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 Siker has facilitated numerous programs before both domestic and international audiences on recruitment best practices, talent engagement, and recruitment process optimization. He has delivered presentations on behalf of the following organizations:
- The Society For Human Resource Managment (SHRM);
- 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);
- The Missouri & Kansas Search & Staffing Association (MKSSA);
- The Ohio Staffing & Search Association (OSSA);
- Assorted Professional Organizations & Trade Associations
Paul regularly facilitates customized in-house recruitment workshops and advanced training programs for staffing, recruiting, and corporate entities seeking to optimize 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 performance levels..
Representative clients include: Advance Auto Parts, AEVEX Aerospace, Alliance Data, ARAMARK, AREVA, Arthritis Foundation, Axalta Coating Systems, Battelle Laboratories, BDO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Collins Aerospace, Concord Hospital, Consolidated Freight, Cox Communications, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Deloitte, Deltek, Dollar General Stores, Ericsson, Eversheds Sutherland, Factiva, Florida Power & Light, Fluor Corporation, Ford Foundation, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Howard University, Houston Methodist Hospital, Jackson Health System, J.S. Redpath Mining, Mary Washington Healthcare, Mercer Trucking, Navy Federal Credit Union, Peer 1 Hosting, Schneider National, Sovereign Santander Bank, Suncor Energy, TripAdvisor, Veterans Administration Healthcare, Virtua Health, Waste Management, and a broad array of executive search and specialty staffing firms.
Paul obtained his B.A. in Political Science from Wittenberg University. He holds the National Association of Personnel Services, Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) designation. Additionally, he is the author of “Proactive Recruiting In A War For Talent Economy.”
Paul is heavily involved in volunteer work, and is on the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of Loudoun & Northern Fauquier Counties, and the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS). Paul also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA.