We Offer Custom, Live Virtual Training

Recruiting Toolbox offers all of our custom training in a virtual format.  We have expertise recreating the best features of our interactive, in-person workshops using a tool like Zoom.  How?  We break our 1- and 2-day workshops into 2-hour live video sessions, where attendees engage in lively discussions and break into small groups to work through scenarios in virtual breakout rooms, and learn and share best practices.

No pre-recorded videos to watch.  Everything is live.  And yes, we can accommodate Americas, European, and Asian time zones.  We’ve been delivering our virtual training since 2017, with hiring managers and recruiters participating from 15 countries so far.  The feedback is great!  Is it the same as in-person?  No, of course not.  But it’s great, especially if you have travel restrictions, lack a travel budget to get your teams together, or just can’t afford to take your teams out of the office for whole days at a time.

“I loved the content and role-playing. I am surprised at how well it came off over Zoom. Thanks for a great training!  5/5!”

Senior Technical Recruiter, Equinix

Why Virtual Instructor-Led Training from Recruiting Toolbox?

You get the same, top-rated, custom workshop for your teams, led by a credible former-practitioner trainer who’s got the credibility and delivery style to keep your teams engaged.

This isn’t a webinar-style presentation, where attendees sit and watch the slides go by, then forget 90% of what was shared. This is truly interactive learning at its best, resulting in higher retention and user adoption rates. We can use multiple platforms, but usually leverage Zoom given its wide adoption.

Virtual Recruiter and Interviewer Training Using Zoom Technology
  • Content is custom-built for your real-world challenges, skill gaps, and role expectations. We leverage focus groups – also completed virtually – to understand your current state, and then collaborate with you to create the agenda and scenarios that’ll elevate the skills of your recruiters and/or hiring managers.
  • During each training module, we leverage group discussions and virtual breakout rooms to ensure meaningful, real-time collaboration among participants. Adults learn best by doing – so your peers learn from each other as they create solutions to real-world problems and present back WHY, WHAT, and HOW they’ll put their solutions into practice in YOUR real world. And our trainer is there to coach them as they work and share back with the rest of their training cohort.
  • While our Trainer facilitates discussions and presents customized best practices, our moderator is working behind the scenes to engage participants with online polls and questions.
  • After each module, participants are asked to complete a quiz or self-assessment or short homework assignment, to keep them engaged in between training modules.
  • All of our training workshops are offered as virtual training, including our popular Talent Advisor TrainingRecruiting Leadership Lab, and Hiring Manager/Interviewer Training.

Are there any advantages of virtual training
over in-person, classroom training?

  • Zero travel costs – for our Consultant/Trainer or your team’s participants (for many of our clients, this represents $10,000+ savings).
  • Training can be spread out over multiple days – no more taking your team out for an entire 1-2 days.  With virtual, we can schedule the training in 2-3 hour blocks, over multiples or weeks.  This helps with engagement, too, as participants find it easier to stay engaged and active in 2-3 hour blocks than full 8-hour days.
  • Easier homework – when training is delivered all in 1-2 8-hour days, it’s challenging to get participants to complete homework, so that “homework” has to be completed during classroom time.  With virtual, we can cut the homework into 15 minute assignments, and spread them over multiple days.
  • More peer to peer sharing – with chat functionality, participants can share with each other or ask questions more easily, without disrupting the whole classroom.
  • Breakout group exercise lessons learned are easier to share – no more manual write-ups of classroom flip chart exercise results.  Breakout leaders now capture all feedback into docs that can be shared with everyone, and since it’s typed, handwriting issues aren’t a problem.
  • Some content can be moved to online – we can prioritize the more interactive content for live virtual training, and move pure presentation-content to shorter, recorded videos to be watched outside of the valuable live training time.
  • Participants can participate from home, from the road (if traveling), or from their offices.
  • Real-time subtitles can be leveraged (on certain platforms) to help participants who aren’t as comfortable with the English language or are hard of hearing.
  • There is no “bad seat” in the house – everyone can see and access the training materials on their screens – versus typical classroom setups, where some people are forced to sit towards the back of the classroom.
  • Fewer chances to engage with peers on breaks or for post-training dinner may result in less ROI if the goal is to get the team to bond with each other.
  • Live training can be finished in 1-2 full days, which is important to some clients who want the focus they associate with being out a full day versus driving attendance to many smaller meetings (2-3 hour training modules).
  • The Consultant/Trainer has to work a little harder to engage people when it’s virtual.  In-person training can have a higher energy level and more body language incorporated into the way the trainer presents and engages participants.

Want to learn more about our training delivery options?

We can deliver our custom training in multiple ways so that you can choose the format that works best for your team:

  • Live, virtual delivery

  • In-person delivery

  • Online training: For hiring managers and recruiters

  • Train-the-trainer delivery to help you scale internally

Download a PDF of our Training Delivery Overview document to learn more about each of these options.

Recruiting Toolbox offers flexible training delivery for virtual recruiter training and virtual interviewer training.