Talent Acquisition


Talent acquisition is a newer term for recruiting that signifies a strategic focus on identifying job candidates whose skills are aligned with the long and short-term needs of the organization.

Course description

In this course, participants will learn the principles of attracting high-potential and high performing candidates through integrated Talent Management (TM) practices.  The course will demonstrate the importance of strategic talent acquisition programs in organizations and present the evidence on effective recruitment practices.  Participants will gain knowledge about the steps involved in the talent acquisition process and the role of talent acquisition in a TM system.  They will also learn about talent acquisition programs through case studies, understand the importance of employer branding and gain exposure to different talent acquisition methods.

Course objectives

In this course, participants will build the capability to:

outline the key processes required to build a talent acquisition system
draft a talent acquisition strategy by engaging stakeholders
develop material for the talent acquisition process
write a realistic job preview
support the development of an employer brand
conduct activities to promote the employer brand
select the most appropriate talent acquisition method
assist in using social media for talent acquisition
evaluate the efficacy of the talent acquisition methodology


Tools:  This course gives participants access to tools and worksheet, including:

A Job Description Template
A Guide to Defining Roles and Responsibilities of the Recruiting Team
A Sample Realistic Job Preview
A List and Description of the Top Job Portals

Assessment: Each course includes an end of course assessment (quiz) and assignments to gauge learning and opportunity to practice the skills. To promote learning, participants receive feedback on right and wrong answers, as well as, guidance for reviewing the relevant sections of the course.

Discussion Boards: All participants will have access to the community board on this topic.  The discussion boards can be used to post questions, start a new discussion or seek clarification from a mentor.

Other Learning Activities: Participants will have access to games, flashcards, glossary, bibliography developed to engage with the content in a fun way and assist with learning.

An interactive 5+ hour online course with case studies, assignments, tools, and activities.

​Access duration for one course is one month.  If purchased as part of a certification package, access duration is set by the package plan.

Participants who complete the interactive lesson and pass the course quiz will earn a certificate of completion.

Talent Acquisition

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