Talent Advisor Recruiter Training is perfect for elevating Corporate Recruiters, Talent Acquisition Consultants, Technical Recruiters and more.
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.
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.
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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, Salesforce.com
“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