Why choose Recruiting Toolbox?

Recruiting, HR, and Business Leaders regularly tell us they choose Recruiting Toolbox because we’re different from other consultants or training companies…in a good way.  And we’re so fortunate to have built a large group of supportive, complimentary Talent Acquisition and HR leaders who have introduced us into so many amazing companies.  Mostly because we help them deliver better speed, quality, diversity, and candidate experience.  But also because of the way we work.

Hear John Vlastelica describe some of the reasons why companies choose Recruiting Toolbox.

We’re real-world practitioners.

Our consultants and trainers have the confidence and humility that come from being recruiting leaders at global, complex organizations like Amazon, Microsoft, Expedia, T-Mobile, KPMG, Marriott, and Starbucks. As practitioners, we understand the challenges of running a recruitment function, and know how important it is – to you and us – that we understand your world before we jump in to help. One size does not fit all.  And our successes – and, frankly, our missteps – in corporate recruiting make us more effective and pragmatic than most traditional consultants.  If you’re seeking academics with a strong Ph.D. research team, we’re not a match for your needs. If you want a partner who knows how to raise the bar on who you hire and how you hire – in the real world – give us a shout.

We’re easy to work with.

We’ve been buyers of services like ours, and have tried to juggle many competing priorities while engaged with consultants. So, we make sure that engaging with us is easy. Our proposals contain clear deliverables and role expectations, so that we both know how to make our relationship and project a success and avoid surprises. We know how to best leverage your limited time, and never waste it. And, because we love what we do and are usually involved in projects that make your life easier (not harder), our clients generally enjoy working with us.  Many of our clients hire us multiple times and take us with them to new companies when they change jobs.  And many become lifelong colleagues and friends.

We know how to drive adoption.

How many times has a PowerPoint deck or strategy presentation changed everything?  Zero.  It’s changed everything zero times :).  Seriously, training, strategy, process work – all a means to an end.  And none of it will make the impact you need it to make – on speed, quality, diversity, or candidate experience – if you don’t have a strong plan for driving adoption when you go to deploy your best practice.  We get this.  We’ve lived this.  For example, post-training, we’ll partner with your TA leadership team to talk through how you change behaviors and make the lessons learned “stick,” so that you have an accountability plan and mechanisms in place to get the ROI you need.

We customize our work to meet your needs.

We listen to your needs and work backward to identify, build, and deploy the strategies, processes, training, and tools that align with your goals and fit your culture and budget. We don’t come into a new project conversation with a pre-built solution locked in place, as we all know one size does not fit all. If it’s worth your time and money to engage a third party to help you, the end product should be customized to your needs.  For example, when you hire us to build training, we leverage real-world scenarios that come directly from our focus groups, so that your recruiters or hiring managers work on hyper-relevant problems and opportunities, and walk away ready to implement what they learn.

We don’t have a sales team.

Our marketing strategy is simple: Do great work and get referred.  We’re not salesy or pushy – we don’t have a sales team, we don’t have a quota to meet, and we don’t try to be all things to all people (we regularly recommend other partners for you if they’re a better match).  When you engage with us, you work directly with a senior person on our team – usually the person who scopes the work with you is the leader of the work, so you don’t risk the disconnects that can come from sales people who over-promise.

We have a great track record.

Since 2005, we’ve been hired and trusted by hundreds of leading companies around the world in a wide range of industries, from tech leaders like Google, Amazon, Salesforce, and Uber, to multi-nationals like Nestle, Disney, and PepsiCo, to retailers like Target, Starbucks, IKEA, and Sephora, to financial services firms like BNY Mellon, Bloomberg, PNC Bank, and Edward Jones. And we’re re-hired and referred often because we deliver what the client needs, consistently.

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