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.

The Pros and Cons of Being a Recruiter and an Influencer [podcast]

I was a guest on “The Influential Recruiter” podcast. The topic was “Content is the New Sourcing” which was inspired by my book of the same name. During the program I went on a bit of a rant about the pros and cons of a recruiter becoming an “influencer.” Maybe I talked too much or, maybe I was having my own mini-therapy session? Tune in and judge for yourself. (Click here to subscribe to his podcast!)

Here is the official description of the episode:

Jim Stroud is the author of five HR related books, produces the “Its all recruiting” podcast, [The Jim Stroud Podcast], and the video series – “The Jim Stroud Show.” In this episode, we discuss the following questions:

  • Jim, can you give us a brief overview of your background and what you are doing today?
  • Please identify the books you have written?
  • What was your motivation for writing “Content is the New Sourcing”?
  • In your opinion, what is the most effective type Content Recruiters can promote?
  • Jim, do you consider yourself an Influencer?
  • Do you have any parting words on becoming an Influential Recruiter?

Podcast: Innovative Recruiting Strategies

A low employment rate is great for the USA economy but, extremely challenging for companies on the hunt for talent.  When talent is scarce, companies have to be creative when finding qualified, interested and available candidates. In episode 2 of the “World of Work” series, three case studies of companies who successfully experimented with their recruiting strategies are explored. It is sponsored by ClickIQ, the award winning, automated job advertising platform. Sources cited in this podcast can be found here.