Virtual or In Person Talent Advisor Recruiter Training

Sourcing, screening, closing skills.  All critical to the success of a recruiter.  But the best corporate recruiters – the most effective, the most respected – are also great at leading the process, building strategy, and playing a true talent advisor role to their hiring managers.

This recruiter training workshop receives incredibly high ratings from recruiters and recruiting managers because it delivers practical strategies, tools and techniques (including the language to use to influence and lead) to help Recruiters more effectively manage their Hiring Manager relationships and play that critical strategic, consultative, Talent Advisor role.


We focus on elevating the role of the recruiter to a more strategic, consultative partner relationship and away from a customer-service oriented role. We don'ttalk about WHY it's critical to be a talent advisor; we talk about HOW to move into that role. And we do this by sharing and creating best practices in the room, and - more importantly - working through real-world Recruiter- Hiring Manager scenarios that we pull from your challenges, based on pre-work our Trainers (all former Corporate Recruiting Leaders) leverage to learn about you.

Talent Advisor Recruiter Training is perfect for elevating Corporate Recruiters, Talent Acquisition Consultants, Technical Recruiters and more.

Why Choose Recruiting Toolbox's Talent Advisor Workshop For Your Recruiting Team?

Custom Training

We invest time upfront to learn more about your current recruiting challenges, internal best practices, hiring manager feedback, and goals so that what we build resonates with your diverse recruiting team and leads to change in your real-world of competing priorities and limited time. 

Aligned Teams 

Our focus is on training recruiters - but just as importantly, it's on driving alignment with your recruiting teams. We partner with you to ensure that we're setting realistic expectations for what it means to be a Talent Advisor in your own environment, your culture, and your resource model. One of the great outcomes of our training is shared language we can all use when engaging the business.

Credibly Delivered

Our workshops are credibly delivered by former corporate Recruiting Leaders, not generic trainers. We have experience as corporate recruiters and recruiting leaders, and understand how to engage junior to senior recruiting teams, including skeptics who are reluctant to change or maybe even think they have little to learn. We know nobody wants some academic, preachy trainer telling them "you're doing it wrong" - that's not us. We get the challenges of recruiting, and it shows up in post-training feedback.

Tools, Guides, and Phrases

Your recruiting team will receive practical tools and guides designed to help them better lead the recruiting process, set and manage expectations, educate hiring managers on tradeoffs, push back on unrealistic managers, and deliver a strategy/plan that gets them the hires needed.  They’ll also learn new language they can use in their daily life when engaging as Talent Advisors (not order takers!). 

Making it Stick

After the training has been delivered, we work closely with the recruiting leadership team to recommend changes to ensure the best practices stick.  How do we get recruiters to use these new guides and tools, how do we drive adoption of these new processes, how do we hold them accountable for these new expectations?  We can help


We want to create client independence, not dependence.  So, for our larger clients, we build out a trainer’s guide and lead a train-the-trainer session to build your team’s capabilities to redeliver this workshop across your organization for years to come.  

Help your corporate recruiting team engage and influence hiring managers, lead the process, and drive strategies that help you hire the best talent, quickly. We partner with you to transform recruiters into Talent Advisors.



It’s a hands-on, scenario-based workshop that delivers real-world best-practice strategies and tactics to help your busy recruiters elevate their roles to talent advisors and leaders with the hiring managers they support.   


  • How to build a quality recruiting strategy for a multi-req hiring ramp up
  • How to leverage market data and prior result insights to build a simple, effective sourcing plan and educate hiring managers on market realities
  • How to build and “sell” an effective interviewing process
  • How to manage hiring manager expectations around timelines and their critical role in your process
  • How to influence with metrics, personality type insights, and language that speaks to what they care about
  • How to push back on managers who are unrealistic about profiles, compensation, and timelines
  • How to be more strategic around sourcing, even though you’re already busy
  • How to lead the interviewing process and play an effective facilitator role in candidate debriefs
  • How to help hiring managers sell and speak to A-player motivators
  • How to engage and reward hiring managers
  • How to diagnose hiring manager problems
  • How to prioritize

Scenario-based, built for your real world

All of our training is custom-built to align to your recruiting team’s challenges, goals, skill gaps, culture, and process. The actual workshop agenda is developed in partnership with you, the recruiting leader. We leverage real world scenarios to ensure that recruiters leave with practical, actionable strategies and tactics. We build these scenarios after conducting focus group calls with your team, so that we’re sure they’re on target.

We get you

We understand the corporate recruiting environment your recruiters work in. We ensure that the strategies, tactics, and scenarios we leverage in the training are realistic.

It’s motivating

Recruiters leave the training excited to engage hiring managers, even the more challenging ones. Recruiters often love to recruit because they’re so relationship-oriented, and this training makes establishing good partnership relationships easier.



  • Junior to Senior Corporate Recruiters
  • Recruiting Managers

We conduct virtual focus group calls with your recruiters before we design your training. This helps us to customize the content - especially the real-world scenarios your recruiters will work through - by learning more about the skill level of the recruiters who will attend and also learning to speak your “language.” It also helps your team get comfortable with us, our approach, and our expertise.ment.



