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Talent acquisition may be defined as the process of finding and acquiring suitable personnel for an organisation. Talent acquisition comes directly from the strategy of the business and seeks to improve the organisation through the recruitment and selection of new staff. The module examines all stages of the talent acquisition life cycle, from job analysis though to assessment and successful appointment of staff. Students will develop and be assessed in practical techniques including: job analysis interviews; writing a job specification; and, the design and delivery of an assessment centre through to the reporting stage. After completing this module, students will be able to critically evaluate the effectiveness of different assessment methods and consider contentious issues such as fairness, diversity and candidate reactions to assessment. While taking this module students will also be trained in Test User Ability (TUA) and Test User Personality (TUP), thus gaining additional certification for a career in occupational psychology.
The syllabus covers both the theories of talent acquisition and their application in a range of practical exercises.
1. Types of recruitment
2. Practical skills in assessment and selection
3. Design and application of selection methods for a client group
4. New paradigms in talent acquisition
A student passing this module should be able to:
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