One of the things that differentiates a good recruiting team from a great one, is the initial and on-going training opportunities provided to them. For most agency owners, providing quality training is time consuming and takes away from production. Today, we're going to review and analyze some of the certification and education options you should explore, as you consider the impact this investment can make on your bottom line. Remember, your ROI can be substantial, but it's important to evaluate all of your options before choosing a program.
AIRS is an organization that prepares recruiters, sourcers and other talent acquisition professionals for today’s competitive recruitment and sourcing market. There are seven major certifications your recruiters can obtain. The Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR) designation is the most widely recognized professional standard for modern-day talent acquisition. Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter (ACIR) is an elite designation prized in the industry and earned by few. It ensures you've attained the highest level of certification available to recruiters today. To become a Certified Diversity Recruiter (CDR) you must demonstrate a mastery of the tactics and strategies required to source, recruit and hire a diverse workforce. Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter (CSSR) is an elite designation that ensures you've attained a thorough and up to the minute understanding of sourcing via social media. Certified Social Media Recruiter (CSMR) is a designation that shows innovative knowledge of sourcing talent on line beyond Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn. Professional Recruiter Certification - The Principles of Recruiting (PRC) provides the latest techniques, newest trends and best practices in the areas that matter most for recruitment professionals. The Elite Certified Recruitment Expert is the only certification in the industry that evaluates your expertise in all of these areas of recruiting; general recruiting, social networking, diversity, basic and advanced internet recruiting. Read more about AIRS certification options.
Other training options to consider include Top Producer Tutor, offered by Good As Gold Training. Barbara J. Bruno, CPC, CTS established Good as Gold Training in 1993 to provide on-demand and online training for individual recruiters and teams. This option only teaches processes and strategies proven and tested to provide results. This training is delivered over the web, and offers a great way to jump start new hires, increase the production of seasoned recruiters, while testing and confirming comprehension of new skills. Learn more about Top Producer Tutor.
The Dynamic Sale, a recruiter learning and development company, offers a plethora of free and paid tools to train your recruiters. From free recruiting training delivered to your email, to virtual bootcamps in perm and contract placements, to LinkedIn Mastery Virtual workshops, this option offers your team a comprehensive training option. Learn more about Free Recruiter Training.
Whichever option you choose, having a well trained recruiting staff is key to increasing your agency's potential and overall profitability.