Recruitment training is a service that might be provided by the company itself or outsourced in order to help both new and experienced hire develop their skills. Such tailored programs are more and more demanded in a competitive job market in order to highlight each person’s personal skills and help them develop them inside a suitable organization.


The recruitment process can be long and hard, and the recruitment training aims at helping recruiters finding the suitable candidate by aligning the knowledge of the process and developing a common understanding of the language used inside the organization and/or industry.


The goals of the recruitment training can be several:

  • Train managers to become good interviewers; they should listen attentively during the interview and learn when to intervene with questions or comments.
  • Explain the recruitment plan and offer inside knowledge from the part of the company in order to be sure the skills are aligned with the business objectives and strategy.
  • Preparation for the job interview; interviewing managers should focus on the skills of the potential employee and adapt their tenure to the latter in order to provide valuable feedback.
  • Decision-making in the recruitment process; the training must not be limited to the simple description of the recruitment process, but be sure it enhances the managerial skills necessary to select the most suitable candidate for the job.

The training needs to adapt its recruitment style to the personality of the trainees in order to bring out different possibilities to explore the potential of a job candidate.

Types of recruitment training

External: training might be outsourced and provided by specialized training companies or agencies. These need to assess the needs of the company and in the same time the skills of the trainees and then develop a suitable training program that would manage to fill the skill gaps and set the foundation for a successful collaboration.

Specialized recruiting companies usually have ongoing training programs that cater all levels of management and set targets to reach by the end of the course.

Internal: it is delivered inside the company by more experienced staff or managers. Its advantage is that it comes from personal experience and combines the needs of the actual business with the company policy. However, it may not be as structured as outside training, and can aim to fit a particular role or position in the organization, without catering to the particular skills of the trainee.