“Try Harder” is Not a Strategy: How to Lead Recruitment in a Changing World

2016 Talent Symposium
Workplace Application: This session will show you how to lead recruitment in a constantly changing world.
Agile recruitment means working smarter, regularly re-prioritizing, helping hiring managers think strategically about talent, and getting buy in for new initiatives and processes to help the business move faster.  John Vlastelica, a former recruiting director with Amazon and Expedia, and consultant and trainer to organizations like Google, Groupon, Nike, Nestle, Uber, and Yahoo!, will explore how successful recruiters and recruiting leaders actually lead and deliver results in an environment that's constantly changing. In this engaging, irreverent session, we'll stay away from theory, and focus on how-to strategies, including:
How to build an agile recruiting strategy for the real world.
How to influence and position your ideas so that the business listens.
How to coach and reward your hiring managers to play a more engaged, active role in recruiting.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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.

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Concurrent Session
Leadership & Navigation
HR Expertise
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