Lead or Be Led: The Keys to Being More Consultative and Strategic

2014 Talent Management Conference
Workplace Application: Learn practical, how-to best practices to elevate your role to a consultant and talent advisor.

As recruiters and HR generalists who recruit, we have 1,000 things competing for our limited time, and can sometimes struggle to lead and be the credible expert that can take our recruiting efforts to the next level. In this session, John Vlastelica, a former recruiting director with Amazon and Expedia and consultant and trainer to organizations like Nike, Groupon, World Bank, Edward Jones, Salesforce, T-Mobile, Electronic Arts, and PNC Bank, will explore HOW the most effective recruiters and recruiting leaders actually LEAD. In this fast-paced and irreverent session, you'll learn eight things that the best recruiting pros do better than the rest including how to be more consultative and strategic around all things recruitment; how to set and manage expectations around time to hire and how to accurately diagnose problems with hiring managers, and get to the root issues that prevent them from helping you hire the best talent.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

John Vlastelica


John Vlastelica draws from  20 years of recruiting experience, including almost 10 years as a corporate recruiting leader and over 8 years as a recruitment management consultant and trainer. He was the Senior Director, Global Recruiting for Expedia, a Recruiting Director at Amazon.com, and the engineering recruiting leader for two start-up divisions of McCaw/AT&T Wireless. In 2002, he started Recruiting Toolbox to help other companies improve their in-house recruiting capabilities.

John has provided training and recruitment management consulting services to companies of all shapes and sizes, including leading organizations in high-tech, bio-tech, healthcare, financial services, and retail. John has shared his expertise with colleagues as an entertaining and credible repeat presenter at regional, national, and international recruiting conferences (including ERE Expo, SourceCon, RecruitingTrends, AIRS Symposiums, Talent42, SmartResourcing UK, Australalsian Talent Conference, iRecruit Europe, and SHRM’s national HR conferences), through online webinars, and as an instructor for various Sourcing and Recruiting Leadership workshops and academies.

Presidential Ballroom A
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HR Credit
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Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
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