RACS® - Recruitment Academy Certified Sourcer

Digital recruitment techniques in the 21st century

Two day certification course Recruitment Academy Certified Sourcer [RACS®] introduces the newest trends and methods of recruitment and talent sourcing including labor market trends and developments, candidate life cycle, employer brand and detailed talent sourcing techniques on various online platforms.

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What you learn in the course

Module 1 (half day) - Labor market trends and developments

  • Main data concerning the Czech labor market
  • Most important metrics for people's satisfaction and motivation at work
  • Fluctuation and its main causes & people's attitudes towards further job changes
  • Wage development & use and popularity of work benefits
  • Flexibility, autonomy and opportunities for career development from the employees’ perspective

Module 2 (half day) - Candidate life cycle and employer brand

  • Setting up the recruitment process and its parts
  • Active and passive candidate vs. Inbound and Outbound strategies
  • Working with the candidate during the recruitment process
  • Employer brand and definition of EVP
  • Development of recruitment in time. Major milestones that shaped today's recruitment

Module 3 (one day) - Talent sourcing

  • Labor markets - data and situational analysis
  • Both current and future trends in online recruitment
  • The most recent innovations in talent sourcing
  • Defining outbound recruitment strategies
  • Significance of social media in modern day recruitment
  • Where to search for candidates online
  • Maximizing the use of LinkedIn People Search
  • How to uncover hidden resources containing relevant candidates (ie. hidden talent pools)
  • When is upgrading to a paid LinkedIn account worthwhile?
  • How to work around or replace most LinkedIn paid services at no cost
  • What is a Boolean search and why is it a part of successful recruiters’ daily routine?
  • Defining boolean operators, modifiers and search commands
  • X-Ray search and how to target and filter LinkedIn users through internet search-engines
  • Searching across various platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vbkontakte and more
  • Searching on specialized platforms, like Dribbble, Behance, Bitbucket, Github, StackOverflow, About.me etc.
  • Legally evading limitations, for example, LinkedIn Commercial Use Limit, limit for the number of candidates shown in results, displaying candidates outside of your network. etc.
  • Using external tools for the daily needs of both recruiters and talent sourcers
  • Automating the candidate search process
  • Finding the contact information of any user under any circumstances
  • Determining the email address of almost any user around the world
  • Determining which forms of contacting candidates are the most effective
  • Measuring the effectivity of contacting candidates and improving the success rate
  • Creating messages that candidates won’t ignore
  • Facilitating recruiters’ and talent sourcers’ daily routines using a set of specific sourcing plugins
  • Approaching automation - how to send robotic customized LinkedIn invitations on autopilot and other forms of automation
  • Analyzing the most important factors of LinkedIn and Facebook profiles when used for recruitment
  • Customizing your Facebook profile, so work doesn’t interfere with your private profile
  • Defining a recruiter’s main networking objectives
  • Effectively increasing the number of social media contacts (LinkedIn, Facebook ect.) without getting blocked

The course is recommended for

  • HR employees, recruiters, headhunters, HR specialists and HR generalists
  • Recruitment agencies, executive search companies and external HR employees
  • Hiring managers and other managers involved in hiring process
  • Directors, board members and owners of companies

Goals of the course

  • You will get an overview of the available HR data and know-how to trace and work with them

  • Use the most important metrics to optimize your work

  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of a company compared to the competition

  • Set up conditions and recruitment communication in relation to the current strongest needs of selected target groups
  • In addition to the recruitment data, you will get arguments for better, well-targeted care for existing company employees (i.e. reduce turnover)
  • Set up an optimal recruitment process

  • Apply new techniques and tools when working with candidates

  • Define employer brand
  • Convert passive candidates into active candidates
  • Utilizing the benefits of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms for recruitment demands and boosting business performance
  • Reducing recruitment costs using social media
  • Gaining a competitive advantage by improving search techniques and discovering previously hidden resources containing potential candidates
  • Enhancing the effectiveness and success rate of recruiting for hard-to-fill positions
  • Expanding the number of relevant candidates
  • Implementing changes for more progressive social media use
  • Automate parts of the recruitment process and improve team performance

Each attendee will get:

  • 2 days of an intense training devided into 3 modules which can be completed separately in any order
  • current training materials as this area evolves rapidly every month
  • a certification RACS®
  • an unlimited email support for solving an individual issues
  • an access to a group with an exclusive content and actualizations only for a certified people
  • free or advantaged accesses to events and webinars of Recruitment Academy


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References of attendees

"At the Recruitment Academy courses, I appreciate the time for practising the acquired knowledge, the possibility of free discussion, sharing experiences, inspiration and motivation that drives people to improve their recruitment efficiency. I like that the portfolio includes courses for beginners and more experienced colleagues in the field. "

Jiří Hůlek, Executive Search Consultant & Recruiter


  • How can I use your certified program in my professional life?

    The graduate of the certification program will get familiar with complex recruitment strategies and gain credibility of his knowledge and experiences in HR and recruitment environment.
  • Is it necessary to complete one certification course after another?

    It is not required to complete certifications RACS and RACR one after the other. It depends on your current work experience which has to be at a sufficient level to pass the final certification exam. Nevertheless we recommend to complete certifications gradually due to the course content.
  • Is it necessary to complete one module of certification course after another or on the same day?

    It is not required to complete half or one day modules in the listed order. You can complete any of the modules anytime and gradually get RACS or RACR certification.
  • If I attended your RACS certification and I am interested in the follow-up RACR, is it enough for me to complete 3rd and 4th day of the certification?

    Yes, you can follow up on RACS by completing 3rd and 4th day only and recieve the RACR certification.

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Milan Novák

Milan Novák

Milan is CEO and founder of recruitment agency Goodcall and training institution Recruitment Academy. He has implemented recruitment and talent strategies since 2000. Before starting his own business, Milan served as Branch Manager, Country Manager and Regional Managing Director CEE for Grafton Recruitment and was a member of the board of Grafton Europe. He led an agency with more than 350 employees. Milan is a member of the APPS (Association of Personnel Services Providers).
José Kadlec

José Kadlec

José is the founder of GoodCallRecruitment Academy and Datacruit. He started with the background of software engineer as an unconventional headhunter and talent sourcing architect. He is the author of People as Merchandise: Crack the Code to LinkedIn Recruitment and Covid-Proof Virtual Trainer. He is a lecturer of the Recruitment Engineering video course and also curating the global sourcing education for Social Talent. He is the regular author of professional articles and moderator of podcast Inhuman resources and Redefining Recruitment. José is also the first officially certified LinkedIn recruiter in Central and Eastern Europe.

Tomáš Ervín Dombrovský

Tomáš Ervín Dombrovský

Tomáš Ervín Dombrovský works as an analyst at LMC. He spends a lot of energy on analysis of data and trends in interconnected worlds of education and work. He tries to find, name and develop all the necessary components for meaningful cooperation between employees, companies and public institutions. He lectures HR people, managers but also professional and general public. In addition, he contributes to the expansion of partnerships and community service activities beyond everyday business of LMC.