Talent Acquisition and Retention

Find and Retain the Right Talent to Boost Your Organization’s Success

People are a company’s most valuable asset, and much care should go into selecting and retaining the right employees. In Bryant University’s Talent Acquisition and Retention course, you will build upon one of your most important skills of hiring and retaining employees. Topics covered in this class include the recruitment process, workforce planning, the consultative approach, engagement, and retention.

Key Knowledge Areas in Employee Acquisition 

Through this Talent Acquisition and Retention course — part of Bryant’s Human Resource Management Certificate program — you will:

  • Understand the recruitment process and how to effectively manage it.
  • Learn the importance of workforce planning and using strong relationships with hiring managers to proactively fill hiring needs.
  • Develop a consultative approach to uncover true needs, select the right person, and help unsure hiring managers make a decision on a candidate.
  • Engage both candidates and current employees to successfully attract and retain.
  • Understand the importance of retention and how various programs can lead to increased employee satisfaction.


  • Individuals completing the Human Resource Management Certificate
  • HR professionals seeking SHRM recertification 

Highlight: SHRM Recertification

Current HR professionals can earn 24 professional development credits (PDCs) for SHRM recertification with this course.

Course Requirements

This five-week, self-paced course includes guided learning with multimedia, interactive modules, and curated readings. Discussion posts are due on Mondays and all other deliverables are due on Saturdays. Expect approximately 4-5 hours of work per week.  

First-time online learner? “Strategies for Success” is a one-week module that will familiarize you with our learning system before you begin your program and ensure you are ready to participate. Required for all first-time, self-paced Bryant learners.

Course Format: Online, Self-Paced
Schedule: 5-week course, 4-5 hours/week
Begin the Sunday following enrollment
Tuition: $799
CEUs: 2.4
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Certificate Requirements

This course is part of the Human Resources Management Certificate. In order to receive the certificate, you must complete six courses from the list below: 

Bryant Value

Preferred Provider

Bryant is an SHRM approved provider and an HRCI approved provider.

High-Caliber Faculty

All of our online courses are taught by top-notch Bryant faculty or industry experts who are leaders within their field.

Interactive Learning

During this 5-week course, you’ll spend 4-5 hours per week on guided learning, interactive modules, and curated reading.

Meet Your Instructor: Josh Varone

Josh Varone is currently the chief human resources officer at Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI). He has spent the last 18 years working in human resources in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Prior to his role at RIMI, he spent eight years as the human resources director at AAA Northeast. His experience spans across the globe, including overseeing talent acquisition while at Swarovski. He holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and an M.A. from Providence College, and he is a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), and has his Professional Recruiter Certification (PRC).

Meet Your Instructor: Josh Varone

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