How to Avoid the 3 Biggest Recruiting Mistakes
AUGUST 24, 2015
John Vlastelica shared his thoughts on engaging hiring managers on the LinkedIn Talent Talent Blog. link]. As a corporate recruiting leader (Amazon, Expedia) turned consultant and trainer, I’ve listened to thousands of recruiters and hiring managers across the globe share what works and what doesn’t when going after top talent. Playing note taker and order taker during the strategy/kickoff meeting.
Stop calling it an intake form. Please.
AUGUST 31, 2016
Intake form. It’s a term I’m embarrassed to say I used for many years. You know, the form you take into a hiring manager meeting, to scope out a new req? There are so many things wrong with “intake form.”. First, calling it a form. Who likes forms? I know hiring managers hate ‘em. And outside of a small portion of recruiters — usually newer to our profession — we all hate ‘em, too. Forms suck.
New Year, New Goals – Is Social Recruiting on Your List?
JANUARY 5, 2015
I hope you had a great holiday season and got some time to relax. As for me, I spent this holiday season enjoying discussions with extended family followed by a vacation to Mexico. When I need to think, lying by the beach with the sun baking away is the best. I realized again during this time just how much I love working on strategy and process with our clients. Will you join me at SRSC 2015?
Job Postings Are Not Dead (despite what Zappos is doing) – Part 1
JUNE 3, 2014
Every now and then, a high profile company does something so ground breaking, unique or radical in their talent management strategy that everyone takes notice, often resulting in the question, is this a new trend? Is dead? For example, when Yahoo! announced the end of telecommuting for their employees, pundits questioned whether the practice as a whole was coming to an end. Absolutely not. WIIFM?
Fixing the Black Hole: What you can do to improve your candidate experience right now – Part 1
MARCH 10, 2015
This interview/article originally appeared on Recruiting Trends. The Candidate Experience has been a hot topic lately, and for a good reason. The Candidate Experience Awards (CandEs) have amassed a mountain of data over the past few years, which for the first time has begun to define not what a poor experience looks like (we already knew that), but rather what a great experience looks like. In addition, the data from the CandE employer and candidate surveys is illustrating the impact that the candidate experience has on an organization’s employment and corporate brand. Where is it stored?
Interview with John Vlastelica on Using Social Media For Recruiting
MARCH 9, 2015
This interview/article originally appeared on Social-Hire.com , by Cheryl Morgan. As managing director of Recruiting Toolbox , John Vlastelica is an expert in streamlining and refining recruiting processes and changing them to fit how the best candidates look for the best jobs. He spoke with us about how to use social media to its maximum effect for your recruiting needs. Why or why not?
Free tech recruiting tips, tools and info
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Looking for free tools and information to help you recruit top tech talent? Introducing The Recruiting Toolbox Tech Resource Page. We’re now offering a resource page to help recruiting and HR teams access free tips, white papers, resources, books, articles, and information (plus a few tools you can buy) to help you recruit world class software engineering talent. Enjoy! John Vlastelica.
The 2013 Candidate Experience Awards Results: Our Perspective
MARCH 20, 2014
By Ben Gotkin. For over 3 years now, the Talent Board has brought considerable attention to the Candidate Experience and its impact on an organization’s recruiting success. As experts on recruiting process, technology, interviewing and selection, candidate engagement, we at Recruiting Toolbox certainly have had a very keen interest in this issue as we work with our clients on their candidate experience either directly or indirectly all of the time. Carmen and I had the additional honor of authoring 2 sections of the 2013 Awards Whitepaper which was released a few days ago.
The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system
Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.
LinkedIn Talent Connect Conference – Las Vegas – Oct 16-17, 2013
AUGUST 23, 2013
Date: October 17, 2013 – panel, 11:30am PT. Location: Las Vegas MGM. Session: Hiring Managers as Your Secret Weapon. John Vlastelica Founder & Managing Director at Recruiting Toolbox, Inc. Many recruiting leaders know that hiring managers are the key to recruitment success, but getting hiring managers to be the talent leaders we need them to be isn’t easy. In this fun, how-to session, John Vlastelica, Recruiting Toolbox (former Recruiting Director with Amazon.com and Expedia) will lead a panel discussion with recruitment leaders to uncover real-world best practices.
