ConSol Partners offer ISMM certifications to employees

This article originally appeared in Recruitment International.

ConSol Partners, a leading specialist technology and telecommunications recruitment agency with offices in London and LA, have teamed up with sales coaching specialist to deliver ISMM certifications to their recruitment consultants.

The ISMM (Institute of Sales and Marketing) is a global Awarding body for sales professionals. Since conception in 1911, the ISMM has been the leading authority for delivering training and qualifications in line with best practice in sales standards and ethics.

Russell Beswick, ConSol's Head of Learning & Development explained their purchasing decision:

" deliver ISMM certifications using a blended learning approach, with learners completing online and mobile modules at their convenience, demonstrating new skills in practice and discussing challenges in highly pragmatic one-on-one coaching sessions.

"This perfectly complements our Learning & Development strategy, which endeavours to deliver high quality and bespoke training programmes to consultants at all levels - without taking too much time out of their daily business with clients and candidates."

Nick Gilbert, Managing Director of said:

"It is refreshing to be working with an organisation like ConSol Partners which is so committed to the professional development of its staff, especially in sales skills development, which is often an area left under-invested. This flexible coaching programme, which focuses on the practical implementation of sales best practices rather than just theory, will enable all ConSol's consultants to sharpen their account development and new business skills, as well as gain an industry recognised qualification to demonstrate their sales professionalism."

ConSol are leading by example in the recruitment industry in terms of their commitment to Learning & Development; this initiative alone amounts to nearly £100,000 of investment. Whilst many recruitment companies typically take a lean approach to training, ConSol believe that by investing in the personal and professional development of their employees, they can offer their clients, candidates and consultants an outstanding level of service. In a highly competitive marketplace this is an opportunity for ConSol to be recognised as an employer of choice among recruiters for whom professional growth is a top priority.

All of the consultants at ConSol have been offered the opportunity to take part in the programme, at the end of which they will receive full certification - Level 3 ISMM accreditation which identifies them as a skilled and ethical salesperson. Not only will this enhance their skills as a Recruitment Consultant but the nationally recognised qualification gives ConSol staff further credibility and confidence in their abilities throughout their career. So far, more than half of the business's consultants have signed up, from trainees right through to top performers with several years of billing experience.

ConSol Partners are implementing this initiative as part of a wider plan to build on their continued recognition as a top Recruitment Agency. Recent successes including receiving top possible ranking of 3* Accreditation from "The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work for 2013" and being listed as a finalist for "Best IT Recruitment Agency" at the Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2014.

Consol Partners

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