John Vlastelica

About the Author

John Vlastelica draws from 20 years of recruiting and HR experience, including almost 10 years as a corporate recruiting leader. He was the senior director, global recruiting for Expedia and a recruiting director at, where he scaled up the recruiting function during its formative years. Now, through his consulting and training firm,, his team focuses 100% on helping companies build and deploy the right recruiting strategies, processes, systems, tools, and training. Thousands of hiring managers and recruiters across the globe have leveraged the talents, tools, and training of Recruiting Toolbox, including TripAdvisor, Google, Groupon, Nike,, T-Mobile, World Bank, Dolby Labs, General Electric, Nestle, TGI Fridays, Yahoo!, and CH2M Hill. John has also shared his expertise as a credible and entertaining speaker at US national SHRM, ERE, LinkedIn Talent Connect, and SourceCon conferences, as well as international keynotes at iRecruit Europe, Smart Resourcing London, Australasian Talent, and as an instructor for Recruiting Leadership Labs and Sourcing Labs. @vlastelica

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…