Recruiting Trends for 2017 and Beyond…
DECEMBER 18, 2016
Jobs2Careers’ Editor Kelly Love Johnson polled 55 people in the recruitment space, and asked for their predictions. Here’s mine. Original Article: [link]. Recruiting success has evolved—it’s more than just filling reqs. I imagine a future where recruiters see their roles as more than just filling reqs, and even more than Talent Advisors. I see them as trainers and coaches, who are accountable for building hiring manager capability in their organizations. Getting hiring teams to engage around this can be a challenge, for sure. best practices Talent Advisor
Recruiting/Talent Project Management in the Real World
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
Project Management in the Real World. A lot of recruitment leaders we work with are about to launch big initiatives. They’re evaluating new systems, pulling together cross-functional teams to improve their processes, focusing on new or better metrics, or looking for ways to help their hiring managers hire better. Right? I mean, talent is a company’s No. Wrong. Good times. Making Decisions.
Recruiting Toolbox Leadership Panel – Part 2
NOVEMBER 5, 2016
As we get ready for the 2016 Recruiting Leadership Lab in a few days, I wanted to revisit the 2015 Recruiting Leadership Lab featured panel discussion from November 2015. This panel included senior Talent Acquisition leaders from GoDaddy, Informatica, and Netflix, who shared their insights about what it is like to lead talent acquisition in the real world today. In Part 1 , I shared highlights of the discussion around building and documenting a strategy, as well as keys to influencing executives and avoiding surprises. Brad Cook, Global Vice President Talent Acquisition at Informatica.
How to Engage Hiring Managers: An interview with John Vlastelica
JANUARY 7, 2016
Hello Recruiting and HR Friends. Matt Alder with MetaShift in the UK interviewed John Vlastelica, Founder of Recruiting Toolbox , a few weeks ago about the topic he’s most passionate about: How to engage hiring managers in the recruitment process. John’s been preaching on this topic since his first conference presentation 15 years ago. It’s about 25 minutes long.
Using Social Media to Engage and Attract Talent
The explosion of social media has enabled companies direct access to people like never before and in 2016 using social media for talent acquisition is not a new concept. But with the explosion came the noise and visibility so HR must work smarter if it wants to engage & attract new employees.
Free HR.com Webinar | The Candidate Experience and You | Feb 19
FEBRUARY 11, 2014
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 8am PT/11am ET. Location: Webinar. The experience that your candidates have with your process can have a direct impact on not only your employment brand, but even your company’s bottom line. Historically, organizations have built their employment processes to meet their own needs rather than the needs of their candidates. After years of an over-reliance on technology and overall neglect, the Candidate Experience is being evaluated and scrutinized as never before. Details and Free Registration Info: [link].
Social Recruiting is All About Engagement, SRSC is all about Social Recruiting
DECEMBER 12, 2014
When I talk with talent leaders at different companies, one of the hottest topics on their minds is social recruiting. While most leaders know that social needs to be a critical part of their recruiting efforts, many are struggling with how to optimize the strategy and select tools that will help them meet their goals. Engagement is the key. That’s where the magic happens.
Corporate Recruiters: Who Is Your Customer?
JANUARY 4, 2017
Want to be a better Talent Advisor? Want to get out from under the crushing, overwhelming feeling of being unable to please every Hiring Manager you work with? Who is your customer? If you’re a corporate recruiter, you’d probably say the hiring manager, or maybe the candidate. But, I want to challenge us to think differently about the idea of “customer” in the context of providing good customer service to our clients. I loved this mental model. I gather my internal customer’s requirements. (In Then I delivered. (By Example 2: I let a hiring manager include 12 (!) So, who is my customer, then?
Join John Vlastelica for a Live Webinar on Leveraging Hiring Managers
MARCH 8, 2016
Leveraging Hiring Managers as Your Secret Weapon. Did you know that your hiring manager can be your secret weapon for attracting and converting the best talent? Join us for this 1 hour webcast to learn 10 actionable strategies that you can take back to the office to leverage your hiring managers more effectively. And techniques for creating a culture of recruiting at your organization.
Social Recruiting Survey Reveals How Recruiters Are Changing Strategies to Overcome Hiring Challenges
In a highly competitive job market, information is power. Check out our 2016 Recruiter Nation Survey to learn all kinds of hiring trend data.
