Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2020-03-05T11:50:56-08:00
Will You Notify Me When Future Recruiting Leadership Labs Are Available For Registration?2019-05-10T20:49:22-07:00

Sure, to get on to our notification emails, please complete the short form below. That’ll put you into our system as someone who is interested in the Labs, and then – when a new lab is available – we’ll email you with details.

Do You Offer Any Discount Codes?2019-05-10T19:49:07-07:00

Sorry, we don’t. We’ve never had to discount this premium program – we sell out, at full price, and don’t offer any kind of discounts. People tell us it’s an excellent value, so I hope you can still join us.

Cancellation Policy2020-03-05T11:08:11-08:00


If you cannot make the event, you may send another eligible person from your company (corporate recruiting manager+ level) to take your place at the same event, with no additional fee – they can use your registration in your place. Just email us at least 5 days before the event, so that we can get them signed up.

If you cancel at least 45 days before the event, credit card refunds are available for the full ticket price excluding Eventbrite service and processing fees (as of Sep 2019, $159.61 for a $2,595 ticket) – note: Eventbrite policy doesn’t let us reimburse you for their fees; they keep those fees. If you cancel 44-21 days before the event, you may receive a partial credit card refund of 50% of the ticket price (excluding all Eventbrite service and processing fees, which they retain) or you may receive a full credit to be used against the next scheduled event. If you cancel 20-5 days before the event, Recruiting Toolbox will have already ordered your workshop materials and food, and will not have enough time to sell your seat to another person, so you will not be eligible for any credit card refund but you will receive a 50% credit to apply towards your tuition for the next event. If you cancel 4 days or less before the event, you will not be eligible for any credit card refund but you will receive a 25% credit to apply towards your tuition for the next event. Note: All credits for the next event must be used well before registration closes, as our events sell out well in advance, so if you wait to sign up for the next event, register early as we cannot guarantee you a spot among the 20 person workshop if you wait to register. Therefore, to use your 25% of 50% credit, you must sign up for the next event within 30 days of your cancellation. If you have questions about this, or need to cancel, please notify our event manager at  Under no circumstances can we reimburse for travel expenses, so if you cancel or the government declares any kind of travel ban, or the training needs to be rescheduled because of weather or the host company, our obligation to you is per the above prorated ticket fee reimbursement.

Why Don’t You Let Suppliers or Vendors Attend?2019-05-10T19:46:03-07:00

While we believe strongly that vendors and suppliers (RPO, services firms, agencies, consultants, etc.) can be critical to the success of a corporate recruiting leader, this particular event is for 20 corporate recruiting managers/directors only. All of the content is built around an in-house, corporate recruiting leader’s challenges, and all of the attendees – who want to grow their networks with corporate peers – expect the people sitting next to them to be in similar roles.

We have nothing against the vendors/suppliers/partners in our community; this just isn’t the right event for them.

If you have questions about your eligibility to attend, please contact us.

Will This Suck?2019-09-15T20:20:12-07:00

No. 🙂

Can I See the Agenda? Do You Have a Download I Can Show My Boss?2019-10-15T15:34:08-07:00

Absolutely! Download the overview document with detailed agenda:

Download Core One Agenda
Download Core Two Agenda
Download Diversity Lab Agenda
Is This a Conference?2019-09-15T20:19:01-07:00

No, this is not a conference. It’s a hand-on 2 day workshop for 20 peer recruiting managers.

What Kind of Companies Attend This Event?2019-09-15T20:06:18-07:00

US: Alumni for our US sessions include recruiting managers and directors from companies across industries, across North America, including eBay, Nike, Amazon, Target, Nestle, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Yahoo!, Microsoft, PNC Bank, KinderCare, KPMG, Netflix, OpenTable, NBC, Coca Cola, IKEA, Starbucks, GoDaddy, Groupon, Hilton, Activision, Visa, TripAdvisor, Square, LinkedIn, Uber, REI, and SAP.

Europe: Alumni for our EMEA sessions include recruiting managers and directors from companies across industries, across Europe, including PepsiCo, Amazon, Logitech, Booking, Deutsche Bahn, Deloitte, Twitter, Bloomberg, Expedia, Dell, EA Games, and Zalando.

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What Kind of Expertise Do You Bring to the Workshop?2019-10-12T10:54:55-07:00

Attendees tell us they appreciate our broad experiences as corporate recruiting leaders, as it makes the sessions (loaded with hands-on, scenario-based small group exercises) much more real-world than other conferences or training sessions they’ve attended.

John Vlastelica has led large corporate recruiting teams as Head of Global Recruiting for Expedia and a Recruiting Director with

As the Managing Director of Recruiting Toolbox, he’s consulted with all kinds of companies on recruiting strategy, process improvement, and recruiting team management. He’s also been a top-rated speaker at US and international conferences, a popular author on all thing recruitment, and a conference producer (Talent42 – The National Tech Recruiting Conference).

Learn more about John Vlastelica

What Experience Level Should I Have to Get the Most From This Workshop?2019-09-15T20:10:27-07:00

Titles matter less than roles. To get the most out of this, you should be in a role where you need to regularly build business cases to justify investments, create, communicate and gain buy-in for recruiting strategies from the business and your team, measure and drive recruiter productivity, scale processes, manage and lead teams, influence executives and hiring managers, and problem- solve difficult team and business-facing issues. Past attendees have included supervisors to directors, but all have been responsible for managing some or all of the recruiting function in their organization. You MUST directly manage corporate recruiters to attend.

Note: When we’ve had more senior leaders attend – people who manage other recruiting managers or directors – they tend to find exercises more suited for their direct reports. The sweet spot for this workshop is hands-on recruiting leaders, who are directly managing a team of recruiters and work directly with some or all of the business executives for their functional focus area.

Will I Get a Workbook or Templates to Take Back to the Office?2019-09-15T20:11:32-07:00

Absolutely! We will give you a workbook loaded with content from the 2 days, and soft-copy templates to help you succeed as a recruiting leader.  Our labs are very practical, so participants tell us they’re often able to use the tools and templates literally the week after the lab.

How Will This Help Me Grow In My Career?2019-09-15T20:14:57-07:00

Absolutely, yes. You’ll learn new skills, develop key competencies, grow confidence around your role as a leader, and expand your network of peers, who can share lessons learned during and after the session to help you succeed (you’ll be invited to a special Slack Channel networking group after the event to make it easy to share and stay connected with fellow Recruiting Leadership Lab alumni).

We’ve had VPs of Talent Acquisition describe noticeable improvements in influencing skills, planning, team management, and confidence after sending their recruiting managers to our labs.

We’ve also had several alumni tell us they were able to successfully interview and get hired into a bigger role by leveraging some of what they’ve learned in our labs, especially when asked about how they’d approach building out a new recruiting strategy, driving adoption of new strategies and processes, engage and influence challenging executives or HR partners, and coach underperforming recruiters.

Which Leadership Lab Should I Attend? Core One, Core Two, or Diversity Lab?2019-10-15T15:38:57-07:00

Workshops have identical formats – scenario based work in small groups, with peer recruitment managers, led by John Vlastelica – but different focus areas. You do not need to attend Core One to attend Core Two, and Diversity is not more advanced than Core One or Core Two. They simply have different topics.

Core 1 is focused on building a recruiting strategy, getting funding, driving adoption of new process, and helping your recruiters become talent advisors.

Core 2 is focused on creating a culture of recruiting (driving hiring manager ownership), coaching and measuring recruiters/sourcers, using metrics to influence and lead, and building pipelines and interviewing processes to scale.

Diversity is focused on diversity recruiting leadership.

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