Recruitment Training Academy

The in-house recruiters' choice...

Talent Mapping & Creating a Talent Pipeline 

As businesses grow and change their strategies, it's crucial for in-house recruitment teams to focus on building relationships with talented individuals for key roles within their organisation so hiring needs can be met, both in the short and longer term. 

This workshop focuses on practical steps a recruitment team can take to move from a reactive approach, focusing on filling current vacancies, to a proactive one, building a 'future community' of talented candidates. It covers the skills and experience the business will need to achieve its strategy; how to identify the candidates who are key to build relationships with; growing a 'talent community'; the information sharing and communication which engages candidates to keep in touch and the roles of recruitment & hiring managers in the process.

This hands-on, one-day recruitment workshop will appeal specifically to those looking to develop specialist in-house recruitment skills and enhance the business value of their recruitment function. 

Recruitment Training Objectives:

This recruitment training workshop has been designed to develop the core capabilities of in-house recruiters and HR professionals, equipping teams with the key skills and knowledge needed to recruit effectively.

  • Learn how to move from a reactive to proactive resourcing function
  • Identifying future talent needs of a business
  • How to develop talent mapping techniques and develop a talent pipeline
  • How to build and communicate with a talent community to build engagement and relationships
  • Understanding the role of recruiters and hiring managers

Workshop Plan:

From reactive to proactive hiring

  • What’s the difference between a talent pool, pipeline and community?
  • Benefits to employer brand from introducing talent communities
  • Skills the business requires to meet future growth strategy
  • Creating a map of the different skills required across business areas 

Identifying future talent requirements

  • Identifying any gaps in backgrounds and roles between candidates being hired currently, compared with future needs
  • How to identify current candidates who are key to build relationships with

Talent mapping techniques

  • What are the different opportunities you have to source candidates direct?
  • How to create a talent map for a role, including identifying target companies and job roles

Building a talent community

  • What is a talent community and which companies can we learn from
  • What practical activities take place within an effective talent community and how can you create one within your business?
  • Importance of support from senior stakeholders within an organisation
  • What candidates want from a community and why they won’t engage
  • Challenges within the organisation in creating and managing community

Communication & content

  • What makes effective communication?
  • Using social media, knowledge sharing, events and networking
  • Engagement with hiring manager population with content and communication
  • Frequency of communication, variation of content and length of relationship
  • How to progress candidates from a community into a live hiring process


What will I need on the day?

We find learning sticks when it's interactive, so do bring along a laptop so you can follow the live demos and practice your new skills. Everything else you need is provided on the day, including a comprehensive course manual and lunch. 

How is the recruitment training structured? 


The training is delivered using a mix of presentations, group discussions and interactive exercises. Each delegate will also receive a comprehensive workbook and practical toolkit to take away.

We offer this course as an in-house workshop OR as one to one coaching sessions in person or via webinar.  We also run regular workshops in London, Edinburgh & Manchester.  Normal rate: £595 + VAT with Early Bird discount rates of £495 + VAT available. Further discounts are available for more than one delegate.

For further information contact us at or 0161 929 4343. 


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