We hear from our members every day that Recruitment and Talent Acquisition capability and training is a hot topic. Discussions and presentations on this topic are always popular, and the response rate for this piece of research certainly suggests the same.
So why is this the case?
It would seem fair to suggest that the ever-changing nature of our industry is a key driver.
The speed of change in technological advancements, the advent of AI and the political and financial uncertainties being faced by us all, means that the focus on recruiting the very best talent has never been stronger.
And the skills we want that talent to have are changing. More ‘human’ skills grounded in cognitive ability are fast becoming the differentiating ones, as we move to a world where the need to work alongside automated digital solutions are greater than ever before.
Recruitment and Talent Acquisition folk are quickly having to adapt, in order to find slicker quicker ways to get to the talent before their competitor does.
It is no longer just about finding new talent either. Alongside the age-old essentials of Employer Branding and EVP, it is also about retaining the best talent through well-crafted D&I, mobility and selection approaches.
It is our hope that this report will give members a view on what this all means for working in TA and recruitment. Which capabilities are seen to be the highest priority, and whether the skills we are now having to recruit for are reflected in those we need to develop ourselves.