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Author: John Vlastelica

 
John Vlastelica is Founder and Managing Director at the global consulting and training firm, Recruiting Toolbox. John and his team have been hired by amazing companies like PepsiCo, Disney, IKEA, Starbucks, Adidas, Bloomberg, Google, Target, Booking.com, Nestle, Salesforce, Amazon, and Atlassian. They’ve worked in over 20 countries, from Moscow to Minneapolis, Beijing to Boston, Amsterdam to Atlanta, Sydney to San Francisco. He’s also been highly rated, entertaining and credible repeat presenter at the world’s biggest recruiting conferences, including LinkedIn Talent Connect, where he was rated the #1 speaker (out of 100) 2 years in a row. He's also led popular webinars for thousands of recruiters and recruiting leaders, written strategic guides to help recruiters become Talent Advisors, been a judge for recruiting excellence awards, and accelerated recruiting leader development through Recruiting Leadership Labs in the US and Europe. John is a part-time critic, part-time optimist who has fallen in love with the problems we face in the talent space and lives to help Recruitment Leaders win in their jobs.
[This blog post first appeared on the LinkedIn Talent Blog, authored by Samantha McLaren, in December 2019.] The Future of Recruiting Report found that 82% of recruiting professionals believe advising business leaders will become more important over the next five years. But in order to...
[This blog post first appeared on the LinkedIn Talent Blog in June 2020] A culture of recruiting — where all hiring managers, not just recruiters, help to attract and recruit top talent — doesn’t happen by accident. It takes strong TA leaders who establish high expectations for hiring...

How to be a Talent Advisor

[This blog post first appeared on the LinkedIn Talent Blog in May 2020] While it’s always important for recruiters to keep their skills sharp, whenever reqs are put on hold it becomes even more critical. This means assessing where you are today, where you want to be, how to bridge the gap,...
Recruiting Brainfood curator, Hung Lee, interviewed our founder, John Vlastelica, to talk about how TA teams are retooling to meet the very different needs of business now.
[This blog post first appeared on the LinkedIn Talent Blog in April 2020] In the past month, I’ve been hearing from many talent acquisition leaders who are looking for ways to develop their teams during a slowdown in hiring. Fortunately, there are some easy and free ways to develop your...
[This blog post first appeared on the LinkedIn Talent Blog in Mar 2020] There is so much pull from the business leaders for us as corporate recruiters to be Talent Advisors. They want more. This is good - the alternative, when they want less from us, is bad for us and our companies (but...
[This blog post first appeared on the LinkedIn Talent Blog in Feb 2020] Curiosity. It doesn’t show up on nearly enough core competency lists, and it’s tough to measure. Yet curiosity is accountable for much of the success of top corporate recruiters. Of course, other competencies are...
Digital-Divide
I've been thinking a lot about access. Specifically, the access some candidates have — or don't have — to information about interviewing process.  Some of us grew up knowing people who worked in big companies — our parents, our friends, our college professors. When our time came to interview...
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Recruiting Toolbox is proud to welcome speaker, trainer, consultant, and respected talent practitioner, Dawn Burke, as a Senior Consultant.  Dawn draws on 20 years of talent acquisition, HR, and training experience, including over a dozen years as a corporate recruiting practitioner.  She’s held...
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Great research from Shawna Berthold and the team at Talentegy on Candidate Experience.  
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