LEBANON, New Hampshire, November 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As social networking becomes an integral part of global recruiting, AIRS, a leader in recruitment training, is expanding its new Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter class to the UK market. Aimed at ensuring recruiters are equipped with a thorough and up-to-the minute understanding of sourcing via social media, the class will launch December 8 in London.

As the industry's first designation focused on social media recruiting, AIRS Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter (CSSR), can be obtained following the successful completion of the AIRS Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter UK class and certification exam. Recruiters will walk away with the ability to use advanced tactics and techniques to find the deep wells of passive candidates, demonstrate the key players in social recruiting, better understand how they strategically benefit recruitment strategy and learn how to leverage social media to build an employment brand that creates a viral funnel of talent.

As best-practices in global recruitment continue to evolve, social media, networking and micro blogging are driving the future, said Chris Forman, President of AIRS. Gaining tremendous popularity in the U.S., we are excited to bring this certification class to the UK.

A recent AfterCollege survey of 670 college students found that over 82% of respondents use social networks on a regular basis. As Generation Y quickly becomes the largest generation in the workplace, the need for social sourcing expertise is imperative.

AIRS CSSR UK class is a smart and economical investment to establish recruiters as experts and begin fully utilizing the low-cost, robust sourcing options social recruiting offers, Forman added.

Training over 150,000 recruiters since 1997, Certified Social Sourcing Certification (CSSR) is AIRS fourth professional certification joining AIRS Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR), Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter, (ACIR) and Certified Diversity Recruiter (CDR). Additional online CSSR UK classes will also be held via a virtual learning platform.

Prior to the launch of CSSR UK, AIRS will also host SearchLab 2009, a prerequisite for AIRS Certified Diversity Recruiter certification on Monday, December 7. Discounted rates will apply to attendees who wish to attend both.

For a class schedule and additional information about AIRS Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter UK, please visit http://www.airstraining.com.

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.

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