Strategic Talent Acquisition (STA) Certification

Attract, assess, and acquire talent that will accelerate your business strategy.

2 day in-person class or 4 half-day online sessions

Offered in-person, online, and in-house

Accredited by Human Capital Institute US

Course Introduction

Attract, assess, and acquire talent that will accelerate your business strategy.

It’s a new day for talent acquisition. The next few years will be big for talent acquisition as organizations across all industries and around the world seek to rebound and rebuild in the wake of the disruption created by COVID-19.

More than ever, busy hiring managers need trusted advisors who can work with them collaboratively to attract, assess, and acquire the unique talent needed to support their business strategy and accelerate business results.

HCI’s newly redesigned Strategic Talent Acquisition (STA) Certification program is designed to help talent acquisition professionals and teams meet those expectations head on by helping them shift from tactical recruiting experts to strategic high-impact partners.

What to expect in the redesigned STA program:

  • Easy-to-follow comprehensive framework
  • Real work done in class that allows you to leave with an action plan
  • Savvy recruitment marketing strategies
  • An increased focus on the role of DEI in attracting and hiring the best talent
  • Robust tools and templates to use in class and on-the-job
  • Access to the latest research and best practices
  • Time for collaboration with colleagues and facilitators

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What You'll Learn


Align your overall talent acquisition strategy with your organization's business strategy and initiatives.


Attract a diverse pool of candidates and build pipelines by cultivating internal and external networks and relationships, and capitalizing on recruitment technologies, and social media.


Fairly assess candidates against objective standards while mitigating the effects of unconscious bias.


Acquire the right candidates by delivering a positive candidate experience combined with the right compensation elements.


Analyze data to monitor and measure the success of STA strategy, initiatives, and programs.

What to Expect

  • Leave every HCI program with a free toolkit, access to additional videos and research, and a set of skills that you can use on the job immediately
  • ​​​​​​​Access log-in information, certification materials (participant guide and toolkit), and the exam in your MyHCI profile 
  • Chat and interact with your facilitator and peers via WhatsApp available on mobile or desktop after the training course
  • Earn your HCI certification by attending all of the sessions, complete all classwork, and pass the multiple-choice exam with a score of 80% or higher 
  • Renew your HCI certification every three years by obtaining 60 credits 
  • Attend this training and earn 13 HRCI Business, 13 SHRM PDC’s, 13 HCI credits, and 13 ATD recertification credits

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