Is the future of work at home or at the office?

Do you work in an office or from home? According to a 2017 Gallup study, 43% of Americans report spending at least some time working remotely, so chances are you do some work from home. Depending on who you ask, that’s a good thing. Working from home allows workers the flexibility to maintain that careful work-life balance and companies benefit from the increased productivity. So, working remote is a win-win all around or… is it? (dun, dun, dun…)

In this episode of “The Jim Stroud Podcast” I report on the good and bad of remote work while asking the question, is the future of work at home or at the office?

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The Future of Work is Racism

Some people think the United States is a racist country. If America is a racist country, wouldn’t that make the American workplace racist as well? Possibly. The demographics of America are rapidly changing and where there are differences there is inevitable conflict. Some of the issues are a result of ignorance to the differences represented in various cultures and as a result, racism rears its ugly head to diverse degrees.

I discuss the state of racism in the American workplace and why I think it will become worse in years to come. At the same time, I defend my country because I do not believe America is immutably racist. Tune in for a very thought provoking episode. | Click here to read the transcript and download the show notes. | Special thanks to our sponsor – Supapass!

 

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The State of Recruiting in 2019

I was a guest on the HR Happy Hour discussing the state of recruiting these days. If you recruit blue collar workers, you definitely want to check this out. Description and podcast is below. Tune in for all the fun!

HR Happy Hour 385 – The State of Recruiting in 2019

Host: Steve Boese
Guest: Jim Stroud, Talent Acquisition Thought Leader

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This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by recruitment industry legend Jim Stroud, an expert in sourcing, recruiting, candidate attraction, branding and more to get the state of recruting in 2019 and the overall labor market and how that impacts organizations. Jim shared his insights on how the lack of candidates in particular industries like in trucking and in caregiving are impacting recruiting efforts for organizations in these fields. Jim also discussed how soft skills like empathy and interpersonal skills are increasingly important for candidates in almost all fields and especially for those in recruiting or who are aspiring to be in recruiting. Jim shared some tips for how to best improve and develop those skills as well. Finally, we talked about some of the newer tools and technologies that are emerging and evolving in recruiting in 2019 and beyond.

This was a fun show, thanks so much to Jim for joining us.

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Jim Stroud on Recruitment Marketing and the Future of Work

Recently, I was interviewed by the blog – TechFunnel. Below is their description of my chat with them. Enjoy…

In this interview, Jim talks to us about the biggest challenges facing recruiters at the most senior levels and what can be done about it. He also discusses recruitment marketing and how employer branding plays a role in the recruitment process. Finally, Jim discusses the future of work and how recruiters must shift their thinking when it comes to a millennial workforce.