Talent Acquisition Advisor Badge

Promoting Best Practices & Improving the Candidate Experience

The University of Florida’s Talent Acquisition Advisor Badge is designed to provide faculty and staff with the level of knowledge, skill and abilities needed to demonstrate best practices during the hiring process, identify stereotypes and attitudes that can unfavorably affect hiring decisions and support the University’s commitment to being and equal opportunity employer.

Those pursuing this credential will learn principles and strategies that advance hiring goals, equal opportunity, and core values that support and enhance the integrity and effectiveness of the search and selection process.

How Does Completion of the Talent Acquisition Advisor  Badge Work?

A total of 14 milestones must be completed to earn a Talent Acquisition Advisor Badge. These milestones come in the form of trainings, activities, and webinars. The participant must complete the required number of milestones identified in each core competency area. Completion may consist of any combination of trainings, activities and/or webinars.

Core Competencies

Driving a Workforce Committed to Equal Opportunity

Ability to understand the impact of unfair treatment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older) disability or genetic information; recognize the shared interests and values of those in the workplace;  promote factors that evaluate merit and leverage best practices in recruiting, selection and hiring; advocate for behaviors and attitudes that demonstrate integrity and credibility, and build trust; influence others to gain buy-in and engagement in the work by connecting concepts, principles, and strategies that support best practices; and create shared accountability, and ultimately drive change.

Effective Communication

Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools, and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

Decision Making & Critical Thinking

Understanding of the issues related to the decision-making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately and reach productive decisions.

Conflict Management

Ability to help others through emotional or tense situations, tactfully bring disagreements into the open, and define solutions that everyone can endorse

Self Awareness

Provides examples of ways in which strengths and limitations can impact professional performance and assesses own strengths and limitations relative to assigned tasks

Relationship Dynamics

Builds healthy working relationships and partnerships with multiple stakeholders, coworkers, and colleagues. Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive, productive, and collaborative manner.

Talent Acquisition

Basic understanding of terminology and Knowledge of and ability to use inclusive best practices to identify and select top talent.