About Us

What We Do

Advanced Recruiting Trends (ART), is a professional development, training & consulting firm.


For almost 20 years, we have designed and delivered best in class, professional recruiter training programs for Corporations and 3rd Party recruiting and staffing firms seeking to secure a competitive advantage.

Our Philosophy

In today’s highly competitive employment marketplace, deploying effective recruiting strategies that reliably yield the very best talent, is more important than ever. Too many companies (and recruiters) rely upon “Post & Pray” recruiting methodologies.

Our recruiter training programs and consulting services provide fresh recruiting insights and proven proactive recruiting techniques that enable our clients to consistently and successfully identify, engage, and win the best available talent for existing openings.


Paul Siker - CEO, Advanced Recruiting Trends
Paul Siker - CEO

When Paul Siker launched Advanced Recruiting Trends in 2001, he had one principal objective in mind: To equip professional recruiters with proven techniques, methodologies, and best practices that would tangibly optimize their performance and create ongoing competitive advantage.

As CEO of Advanced Recruiting Trends, Paul possesses over twenty five years of comprehensive talent acquisition and recruiting expertise

His passion for teaching others is complemented by his commitment to continue cultivating “real world” recruiting experience within his executive search firm, The Artisan Group.  Prior to starting Advanced Recruiting Trends, Paul was an Officer, Partner, and Senior Consultant at The Guild Corporation, an undisputed leader in the Washington, D.C. recruitment and staffing marketplace.

Following the sale of The Guild Corporation to System One, Inc., (later acquired by TMP Worldwide – parent to Monster.com), Paul was tapped to help create a division-wide recruitment training platform grounded in recruitment and selling best practices.

These experiences, coupled with recurring client requests for specialized training in key areas of the recruitment sales process, became the primary catalysts in convincing him to start Advanced Recruiting Trends.  Today, Advanced Recruiting Trends designs, develops and produces best-in-class, content-rich, recruitment training programs that are focused on elevating all aspects of the recruitment life cycle, particularly as relates to proactive recruiting concepts and techniques.

A nationally recognized trainer and speaker, Paul has facilitated numerous programs before both domestic and international audiences on recruitment best practices, talent engagement, and recruitment process optimization. He has delivered presentations to The American Staffing Association (ASA), the National  Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), The New England  Association of Personnel Services (NEAPS), the Staffing  Alliance of Maryland Employers (Project SAME), the Capital  Area Staffing Association (CASA), the Georgia Association of  Personnel Services (GAPS), the Illinois Search & Staffing Association (ISSA), the Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services (WASS), as  well as various SHRM Chapters and trade associations.  Additionally, Paul regularly facilitates customized in-house recruitment workshops and advanced training programs for staffing, recruiting, and corporate entities striving to enhance and elevate the overall effectiveness of their recruitment initiatives.

Paul has educated countless professionals in both corporate and third-party recruitment environments on consultative and proactive recruitment practices that fundamentally work. The training sessions that he presents are highly energized, interactive, and insightful professional development programs that help recruiters at all levels achieve new efficiencies and heightened levels of performance.  

Representative clients include: Deloitte, Fluor Corporation, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Florida Power & Light, AREVA, Howard University, ARAMARK, Advance Auto Parts, Battelle Laboratories, Factiva, Navy Federal Credit Union, Dollar General Stores, VA Healthcare, Virtua Health, BDO, Suncor Energy, J.S. Redpath Mining, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Alliance Data, Sovereign Santander Bank, Cox Communications, TripAdvisor, Schneider National, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Houston Methodist Hospital, The Ford Foundation, Mary Washington Healthcare, Axalta Coating Systems, Waste Management, Jackson Health System, and a broad array of executive search and specialty staffing firms. 

Paul has a B.A. in Political Science from Wittenberg University and holds the NAPS Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) designation. Additionally, he is the author of “Proactive Recruiting In A War For Talent Economy.”  Paul Siker’s complete bio can be found here.  If you are interested in coordinating a time to speak with Paul, please contact us. Or, feel free to connect via LinkedIn.

Program Feedback

Web-Based Recruiter Training Program, Recruiter Training, Advanced Recruiting Trends

Recruiters at all levels of experience consistently endorse the “High Impact Recruiting”© program as being among the best professional development courses they have ever attended.  We are extremely proud of the fact that program attendees consistently assign a superior rating to ART’s recruiter training programs.

Recruiter Training Programs

ART offers premium Recruiter Training programs for organizations and individual recruiters who desire a comptitive recruiting advantage. ART’s recruiter training programs are available in a variety of formats. 

Recruiter Training Products

ART’s recruiter training publications, DVDs, and online programs support continuous learning and promote adoption, mastery, and deployment of proven recruitment best practices. 

Talent Acquisition Consulting

In addition to producing content-rich recruiter training programs, ART is regularly engaged by clients to provide expertise on employment branding, recruitment strategy, and recruitment process optimization initiatives.