The Lean Recruiting Toolkit: Green Belt Certificate

An Agile Blueprint for Creating & Executing Top Hiring Strategies Using Lean, Agile & Kaizen Methodologies.

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What is the Lean Recruiting Toolkit: Green Belt Certificate?

Are you tired of having that “perfect” job candidate slip away between your fingers? Are you frustrated with ever-changing hiring requirements? Are you discouraged by the lack of qualified talent in the marketplace? 

If any of these questions resonate with your, then Lean recruiting might be the answer. 

The Lean Recruiting Toolkit: Green Belt Certification is a practical, step-by-step guide to creating and executing your very own Lean and Agile recruiting strategies that will ensure that you hire and retain better employees faster. 

This in-depth, 71-part course is the only course on the market tailored specifically to Lean recruitment. 

It’s designed to help you move from a theoretical understanding of Lean and Agile recruitment to a practical, actionable framework that will make your recruitment activities more efficient and effective. 

Special note for SHRM members: The Learn Recruiting Toolkit: Green Belt Certificate will earn you five (5) Professional Development Credits towards your recertification requirements. 

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What learning outcomes will I get from this course?

Led by recruiting veteran and author of The Recruiting Toolkit, Craig Brown, you’ll walk away with a practical understand of: 

  • How to create a Lean recruiting plan using the Lean Recruiting Canvas, a proprietary tool created by Craig Brown. 
  • How to accurately define the core problem that led management to believe that hiring someone was necessary in the first place.
  • How to decide which characteristics and traits are necessary for a specific role based on proof points.
  • How to analyze the ROI of your new hire to ensure business requirements are met and exceeded. 
  • How to effectively communicate with hiring managers and candidates throughout the process. 
  • How to write effective job ads, as opposed to job descriptions. 
  • Techniques for cutting time-to-hire significantly, while drastically improving on quality. 
  • How to professionally break up with unsuccessful candidates. 
  • How to recognize and act upon Latent and Obstructive Catalysts™. 
  • How to use Kaizen practices that will ensure your recruitment processes get better and more efficient over time. 


Scroll to the bottom of this page to see a full course curriculum. 


Is this course right for me?

This is an intermediate to advanced course for recruiting and HR professionals who are looking to improve their recruitment strategies to find better talent faster than ever before. 

It will be particular useful to you if you are:

  • An intermediate or senior talent acquisition specialist.
  • An HR pro with an interest in having a framework for applying Lean/Agile/Kaizen to the talent acquisition function.


What else will I get out of this course? 

  • An instructor who really wants to you to succeed, is available to answer questions, and has almost two decades of experience in the recruitment sector.
  • A complete, step-by-step guide on how to create and execute your own Lean recruiting strategy. 
  • Easy-to-follow, bite sized videos with practical action points at the end of each section. 
  • Actionable assignments that you can use on the job to showcase your new Lean recruiting knowledge. 
  • A certification document showing your completion of the course.
  • Lifetime access to all course material.
  • A free, digital copy of The Lean Recruiting Toolkit, written by course instructor Craig Brown. 
  • Five (5) Professional Development Credits for SHRM members. 
  • A full 30-day, no-questions-asked, refund guarantee.


What have our students said about the course?

“Excellent course - very useful and insightful. With 20 years recruitment experience, I can really see how the knowledge gained here can be utilized at all levels!” - Tom Dillon

“'I am enjoying it. It is very clear and concise.” - Grant Kennedy

“I like the way the course is set up – so far so good. The instructor seems to be adept at explaining concepts simply, yet effectively. I thought the free book download was a nice touch.”R. Prendergast


Who is Craig Brown? 

Craig Brown has almost two decades of experience in recruiting, interviewing, assessing, and hiring top job candidates. He has successfully recruited and hired employees in a wide variety of professions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Japan. 

Craig is the author of the Lean Recruiting Toolkit (available on Amazon), which is read by top talent acquisition professionals around the world. He is an expert in recruitment and HR practices that improve results while shortening time-to-hire. Craig’s book, and this course, are distillations of that knowledge. 

Hire and retain better employees, faster.

Earn your Lean Recruiting Green Belt certificate today.

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Course curriculum

  • 1
    Welcome to the Course!
  • 2
    Intro to Lean Recruiting Strategy
  • 3
    Constructing Your Lean Recruiting Canvas
    • Intro to the Lean Recruiting Canvas
    • Download and Print Copies of the Lean Recruiting Canvas
    • Download and Print a Copy of the Lean Recruiting Canvas Cheat Sheet
    • Example Canvases
    • Problem: What Challenge is Your Company Facing?
    • Problem Examples
    • Solution: To Hire or Not To Hire
    • Solution Examples
    • Ideal Employee: Strive for Perfection, Simply
    • Ideal Employee Examples
    • Quiz 2 Prep
    • Test Your Knowledge
    • Company USPs: What Your Company's Clients Want, and Who Cares?
    • Company USPs Examples
    • Role UVP: Why Would Anyone Want Your Job?
    • Role UVP Examples
    • Sources: Where Will You Actually Find Candidates?
    • Sources Examples
    • Quiz 3 Prep
    • Test Your Knowledge
    • Process: Create a Hiring Process for Each Role
    • Process Examples
    • Key Metrics: Ratio Analysis to Measure Progress
    • Key Metrics Examples
    • Cost Structure Calculator
    • Cost Structure: What is the Total Cost of Hiring?
    • Cost Structure Examples
    • Value Added: What Value Will Your Employee Add?
    • Value Added Examples
    • Summary: How to Effectively Review Your Canvas
    • Quiz 4 Prep
    • Test Your Knowledge
  • 4
    Efficient Strategy Execution
    • Execution Intro
    • Getting Sign-Off
    • Print off Job Ad and Job Description
    • Job Ads versus Job Descriptions
    • Download Screening Call Pro Forma
    • Effective Screening Calls
    • Effective Candidate Communication
    • Effective Communication with the Hiring Manager
    • Effective, Professional Candidate Rejection
    • Quiz 5 Prep
    • Test Your Knowledge
  • 5
    Kaizen - Continuous Agile Improvement
    • Catalysts - Identifying Opportunity for Improvement
    • Obstructive Catalysts™ with Examples
    • Latent Catalysts™ with Examples
    • Agile - Changing Directions
    • Lean Recruiting Process document
    • Agile - Changing Directions - Examples
    • Post-Placement Review
    • Easy Replication of the Process for Continued Success
    • Quiz 6 Prep
    • Test Your Knowledge
    • Send Me Your Lean Recruiting Canvas
  • 6
    Bonus Section
    • Bonus Lesson - Alternate Uses of the Lean Recruiting Canvas
    • Bonus Lesson - Boolean Search Basics
    • More Resources for You
    • Before You Go...

Hire and retain better employees, faster.

Earn your Lean Recruiting Green Belt certificate today.

Get started now!