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,, 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.

3 Major Culture Risks When Hiring at Scale — and How to Address Them

May 6, 2021

[This blog post first appeared on the  LinkedIn Talent Blog  in May 2021]   Many of us are going through growth spurts now, and many of..

Stuff We're Reading: Redefining HR by Lars Schmidt

February 23, 2021

Looking for the latest in innovative HR insights? Look no further than Redefining HR, published in January 2021 by Lars Schmidt, which was..

5 Signals That You're Operating as a Talent Advisor

February 22, 2021

[This blog post first appeared on the LinkedIn Talent Blog in February 2021] I’ve written a lot about what it means to be a talent advisor, how..

Celebrating Carmen Hudson's 10th Anniversary with Recruiting Toolbox

February 11, 2021

    John Vlastelica here, founder of Recruiting Toolbox.  We’re celebrating Carmen Hudson’s 10-year anniversary with Recruiting..

Diversity Recruiting Efforts Won’t Significantly Improve Until We Address These Two Barriers

January 14, 2021

  [This blog post first appeared on the LinkedIn Talent Blog in January 2021] "Listen, I support diversity, but I gotta get this sales..

What is a Talent Advisor?

December 7, 2020

At Recruiting Toolbox, we’ve been championing the move from transactional recruiter to Talent Advisor for years.  But what is a Talent Advisor? ..

How to Interview and Select Great Corporate Recruiters

November 16, 2020

Are you an HR or recruiting leader looking to hire a great corporate recruiter? Are you a corporate recruiter looking for insights to help you..

What Would Your Hiring Managers Say if Candidates Asked Them About Diversity?

November 9, 2020

[This blog post first appeared on the LinkedIn Talent Blog in November 2020] I’m excited. Excited because — despite everything that’s..

Expert Resource Pages for Recruiters and Recruiting Leaders

October 16, 2020

At Recruiting Toolbox, we’re in the business of helping corporate recruiting teams win. So, when we redesigned our website recently, we built out..

This is One of the Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When Evaluating Candidates' Soft Skills

September 24, 2020

[This post first appeared on LinkedIn's Talent Blog on September 22, 2020] At Recruiting Toolbox, we do a lot of work to help companies..