Talent Groups in SAP E-Recruitment Target the Right Candidate

  • by Venki Krishnamoorthy, Independent SAP ERP HCM Functional Consultant
  • July 28, 2009
SAP E-Recruitment provides talent group functionality to help companies build relationships with candidates based on their hiring criteria and recruiting strategies. Recruiters can customize services such as the job alerts, newsletters, and invitations to events to meet the needs of the talent groups.
Key Concept

Talent groups are a segmentation of the talent pool based on recruitment needs (both forecast and current). For example, if a company’s recruiting strategy is to fill open positions with college interns, it would segment a talent pool for recent graduates or college students. Resumes from candidates looking for internships are then assigned to this particular talent group. These resumes can be matched easily with requisitions seeking recent graduates or college students.

The talent group concept in SAP E-Recruitment (SAP ERC) makes recruiting proactive by having recruiters build a talent pool rather than recruiting on a just-in-time basis. When recruiters are assigned to requisitions, they can check the talent group to see if any candidates fit the requisitions prior to making a new posting. In the current economic climate, talent groups and customized talent services help organizations attract top talent in a crowded job-seeker pool. From my implementation experiences, I have noticed many companies lack a strategy for segmenting their talent pool.

Venki Krishnamoorthy

Venki Krishnamoorthy is an author, speaker, and SAP ERP HCM talent management solutions subject-matter expert. He is currently an independent SAP ERP HCM functional consultant. Venki has over 10 years of experience as a functional lead, project manager, and program manager in the HCM space. Besides implementing SAP HCM solutions, he has implemented and acted as a trusted advisor on SAP ERP HCM talent management implementations, including E-Recruiting, HCM Performance Management, Succession Planning, SAP Talent Visualization by Nakisa, Learning Solutions, and Employee Self-Service and Manager Self-Services. He is the coauthor of three books: E-Recruiting with SAP ERP HCM, SAP ERP HCM Infotypes: Your Quick Reference to HR Infotypes, and SAP Transaction Codes: Your Quick Reference to T-Codes in SAP ERP.

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