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Become A Talent Acquisition Manager

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Working As A Talent Acquisition Manager

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $90,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Talent Acquisition Manager Do

A Talent Acquisition Manager is responsible for recruiting employees for a company. Their primary duties include planning and conducting recruitment and selection processes, as well as assisting in employee retention and development.

How To Become A Talent Acquisition Manager

Candidates need a combination of education and several years of related work experience to become a human resources manager. Although a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for most positions, some jobs require a master’s degree. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills.


Human resources managers usually need a bachelor’s degree. There are bachelor’s degree programs in human resources. Alternatively, candidates may complete a bachelor’s degree in another field, such as finance, business management, education, or information technology. Courses in subjects such as conflict management or industrial psychology may be helpful.

Some higher-level jobs require a master’s degree in human resources, labor relations, or business administration (MBA).

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

To demonstrate abilities in organizing, directing, and leading others, related work experience is essential for human resources managers. Some managers start out as human resources specialists or labor relations specialists. Others gain management experience in a variety of fields.

Management positions typically require an understanding of human resources programs, such as compensation and benefits plans; human resources software; and federal, state, and local employment laws.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although certification is voluntary, it can show professional expertise and credibility and may enhance advancement opportunities. Many employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some positions may require certification. The Society for Human Resource Management, Human Resource Certification Institute, WorldatWork, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are among many professional associations that offer a variety of certification programs.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Human resources managers must be able to balance the strengths and weaknesses of different options and decide the best course of action. Many of their decisions have a significant impact on workers or operations, such as deciding whether to hire an employee. 

Interpersonal skills. Human resources managers need strong interpersonal skills because they regularly interact with people. They often collaborate on teams and must develop positive working relationships with their colleagues. 

Leadership skills. Human resources managers must be able to direct a staff and oversee the operations of their department. They must coordinate work activities and ensure that workers in the department complete their duties and fulfill their responsibilities. 

Organizational skills. Organizational skills are essential for human resources managers. They must be able to prioritize tasks and manage several projects at once.

Speaking skills. Human resources managers rely on strong speaking skills to give presentations and direct their staff. They must clearly communicate information and instructions to their staff and other employees.

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Real Talent Acquisition Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Manager, Talent Acquisition Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 15, 2016 $140,000
Talent Acquisition Manager Tse Us LLC CA Oct 01, 2011 $140,000
Talent Acquisition Manager Highmark Health Pittsburgh, PA Sep 19, 2016 $135,000
Manager, Talent Acquisition Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 15, 2016 $132,000
Manager, Talent Acquisition Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 11, 2016 $132,000
Manager, Talent Acquisition Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 22, 2014 $130,000
Talent Acquisition, Manager Recruitment Hess Corporation New York, NY Dec 01, 2010 $120,000
Manager, Talent Acquisition Vdart Inc. Alpharetta, GA May 07, 2016 $92,331
Manager, Talent Acquisition Marina Maher Communications LLC New York, NY May 05, 2014 $90,000
Manager, Talent Acquisition Marina Maher Communications LLC New York, NY Apr 28, 2014 $90,000
Talent Acquisition Program Manager DHL Express (USA), Inc. Plantation, FL Sep 03, 2016 $89,100
Talent Acquisition Manager Atterro, Inc. Ridgefield Park, NJ May 23, 2016 $87,487
Manager, Talent Acquisition L'orÉAl USA, Inc. New York, NY Aug 11, 2014 $81,120 -
Manager, Talent Acquisition Vdart Inc. Alpharetta, GA May 07, 2016 $80,080
Manager, Talent Acquisition Vdart Inc. Alpharetta, GA Feb 16, 2015 $80,000
Talent Acquisition Manager Travelzoo Inc. Chicago, IL Aug 19, 2013 $75,000 -

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Top Skills for A Talent Acquisition Manager


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Top Talent Acquisition Manager Skills

  1. Recruitment Strategies
  2. Recruitment Process
  3. Ensure Compliance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed innovative recruitment strategies to attract qualified applicants for a diverse workforce.
  • Assist in creating a staffing department by developing recruitment processes, procedures and best practices to identify talent.
  • Partnered with vendors to develop appropriate processes to ensure compliance with legal requirements - company mandated EEO and OFCCP.
  • Implemented full cycle requisition management processes and managed CATS applicant tracking system
  • Led team to exceed diversity sourcing/candidate slates objectives from 30% to 90% diversity slates.

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