John Vlastelica

Posts by John Vlastelica

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    3 Major Culture Risks When Hiring at Scale — and How to Address Them

    May 5, 2021

    Many of us are going through growth spurts now, and many of us are hiring recruiters as well as new teams into work-from-anywhere roles or into new geographies. This is great. Scaling up is generally fun — we’re changing lives. But it doesn’t come without risk. I want to talk about how we can mitigate three major risks as we scale up. New people hiring new...

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    5 Signals That You're Operating as a Talent Advisor

    February 18, 2021

    I’ve written a lot about what it means to be a talent advisor, how recruiters can turn their role into one that’s more strategic, and which methods are best to engage and influence hiring managers so that they’re better at their jobs. And through my consulting firm, Recruiting Toolbox, I’ve trained countless recruiters all over the world. But now I’d like to...

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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...

    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...

  • This Is One of the Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When...

    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...

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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...