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Strategic Talent Acquisition (STA) Certification

Attract, assess, and acquire talent that will accelerate your business strategy.
Course Fee SGD2,395

Course Trainer

Ron is the former CEO of Great Place to Work-Gulf and CHRO of Al Raha Group, based in Riyadh. He holds certifications from HCI as Global Human Capital Strategist (GHCS), Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS), and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP).

Ron was cited by CIPD as one of the top five HR thinkers in the Middle East. He received the Outstanding Leadership Award for Global HR Excellence at the World Human Resources Development Congress in Mumbai, and was named as one of the 50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia.

Ron’s prior roles include senior HR roles with Xerox HR services, IBM, and Martha Stewart Living.

Ron’s board memberships include the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, McKinsey Quarterly Executive Online Panel, and HCI’s Expert Advisory Council on Talent Management Strategy.

Ron’s work has been featured in the Wall St. Journal, Inc. Magazine, Workforce Management, and numerous international HR magazines covering Africa, India, and the Middle East.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for HR and talent acquisition practitioners who want to approach their work more strategically and proactively consult with their hiring managers to ensure that they attract, assess, and acquire talent that will support the business strategy of the organization and accelerate business results. Sample titles include:

HR Generalist

Talent Acquisition Manager

HR Business Partner

Corporate Recruiter

Talent Acquisition Business Partner

Sourcing Strategist

Testimonial

“Ron Thomas is an excellent trainer. He’s approachable and friendly. His delivery has widen my perspective on strategic TA overall. Highly recommended for all TA professionals.”
“I learn a lot from Ron. He always align theory to application in the workplace. He also provided a non-threatening environment for learning where I can easily share my ideas & questions. He also provided good insights and best practices in TA. Thank you, Ron!”
“The program and the trainer both are excellent. The trainer elaborates and explains on the modules fluently and efficiently and we really understand it well.”

Course Introduction

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 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 You’ll Learn

This two-day course moves beyond the transactional elements of making the right hire and helps you build deep expertise in these five critical areas:

ALIGN

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

ATTRACT

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

ASSESS

Evaluate candidates against objective standards while mitigating the effects of unconscious bias

ANALYZE

Actively monitor and measure the success of your talent acquisition strategy, initiatives, and programs

ACQUIRE

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

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 Group 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

Attend this training and earn 13 HCI, 13 HRCI, 13 SHRM, and 13 ATD recertification credits

Course Outline

The Strategic Talent Acquisition Framework

Align your overall talent acquisition strategy with your organization’s business strategy and initiatives
Consult with your clients to understand their needs and expectations and align your talent acquisition activities to them

Partner with hiring managers to source talent internally and externally
Leverage networks and relationships (groups, clubs, memberships) to cast a wide net
Use virtual recruiting recruitment technologies and social media
Be proactively inclusive in attracting a diverse pool of candidates and building pipelines
Create and use an internal mobility program to help fill open roles

Work with hiring managers to understand the competencies for roles and how to fairly assess candidates against those objective standards
Mitigate the effects of unconscious bias on assessing talent
Support hiring managers as they are moving diverse candidates through the hiring process

Help build a strong and compelling employer brand
Create a positive candidate experience with each touchpoint
Select the right compensation elements to win top talent
Use negotiating skills to create win-win offers

Use data to monitor and measure the success of your talent acquisition strategy, initiatives, and programs
Communicate results in business terms to hiring managers

Develop a talent acquisition plan using the Strategic Talent Acquisition toolkit

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions or need help? Please feel free to get In touch with us 🙂



To successfully earn an HCI certification, you must:

  • Attend all of the sessions. You may be excused for a maximum of two hours of class time.
  • Participate in group discussions, complete all classwork, and submit the evaluation.
  • Pass the certification exam with a score of 80% or higher.

The multiple-choice exam (required for all certification courses) can be taken any time after attending and does not expire. The exam consists of 40-60 questions depending on the course taken.

