CIPD, Irish Recruiters, Irish Times Training… is it all made so confusing on purpose?

Recruitment training was always an issue really in Ireland.
The HR courses had to cover for it and the in house training would fill the
gaps and bring recruiters up to date with the current industry trends. Then
last year we finally got a recruitment specific training with the Irish Times
Training centre. There is a basic and advanced course available and the courses
are branded as a delivered in conjunction with CIPD. In all the social media
both those courses are advertised as a CIPD courses. Jet somehow on the CIPD.ie
web site there is no mention of them. I short call to the friendly staff in
CIPD reveals the following:

 

CIPD is the body that validates the courses in the HR arena.
The list of CIPD Centres in Ireland can be found on the CIPD.ie site (Choose from
the menu: Qualification : > Search for a entre > Ireland). What you will
find out there is that CIPD has absolutely no connection with the courses Irish
Times Training is offering.

Here is the text that announces those courses:

Certified Social Media Recruiter (CSMR):

“A very welcome addition to the
Irish recruitment industry …” Michael McDonnell, CEO, CIPD

Course takes place on Monday and
Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm:
28th & 30th March 2011

In association with CIPD and
Irish Recruiters, this one day course is aimed at individuals who have
completed the Certified Internet Recruiter course. It will give participants
examples and techniques currently being used by recruiters around the world as part
of their recruitment strategies. It will demonstrate the power of the blog and
is packed full of information about how best to harness these tools to increase
productivity.

Special rate of €499 for The
Irish Recruiters Annual Members

Course Benefits:

Participants
will get practical recommendations on how to form a social media team, charter,
policy and strategy. Participants can elect to take a 30 minute online test, to
gain accreditation.

Course Outline:

  • Individual comprehensive tool kit and guide
  • Copy of the Irish Recruiter’s Social Media
    Cheat Sheet helping you apply your new found techniques
  • More in-depth understanding of advanced
    features of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
  • Understanding of social media applications
    that can give you the edge
  • An understanding of how recruiting via social
    media is evolving
  • An understanding of how location based
    technologies are bringing social media to an entirely new platform.
  • Knowledge of the key metrics when deciding on
    social media recruitment

See related programmes in this
stable that lead to Certification as an Irish Internet Recruiter (CIIR)

Location: Irish Times Training, The Irish
Times Building, 24 – 28 Tara Street, Dublin 2

In conjunction with Irish
Recruiters & CIPD

 

Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter (ACIR)

In association with CIPD and
Irish Recruiters, this evening course is aimed at the senior recruiter and
those who have completed the Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR). The course
will look at Boolean strings and automation while delving into new techniques
when sourcing candidates internationally. It will also look at diversity
recruitment through to RSS feed creation.

Special rate of €499 for The
Irish Recruiters Annual Members.

This course takes place on monday
and Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm:
7th & 9th February, 21st & 23rd March, 9th
& 11th May

Course Benefits:

Participants will master current industry best practice, investigate future
recruitment trends while gaining productivity techniques to bolster their
sourcing and social media strategies. Participants can elect to take a 30
minute online test, to gain accreditation.

Course Outline:

  • Individual comprehensive tool kit and guide
  • Advanced Search Syntax
  • Proximity Searching
  • Email address raiding
  • Advanced Google Sourcing
  • Irish Recruiter’s favourite Productivity Tools
    and Techniques
  • Advanced Anatomy of “Locators”
  • RSS techniques
  • Advanced Twitter techniques
  • Capturing techniques
  • A look at people search engines
  • Learn about “slashing”
  • The future of search

See related programmes in this
stable that lead to Certification as an Irish Internet Recruiter (CIIR)

In conjunction with Irish
Recruiters & CIPD

Did Irish Time Training went a bit too far on mentioning
CIPD all over their course advertisement while the courses themselves are not
CIPD validated? You be the judge of it yourself.