Global Talent Acquisition – It’s a Thing!

Global Talent Acquisition is indeed a Thing.  In fact, with the right strategy and tools for sourcing, assessment, and candidate engagement, global recruitment teams can virtually “follow the sun”, accelerating the speed and quality of hiring.  This is the vision we help our PeopleResults clients realize and now there is a professional association to help drive it forward as well: ATAP, the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals.  I’m a charter member and a fan – so much so, that the latest episode of my podcast “Big Fish in the Talent Pool” is all about ATAP and is now available on iTunes and SoundCloud.

Founded in 2016 by Ben Gotkin, with advisor Gerry Crispin, the ATAP board is populated by some of the giants and rising stars in Corporate TA and RPO, and already has an impressive list of corporate members and sponsors such as Southern Company, Amazon, Cielo, Greenhouse, Lever and others.

In my opinion, it’s about time for a organization that recognizes the globality of the TA profession, providing a virtual “place” to network, build skills, establish standards, and embrace ethics.  For those who are serious about creating an exceptional recruitment and hiring experience for their candidates, I humbly suggest listening to the podcast, poking around their informative website at, and joining as an individual or via a corporate membership.  It’s really a Thing!

Erin McDermott Peterson is a Partner with PeopleResults. Follow her on Twitter @ErinMcPeterson or connect via email at