Why We’re Different

Why We’re Different


We specialize in Talent Acquisition consulting. Talent Function offers a depth of Talent Acquisition strategy and implementation experience unmatched by any other boutique or large firm. We don’t spread ourselves too thin. We’re all in.


More than 80 percent of the clients we’ve served are in the Fortune 500. Talent Function understands the demands of complex global firms as no other firm in our category does, mapping systems and processes to clients’ local requirements, rather than applying a U.S. template to the world.


We offer unmatched Talent Acquisition process improvement and technology expertise. Talent Function is the only firm where everybody on the bench has years of experience in a recruiting discipline. We have lived Talent Acquisition for the majority of our professional lives, so we know what works (and what doesn’t).


We stand out for the same reason our clients do: we select and develop extraordinary people – hyper-conscientious overachievers with great maturity, experience and insight. Partnering with Talent Function is like adding outstanding colleagues to your team.


We know the questions to ask vendors that our clients often don’t know to ask. Talent Function identifies the technology and process gaps that most clients can’t see until a year into an implementation.


Our candor, independent perspective and reliability are known throughout the industry. Talent Function maintains unvarying and strict objectivity about our clients’ solution options, because we only succeed when our clients do.


We quickly come to fully understand our clients’ environment, gain buy-in for strategic and operational changes, and address issues and challenges that other firms can’t, because we’ve managed through them all – ensuring that your projects meet your goals.

Authoritative Insight.

Our reputation, network and influence are unsurpassed. Talent Function has defined new practices, provided strategic and executional thought-leadership, and delivered better results for our clients.


For any project, we believe there is only one definition of quality: yours. We ensure that we fully understand your goals, expectations and definition of success and regularly review performance against expectations. And we financially guarantee the quality of our work.


We click with our clients, we laugh with them, and we develop real and lasting relationships with them. We find projects are much more effective, efficient, relaxing and successful that ways.

We Understand Talent Acquisition

You need to get ahead of volume fluctuations. Stop getting whipsawed by managers. Deliver quality and quantity, quickly. Get your processes and systems ready for fully integrated Talent Acquisition. Stop laboring under unusable systems, with bad processes enshrined in perfectly good software. Optimize or upgrade your technology. Get new tools, candidate data mining and social sourcing working for you. Elevate your employment brand. Manage compliance.

We know what you’re going through. Uniquely, everyone on Talent Function’s 14 member bench of talent consulting experts comes from a recruiting discipline – even our office manager. Throughout the firm, our direct experience makes the difference.

How We Do It

We pull in the right people, ask the right questions, and have no agenda other than optimizing your Talent Acquisition strategy and deployment. We have never accepted a “pay-to-play” referral agreement from a vendor, and we never will. We focus entirely on your success. 

  • Our insights make technology agile. Unlike most talent management consultants, we know every major and up-and-coming solution in the market, inside and out, because we implement them all. We work with you to make any of them successful, to ensure your investments in recruiting technology pay off.
  • We optimize the technology you already have, so that your recruiters can spend quality time with candidates, not struggle with a tangle of disconnected systems. We give them back time to do their jobs.
  • We help you evaluate and deploy the right solutions to fill the gaps – technology that won’t be obsolete next year, and that will integrate with unanticipated solutions. We stay on top of the technology leaders, and know their strengths, weaknesses and areas of overlap, so that you make cost-effective, high ROI decisions about new technology.
  • We anticipate and address problems before they show up. We prioritize, improve the connections between systems, generate simplicity and remove roadblocks that are slowing your recruiters down. Our competitors’ clients often come to us to fix what wasn’t done well, because we avert and unwind costly mistakes and waste. 
  • We innovate, with you. The best Talent Acquisition processes in the industry are the ones designed specifically for you, to work for you. Unlike other firms, we don’t come in with a one-size-fits-all orthodoxy. We’re masters in process design, eliminating duplication and recruiter busy-work. And we coach clients to become better process innovators themselves.

No other firm manages the span of Talent Acquisition technology with the same level of detail, process fluency, and quality of collaboration.

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