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The Recruiting Division looks at recruiter training that keeps recruiting skills sharp and keeps recruiters connected to the latest trends and technologies. “Top Recruiting Resources to Sharpen Your Skills,” “Best Resources for Recruiter Training in 2014,” and “Looking for Recruiter Training?” have pointed the way to training resources targeted to recruiting professionals.

There’s no denying that recruiting has changed. It’s a new game now, and traditional recruiting doesn’t work anymore. Candidate experience, a rapidly evolving mobile job search and recruiting platform, and a shortage of top recruiters are just a few of the things that are impacting recruiting today. In 2015, recruiters need to be on the bleeding edge of recruiting practices, according to HR and recruiting expert Dr. John Sullivan. Here we’ll show you how to prepare yourself or your recruiters for that bleeding edge.

SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) provides professional recruiter training and certification in recruiting at their annual Talent Management Conference & Exposition. This year’s conference is April 27th through the 29th in San Diego, California.

Keynote speakers include innovation expert Lisa Bodell talking about hiring innovators; consumer innovation research lab founder Mike Walsh talks about talking about how digital platforms are changing the workplace, business operations, and recruiting; technology entrepreneur and author Ben Canoscha talking about how the old employer-employee relationship is dead; and CEO and businesswoman Desiree Rogers talking about helping talent through organizational change.

Those who attend can expect sessions on recruiting strategy, innovation in hiring, improving the recruiting function, recruiter training, assessing recruiting for compliance and best practices, mobile recruiting strategies, and more. This conference will expose you to the current and emerging recruiting practices, technologies, and thought leaders that you’ll need to know about and implement in 2015 and beyond.

Learn How to Improve Employee Referral Programs

Sullivan reminds recruiters and employers that referrals dominate in recruiting because they produce the quality hires companies need. That means recruiters and employers need to learn everything they can about best practices for employee referral programs. Sources like The Recruiting Division’s discussion of employee referral programs “Expert Advice for an Effective Referral Program” and Career Builder’s e-book “Referral Madness” point the way to how to develop your referral program.

Learn New Sourcing Techniques

Sourcing candidates has changed from just going after college grads and competitors’ top performers and screening resumes to becoming a recruiting detective and finding candidates’ work on the internet to get to know them better and faster. Learn how to do it with AIRS training. Recruiters need to know and use complex sourcing techniques and they’ll learn how with AIRS certification. AIRS offers training in social media recruiting, social sourcing, unearthing candidate contact information, and niche recruiting in areas such as healthcare, engineering, finance and accounting, and veterans and defense.

Learn for Free

Sullivan warns recruiters that you can’t get to the next level and dominate in your industry by just doing what your recruiting competitors are doing. While you can’t learn everything from your peers, you can learn a lot about the newest practices and technologies by taking advantage of free resources like those at Blogging4Jobs. They present more than 20 free HRCI webinars on a variety of trending recruiting topics, best practices, recruiter training, and the newest recruiting techniques and technologies. Do you know what best practices are in 2015 for college and intern recruiting? Do you know how to improve quality of hire? Are you reaching the millennial workforce in your recruiting practices? Get up to speed fast with free resources like these and The Recruiting Division’s “Recruiting Best Practices” webinar and white papers.

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