Talent Acquisition Talent Acquisition: A Guide to Understanding and Managing the Recruitment Process Note: this is an update and revision of an earlier report. In 2016, it replaced the "Recruiting and Attracting Talent" report. Hiring talented individuals is critical to an organization’s success. But in order to hire the most talented, you must first recruit them, but acquiring the right talent can be a challenge. Recruiters working with limited resources must decide whom to target, what message to convey and how to staff the recruitment efforts. Based on peer-reviewed research, this new SHRM Foundation report offers specific recommendations on developing an effective external recruiting program. Download your free report in pdf. The SHRM Foundation Effective Practice Guidelines series makes research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners. The reports provide practical, research-based guidelines for implementing effective HR practices in your organization. Help the SHRM Foundation continue to provide these resources free to the HR community. Make your tax-deductible donation today!