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Talent Attraction and Acquisition

Short Overview
Α Talent Acquisition Professional/Specialist is currently considered as one of the most popular jobs in Greece, due to the increased lack of professionals, mostly in the IT sector, the brain drain of the last decade and the steadily decreasing unemployment, particularly in the aftermath of the pandemic. This program will help university graduates to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to enter and/or develop themselves in this professional sector. In each of the sections of the program, the stages of effective employee recruitment and selection will be analyzed with a particular emphasis on the most widespread selection methods (e.g., interview) but also contemporary selection methods will also be presented (e.g., social networking sites, digital selection methods, gamification, etc.).
Learning Goals
After the completion of the program, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the role of a Talent Acquisition Professional
  • Understand the importance of the different stages of staff recruitment and selection.
  • Understand the use of different selection methods and the role of technology.
Program Value
Recognizing the importance and critical role of effective personnel recruitment and selection in the modern, digital age is a critical success factor for any business and organization. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to understand the basic functions and practices of effective recruitment and selection. The program provides participants the ability and the knowledge to understand in depth this critical function of Human Resource Management.
Teaching Material
Video presentations, self-assessment tests, case studies, electronic slides, electronic notes, books or book chapters
Evaluation Method And Final Grade Computation
Participants will be evaluated by completing multiple choice questions at the end of each module. Successful completion of the program and conferral of the training certificate requires a final grade of at least 50%. The final grade results from the average of the self-assessment tests that will be carried out at the end of each module.
Learning Method Description
The program uses the eLearning educational method: learning takes place purely asynchronously (that is, on days and hours that serve the trainee, without mandatory attendance at a specific time or day), exclusively remotely (using a special educational platform via the internet from the trainee's area) and using digital educational tools such as video lectures, interactive self-assessment exercises, and other elearning tools that ensure effective and flexible individual self-learning. The program's training material becomes available at specific time periods, based on the training path followed, and then remains available on the training platform without restrictions throughout the duration of the program.
Teaching Language
Application deadline: 15/05/2024
Program start: 22/05/2024
Program completion: 30/06/2024
Way to follow
ECTS units: 2
Hours of asynchronous training: 36
Includes training hours (indicative) using an asynchronous distance learning (eLearning) platform.
Additional hours of employment: 24
Additional hours of work are included (indicative) and may include individual study, writing assignments, participation in field visits, participation in exams, etc.
Total hours: 60
The total hours include hours of synchronous and asynchronous training, as well as additional hours of employment.
Weeks of training: 5
Weeks in which activities of any kind are planned are included.
Vocational Education and Training Certificate
Trainees who successfully complete the program are granted a Vocational Education and Training Certificate of the Center for Education and Lifelong Learning of the Athens University of Economics and Business, which is accompanied by a Supplement to the Certificate, detailing the subject of the program, the thematic units attended by the trainee , as well as the training methodology followed.
Target Audience
The program is addressed to those who are interested in working as a Talent Acquisition Professionals, that is, the executive-professional who deals with the recruitment, evaluation, selection and placement of the appropriate personnel in an organization. It is aimed at university graduates, preferably in Business Administration, Finance and/or Psychology.
Prerequisite Knowledge
University degree and a good working knowledge of English.
Scientific Responsible
Mode And Frequency Of Communication
Weekly, using MS Teams
The total amount of tuition is €360 and is paid in two installments. The first installment, of €150, is paid as an advance payment before the start of the courses, to secure the position, and the second, of €210, is paid before the program is half completed. In the event of a discount, the above amounts are reduced proportionally. Especially in the case of a 20% discount, the above amounts are €288 (total amount), €150 (first installment – ??advance payment) and €138 (second installment).
Trainees are informed of the installment amounts and related deadlines via email upon their acceptance into the program.


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