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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].

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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.

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.

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Job Postings Are Not Dead (despite what Zappos is doing) – Part 1

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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!

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

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?

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.

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.

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.

2019 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

The unemployment rate has just hit 3.6%, the lowest jobless rate since 1969. Yet 50% of the time, the winning candidate hits the hiring manager’s inbox within 1 week when utilizing the BountyJobs platform. Download this report for a definitive collection of industry trends in critical hiring, brought to you by the world's leading recruiter engagement platform.

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.

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.

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.]

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.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

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.

#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.

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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.

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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.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

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.

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

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.

5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

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.

Recruiters. You must ask this one question.

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The biggest cause of recruiting screw-ups is recruiters making assumptions. And we make them every day. So much angst and wailing over things gone wrong, and the unfairness of it all! All blamed on ‘bad luck’, flaky candidates and fickle clients. But it’s not bad luck at all. It’s bad recruiting.

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The New Recruiting Mindset: Stay Competitive in a Changing Talent Landscape

What were once strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are now likely falling short in effectiveness. Strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are likely now outdated and ineffective. This report gives actionable tactics to implement now from boosting your employer brand to the exact perks to offer that winning candidate.before your competitor does.