Each certification is valid for a three-year period. Renewal is based on continuing education credits that demonstrate currency in the field. Credits may be earned by attending HCI learning programs, completing additional courses, or through outside educational activities. The accumulation of 60 credits extends the certification for three additional years. Learn more about HCI recertification here

You can register online by filling the registration form on our website. Alternatively, you can also register by email or phone.

To register by e-mail, please send the delegates name, job title, email address, company name and telephone number to enquiry@hrd-future.com or alternatively you can email the scanned copy of the completed registration form.

For more information, please call +65 69807730

All our public events are conducted in English, unless otherwise stated. English subtitle are available for some of the online courses.

The registration fee includes admission to the events, exam and cert for certification courses.

For in-person course, a comprehensive set of documentation material in both printed and digital format or only printed format for some of the course distributed at the venue, lunches and 2 refreshment breaks for in-person classes. Hotel accommodation and travel costs are not included in the registration fee; however, we do have corporate rates with the hotel venue. Email to enquiry@hrd-future.com for more information.

There is no deadline for registration. However, for some courses, sometimes we do limit the number of delegates to ensure optimum course interaction. We advise you to register as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment and to allow adequate time for our administration process. for in-person class, if you need to register on the day itself (walk-in registration), then kindly contact our customer service department at +65 69807730. If time restricts, you can go directly to the event venue, and approach our officer in charge over there. Our personnel will assist you with subject to seat availability.

Full payment must be received within seven (7) working days upon receipt of invoice or before the event date, whichever is earlier.  A LOU with company stamp is requested for those organizations that cannot make payment on time.

Payment Mode

(1) BANK TRANSFER (USD/SGD only)

  • Account Name: HRD Future Pte Ltd
  • Account Number: 695-207639-001
  • Beneficiary Bank: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
  • Beneficiary Bank Address: 65 Chulia Street OCBC Centre Singapore 049513
  • Swift Code: OCBCSGSG

For other currencies, we may provide you a different bank account depends on currencies. Email to enquiry@hrd-future.com for more information.

(2) CHEQUE

Please make all cheques payable to: HRD Future Pte. Ltd. (Appliable in Singapore Company only)     

(3) CREDIT CARD

We are using PayPal as the credit card payment gateway. This is the most secure way for credit card payment. There is an additional 4.4% + SGD0.5 credit card charges per transaction. A payment request email with payment link will send to you via HRD Future’s PayPay account if you choose this option.

Can I change the name/details of the delegate(s) after registration?

Yes, a name can be changed at no additional cost. Please email enquiry@hrd-future.com providing the details of the delegate(s) you wish to replace and the details of the replacement(s). This email should include:

  • Full names, titles and positions in company
  • Company name
  • Direct telephone (for any urgent purpose)
  • Delegate’s email address (for us to send the Pre-Course Reading Material and Questionnaire)

I have registered for an event but I can no longer attend, what is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation policy can always be found in the Terms & Conditions section of your registration form. Basically, cancellations can be made if it is submitted more than 30 days prior to the event.

For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the event, you have several options:

  • You can send a replacement as we do substitution free of charge
  • If no one from your organisation can attend, formal written request for withdrawal is required and an acknowledgement sent out. If the request is done before a month of the commencement date, a credit voucher is issued to the organization to be used within 12 months of the date of issuance.

Can I get a copy of the delegate list prior to the event?

We do not disclose delegate list prior to the event taking place. A list of participants will be available at the event only.

Can I get a copy of the course materials prior to the event for self-study?

Yes for some of the courses. However since we always update course materials closer to the event date to ensure all data is most updated, we are only able to provide course materials approximately one week before the event dates. A full payment is requested in order to receive the course material in advance.

What is the dress code for the event?

Most of our delegates who attend our courses prefer to wear business/ smart casual clothing. No shorts please. You can also bring optional formal clothing for your personal dinner or networking functions.

Who should I inform about my dietary requirements?

We will email you the event details letter approximately two weeks before the day of the events. You can highlight any special dietary requirements by reply the email.

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