.4 Define TA strategic objectives and associated metrics.
  • TA strategic objectives and metrics.

Module 2: Conduct Gap Analysis of TA Foundational Elements

The Purpose

  • Conduct a gap analysis of:
    • Candidate awareness & experience strategic practices.
    • TA process & accountability strategic practices.
    • TA technology strategic practices.
    • TA team competencies.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • TA foundational gaps assessed.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Identify gaps by assessing the current state for each TA foundational element: candidate awareness & experience, TA process & accountability, TA technology, and TA competency.
  • TA foundational element gaps identified.

Module 3: Prioritize Gaps to Address

The Purpose

  • Prioritize TA foundational gaps and projects to address them.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Potential strategic projects to address gaps.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Prioritize gaps based on size and importance.
  • Prioritized TA foundational element gaps.
3.2 Brainstorm potential strategic projects to address gaps.

Module 4: Select Strategic Projects

The Purpose

  • Select strategic projects and communicate them to relevant stakeholders.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Strategic TA projects chosen.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Choose strategic projects for prioritized gaps.
  • Selected strategic projects.
4.2 Draft a roadmap.
  • Roadmap of strategic projects.
4.3 Outline communications to relevant stakeholders.
  • Communication to stakeholders outlined.
  • Completed draft of TA Strategy Presentation Template.

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