A Talent Acquisition Specialist facilitates the effective staffing of a company or organization. They do this by assessing the staffing needs of their company and then identifying and recruiting talented individuals to fill those needs.
Talent Acquisition Specialists also participate in the interviewing and hiring process.Talent Acquisition Specialists typically work in conjunction with the managers of the company or department for which they are hiring.
The Talent Acquisition Specialist must source and recruit candidates using a variety of outlets, such as job postings and social media, while effectively targeting the right kinds of candidates for the job.
Talent Acquisition Specialists schedule all interviews and then prepare and advise their candidates beforehand. They review resumes, cover letters, and assess interview performance.
Talent Acquisition Specialists must also complete all pre-screening and screening activities for prospective employees, which may include calling previous employers and completing background screens and drug tests.
In order to facilitate a smooth on-boarding process for new employees, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will administer and submit all hiring paperwork for new employees as well as assist with the orientation process.
They work closely with the Human Resources department during this phase.