Online Recruiter Training

We offer our training courses online,
available anytime, in 3-5 minute videos.

John Vlastelica shares practical, how-to training to help recruiters win in their jobs. John is the CEO of Recruiting Toolbox, who brings real-world stories and practices to life after spending years as a Talent Acquisition leader with companies like Amazon and Expedia. He and his team of consultants have been hired to train thousands of recruiters and TA leaders at companies all over the world. Clients include startups to global leaders like Slack, Nike, Disney, Okta, Nestle, Starbucks, Adidas, LinkedIn, Deloitte, Moderna, TripAdvisor, 3M, and many more. Now, you can access this highly rated training online, via mobile or desktop, in short, easy to digest pieces. Training is sold to teams of 10+ only – no individual licenses, sorry!

Leading Global Companies Choose Our Online Recruiter Training

Talent Advisor Training for Recruiters

This training course focuses on:

  • How to change your role from order taker to Talent Advisor by influencing hiring managers effectively
  • How to set and manage expectations around speed and improve time to fill
  • How to educate hiring managers on market realities and push back on unrealistic profiles and compensation
  • How to build and share a sourcing and recruiting strategy
  • How to diagnose funnel issues and improve interview to offer ratios
  • How to facilitate effective hiring decisions

Interview Training for Recruiters

This training course focuses on:

  • How to translate job description language into objective, prioritized hiring criteria
  • How to screen and interview candidates effectively
  • How to build the right interviewing process and team
  • How to coach hiring managers on effective interviewing techniques
  • How to create an exceptional candidate experience
  • How to facilitate the right trade-offs on challenging hiring decisions
  • How to reduce bias, champion diversity, and ensure the process is fair

Diversity Recruiting Training for Recruiters

This training course focuses on:

  • How to engage your hiring managers around diversity and get them to play a more active role in getting talent from under-represented groups into your process
  • How to push back on narrow profiles and widen the aperture
  • How to create better diversity sourcing and interviewing strategies
  • How to coach hiring managers to make fair, bias-free hiring decisions

Recruiting Leadership Training

This training course focuses on:

  • How to lead a quarterly business review
  • How to influence executives
  • How to coach recruiters to be talent advisors
  • How to build a culture of recruiting
  • How to prevent your hiring manager training from failing
  • How to overcome the two biggest internal culture blockers to diversity recruiting success

Selling and Offer Closing Training for Recruiters

This training course focuses on:

  • How to uncover your candidate’s motivators and tailor your EVP and recruiting pitch so that it speaks to those motivators
  • How to pre-close a candidate
  • How to present offers, negotiate, and close candidates
  • How to deal with counteroffers
  • How to pre-close a hiring manager
  • How to influence hiring managers to play a bigger role in selling

Declining External Candidates

This training course focuses on:

  • How to give candidates helpful post-interview feedback
  • How to adjust your approach and reduce risk when giving skills vs behaviors feedback
  • How to effectively respond to candidate questions and frustrations with feedback
  • How to decline referrals and internal candidates
  • How to convince hiring managers to give internal candidates developmental feedback.

Online Recruiter Training for Teams

Online Recruiter Training by Recruiting Toolbox is designed to give you a scalable, anytime-access training solution for your corporate recruiters. All content is developed and delivered by our Founder, John Vlastelica, a #1 rated speaker at conferences like LinkedIn Talent Connect, Sourcecon, Recfest UK, and more. All in bite-sized episodes that can be assembled into the learning journey you seek for your recruiting team. It’s hosted by SocialTalent, who are experts in online learning.

Our content is loaded with:

  • Battle-tested best practices that actually work in a world of high req loads, tight talent markets, and unrealistic hiring managers 🙂
  • Practical, how-to language recruiters can use when advising hiring managers, interviewing candidates, and presenting offers
  • Stories and real-life examples that come from a credible trainer who has spent years as a recruiter and corporate recruiting leader at leading companies like Amazon and Expedia, and has been trusted to train recruiters at world-class companies
  • Frameworks designed to help recruiters take what they’ve learned to improve the strategies and processes they present to their hiring managers – don’t just learn what and how to do it, but WHY to do it, as well, so recruiters can influence and drive adoption with busy hiring teams

Improve Speed, Quality, Diversity,
and Candidate Experience

Frequently Asked Questions

No, sorry, this is designed for teams only, and sold in blocks of 10 users for 2 -3 year contracts.

Corporate recruiters and recruiting managers.

Each episode is about 3-6 minutes long. The recruiting leader who purchases the training can tailor the learning journey to the needs of her team, so that the most important content is focused on first. Some clients will start with core modules that need to be completed in a quarter, and then release new content over the coming months. Some clients hold “watch parties” and watch 30 minutes – or about 1 module – together, and then discuss it live, afterwards.

No, this is a more comprehensive program.  It wouldn’t be affordable for you if you only need 1 hour. Instead, check out some of our free recorded webinars and presentations.


This training is the same quality training that companies like Google, Nike, Nestle, Salesforce, Adidas, Starbucks, Atlassian, and Disney engage us to build for them…it’s just that this training is not custom-built or delivered live, and – obviously – lacks the small group discussion and peer-to-peer learning that comes from live training. What do recruiters who’ve taken our online training think?  We’ve maintained an incredibly high 88 NPS rating over the past 3 years.

