John Vlastelica

Posts by John Vlastelica

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    Diversity Recruiting Efforts Won’t Significantly Improve Until We Address These 2 Barriers

    January 12, 2021

    Listen, I support diversity, but I gotta get this sales position filled asap — it’s killing me to have this territory uncovered.” — Sales Hiring Manager I appreciate the value of diversity, really, but we’ve had years of success hiring against this profile. We know that people from [brand company, pedigreed school] do better here — they’re predictably good hires...

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    What Would Your Hiring Managers Say if Candidates Asked Them About Diversity?

    November 4, 2020

    I’m excited. Excited because — despite everything that’s challenging about 2020 — my team and I are seeing many more companies move from a world of “diversity as an HR initiative” to a world where diversity and inclusion are embedded into the company culture. We’re seeing strong executive support and accountability. We’re seeing holistic thinking. And we’re...

  • 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 But we’ve noticed some processes that are still outdated (very 2005) that can lead hiring teams to make unfair...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...

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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...

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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...