John Vlastelica

Posts by John Vlastelica

  • This Is One of the Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When Evaluating Candidates' Soft Skills

    September 22, 2020

    At Recruiting Toolbox, we do a lot of work to help companies improve who they hire and how they hire. And the how part sometimes involves some pretty basic – but critical – changes. Today, almost all companies have a big focus on improving diversity. But we’ve noticed some processes that are still outdated (very 2005) that can lead hiring teams to make unfair...

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    Is It Time We Required a License to Hire?

    August 19, 2020

    Should our hiring managers have to be certified before jumping into an interview and making what is often a half-million dollar (or more!) decision? In other words, should our companies require a License to Hire? Thinking about these questions made me remember the first time I realized that just because someone I was recruiting for was a VP in our company, it...

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    Why It’s Time to End the 'Ideal Target Candidate Profile'

    July 15, 2020

    When I was a young recruiter, during my intake meetings I learned to ask the Hiring Manager, “What’s your ideal target candidate profile?” I wanted them to describe their perfect candidate — beyond the laundry list of 37 must-have requirements on the job description, tell me about all of your preferences for target companies, target schools, and personality type...

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    Use the Hiring Manager Maturity Model to Build a Culture of...

    June 1, 2020

    A culture of recruiting — where all hiring managers, not just recruiters, help to attract and recruit top talent — doesn’t happen by...

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    How to Be a Talent Advisor

    May 15, 2020

    While it’s always important for recruiters to keep their skills sharp, whenever hiring slows down or reqs are put on hold it becomes...

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    How to Develop a Training Program for Your Recruiting Team ...

    April 28, 2020

    In the past month, I’ve been hearing from many talent acquisition leaders who are looking for ways to develop their teams during a...