Role of Recruitment Consultants in Corporate Training

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Corporate training is a special form of guidance and education which is aimed at improving the skills of employees and increases their performance by putting focus on professional development. Employers and companies use this guidance procedure to train new employees, to promote employees into jobs which require different set of skills and to provide the current personnel with new skills for their existing job. The corporate training can be company specific or it can be general. As for a recruitment consultant, he/she is a person who is responsible for assimilating candidates and then matching them with permanent or temporary position jobs with their clients. The jobs can vary from starting roles to key jobs like executives and directors.

Many organizations have whole departments whose sole aim is to train and develop their employees. These departments include technical writers, training specialists and in house instructors who design instruction and training manuals which are specific to a job or that particular company. Almost every corporation considers that it is important to provide their employees with adequate training so that they can compete with the challenges of the ever evolving businesses and changing markets. Lately, recruitment consultants are also becoming a major part of the corporate training procedure.

A recruitment consultant has a lot of experience working with his/her client corporations and building relationships so that he/she can better understand their recruitment requirements. Most consultants monitor various candidates, do background search, interview them and then match them with the suitable corporations. Another part of their job involves giving advice to corporations and candidates regarding career opportunities, training requirements and salary levels. As a consultant is almost as aware regarding the skills and experience of a candidate (even more considering the fact that consultant knows which company can best utilize those specific skills and experience), he/she can help the candidate in achieving special corporate training that can help the job seeker to develop his/her existing skills or learn new techniques and expertise.

There are different forms of corporate training which include computer training, leadership training, interpersonal skills, diversity, customer service, communication, organization, time management and sales. A recruitment consultant helps the candidate to decide or can advice him/her in deciding as to which form of training can be suitable for the candidate. They also help corporations in deciding as to which training type should be provided to the current or new employees to enhance their corporate skills.

It is seen many times that corporations misjudge (over estimate or under estimate) the capabilities of their new employees. Corporate training can help the employees to gain the skills and expertise required for that job. A recruitment agency provides the corporation with their knowledge regarding the candidates (that they had gained from interviews and tests) and which form of training would be best for them. The consultant knows as to whether a company requires a new leader or a software expert and he/she also knows the personnel with the required skill (or who has the ability to learn that skill). This two way facilitation helps the corporation as well as the candidate to solidify their relationship which can lead to long term success for both the entities.