Free webinar: How to give Hiring Managers what they want most: SPEED!
AUGUST 31, 2015
Join me, John Vlastelica, Wednesday September 2, 11am PT/2pm ET for a free webinar that will focus on speeding up your recruiting process. It’ll be fun, irreverent, practical, and fast-paced. ERE is hosting it. Register here: ERE. How to give Hiring Managers what they want most: SPEED! What do hiring managers ask for most often? SPEED! TripAdvisor, Dolby, Groupon, and PepsiCo.
HBR Article on Blitzscaling – hiring fast, at scale
MAY 14, 2016
Great article on lessons learned from hiring FAST from Reid Hoffman, founder of PayPal and LinkedIn, and early investor in Facebook. Excerpt: That reminds me of Google’s decision to hire only people with very high GPAs from elite universities. As a heuristic, there’s obviously collateral damage—there are many smart people you’re not allowed to hire—but it makes sense if your goal is to hire a large number of smart generalists quickly. That created a lot of frustration. “I I can’t hire my friend who doesn’t have that qualificatio n, but I know that he’s really good.”
Recruiting Toolbox welcomes Shannon Anderson as Principal Consultant, based in Seattle
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Recruiting Toolbox is proud to welcome corporate recruiting innovator, entrepreneur, and respected talent practitioner, Shannon Anderson, as Principal Consultant. Shannon draws on over 25 years of talent acquisition, executive search and leadership experience, including 14 years as a corporate recruiting practitioner. During the hyper growth years at Microsoft, she created and led the renowned Strike Team; the first ever corporate sourcing function that helped the company scale from 8,000 to 40,000 employees. She also created and led Microsoft’s Annual Global Recruiter Training Symposium.
Recruiting Toolbox Leadership Panel – Part 1
DECEMBER 11, 2015
Recruiting Toolbox held our Recruiting Leadership Lab in November 2015 for an audience of corporate recruiting managers and directors. We had a terrific group of attendees from companies like Target, Microsoft, Amazon, Etsy, Netflix, and many more. We got together in Silicon Valley for a two-day workshop focused on recruiting strategies, compelling business cases, influencing executives and enabling recruiting teams to be better business partners. Our panelists are longtime senior talent acquisition leaders. Andrew Carges, Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition for GoDaddy.
5 Recruiting Key Performance Indicators
How many phone screens are required for each new hire? How quickly do candidates move through your hiring process? What recruiting data is meaningful to your company's senior leadership?
Free webinar: September 10
AUGUST 27, 2014
Hello Friends and Colleagues. John Vlastelica here. I’m leading a fun webinar, How to Avoid the 10 Biggest Mistakes Corporate Recruiters Make , on September 10, 2014 at 11am PT, 2pm ET. LinkedIn is hosting it. You can register here at LinkedIn. Details below. And you can check out the rest of our Fall speaking schedule here, on our Speaking Calendar. (If and CH2M Hill. willnotsuck.
Focus on the big stuff in 2014
JANUARY 6, 2014
Jan 6 2014 Chicago Temp. The New Year is here and so is the deep freeze! I’m writing from Chicago (or Chiberia as we are calling it today) where it is 14 below zero with a wind chill of a “freeze your face off in no time” 37 below. Seriously, we are colder today than Antarctica and Siberia. There is something very wrong about that. Why mention this? I get it. I’m lucky.
Hiring Manager effectiveness is the key to great recruiting (and our new Interview Training site is live)
AUGUST 29, 2013
Hiring Managers are the Secret Sauce…and we can help. OK, I don’t want this to seem like an ad for training your hiring managers. But I do want to get the word out – our new interview training site, PredictingSuccess.com , just went live. Many of you who know us probably know that we’re big proponents of hiring manager ownership (check out this free ERE webinar I did a few years ago on helping your hiring managers to be better hiring managers). Beyond Behavioral Interviewing. It’s more than that. Even our CEO has commented on the elevation of the talent bar.
