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, Premera Blue Cross, Visa, TripAdvisor, Square, Redbox, REI, and SAP. Seats sell out quickly, so please register early. For our next session, we expect a great mix of leaders from tech and non-tech companies.

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, Bloomberg, Expedia, and Zalando.

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

John Vlastelica has led large corporate recruiting teams as Sr Director, Global Recruiting for Expedia and a Recruiting Director with Amazon.com.

Through 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).

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, 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.

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.

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).

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 Core Three is not more advanced than Core One. 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 Lab is focused on diversity recruiting leadership, marketing messaging and persona segmentation, and converting hiring managers to talent magnets

We do have content on these topics in our Core Two or Diversity programs.

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.


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 (currently $153.82 for a $2,500 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 alicia@recruitingtoolbox.com

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.

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