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Quarterly Business Reviews & Influencing Executives

Join John Vlastelica, Steve Mair and a group of your corporate recruiting leader peers for Cohort 22 of Recruiting Toolbox’s Recruiting Leadership Lab. In this lab, you and your peer TA leaders will learn and share best practices to help you build and deliver effective quarterly business review discussions with execs, leveraging business insights to prioritize, talent insights and internal metrics to influence, and real-world influencing techniques to engage and get buy in for your strategies to help the business hire the talent it needs.

What Will You Learn?

  • How to build and prepare for a strategic quarterly business review (QBR) with your business executives (VP level leaders).
  • How to leverage talent market insights and historical internal metrics to diagnose root issues, influence execs, and gain their buy in for your strategies.
  • How to build a QBR and plan when optimizing for quality and diversity versus speed and scale.
  • How to prepare for the 10 most common questions executives will ask you in a QBR/strategy discussion.
  • How to ask strategic questions that give you the insights you need to align your resources to the most important business priorities.
  • How to leverage an effective QBR and storytelling framework to maximize your limited time in front of execs.

We usually sell out several months in advance, so registering early is a great way to ensure that you secure your spot. Participation is limited to 20 corporate recruitment managers per leadership lab (no more than two from the same company).

“Without question, the content is excellent. But John’s delivery of the content and manner of engaging with his audience is next level. Exceeded expectations. I felt as though the content was written for me. I’m particularly grateful for being provided with such practical templates I can lean on now and into the future.”

Director – Talent Acquisition, Verisign

“I love how direct and practical John gets during the trainings, and how much of his own lived experience as a TA leader and as a consultant he brings in the sessions.”

Talent Acquisition Manager, TEGNA

Workshop location: Santa Barbara, California.

When? April 18th & 19th, 2024. Day 1: 9:00am-5:30pm. Day 2: 9:00am-12:30pm.

Length of Program? 1.5 days in person + two 1-hour follow-up Q&A sessions with John and Steve (one ~ two weeks after, and one ~ two months after via Zoom).

Cost: $1,895 + credit card processing fee (How to convince your boss to invest in this)

Why attend? Your peers say our labs are very practical, with hundreds of 5/5 ratings!

Other questions? FAQ or Contact Us

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Who Should Attend?

Corporate Recruiting Managers and Directors (only) who lead recruiters and are responsible for recruiting strategy for a significant part of their organization (i.e. they own recruiting for a function, business unit, department, or geography).

Past attendees from our other labs have included recruiting leaders from companies in technology, financial services, retail, consumer packaged goods, healthcare, and more, including Twitter, eBay, Nike, Facebook, Microsoft, GoDaddy, Netflix, IKEA, Starbucks, Visa, KPMG, Square, Booking.com, Nestle, Target, PepsiCo, Little Caesars, Deloitte, KLA Tencor, SAP, Amazon, and LinkedIn.

Leaders have typically led small (3-person+) to large (20-person+) corporate recruiting teams.

Sorry, no vendors or partners to corporate recruiting teams (RPO, services, contingent or third-party recruiters, consultants) allowed. You must manage corporate recruiters to attend. This is not a hands-on “how to recruit” training or “future of talent acquisition” conference.  This is 100% focused on helping current TA leaders lead, influence, and drive strategy.

Maximum 20 attendees per workshop, and no more than two recruiting leaders from the same company.

“Extremely content rich. This is not 101 level; this is all 301/401 content.”

– Great Minds

“This training is a must for TA leaders looking to elevate their strategic influence and drive meaningful results.”

– BECU

“I love how direct and practical John gets during the trainings, and how much of his own lived experience as a TA leader and as a consultant he brings in the sessions.”

– TEGNA

“Without question, the content is excellent. But John’s delivery of the content and manner of engaging with his audience is next level. Exceeded expectations. I felt as though the content was written for me. I’m particularly grateful for being provided with such practical templates I can lean on now and into the future.”

– Verisign

“I have so many notes and takeaways! The content was fresh, relevant, relatable, and actionable.”

– Manscape

“John was fantastic. Energetic, insightful, & provided extremely actionable frameworks & methodologies. The most impactful part is that he genuinely understands the pain points/challenges/etc that we each face as he was an operator himself. He comes across in a very real & relatable way as he bring extremely tangible real world examples & advice to the table based on his experience”

– Ellucian

John Vlastelica – Trainer
Managing Director – Recruiting Toolbox

John Vlastelica, CEO of Recruiting Toolbox, is a former head of global TA turned consultant. John has provided training and management consulting services to companies in over 20 countries since founding Recruiting Toolbox in 2005. He’s been hired by world-class organizations like Nike, PepsiCo, Disney, Adidas, Bloomberg, Google, Target, Booking, SAP, LinkedIn, and Salesforce. He’s trained over 500 corporate recruiting leaders from companies like Amazon, LinkedIn, Slack, Nestle, Microsoft, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Coca-Cola, and Uber. And his hiring manager and talent advisor online training has been gets watched a million minutes a month from global leaders like Paramount, Cisco, IBM, and IKEA.