Recruiting Leadership Lab – Nov 7-8, 2013
AUGUST 23, 2013
I’m excited to announce our 2013 US Recruiting Leadership Lab. It’s a 2-day, scenario-based workshop to help Corporate Recruiting Managers improve their ability to build and deploy recruiting strategies, influence execs, build business cases, drive change, and help their recruiters become more strategic, consultative recruiting partners. “It It was the best workshop I have ever taken for my own career development.”. - Sr Manager, Talent Acquisition, Yahoo! One of the most targeted and relevant trainings I’ve attended in my career….spot spot on in terms of relevance and value.”.
Get the Definitive Guide to Recruiter & Hiring Manager Partnerships
We've teamed up with Glassdoor to bring you the 10 steps you need to take to build an effective partnership with hiring managers.
How Hiring Logistics make compliance simple
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Temporary workers are entitled to all the same protections of their safety and well-being as any other employee. Staffing professionals have a responsibility to ensure these individuals are working in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. Staffing software offers a way to streamline these processes, making them a simple and intuitive part of the routine. Why compliance matters. "Agencies
Job Postings: 7 Elements Your Job Descriptions Are Missing
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
7 Elements Your Job Descriptions Are Missing. Contributed by Amber Brunning. You want your recruitment cycle to move as smoothly as possible. You have no better tool than your job descriptions to attract the most qualified candidates. This is your chance to make a meaningful first impression. If your responses have been lackluster, your description could be to blame. Look at your previous job descriptions and determine what’s missing – you may have some blanks you desperately need to fill in. Answers to Important Questions. Why wouldn’t they take a similar position with your competitor?
Do you know what your workforce is doing?
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
When employers or staffing agencies manage temporary or contingent employees, they have to stay on top of a great deal of information. Their responsibilities include sourcing workers with the right skills, maintaining their schedules and running payroll. Hiring Logistics from Jobscience offers the tools for each of these functions and more, keeping track of what workers are doing each day.
Marijuana Legislation Leaves Drug Testing Up in Smoke
MARCH 22, 2017
Marijuana Legislation Leaves Drug Testing Up in Smoke . Ongoing changes in attitudes and laws regarding marijuana are leaving some employers and HR without a feasible drug policy. HR policies have a direct impact on your recruiting, engagement, and retention, and your drug policy is an important one. At present, 28 states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation allowing medical marijuana, and eight of those states relaxed their laws to allow recreational use as well. Whether your company operates locally, nationally, or globally, the opportunity for confusion is ripe.
The Biggest Trends in Recruitment and Retention: PI Worldwide Survey Results
Learn about recruitment and retention from respondents in business support and logistics, education, finance and financial services, and healthcare and manufacturing.
12 massive blunders most recruiters are making right now
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Many recruiters are adapting and re-skilling as the market evolves. Most are not. Indeed, the majority continue with tactics that don’t work. Here are the top 12 blunders I see recruiters making everywhere. How do you rate ? Candidate care Coaching recruiters Recruiter coaching Social recruiting candidate care good recruiting recruitment skills
5 Trends That Will Impact Talent Acquisition in 2017
Arya Recruiting Robotics
JANUARY 4, 2017
‘Tis the season to reflect on what happened this past year and ponder what lies ahead for Talent Acquisition in 2017. Every year we think about what we did right those 365 days – the lives we affected, the clients or candidates we helped, and how we can plan to perform even better the following year. In the words of Yogi Berra , “the future ain’t what it used to be.” The movement is real.
Marketing Tactics That Work for Recruiting, Too
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
4 Tried-and-True Marketing Tactics That Work for Recruiting, Too . Contributed by Tiffany Rowe. Once you consider it, you’ll realize how much recruiting new talent has in common with marketing new products. The similarities vastly outweigh the differences; in both endeavors, you must: Understand your target audience. Achieve appropriate visibility. Win interest and loyalty. Sell brand messages.
How To: Search the New LinkedIn Search Interface (Properly) Using Field Commands
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
So you’ve now received the new LinkedIn.com user interface and it’s new search bar. You’re annoyed that you no longer have an Advanced Search feature and individual search fields, where you could search for candidates by job title, zip-code, radius and company. New Additions to LinkedIn.com Search. For example: title: sales. company: “social talent” school: harvard.
Employer Branding: Five Tips to Make Your Career Site Your #1 Recruiting Asset
Learn how HR Directors in Enterprise companies can use their career sites as their number one recruiting asset.