The Sourcing Purple Squirrel Named Clyde #sourcecon

Jim gets a surprise gift from the recruiting conference – SourceCon, a sourcing purple squirrel named Clyde. Watch as their special friendship unfolds and learn a sourcing trick for finding passive candidates discussing keywords you have an interest in. Tune in for all the fun and if you have not already, SUBSCRIBE NOW!

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“Rainbow Street” by Scott Holmes

How To Recruit Employees from the News

Earlier this year, I presented at the recruiting conference – “2016 Sourcing Summit Asia in Singapore” and had a blast presenting on 3 different topics. The first of three was “Headline Recruiting: How To Source Passive Candidates from the News.”

This was my session description…

Headline Recruiting: How to Source Passive Candidates from the News

When it comes to finding great talent, the secret Intel you need might be hiding right out in the open: just check the news! The digital world of the news runs deep. From corporate mergers, moves, and layoffs to weddings, moves, and promotions—it’s all there! In this workshop, Jim Stroud, Senior Director, RPO Recruitment Strategies and Support of Randstad Sourceright will show you how to dig deep for the news that can lead to that next great hire. Learn where to look, how to make sense of the overwhelming volume of information and how to execute on a process that works. This workshop will not only provide practical insight, but you’ll have a chance to put your learning to the test through interactive and fun activities. This is an ideal opportunity to learn first-hand about the deep talent resource that’s at your fingertips every day.

And these were my slides…

Want more sourcing tips? Be sure to check out my book – “Resume Forensics: How To Find Free Resumes on Google

Happy hunting!


I was a guest on the “Hiring On All Cylinders” podcast

Recruiting vs sourcing

I was fortunate enough to be a guest on the “Hiring On All Cylinders” podcast produced by Entelo. The topic was “Sourcing verses recruiting” and I talked about the future of sourcing, Sourcing Summit Asia, my experiences with recruiters and sourcers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia and agency vs corporate recruiting strategies. (Plus, some other stuff that I rambled on about and cannot think of now.) The official description is below.

Randstad Sourceright’s Sourcing and Recruitment stud, Jim Stroud, joins to discuss his experiences consulting Recruiters in Singapore and Oceania. We compare Sourcing and Recruiting, discuss unorthodox social recruiting strategies, and the different approaches for agency vs in-house Recruiters. Check out his Sourcing and Recruitment books here.

Let me know your thoughts?

How To Find Hidden Talent on Twitter and Google Plus #sosueu

How to find hidden talent on talent and google plus is the topic of this episode of “The Jim Stroud Show.” Plus, Jim gives some insight on the phenomenon known as geocaching, shout-outs to certain viewers and a couple of announcements. Tune in for all the fun! / Links related to this episode can be found here: