Socialism, the Recession and Recruiting in Canada

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ORIGINAL AIR DATE: AUGUST 24, 2009 | In episode #130, Jim Stroud, Karen Mattonen and (special guest) Geoff Web discuss socialism, the recession and recruiting in Canada. Plus, what is “The Boolean Dance?” And what does it have to do with Recruitfest? Tune in to find out. All this and more, in another action-packed episode of The Recruiters Lounge podcast.

LinkedIn Endorsements Can Get You Sued?

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Original air date: July 8, 2009 | In episode #128, Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen discuss a whole bunch of stuff, the least of which: Did you know that leaving a positive endorsement for someone on Linkedin could get you in trouble? Howzabout proudly proclaiming, “I don’t care about breaking the law! I have errors and omissions insurance!!! (Umm… okay) Finally, did you know that prostitution was legal in THE USA? (Well, at least in one state.) As such, would you recruit for the world’s oldest profession? This one has a lot of rants and raves from Karen, while Jim (the good cop) tries to make sense of it all. Tune in to hear it all for yourself.

PODCAST – Insider Secrets to Recruitment Blogging

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Gretchen Ledgard and Zoe Goldring, catalysts of the recruitment blogging phenomenon, discuss their blogging tenure with Microsoft and their entrepreneurial venture – Job Syntax. (I highly recommend their services!)


Gretchen Ledgard

Gretchen Ledgard learned the ins and outs of technical recruiting and employment marketing at the Microsoft Corporation. During her 6 years with Microsoft, she sourced, evaluated, and closed computer engineers for the company’s international, college, and industry recruiting teams, and she managed the marketing programs that attracted the software industry’s best technical talent to the company. An advocate of leveraging online communities to better reach the company’s technical applicants, Gretchen co-founded and managed a popular weblog that was named’s Best Blog for Job Seekers in 2005. Gretchen holds a BA in English Literature from Vanderbilt University.

Zoe Goldring

Zoe Goldring began her professional recruiting career at the Microsoft Corporation in 1999. She cut her teeth on recruiting candidates from various international locations prior to moving on to sourcing, evaluating and closing top quality employees for almost every technical position and division within the company. With her passion for reaching out to technical candidates, she co-founded a highly praised weblog, pioneering innovative ways to connect jobseekers to employers.   Zoe has a BA in Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University.