Singing the Misclassification Blues

The Retro Lounge Podcast Series

This episode of “The Recruiters Lounge Podcast” originally aired on September 24, 2008. And this is the original description: Karen returns from her R4 Conference with confirmed insights about how Recruiters (and the companies that hire and misclassify them) can be sued. Very scary, but its needful knowledge if you run your own Staffing Firm. Tune in now to learn the score. Special thanks to

Get me out of here! Reasons why millennials are fleeing big cities…

In this podcast, I delve into the reasons why people are fleeing big cities, programs designed to attract remote workers to smaller cities and how it will likely impact the recruitment industry. | This episode courtesy of

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Why are millennials leaving big cities?

Millennials are increasingly leaving big cities to work remotely in other locations. For example, there is an ongoing exodus from California citing such issues as homelessness, high taxes in the bay area, and unaffordable housing have caused some to ask what’s good about California and big city living?

As a result, some places are paying workers to relocate to their location and continue working remotely for their existing employer. Yes, remote employees are getting cash to relocate. Tune in for the details.

H1B Visas and The American Worker

Facebook is allegedly preferring overseas workers over American workers in order to save money. True or not, it underscores a VERY, very long debate in HR. Tune in for a very controversial episode focusing on a debate that is more than a decade long.

Related links:

Facebook Insider: Company Suspended My Account In H-1B Policy Doc Leak
There Is No American Worker Shortage

Links cited from the original Recruiters Lounge podcast. 

Google, Spam and Employee Liabilities – Oh my!

The Retro Lounge Podcast Series



Google, Spam and Employee Liabilities – Oh my!

Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen discuss the pending brain drain at Google, Recruiters spamming candidates and the liabilities an employee represents to a company. And oh, Jim Stroud tries to sing again. (Please make him stop)

0:30 – A word from our sponsor – Bountyjobs
1:40 – And now a word from a new sponsor – JobsInPods
3:06 – Have you heard of Google?
4:52 – A lot of people will leave and that’s a major concern of Google’s
6:35 – An interesting affect on the stock market
7:14 – 30 minutes later you took a breath
8:17 – Right now I’ve contacted the Attorney General in San Diego
10:47 – Harvesting is going onto company directories
13:55 – …other states are implementing their privacy laws too
17:54 – So if a recruiter gathers a bunch of email from somewhere and began emailing
18:58 – Click here and I will take your name off the list
22:30 – That’s against the Can-Spam act because the headers were wrong
24:45 – Imus is a shock jock who says…
25:40 – Bill Mahr slammed Christians in some of his tv dialogues
26:04 – I didn’t know just how liable a company can be when an employee…
28:33 – I am sitting here at home representing a company
30:19 – So the lesson is, if you are drunk, don’t scream out your company name
30:44 – Feel free to email me with questions and/or comments