17 Recruitment Training Courses Every Recruiter Should Consider

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Bailey Reiners
March 6, 2020
Updated: March 11, 2020
Bailey Reiners
March 6, 2020
Updated: March 11, 2020

In this day and age, recruiters have one of the most challenging jobs out there. Professionals need to get more creative than ever with their recruiting techniques in order to attract and retain top candidates. Pursuing recruitment training opportunities is an excellent means for enhancing strategy and boosting performance. 

To help you determine which recruitment training would best suit your needs and expertise, we’ve broken down the different types as well as a few popular recruitment training opportunities available. Feel free to click the links below to skip ahead.

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What Is Recruitment Training?

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Recruitment training is a type of continuing education that helps recruiters become more effective in their roles and advance in their careers. There are a variety of opportunities out there that can help anyone from early professionals who want to learn the basics of recruiting to experienced recruiters searching to fill gaps in their experience and knowledge.

Regardless of where you are in your career or whether you work as an independent contractor, in-house recruiter or at an agency, there is always room to grow in your career. To determine which training will benefit your unique needs and situation, check out the different types of recruitment training. 

 

Different Types of Recruitment Training

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Depending on your learning style and the information you want to glean from continuing education, different types of recruitment training may be better for your unique situation and needs. Here’s a breakdown of the basic differences.

 

Online Recruitment Training

Nowadays online courses are increasingly popular, especially among working professionals who need to train outside of their working hours. They allow you to start and complete objectives on your own time and from anywhere that’s convenient. You also have a wider variety of courses to choose from since you’re not limited to the instructors and classes near you.

 

In-Class Recruitment Training

Depending on your learning style, in-class training may be a more effective means of expanding your recruitment knowledge. By typing in “recruitment training near me” into a search engine, you should be greeted with a list of training centers and professionals that offer courses near you.

The main downside with in-class recruitment training is that it’s limited to the professionals in your area. However, these kinds of classes can actually be more effective as you are working with professionals who best understand and actively work within your local employment market. 

 

Recruitment Training Educational Resources

Recruitment training does not necessarily mean a structured course with an instructor and reading materials. You can also choose to pursue self-guided recruitment training with the resources at your disposal. We'll provide a number of such resources later in this article. 

 

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DIY Recruitment Training

Learning is not limited to organized education, like online courses and books. One of the best resources you have to learn and grow in your job is that of other professionals who have worked longer and are more effective recruiters. Networking with professionals is a great way to hear from people actually doing the work and facing the same challenges you are. 

Note that while many professionals are excited to chat with and help other professionals over a cup of coffee, you should never expect them to share their time and knowledge with you for free. It’s always courteous to offer something, whether it be money, services or your own knowledge in exchange. 

Networking on Social Media: Social media, especially sites specific for professional use, are great tools for following, learning about and connecting with other recruitment professionals within your industry. 

Utilizing Boolean Search: Boolean Search is an invaluable tool for anyone struggling to find candidates through traditional recruitment strategies. Understanding how to utilize Boolean Search tactics on search engines and specific websites can help recruiters narrow down specific candidate pools beyond their networks and ATS. It's also a great way to search for professionals to network with.

 

Recruitment Certification

In addition to recruitment training, you may want to look into recruitment certifications that provide you with more formal accreditation for the training you complete. Some employers may value certifications more than basic training, and others may require specific certifications in order to attain a job or grow in your career. Check with your current and prospective employers before you pursue recruitment training to make the most of your training efforts.

 

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17 Recruitment Training Programs

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Now that you know more about what recruitment training is and the different types of training available, let's run through a list of real recruitment training programs you can pursue. Here are 17 of the most popular courses out there.

 

Recruiting Innovation

Program: Recruiting Innovation

Type: Online courses with video and written content 

Cost: $695 (individual), $625/person (team), company pricing available upon request

Duration: 6 - 12 months (on demand)

Courses: Their tech recruiting tactics classes cover everything from how to have technical conversations, tips for sourcing and recruiting technical candidates and everything in between until the interview process.

Curriculum: The curriculum can be tailored for individuals, teams or companies and focuses on the software development life cycle, engaging with tech professionals and diversity & inclusion in the tech recruiting process. 

