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Corporate Recruiters: Who Is Your Customer?

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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.

How to Avoid the 3 Biggest Recruiting Mistakes

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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. Sure, a lot of it has to do with how well we source, screen, and sell candidates and there’s already hundreds of articles covering tactical recruiting best practices.

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Recruiting Trends for 2017 and Beyond…

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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.

Stop calling it an intake form. Please.

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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. And the term form is just … ugh. It has bureaucratic, order-taker written all over it.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Job Postings Are Not Dead (despite what Zappos is doing) – Part 2

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Somewhere along the line, recruiting technology became ‘self-aware’, allowing organizations to mindlessly post all of their jobs to job boards globally, big and small. It was in the late 90’s and it was pegged as the solution to our sourcing challenges. For the first time ever, candidates could ‘easily’ and quickly apply online for just about any job. In fact, they could apply to multiple jobs with a click of a button.

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Recruiting Toolbox welcomes Shannon Anderson as Principal Consultant, based in Seattle

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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.

Free webinar: How to give Hiring Managers what they want most: SPEED!

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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!

Join John Vlastelica for a Live Webinar on Leveraging Hiring Managers

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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.

New Year, New Goals – Is Social Recruiting on Your List?

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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. Scheduling down time to reflect and plan is critical for me and getting away from the Chicago winter always helps me get my priorities set for the year and recharge before a busy spring.

Brand Health Report: Tech Talent Ranks the Most Innovative Companies They'd Love to Work for and Why

Hired surveyed more than 4,000 tech workers to find out which companies rank as their most desirable employers and how other organizations can compete for their attention. Download this report to learn what tech talent values most in a potential employer and how to improve your employer brand.

Recruiting/Talent Project Management in the Real World

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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.

Interview with John Vlastelica on Using Social Media For Recruiting

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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. How has recruiting changed in the last few years?

Recruiting Toolbox Leadership Panel – Part 2

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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.

Fixing the Black Hole: What you can do to improve your candidate experience right now – Part 1

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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.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

How to Engage Hiring Managers: An interview with John Vlastelica

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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.

The 2013 Candidate Experience Awards Results: Our Perspective

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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.

Hiring Principles: The One Document Every Recruiting Leader Needs to Make

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[This first appeared on LinkedIn’s Talent Blog , by Paul Petrone, who wrote an article based on John Vlastelica’s top 5 rated presentation at the LinkedIn Talent Connect conference in Anaheim, California.] John Vlastelica has identified the root of all evil, when it comes to hiring: misalignment.

Sourcing: Employee Referral Solicitations

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The 3 Levels Of Employee Referral Solicitations. Employee referral posters in our hallways? Check. Employee referral program discussed within a new hire’s first few weeks (maybe even during our orientation)? Check. Employees who make referrals are recognized (with bonuses and good ol’ fashioned public recognition)? Check. Recruiters regularly soliciting referrals from employees? Most recruiters do. But what do the best do differently?

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

#dontblameyourATS – A Movement

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by Ben Gotkin. I’m starting a movement, will you please join me. Far too much over the past several years, a certain inanimate technology has received a lot of grief, being blamed for everything from black-holes to being completely useless. In the past 6 months, I have heard at major conferences that “We need to get rid of our ATSs and get back to paper” and in articles that “ATSs are where candidates go to die”. The truth of the matter is that it’s not the ATS, it’s you.

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Free tech recruiting tips, tools and info

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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. It’s organized into categories like sourcing, interviewing, closing, learning technology, and conferences.

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Social Recruiting is All About Engagement, SRSC is all about Social Recruiting

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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. The first step for me is that we need to think of social recruiting as a conversation with candidates and future candidates.

HBR Article on Blitzscaling – hiring fast, at scale

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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

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Free webinar: September 10

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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 If you plan to be at any Fall conferences, let us know – we’d love to say Hello!).

Recruiting Toolbox Leadership Panel – Part 1

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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.

Free HR.com Webinar | The Candidate Experience and You | Feb 19

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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.

Focus on the big stuff in 2014

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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. My goal for the last few days was to get some “big stuff” done for work – write some articles, plan a presentation, and build out a couple new tools.

Adapting, Evolving and Staying Competitive in a Disrupted Economy

COVID-19 continues to shape the way we live and work. Organizational success depends on workforce wellbeing, and employee needs are varied and constantly changing. It’s clear that a more flexible and strategic approach to total compensation is required to create a better path forward. The 2021 Q1 Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights Report: The Path Forward explores and how employers can balance workforce expectations against organizational goals. Discover how you can review and implement new technologies, develop updated and forward-looking strategies, and evolve your employee value proposition to create a more engaged and resilient workforce.

Hiring Manager effectiveness is the key to great recruiting (and our new Interview Training site is live)

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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).

Recruiting Leadership Lab – Nov 7-8, 2013

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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!

LinkedIn Talent Connect Conference – Las Vegas – Oct 16-17, 2013

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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.

Navigating the Shecession: Bringing Women Back to Work

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A few weeks ago, a startling article from the New York Times showed that almost 1 million mothers have left the workforce. Before the pandemic, more women were employed than men for the first time ever. Today, we’re back down to 1980s levels of women in the labor force.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, March 4th at 2 PM E.T. for more information.

Recruitment Marketing in APAC: What’s Different and What’s the Same?

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Hi Rally community, my name is Joyce Chan, and I’m a Recruitment Marketing & employer branding practitioner for 10+ markets in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Employer branding and Recruitment Marketing jobs are relatively new in Asia and this has only recently become an emerging field here.

[Video] The Content That Matters to Candidates in 2021

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At the recent Talent Acquisition Week virtual conference, Rally hosted a panel discussing strategies for the best Recruitment Marketing content to attract and recruit talent in 2021.

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Top 10 Recruitment Marketing Blog Posts of 2020

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Publishing valuable content every week to keep you informed on what’s happening in Recruitment Marketing, employer branding and talent acquisition is really important to us. This means that we write and share A LOT of content each year.

Thinking about starting your own Recruitment Agency?

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You are thinking about starting your own recruitment agency? It could be exactly the right time. Huge opportunity. Read how my Agency start-ups worked after a recession!) But you need a plan! And lots of moving parts can go wrong. Many who try are ill-prepared. Some have a chance of making it.

How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!