Few Organizations Have Top-Notch Talent Acquisition Departments – New Study by the HR Research Institute

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Only 18% of HR professionals describe their talent acquisition (TA) function as “top-notch” or “advanced” when asked where their organization sits on a talent acquisition maturity model. This is a considerable drop compared to 29% in the HR Research Institute (HRRI) 2020 study. This might indicate that some TA departments lost personnel or other capabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic economic downturn, affecting the quality of today’s recruitment teams.

The free research report, The Future of Talent Acquisition 2021, is now available for download. HR.com’s Research Institute conducted the study of HR professionals to examine and track the state of talent recruitment, recruiting technology, hiring metrics, and perceived drivers now and in the future in order to meet strategic talent acquisition goals

The survey analysis also reveals that the biggest barriers to TA success are:

not being able to find the talent that meets the job requirements (61%) and not having the right skills in the applicant pool (46%).

Over the next three years, artificial intelligence (AI) will have the largest influence in these four areas:

automating TA processestargeting candidate searchesprioritizing resumes and applicationsengaging candidates

Further, organizations that are considered recruitment leaders with “top-notch” or “advanced” talent acquisition processes are:

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