Chatting about chatbots with Wade and Wendy at #SourceCon

I had the distinct pleasure of chatting about chatbots with the crew from Wade and Wendy between sessions at the SourceCon 10th anniversary conference in Austin, TX. We discussed chatbots, AI, how recruiting and sourcing is morphing and oh, so much more! Tune in or suffer #FOMO.


Wade & Wendy is an AI-Powered Recruitment Conversation Platform. We deploy automated conversations across the recruiting process to increase engagement, optimize workflows and inform decisions. Wendy is an AI recruiting chatbot that joins teams to expand their recruiting bandwidth. Her current capabilities include personalized qualifying conversations, profile enrichment, and intelligent filtering. Wendy learns from each engagement, to expand her capabilities over time, becoming a more valuable member of the recruiting organization. Find out more at:


SourceCon is the place to learn about tools and strategies to make your sourcing faster, with better results. You’ll learn from experts who have been in the trenches and know how to find THAT candidate. Come prepared to join the conversation and practice, in real-time, the strategies and methodologies shared by our speakers to ensure immediate impact when you return to your office. Find out more at:

Big Data is Going to Get You

Big data, like the rhythm, is gonna get you! I had the pleasure of chatting with Andrew Gadomski of Aspen Advisors during the off hours of the SourceCon 10th anniversary conference in Austin, TX. We discussed big data, security concerns, applying for jobs with an Amazon Prime account and more. Tune in for all the fun.

Inside this podcast:

01:44 – The data breech of Equifax
05:33 – We’re so used to swiping right
09:43 – Where CRM and ATS exist together
11:53 – If I am a candidate, I know I’m not in a black hole
15:45 – You got a 24-hour notice saying you wanted to check in
18:09 – How cool would it be if Puma knew I was a java developer and also a customer?
21:33 – If that’s the conversation, interviews go away and we have dialogues
25:15 – You better sell it that way
28:15 – I like that idea. I’ll invest in that idea.
30:15 – Hi Cyndy. You’re on the podcast. Cyndi Davis!
31:15 – Thank you so much for listening


Andrew Gadomski is the Chief Advisor and Founder of Aspen Advisors. Aspen was founded in June 2006. Andrew started Aspen Advisors after a diverse and successful career in staffing and branding so corporations that are socially and globally conscious can become great at recruiting talent and advance their value propositions exponentially.

Prior to Aspen’s inception, Andrew was the head of staffing for Honeywell Specialty Materials (2005-2006). Within his first year with Honeywell, he managed over 30 executive positions globally for the officer team, centralized and managed all search partners, coordinated University Relations, hired the staffing team, and designed and converted to outsourcing all of North American staffing.

Andrew regularly speaks at talent related conferences across the country. He lead the ANSI Cost Per Hire Workgroup, sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management. Andrew is also an adjunct professor at New York University. Connect with Andrew Gadomski on LinkedIn

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PODCAST: What Recruiters Can Learn from Software Engineers

I was fortunate enough to speak at the Nordic Recruitment Day event in Copenhagen, Denmark. During that event, I had the very fortunate experience of meeting in real life – Hung Lee. Hung was very kind to share highlights from his presentation for my podcast. Tune in to hear what a wise man says. #2017NRD

Who will disrupt Google in the near future?

Today, Google Jobs threatens to disrupt the job board industry but, who is in position to disrupt Google Jobs in the near-future? Jim Stroud and guest – James Ellis debate that and other topics. Tune in for all the fun.

00:40 – Please follow me online!
01:00 – That was my excuse for not podcasting in awhile
01:40 – You might know me by my podcast – The Talent Cast
04:45 – You’re working real hard for not a lot of impact
06:40 – Content marketing is all about communicating that idea
08:36 – I can send out a mass email that seems personalized to all of them
11:22 – I think Google has so much personal and social data on us that…
14:34 – You’re getting email from which gives us a signal to…
16:50 – I looked at Facebook Jobs and thought, aww… that’s cute
19:19 – We complain about ATS but in the end, are they going anywhere?
22:00 – I’m thinking about Microsoft’s Dynamic CRM product
25:03 – Slack was about Alexa and getting people to communicate with each other
28:25 – Quick shout to my friends over at the Chad and Cheez podcast


James Ellis runs The Talent Cast podcast (found on iTunes, Google Play and wherever you get your podcasts) where he can be found doing deep dives on all things employer brand and recruitment marketing. James currently lives in Chicago, where he spends his time partnering with Fortune 1000 clients to develop recruitment marketing, digital and content strategies to find and attract the best talent. You can reach him via Twitter @TheWarForTalent or on LinkedIn.​

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Talkin’ Recruiting Robots, Automation, Sourcecon, and Netflix with Jim Stroud

I was fortunate enough to be a guest on the increasingly popular show – The Chad and Cheese Podcast! If you were among the few recruiters who missed it, no worries, I got you covered. Below is a description of what happened and the podcast itself. Tune in to hear all the fun!

The robots are coming! HR’s most dangerous podcast is back with – a slight line-up change this week – legendary sourcer/recruiter Jim Stroud stepping in for Cheese this week. The Show takes on many different aspects of automation with more of a SkyNet tone. Companies like Uber, Intel, Google, Ford, and Brilent are pushing the automation envelope and we – mere mortals – sit and watch the show while jobs evaporate. Last but not least we answer the question haunting your Netflix queue – Is Iron Fist really that bad? As always, thanks to America’s Job Exchange, and for your support.