For a sourcer, the biggest thrill is finding “purple squirrels,” those passive candidate that are very, very hard to find. For recruiters, the biggest thrill is closing those purple squirrels and seeing them onboarded into the company. I want to talk about closing candidates and the Christmas holiday season next on “Its all recruiting.” // In this podcast I cite the article “12 Ways Corporations Are Secretly Manipulating Your Emotions” // Special thanks to our sponsor Randstad Sourceright // Connect with Jim Stroud on LinkedIn
The online retailer Amazon.com has a new offering called “Amazon Local Services” which connects customers with local appliance installers like plumbers and electricians. I speculate that Amazon will enter the recruiting business and compete with sites like eLance.com, oDesk, Guru.com and others like them. This podcast is a rebranding of my previous podcast – The Social Recruiter. Please subscribe now. More goodness being planned for 2015. You can also connect with me via Twitter (@jimstroud) and on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/jimstroud). // Special thanks to my sponsor Randstad Sourceright!
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google must comply with the EU Data Protection Directive, what some are calling the “right to be forgotten” ruling. As of now, ordinary citizens can request that Google remove links when their name is searched if the information is inadequate or irrelevant. How will this new development affect recruiting? Tune in to find out. Links related to this podcast: http://snip.ly/VOw
Is your social recruiting strategy fair to minorities? You would think so, but such might not be the case. Tune in to learn how diverse populations factor in on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Related links: http://buff.ly/RyjJGM