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Talent Acquisition vs. Recruiting

Is Talent Acquisition or Recruiting Right For Your Business?

It can be difficult to determine the difference between talent acquisition and recruiting. While they may both place individuals in an open position, there is a difference between the two. Continue reading to learn what both talent acquisition and recruiting are, as well as find out which approach is right for you.

What Is Talent Acquisition?

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Talent Acquisition involves a person finding the right person for a job. It is typically done by an HR professional who is in charge of sourcing, attracting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding employees. They are in search of always finding the top talent for their positions. Talent acquisition focuses on an organization's goals and the future success of their company. It is focused on building relationships, the realization of future hiring needs, and creating connections for future hiring needs.

What Is Recruiting?

Recruiting involves a company that is looking to hire someone for a vacancy. The selection process involves screening of relevant applicants. The hiring process consists of a company listing the job posting, interviewing, and then hiring. The main purpose is to find candidates for existing jobs that are available right now.

Which Approach Is More Useful?

Talent Acquisition would not be possible without recruiting. However, you can still recruit without a talent acquisition strategy. To decide which approach your company should use, think about your company's future forecast and the level of competition for finding talent in the industry. If you are expecting large growth, creating a talent acquisition strategy could save your business time and help you find great potential candidates. Creating a talent acquisition strategy is a great way to stay ahead of your competitors because you will be finding the best talent.

Paragon IT Professionals Can Help

Paragon IT Professionals has had over two decades of experience in finding the right talent for our clients. Contact us today to get the attention that you deserve. We have a feel for the market and know where to find and engage talent. We look forward to hearing from you!


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