SHRM Learning : People


Talent Acquisition and Retention :

Key responsibilities for all Human Resources (HR) professionals

  • Identifying and selecting appropriate interview and selection techniques that best demonstrate a candidate's technical skills, organizational fit, and competency alignment
  • Seeking and utilizing a wide variety of talent sources to recruit, screen, and evaluate applicants
  • Implementing and utilizing technology to support effective and efficient to support effective and efficient approaches to sourcing, and recruitment, evaluation, and selection.
  • Conducting effective background investigations
  • Understanding sponsorship and visa requirements for foreign nationals

Business Acumen

Understanding the organization's strategy and translate it into an action plan that attracts and retains high-performing individual.

EX: Employment Branding

Organization: ABC Company

Brand Slogan: Power of Excellence and Innovation

Employer Brand: Providing the best quality, safety, and new technology of electric power to consumer

Critical Evaluation

Interpreting staffing plans, market data, and other external PEST (Political, economic, social, and technological) data, and make sound business decisions and recommendations at the initial phases of the employee lifecycle

EX: PEST Factor

Political: Could any pending legislation or taxation changes affect your,talent acquisition approach, either positively or negatively? Is the government in power pro-employee or pro-employer

Economic: How is globalization affecting the economic environment? Are key exchange rates stable, or do they tend to vary significantly?

Social: Population's growth rate and age profile? How is this likely to change? How will this impact your ability to acquire talent?

Technological: Are there any new technologies that you could be using as part of your talent acquisition approach?


Providing guidance on planning and structuring the workforce, based on current future needs of the organization and key stakeholders.

EX: Organizational Culture in Recruiting

HR faced challenges in recruiting and retaining talent. Traditional recruiting methods still take place( referrals, job boards, advertising and agencies); however more and more use social recruiting techniques. Millennial and tech-savvy are entering the workplace which essential HR provide how to best leverage and attract candidates

Progress Check: Talent Acquisition

  • Political
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technological
1: Population employment patterns, job market trends, and attitudes about work are examples of which type of PEST factor?