Our workshop facilitators are former corporate recruiting leaders and recruiters who have built and lived the Talent Advisor recruiting approaches we share with your teams. We've all started out as hands on recruiters, and have applied the techniques and best practices shared in this workshop to earn the right to be a Talent Advisor to the hiring managers and execs we've supported.

Your recruiters will know – right away – that our team has walked the talk. We'll bring the confidence - and humility (no big egos here!) - that comes from years of working with unruly, unrealistic, passive aggressive hiring managers as well as unbelievably strong partner-oriented hiring managers.



Yes! We share templates that make client management easier, including templates
and tools to help recruiters set up the relationship for success, and teach them how to leverage SLA concepts and speak the language of their hiring managers to engage managers effectively.


  • Req Strategy Guide
  • Sourcing Strategy Template
  • Process and Timeline Expectation Setting Tool
  • Email Communication Templates, including Req Strategy, Candidate Presentation, Interviewing Prep
  • Candidate Tradeoff/Pushback Triangle
  • Debrief Facilitation Talking Points
  • Consensus Building Zig-Zag Decision Making Model
  • Hiring Manager Diagnostic Tool

We include tools/templates with every workshop we deliver. These are designed to help the training “live on” after the workshop is over. We’re happy to incorporate your existing tools/templates with this training, too, as it can help you to drive adoption and make the workshop feel more integrated with your existing process.

After the training, Recruiters head back to their desks with easy-to-use tools to help them better engage and set expectations with hiring managers as partners. This is not some theoretical workshop focused on the importance of being a strategic talent advisor; it’s all about the “how to.”



98% rated the overall program a 4 or 5 on a 5-point scale. 91% rated it a 5 out of 5. 99% said they’d recommend our Talent Advisor workshop to their peers. 99% said they found the workshop practical and actionable.


Clients include companies like NIke, Google, Disney, Adidas, TripAdvisor, Nestle, Sephora, Activision, ESPN, USAA, and Allstate.

“This workshop will redefine how my team partners with the business. Without a doubt, the best training I’ve attended.” 
- Head of EMEA Recruiting, Yahoo! 

“Refreshing to have exercises tailored to Nestle – it made the lessons and solutions immediately applicable to our real world (tomorrow!). This refreshed my excitement for recruiting. 5/5!” 
- Sr Recruiter, Nestle USA

“Feedback on the workshop was hugely positive. It was a fantastic refresh for some, new skills for others, but each person walked away from the workshop realizing that they can be better tomorrow as a recruiter than they were today because of this training.” 
- VP, Talent Acquisition Electronic Arts

The best training I've received. Excellent, useful and tangible takeaways.”
- Sr Recruiter, ESPN

"Content is rich, concepts are digestible and convincing. Very helpful and practical. This will help our candidates, the business , and me. Exactly what we needed. 5/5!"
- Recruiting Manager, Adidas Europe


“Brings credibility from having been in the weeds and shares battle tested experiences and learnings. All delivered with authenticity and humility. This allowed our most senior recruiters to “listen” and engage in this workshop. Great job!” 
- Recruiting Director,

“I learned I needed to be even more strategic and consultative with my hiring managers, and – most importantly – how to do that. This wasn’t preachy training by some outside “expert”. You can tell he’s been in our shoes, and knows what it takes to help us elevate our roles. I can use the stuff I learned today!” 
- Sr Recruiter, Expedia

“Fantastic. Did I learn stuff? Absolutely. How to set expectations better, how to push back, how to help managers think through tradeoffs, how to align us all on our goals and process. This was spot on in terms of helping us transform into a more consultative recruiter.” 
- Sr Recruiter, Hitachi

No "death by PowerPoint" - he engaged us, and made us focus on real-world scenarios. 5/5!"
- Recruiter, GM Financial

Learned techniques for influencing stakeholders - leveraging specific data, reframing conversations, and pushing back when needed. Excellent!" 
- Recruiter, SAP

"I found a ton of value in every slide, every conversation, every tool shared, as well as phrases that will easily stick with me throughout my career. I'm really glad our leaders invested in this training for us."
- Sr Recruiter, Illumina

Our training is offered in person, globally (we've worked in over 20 countries) and virtually
How long is the workshop?
It's typically 2 full days. 
Do you deliver this onsite or virtual? 
Both. We typically deliver these custom workshops onsite, at your offices. We've delivered these workshops around the world - Abu Dhabi, UAE to Nuremberg, Germany to San Francisco, California. We also deliver these workshops in smaller 2-hour modules over 6-8 sessions virtually.
How many recruiters can attend a workshop?
We need a minimum of 12 people/workshop and can handle up to 25. Occasionally, for large talent acquisition teams, we can do 50-100 with multiple trainers. That's what we've done for large recruiting teams at companies like and Starbucks.
Do you offer this training in a public workshop format? What if we have a really small team of 1-5 recruiters?
Sorry, we don't offer this training to the public. We only offer this as custom built, onsite training for teams of 12+ recruiters.
How much does the training cost?
It depends, but fees start at about $25,000.
I want to learn more. Who can I contact?
Please contact us and tell us more about your team, your goals, and the location of your desired training, and we'll get someone from our team to contact you to learn more and share more.