May 01, 2008 08:00 ET

AIRS Offers Recruiters All-New Certified Diversity Training Workshop

Recruitment Technology and Training Company Provides Employers With Advanced Techniques for Finding Diverse Candidates

WILDER, VT--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - As recruiting diverse candidates is crucial to maintaining a competitive workforce, AIRS, a company of The RightThing and the leader in recruitment training, technology and outsourcing, today launched an all-new, hands-on training workshop focused on diversity -- Certified Diversity Recruiter 2008: Strategic Diversity Sourcing.

Certified Diversity Recruiter (CDR) 2008 teaches recruiters how to find diverse candidates on the Internet via social networks and job boards, as well as association, publication and university websites. Additionally, attendees are shown new ways to find talent by using classic AIRS techniques such as FlipSearch, XRay, PowerSearch and PeerSearch.

Attendees of CDR 2008 workshops will learn step-by-step sourcing methodologies including:

--  How to efficiently access Internet destinations to locate diversity
--  New ways to utilize time-tested AIRS techniques such as PowerSearch,
    FlipSearch and XRay to delve into organizations, associations, and
--  Ideas for making networking sites part of the daily search process
--  How to locate diversity organizations and their members on social
    networks such as LinkedIn and MySpace

"At AIRS, we know that in order to compete in today's global economy, companies must strive to recruit and retain a diverse workforce," said Laura Stoker, senior director of AIRS Training. "AIRS' updated Certified Diversity Recruiter course presents employers with a multi-pronged strategy for finding the best passive and active candidates on the web with the newest techniques available."

Attendees of CDR 2008 receive a comprehensive manual, tutorials and tips for executing diversity strategies, and special access to the newly updated AIRS Diversity Portal, an online resource with research and tactics, targeted links, recruitment news, a 5000-document library, peer forums, directories and recruiting tools.

Additionally, recruiters who pass a certification exam after completion of the workshop will receive an AIRS CDR designation demonstrating that they have mastered basic and advanced diversity sourcing techniques. Courses are taught in local markets, as well as online. Upcoming course dates include:

--  May 5, San Diego
--  May 12, Washington, D.C.
--  May 14; May 28; June 4, Online
--  May 16, Chicago
--  May 19, Atlanta
--  June 3, Philadelphia
--  June 4, Boston

For a complete schedule of CDR 2008 training workshops visit

About AIRS

AIRS is the answer to how businesses proactively acquire, develop and transition global talent with award-winning sourcing technology and training solutions. Solving talent acquisition and transition problems worldwide, over 70 percent of the Fortune 500 trust AIRS to deliver results that drive the success of their businesses. AIRS is a company of The RightThing, a leading recruitment process outsourcing provider. Together, they offer a full range of talent solutions. For more information, visit

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