 

Geekruiter

Program: Geekruiter IT Recruitment Academy

Type: Online courses 

Cost: $75-325 (per course), $299 (individual), $1,999 (individual premium), team pricing available upon request

Duration: On-demand

Courses: The IT Recruitment academy has four training modules: IT fundamentals for recruiters, IT sourcing strategies, IT recruitment strategies and advanced technical recruitment. 

Curriculum: Their courses help recruiters better understand technical languages and frameworks, create accurate job descriptions, know which questions to ask in order to attract and source great technical candidates as well as implement pre-interview screening to support hiring manager efforts.  

 

OMNIRMS

Program: OMNIRMS

Type: Online courses and on-site workshops

Cost: Pricing details unavailable

Duration: On-demand and upon request (workshops)

Courses: They offer two types of recruitment training: recruitment agency training and in-house recruiter training. Both training programs include online and on-site courses.  

Curriculum: The agency training is tailored to each specific agency’s industry needs and covers topics from client management, social media recruiting, negotiation training and more. The in-house recruiter training covers all aspects of the recruitment process with workshops on topics from candidate sourcing to interview prep and employment law, and these courses are tailored to your specific company and culture.

 

Barclay Jones

Program: Barclay Jones

Type: Online courses and on-site workshops

Cost: Pricing details unavailable

Duration: On-demand

Courses: They offer courses for email marketing, job advertisements, LinkedIn and more. 

Curriculum: Courses help recruiters attract and convert more leads, manage clients, build a talent pipeline and hire top candidates. 

 

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LinkedIn

Program: LinkedIn

Type: Online courses

Cost: $29.99/month (individual), team pricing available upon request

Duration: On-demand

Courses: There are more than 250 online recruitment training courses on LinkedIn’s learning platform. Professionals can narrow down their training options by learning type, level, duration and software

Curriculum: There are a wide range of courses available to be customized to individual needs, so there is not a specific curriculum.

 

Recruitment Training

Program: Recruitment Training

Type: Online courses

Cost: Pricing details unavailable

Duration: On-demand

Courses: Professionals can select courses based on their learning needs, which include: inexperienced recruiters, improve billings of experienced recruiters, management training, director development and training for candidates and/or clients. 

Curriculum: Their recruitment training courses come in a variety of formats from video to audio and PDF content. 

 

Recruitment Edu

Program: Recruitment Edu

Type: Online courses

Cost: Free-$799

Duration: On-demand

Courses: Recruitment Edu offers a wide variety of courses from sourcing to interviewing as well as a recruiter certification program. 

Curriculum: Each course has its own curriculum that includes PDFs, videos, quizzes and access to professionals. 

 

Recruitment Juice

Program: Recruitment Juice

Type: Online courses, mobile app and apprenticeship training

Cost: $70 (1-10 people), $45 (10-50 people), price upon request (50+ people)

Duration: On-demand

Courses: They offer more than 60 courses as downloadable content, quizzes and bite-sized videos, including a comedy drama series. The courses fall under 10 categories that are tailored for different roles and seniority levels.

Curriculum: The curriculum varies by course and series. 

 

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Recruiting Toolbox

Program: Recruiting Toolbox

Type: Online courses, on-site and public workshops

Cost: Pricing details unavailable

Duration: On-demand (online) and 2-day (on-site)

Courses: Eight courses are available on the subjects of recruiting strategy, sourcing, interviewing, selling and closing, talent advisor, recruiting leadership and hiring manager selling and systems. 

Curriculum: Recruiting Toolbox offers a range of courses that help interviewers and hiring managers identify their candidate personas, sourcing tactics, interview techniques and make final decisions.

 

Airs Directory

Program: Airs Directory

Type: Online courses

Cost: $99-2,495/year (individual course), team pricing available upon request

Duration: On-demand

Courses: They offer 27 courses including two certification courses. They also offer courses specific to hiring managers as well as recruiters. Their certifications are recognized by HRCI, PHR, SPHR, GPHR and NAPS.

Curriculum: The entire recruiter academy provides access to experts and interactive training courses that cover content from making phone calls to time management and even hiring veterans.

 

Social Talent

Program: Social Talent

Type: Online courses

Cost: $1,300 (individual), price upon request (agency or company)

Duration: On-demand

Courses: They break out their courses into three categories: professional, agency and company. 

