AIRS Launches SearchLab 2008: Internet Sourcing Redefined

Course Offers New Internet Sourcing Trends and Methodologies for Finding Passive Candidates Online

WILDER, VT--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - As the Internet changes the daily routine of a recruiter and provides numerous online forums for sourcing talent, AIRS, the leader in recruitment training, technology and outsourcing, today launched SearchLab 2008: Internet Sourcing Redefined, an all-new, hands-on workshop, offered virtually and on-site in over 20 U.S. cities, Canada and the UK.

Building on AIRS classic techniques, SearchLab 2008 shows recruiters how to find the best passive candidates by tapping social networking sites and blogs, following back links, using single-name tracking back to similar candidates and utilizing new Flipping and X-Raying methods to search corporate, college and professional organizations' Web sites.

"The Internet has created a vast amount of challenges and opportunities for recruiters, and finding talent through online social networks and peer-to-peer network groups is a must in today's fast-paced recruiting environment," said Chris Forman, CEO of AIRS. "AIRS SearchLab 2008 shows recruiters the ins and outs of sourcing talent, helping them win the war for talent, while staying ahead of competitors."

SearchLab 2008 attendees will learn sourcing methodologies including:

--  The best tools to build talent communities;
--  Data-mining techniques for blogs and social networking sites;
--  New ways to use AIRS techniques such as Flipping and X-Raying to
    search corporate, college and professional organizations' Web sites;
--  How to find employee and alumni directories on the Web;
--  How to follow back links to locate passive candidates; and
--  How to use single-name tracking back to pools of similar passive

SearchLab 2008 offers recruiters the AIRS Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR) certification, the most recognized professional standard in e-recruitment today. Attendees who pass a certification exam are given a CIR designation to demonstrate they have mastered Internet sourcing techniques.

Additionally, attendees of SearchLab 2008 receive a 280-page SearchLab manual, including a course glossary, Search Guide, Strategy Starters and tips for executing AIRS techniques. Additionally, they gain access to the SearchLab Portal, which includes recruiting research and tactics, targeted links, recruitment news, a 5000-document library, peer forums and other recruiting tools.

Since 1997, AIRS has provided training solutions offering 55,000 professionals the ability to take their recruiting to the next level. For a schedule of SearchLab 2008 workshops, visit

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