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Programme Overview

Our Certificate in Recruitment and Talent Acquisition is a 12 month programme focused on building your practical, tactical skills and experience in all the fundamental areas of recruiting, sourcing, selection and working with hiring managers.

Over the Certificate you will complete online learning modules with on the job assignments, case studies, quizzes and assessments. The programme also involves rating your achievement level from the start to the finish and mapping your skills and experience.

Who should attend?

You’ll benefit most from the Certificate in Recruitment and Talent Acquisition if you are:

  • Studying business and want to prepare for your first recruitment role or an HR role which will have recruitment responsibilities
  • New to recruitment and want to make sure you know everything you should
  • In a role where you have recruitment responsibilities and want to learn the fundamentals

What will you finish with?

The Certificate in Recruitment and Talent Acquisition is different from tertiary study as you need to be working in a role where you can apply what you’re learning, rather than just covering theory.

You’ll work through case studies and review your own workplace practices so that you get as much experience as you can, to deliver effectively in real life. Once you’ve completed your final assessment you will be awarded your certificate.

Elephant Certificates are now recognised globally, in New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, the US and United Kingdom.

Compulsory Modules

Being a great recruiter

This module covers the different types of roles within your field, what different career paths exist, the knowledge and skills you’ll need and how to overcome challenges.

Clever Communications

To deliver effectively in recruitment, you need to understand the different communication styles – both yours and others, and how to adapt and engage with both candidates and hiring managers (and your team!).

Job Scoping & Competencies

Some hiring managers will have a good idea of what’s needed for a role, but for others you’ll need to give them some help working out the skills and knowledge needed.

Search Plans and Sourcing

Good candidates are often hard to find so you need to know different methods you can add to your search plan including the innovative and unusual ones!

Candidate Management and Selection

Many great candidates can be lost if you don’t have good processes in place to manage their applications and engage and stick them to your company.

Remuneration & Reward

Understanding your company’s remuneration model, or the companies you are recruiting for is important when you are negotiating a package with the candidate or answering questions.

Recruitment Legislation

When you are gathering information about candidates and working through the recruitment process and offering employment – you need to make sure you are complying with legislation and not putting your company at risk.

Handling the Offer

Sometimes hiring managers will make the offer, but sometimes it falls to the Talent team or recruiter. This module covers the legal aspects of employment as well as counter offers and negotiations.

Optional Modules

You must choose two of these optional modules.

Recruitment  Strategy

In a senior TA or Recruitment role, you may be in charge of developing or implementing a Recruitment Strategy for business. This module covers how to develop and implement a plan.

Employment BrandING

We are living in an age of transparency and your brand is built from what you put out, but also what people are talking about with your company. Find out how to build your brand effectively.

Inspired Interviewing

In many recruitment and TA roles, you may be required to do first interviews with candidates or to be part of an interview panel. Learn interviewing psychology, how to interview effectively and overcome interviewing pitfalls.

Leading Change

This module takes you through using specific change tools with a recruitment case study so that you are fully prepared to drive change in your business.

Recruitment metrics

Recruiters and TA professionals are usually measured on the quality of their hires – did you find a great person for the role? But there are also other useful metrics that can help show your value to a client or your business.

Recruitment Tech

A good recruiter or TA professional will utilise the right tools and be able to recommend to their business what technology solutions could help. This module covers how.

Our Regional Talent Partner for the UK is Helen Charteris. Helen has worked across all forms of recruitment from high street to executive search, she is the current MD of Charteris Consultancy Group a specialist recruiter across Utilities and Power and has been in recruitment over 20 years. For more about Helen just click here. To email her just click here.

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