How To Recruit in a Tight Labor Market

If you ever wondered what its like to recruit in an environment where the unemployment rate is 6.3%, be sure to tune into this podcast. Jim Stroud interviews Justin Babbet and Tim Mullen of Job Advisor to discuss recruiting in Australia’s tight labor market, the paramount importance of a strong company culture and how retention is the new recruiting. | Links mentioned in the podcast (and more): http://goo.gl/HWyOtx

Why are there no personalized careersites?


Why aren’t candidates completing the application process? What’s up with Zappos and its “no more more job descriptions” program? How can LinkedIn get any better? (I have an idea.) Some truly innovative recruiting technology companies. I talk about all that with Steven Rothberg of CollegeRecruiter in this 32-minute podcast. / Books by Jim Stroud can be found here: http://buff.ly/1bn43R7 / Visit CollegeRecruiter.com

How To Recruit with Live Chat

In this episode of “Its all recruiting,” Jim Stroud speaks with Karl Pawlewicz of Olark to discuss case studies of how companies have used live chat to recruit passive candidates. | Related links can be found here: http://goo.gl/ySAlAk

In this podcast:

01:34 | I am the voice of Olark
03:39 | You might want to write something that says, “hey, we’re hiring…”
05:49 | I spoke with someone recently who is using it heavily in their recruitment process
08:20 | How many people would I need to answer all the questions…
11:47 | If you get too busy or if you reach your limit on the number of chats…
13:37 | …chat will pop open if someone spends more than a minute on a page
15:00 | You’ll have a running list of all the transcripts…
17:40 | …with the express purpose of being aggravating or being a nuisance
18:50 | …23% of their placements in 2013 were started with live chat
20:38 | …based on their IP address you could block that person…

How to Stay Engaged with Candidates

I received an LinkedIn inmail to reconnect with someone I had not seen in years. The way they reached out to me really caught my attention and I thought it would be a good practice for recruiters to follow suit. Tune in for more details. (And Doug, thanks for the compliments. The check is in the mail.) // Links related to this podcast: http://goo.gl/AtPH8R // Subscribe now!

How LinkedIn Should React To Facebook @ Work

Facebook is testing “Facebook @ Work” ahead of an official launch later this year. I wonder how LinkedIn feels about this? Tune in for the facts and some speculation. | Sources: http://goo.gl/WJiwQo | Music: Guardian Mind Mix is courtesy of Mevio.com | Connect with Jim Stroud on LinkedIn | Connect with Jim Stroud on Twitter: @jimstroud | Follow Jim Stroud on Google Plus