Curriculum: Their curriculum for individual learners explains how to reduce time-to-fill and cost-per-hire as well as boost quality-of-hire and improve diversity hiring. For agencies, their curriculum focuses on increasing net-fee income, business development skills with clients, training recruiters in niche markets and improving onboarding. For their professional program (companies), their goal is to help customers boost hiring metrics, build a diverse candidate pipeline and align your hiring team. 

 

Lorman

Program: Lorman

Type: Online courses

Cost: $699/year

Duration: On-demand

Courses: There are more than 200 recruitment training courses on Lorman that can be narrowed down by topic, state, credit and content type. 

Curriculum: Their recruitment training series helps recruiters create accurate and enticing job descriptions, issue H-1B Visas, build their employer brand and much more. Their courses are done via live webinars, on-demand webinars, slide decks, white papers, reference manuals and audio recordings.

 

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Alison

Program: Alison

Type: Online courses

Cost: $27

Duration: On-demand, 2-3 hours

Courses: There are 13 courses on Alison for recruitment training, many of which focus on human resource management, but they also have a designated modern human resource management recruitment and selection process course.

Curriculum: Curriculum starts with understanding the recruitment process, laws related to recruiting then focuses on interviewing and candidate selection, compensation and ends with a course assessment. 

 

Monster

Program: Monster

Type: Online courses

Cost: Free or fee-based

Duration: On-demand

Courses: Their courses are customized to meet your specific needs as a recruiter and your employer’s needs. 

Curriculum: Their curriculum focus on trending topics, like employer branding, recruiting veterans, recruiting by generation and mobile recruiting. 

 

Coursera

Program: Coursera

Type: Online courses

Cost: Free or fee-based

Duration: On-demand

Courses: Coursera offers a wide range of classes, including 30 specific to recruitment training. Users can narrow their results by language, level, skills, partner and learning product. Each course is also rated by previous students so you can see how their reviews compare and how many students have completed each course. 

Curriculum: Curriculum varies by course and instructor. 

 

Udemy

Program: Udemy

Type: Online courses

Cost: Varies by course

Duration: On-demand

Courses: There are more than 50 topics related to recruiters on Udemy. Similar to Coursera, students can rate the course so you have a better idea of what to expect. They also break down the difficulty level, time commitment and number of lectures for each course.

Curriculum: Curriculum varies by course and instructor. 

 

Find Courses

Program: Find Courses [recruiting]

Type: Online courses and on-site

Cost: Varies by course

Duration: On-demand

Courses: There are more than 60 courses specific to recruitment training, and you can choose the course based on the training format as well as location for on-site training.

Curriculum: Curriculum varies by course and instructor. 

 

 

Recruitment Training Educational Resources

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In addition to traditional recruitment training courses, there are a number of other resources out there to help you learn and grow as a recruiter. Here are a few different resources available at little-to-no cost.

 

Recruitment Training Books

If you’re a bookworm and learn best by reading, here are a few great recruitment training books you can find at your local bookstore or online. 

 

Recruitment Training AudioBooks

If you like books but don’t have time to sit down and read, audiobooks are another great option, especially if you have a long commute. Here are a few audiobooks to check out. Keep in mind that some of the books in the section above may come in audiobook format as well.

 

Recruitment Training Podcasts

Similar to audiobooks, podcasts are a great way to learn on the go. Podcasts are also perfect for people with shorter attention spans or quick commutes because they are typically more condensed than an audiobook and are told as a series (kind of like chapters). Here are some top-notch podcasts to check out: 

 

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Recruitment Training Videos

For all those visual learners out there, training videos are another option. Many online training resources have videos or webinars, but you can also find additional free resources such as these:

 

Recruitment Experts

There are also a ton of exceptional recruiters and HR professionals out there with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Do some research to find experts in your field to follow online and potentially connect with. You may even find your next mentor or career opportunity (but that shouldn't be the expectation). Here are a few (OK, more like 50) HR and recruiting experts to learn from. 

 

As you can see, there are a number of opportunities out there to help you grow your knowledge as a recruiter no matter where you are in your career. Take advantage of the free resources and consider some of the fee-based courses to take your career to the next level. Also, have a conversation with your employer to see if they have an opinion on which courses to take. Who knows, they may even help pay for the classes as it will benefit them in the long run as well.

 

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