Recruitment Specialists, sometimes called Talent Acquisition Specialists, are charged with locating the most effective employees for an organisation. In most cases they work within a team of leaders, either within the same company or at least within similar industries. They may work within an office environment, but are often contracted out to smaller agencies and companies where they can provide a more personalised service.
A Recruitment Specialist's job description will usually consist of two elements. The first is that they need to locate a suitable applicant who meets the specific criteria that an organisation requires for the position. This means that they will conduct interviews and source a number of applicants to match a specific job description. In addition to this the recruitment specialist will also undertake various other actions to ensure that they find a suitable candidate and deliver them to the company for interview and selection.
Many recruitment specialists will work directly with companies who have vacancies for the positions that they require. However, many employment agencies and recruitment consultancies also utilise HR professionals, such as recruitment consultants, as well as recruiters, to deliver targeted services to employers throughout the UK and the world. These professionals typically specialise in a specific area of HR consulting, such as recruitment, talent acquisition, employment law, salary and benefit policies and general employment law, to name just a few. These professionals can then become attached to an employer through an existing relationship, or they can become a dedicated recruiter all on their own.