AIRS Announces All New Certified Diversity Recruiter Training and Certification Program

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AIRS, the global leader in recruitment training and human capital management solutions, announces that it has completely updated its industry-leading Certified Diversity Recruiter (CDR) training and certification program.

AIRS, the global leader in recruitment training and human capital management solutions, announces that it has completely updated its industry-leading Certified Diversity Recruiter (CDR) training and certification program. The new highly interactive, full-day workshop delivers the research, case studies, and cutting edge diversity sourcing tactics that are mission critical to the success of an organization’s diversity recruiting program. Offered online and in major cities throughout the country, the CDR workshop teaches some of the most powerful and differentiated tactics for finding and sourcing great experienced candidates.

“The Certified Diversity Recruiter workshop is one of the cornerstones of AIRS training, and it is important to keep the course current because Internet sourcing techniques, technology, and tools are constantly changing,” said Christian K. Forman, CEO of AIRS. “We truly leveraged what we learned through this spring’s AIRS 2005 Diversity Recruiting Summits when updating the course. We learned that recruiters and HR professionals need more practical advice to address issues such as: working with hiring managers, establishing positive relationships with candidates throughout the hiring process, and key organizational success factors to make sure diverse candidates can be effective once hired. This practical advice is combined with research from industry experts such as Diversity Inc. to create a comprehensive guide to diversity recruiting that no recruiter should be without.”

Highlights of the updated course include:

· The latest sourcing techniques for finding passive and active diverse candidates.

· In-depth Internet search capabilities for locating communities of diverse individuals.

· New case studies from some of the top Global and Fortune 500 companies.

· More practical tactics for applying diversity recruiting principles within an organization.

· How to build the business case for diversity – to help convince hiring managers and other audiences to embrace diversity recruiting as mission critical to the bottom line.

· Research, best practices and unique ideas from diversity recruiting experts.

· An all-new CDR certification exam.

The new CDR workshop provides the latest ideas and creative strategies from the most progressive diversity firms and employers such as: Pepsi Co., Abbot Laboratories, Bell South, and The New York Times. Recruiters can benchmark their programs against the best thinkers and "do-ers" from across the U.S. and worldwide to improve their own processes with new diversity recruiting tactics, company-wide best practices and real-world example.

Sections of the new course include:

· Diversity in a Changing Landscape

· Building the Case for Diversity (common sense, compliance, supply and demand, business case)

· Profiling Diverse Candidates

· Attracting Diverse Candidates

· Finding Diverse Candidates

· Hiring Diverse Candidates (including the legal pitfalls to avoid)

· Beyond Recruiting (how key success factors like mentoring, affinity groups, and on-boarding can help hire and retain diverse candidates)

· AIRS Diversity Talent Index (a summary of key activities and steps for working with leadership, gaining organizational participation, branding and strategic recruiting)

Participants in the Certified Diversity Recruiter workshop will receive the new, comprehensive 150+ page CDR course manual, job aids and tutorials; access to AIRS CDR Portal, a proprietary site filled with targeted links, recruitment news, a 5000 document library, peer-to-peer forums, research directories and recruiting tools; and AIRS Aftercare that includes a customer service department that is standing by on the phone with a live person to answer any search related questions. Those who complete the workshop are encouraged to take the exam and earn the CDR certification.

According to Forman, “AIRS Certification proves that a recruiter has completed a rigorous course of training and has acquired cutting-edge diversity sourcing skills. The CDR designation is one of the most widely recognized professional standards in the industry today and has become a powerful career tool for recruiters, and a hiring requirement for many recruiting organizations.”

For additional information about the new Certified Diversity Recruiter workshop, visit

About AIRS

AIRS is a diversified Human Capital Solutions company providing industry-leading training and certification, executive education and sophisticated Web tools for Talent Acquisition, Performance Development and Career Transition to more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500 as well as market-leading companies in virtually every industry. Founded in 1997, AIRS is headquartered in Wilder, VT. For more information about AIRS, visit

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