John has shared his expertise with colleagues as an entertaining and credible repeat presenter at international recruiting conferences, including LinkedIn Talent Connect, where he was rated the #1 speaker two years in a row. He also contributes to our profession as a writer on talent advising, recruiting leadership, hiring manager engagement, and diversity.

John is a part-time critic, part-time optimist who has fallen in love with the problems we face in the talent space and lives to help recruiting leaders win in their jobs.

Steve Mair – Trainer
Executive Talent Leader Mentor & Coach – Recruiting Toolbox

Steve Mair is a Senior Consultant with Recruiting Toolbox who works with leading companies to enhance their recruiting strategies. He joined Recruiting Toolbox in 2022 on a part time basis to focus on leadership development and TA leader coaching.

Steve joins us directly out of multiple executive talent acquisitions roles across a wide variety of companies such as: Procore Technologies, a SaaS company that he was a part of scaling from 500 to 3200 including an IPO; Beachbody, a fitness company utilizing technology to empower the at home fitness movement; Yahoo, where he oversaw domestic and global hiring across all technology roles and Go to Market with teams in 18 countries; Walt Disney, where Steve was a member of the Enterprise Recruiting Leadership team and oversaw Disney Interactive and for a short while Consumer Products and Studios; Lucasfilm, with oversight over executive hiring and for all 5 of the Lucasfilm companies including the build out of the Singapore studio. Prior to Lucasfilm Steve worked at: Business Objects, Electronic Arts, Morrison Hershfield, and Telus.

Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) – 23m from conference office.

Burbank Airport (BUR) – 1h17m from conference office.

Los Angeles International Aiport (LAX) – 1h34m from conference office.

Hotels in Santa Barbara

Hotel Standard Room Rate (rates as of 1/5/24) Time Distance from Airports (car) Time Distance to Meeting (car)
Hotel Milo $353 /Night SBA: 13m. BUR: 1h32m. LAX: 1h47m. 15m
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront $448 /Night SBA: 14m. BUR: 1h30m. LAX: 1h48m. 13m
Mar Monte $417 /Night SBA: 15m. BUR: 1h32m. LAX: 1h47m. 15m
Courtyard by Marriot Santa Barbara Downtown $380 /Night SBA: 4m. BUR: 1h34m. LAX: 1h49m. 19m

Hotels in Carpinteria

Hotel Standar Room Rate (rates as of 1/5/24) Time Distance from Airports (car) Time Distance to Meeting (car)
Holiday Inn Express Carpinteria                            $182 /Night SBA: 23m. BUR: 1h17m. LAX: 1h33m. 3m
Best Western Plus Carpinteria $201 /Night SBA: 21m. BUR: 1h23m. LAX: 1h34m. 4m

Train: Amtrak- Pacific Surfliner

(Please note there are no trains arriving before 9am)

Route Travel Time Duration Departure Time
LAX- Carpinteria 2h21m 7:13am, 9:13am, 11:13am, 3:13pm, 7:13pm.
LAX- Santa Barbara 2h42m 7:13am, 9:13am, 11:13am, 3:13pm, 7:13pm.
Irvine- Santa Barbara 4h6m 5:49am, 7:49am, 9:49am, 1:49pm, 5:52pm.
Irvine- Carpinteria 3h45m 5:49am, 7:49am, 9:49am, 1:49pm, 5:52pm.
San Diego(Santa Fe)- Carpinteria 5h33m 4:01am, 6:01am, 8:01am, 12:01pm, 4:01pm.
San Diego(Santa Fe)- Santa Barbara 5h54m 4:01am, 6:01am, 8:01am, 12:01pm, 4:01pm.

Please visit our Google map, where you will find pins on the hotels, airports, train stations and Procore office (conference place)

Procore Headquarters & Meeting Room

         

Length of Program? 1.5 days in person + two 1-hour follow-up Q&A sessions with John (one ~ two weeks after, and one ~ two months after via Zoom).

Cost: $1,895 + credit card processing fee (How to convince your boss to invest in this)

Why attend? Your peers say our labs are very practical, with over 150 5-star reviews!

Our host will provide a list of recommended hotels – please contact Alicia, our event manager, for further information.

Other questions? FAQ or Contact Us

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