The presenter, John Vlastelica, is known for his engaging, fun, direct, practical approach, earning #1 speaker ratings at conferences in the US and Europe, including #1 ratings 2 years in a row at LinkedIn Talent Connect, a #1 rating at RecFest UK, and a #1 rating at SourceCon.

Yes, you can customize the learning paths, so that people only see the content you want them to see.  And, you can also upload custom content to complement the existing content on the platform, so that your employees learn your specific process, your role expectations, your definitions of “what good looks like,” and more.  You can engage Recruiting Toolbox to help you build custom content.  Contact us to learn more. 

Yes, we can use the online training as a foundation, and then build custom, offline, live training to create something more interactive, with small breakout group discussions, paired practice, and live Q&A – all critical if you’re trying to drive real behavior change.  We can also build custom guides – sourcing strategies focused on diversity, interviewing guides tied to your competency models, closing worksheets ties to your EVP, for example – to complement the online training.

The Talent Advisor, Predicting Success, and Selling and Closing training programs are available with French, Latin Spanish, and German captions. Our Diversity Recruiting Training and Recruiting Leadership Training programs are available with Latin Spanish and German captions.

Yes!  Our training has been used to train tens of thousands of hiring managers and interviewers globally.  Learn more.

The training is hosted by SocialTalent, our partner in Ireland who has built a world-class online training platform. This training does not look like a bunch of password-protected YouTube videos – this is an interactive, multi-language learning platform with tools to help you drive and measure engagement, test for comprehension, and access content on desktop and mobile. Check out the tour of the platform video below on this page.

You can contact us to learn more about our packages. It’s sold as 2-year licenses with a minimum of 10 licenses purchased. It’s designed for recruiting teams, not for just 1-2 recruiters. It’s hosted by our partners at SocialTalent in Ireland.

Clients include startups to big brands like IBM, Siemens, Intel, Oracle, IKEA, Booking and Ferrero.

Why purchase online recruiter training
for your recruiting team?


Access the training anytime, anywhere, as short 3-5 minute videos.


This training content has been leveraged for over a decade with leading companies around the world, delivered as an onsite, custom-built program. Now, this more scalable version is available to your recruiting teams, online.


Our training gives recruiters smart, real-world, battle-tested techniques they can use to 1) advise hiring managers in pre-funnel planning, top of funnel sourcing strategy, middle of funnel interviewing, all with a focus on speed, quality, and diversity, 2) screen candidates effectively and lead the interviewing process and candidate decisions making debrief, and 3) close more offers.


John Vlastelica — our Founder — personally delivers the online training. He was a recruiting director at Amazon and Expedia, and has personally trained thousands of interviewers, hiring managers, recruiters, and recruiting leaders from startups as well as big companies like PepsiCo, Target, Salesforce, Northrop Grumman, EA Games, and Booking.

“Your content is AWESOME! Super relevant, so many great takeaways that can be implemented today. Where was your teaching when I started out in recruiting some 20 years ago?! Your trainings centered around so many common pain points in our field.  Learning diversity recruitment strategy, the importance of debriefs and leading strategy sessions (not the dreaded “intake meeting!“), leveraging data, metrics and insights relevant to the hiring manager. As a lifer in the field, these learnings have been so valuable. Rock on. And thank you.”

Executive Recruiter, Disney

“John, in addition to [your training] helping IC’s and by proxy, leaders, you do a hell of a job articulating how to handle complex relationships in a simple, digestible way. It is just great!”

Lance Azzato, Principal Technical Recruiter at Uber

“With my 15 years of experience in TA, I still learned so much from your training. You helped me get my dream job as Head of Talent Acquisition this month. I truly believe that aside from years of hard work a big part of getting this opportunity came from attending your training. Your style of delivery is so simple and enjoyable, you are so humble and pleasant in your delivery, and your content is just so well designed, very informative and practical. Thank you!”

Head of Talent Acquisition, Dubai

“My company started using Social Talent this year. I’m getting so much out of your learning paths. For the first time in a very long time I feel like I’m being developed as a TA professional. Kudos to you and keep up the great work!”

Sr Director, Talent Acquisition, Fortune 500 company
Recruiting Toolbox has partnered with SocialTalent, an excellent online learning platform, to provide on-demand recruiter training

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Hiring managers, interviewers, and recruiting teams watched 6,223,838 minutes of our content online last year.

“At SocialTalent, our customers and users rely on us to provide them with the very best insights on hiring and talent development therefore it was an obvious choice to partner with Recruiting Toolbox to deliver our Hiring Manager, Talent Advisor, Interviewing and Closing Candidates Missions. John and the team are simply the best in the world in these areas and our customers; from Ikea to Intel to IBM have nothing but the highest praise for their programmes. Consistently amongst our most viewed, most shared and most liked content, the feedback is universal: it’s super practical, super engaging and really works to change behaviours and upskill colleagues.”

Johnny Campbell, CEO, SocialTalent, Dublin, Ireland

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