Every now and then, a high profile company does something so ground breaking, unique or radical in their talent management strategy that everyone takes notice, often resulting in the question, is this a new trend? Is ___ dead? For example, when Yahoo! announced the end of telecommuting for their employees, pundits questioned whether the practice

#dontblameyourATS – A Movement

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 by

by Ben Gotkin I’m starting a movement, will you please join me.  Far too much over the past several years, a certain inanimate technology has received a lot of grief, being blamed for everything from black-holes to being completely useless.  In the past 6 months, I have heard at major conferences that “We need to

By Ben Gotkin For over 3 years now, the Talent Board has brought considerable attention to the Candidate Experience and its impact on an organization’s recruiting success.  As experts on recruiting process, technology, interviewing and selection, candidate engagement, we at Recruiting Toolbox certainly have had a very keen interest in this issue as we work

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 8am PT/11am ET Location: Webinar The experience that your candidates have with your process can have a direct impact on not only your employment brand, but even your company’s bottom line. Historically, organizations have built their employment processes to meet their own needs rather than the needs of their candidates.

Focus on the big stuff in 2014

Monday, 06 January 2014 by

The New Year is here and so is the deep freeze! I’m writing from Chicago (or Chiberia as we are calling it today) where it is 14 below zero with a wind chill of a “freeze your face off in no time” 37 below. Seriously, we are colder today than Antarctica and Siberia. There is

Hiring Managers are the Secret Sauce…and we can help OK, I don’t want this to seem like an ad for training your hiring managers.  But I do want to get the word out – our new interview training site,, just went live.  Many of you who know us probably know that we’re big proponents

    I’m excited to announce our 2013 US Recruiting Leadership Lab.  It’s a 2-day, scenario-based workshop to help Corporate Recruiting Managers improve their ability to build and deploy recruiting strategies, influence execs, build business cases, drive change, and help their recruiters become more strategic, consultative recruiting partners. “It was the best workshop I have

Date: October 17, 2013 – panel, 11:30am PT Location: Las Vegas MGM Session: Hiring Managers as Your Secret Weapon John Vlastelica Founder & Managing Director at Recruiting Toolbox, Inc. Many recruiting leaders know that hiring managers are the key to recruitment success, but getting hiring managers to be the talent leaders we need them to be isn’t

Date: October 2-3, 2013 – opening keynote panel, 10:45am PT Location: Seattle (Redmond, Microsoft HQ) Session: Sourcing Leader Panel – Lessons Learned the Hard Way Building the case for sourcing and leading the team to do great things in a world where some people don’t even “get” sourcing, or think of it as a junior or

Date: September 23, 2013 – closing session, 4pm ET Location: Atlanta Session: Does candidate experience matter on mobile?   John Vlastelica, Managing Director, Recruiting Toolbox, will facilitate a panel of mobile recruiting experts to dive deep into the world of candidate experience on mobile.   Panel Experts: Jessica Lee, Director, Digital Talent Strategy at Marriott International