John Vlastelica

About the Author

John Vlastelica is the managing director of recruiting toolbox, a consulting and training firm focused 100 percent on helping recruiters and hiring managers recruit better. Startups to big global brands -- including PepsiCo, Google, Nike, Booking, IKEA, Starbucks, and Pokemon -- hire his team of former recruiting leaders to build custom training for their recruiters and hiring managers. Learn more at www.RecruitingToolbox.com @vlastelica 

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. All project-y stuff, and the good news is that they…

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…

See You in San Diego

Despite the economy, most recruiting professionals I speak with are busy. As the head of global recruiting for Expedia (I have returned to the corporate world!), I can tell you that we’ve never been busier. Candidate applications are up more than 100% from last year, recruiting budgets and teams are smaller, but the…