When you are planning on conducting recruitment training, it is important that you include "retention" training in your planning process. In order to have an effective organization or business, recruitment and retention must be given equal importance. What follows are some top tips when you want to successfully recruit highly qualified and motivated individuals.
Planning will save you time and effort when. Decide on what your target market is and adjust your presentation materials to meet the needs of your audience. Include commonly asked questions and answers in your presentation to save time. Clearly define your goals, expectations and guidelines in your plan and, if you are going to delegate, be sure that the individuals you are working with are equally prepared for their portion of the presentation.
Keep your presentation interactive. This is very important if you want people to retain what they learn. Very few people enjoy sitting through a long lecture about a subject they are not sure they are interested in. Keep your talking points to five minute increments, with an interactive exercise after each five minutes. Studies have shown that the majority of people can only stay focused on a topic for five minutes without some type of reinforcement. Anything said after five minutes becomes mixed in with thoughts about lunch or dinner, where a person is going that night, or whether or not the person being trained should have set the trash out that day. The information received after five minutes will not stick without an exercise that will keep your group focused on the subject.
Be strategic and don't waste time. If you have not prepared your presentation effectively, your group will not wait while you gather your thoughts during the presentation. A big part of successful recruitment is being motivated and enthusiastic and it is important that your presentation be focused on how your group can maintain their momentum and stay motivated and enthusiastic.
Keep your marketing simple, vibrant and dynamic. Avoid a sales pitch and keep your message simple. By keeping your presentation tailored to your audience, maintaining enthusiasm and being honest about the potential that is available in opportunities, your group will be more open to suggestions about how to achieve the goals you have established.
If you are just beginning to seriously research recruitment training, it will be helpful to visit forums and discussion boards where individuals who have been successful in their efforts share information. By taking the time to prepare and plan, you will be able to execute your training much more effectively.