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So, what is a Talent Acquisition Expert?
Talent acquisition goes beyond traditional recruitment. A Talent Acquisition expert, aka a Talent Partner, plays a crucial role in efficiently and effectively acquiring the right talent for an organization. They are not generic recruiters. They are something of an expert in their field, with a broad network of talented individuals they can summon on demand (usually).
Becoming an expert in their field is a skill that takes time to master!
Here are some key points that highlight the importance of an expert Talent Partner:
No time wasted! An expert Talent Partner will only ever bring relevant candidates to you! Always more, never less!
Manage the entire process from role qualification to candidate placement whilst working in the background allowing a slick process.
Free up management time by working in the background.
Find top-quality candidates that may not even know about your company and position opening, those hidden gem candidates!
Professional and discreet if the role is confidential.
Position your company in a good light when speaking to candidates/other businesses.
Help with negotiation aspects and market the role to candidates based on their knowledge of the current landscape.
Extreme knowledge of their area of expertise – they know their stuff!
Form a genuine partnership, acting as an extension of your business.
A Talent Partner can ask all the right questions and can delve deeper to ensure that the candidates align with your company culture.
Don’t just take my word for it – hear from Luke our Principal Talent Partner who specializes in Software Engineering:
‘We're crucial because we're the experts in our fields. If you're a Hiring Manager in Tech, your day-to-day doesn't enable you to have the time to go through the hundreds and thousands of applications. All CVs that come from your Talent Partner are pre-filtered and pre-screened.
I always say if you needed to fix your car, would you go on a YouTube tutorial to do so or would you take your car to the mechanics?’
But isn’t it expensive to hire a Talent Partner?
When considering the cost of a niche Talent Partner, it's important to look beyond the immediate financial investment and consider the long-term benefits they can bring to your company.
Access to specialized expertise
Time and resource-saving
Reduced costs long term – working with a trusted partner can avoid expenses related to extended job postings, ineffective recruitment strategies and hiring mistakes.
Scalability and flexibility – they can work with you on single or multiple hires, once you know they do a good job you can count on them time and time again.
Alex our Talent Partner in Data, Analytics, Infosec & Cybersecurity has a few words to say about why he feels it’s important to work with a specialist.
‘IT is a very diverse universe. If I had a role to be filled that was either urgent or required a niche skillset, I would want to ensure that I am working with a specialist and seeing the best candidates available on the market, in a timely fashion. Too much time can be wasted reviewing the candidates, interviewing candidates and even worse hiring the wrong person for the job. The impact of a bad hire on the business can have a domino effect and cause major problems.
You must have confidence and trust in a talent partner that has a track record of tackling the exact challenges you may face with the required hire. So for the optimal approach to ensure efficiency specialist over generalist is always the best answer.’
The above factors contribute to an optimized talent acquisition process, help drive business growth and achieve a higher return on investment.
Embrace the power of a niche Talent Partner and watch your business flourish with the right people.
So what are you waiting for…let’s elevate your hiring game today!
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