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 ProactiveTalent.com.

Google, Spam and Employee Liabilities – Oh my!

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ORIGINAL AIR DATE: APRIL 17, 2007

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:

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

Do recruiters care about jobseekers?

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Do recruiters care about jobseekers? Find out in #TheRetroLounge Original air date July 28,2006

 

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Racial Politics In The Workplace

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ORIGINAL AIR DATE: July 3, 2008

Original description of this episode of “The Recruiters Lounge” podcast.

Racial Politics In The Workplace

Why am I called African-American when I’ve never been to Africa in my life? Karen and Jim both want to know. Should companies be compelled to create prayer rooms for their employees? (Its almost happening in the UK.) And if I am checking my blackberry in the check out line, I should get paid for it. If you use a company phone to send text messages, does the employer have the right to read them? (The answer may surprise you.) All this, plus, a few shameless plugs for new websites! Tune in to another exciting episode of The Recruiters Lounge Podcast.

00:32 – And now, a word from our Sponsor
01:35 – Name that tune
03:31 – No matter where it happens, it might happen here eventually
04:50 – Still, never heard of them
09:08 – Its not a right for you to pray
13:55 – He loves to berate people who believe in God. Because he is an atheist
17:10 – A lot of rainbow kids in America, but yet there are high levels of (employment) discrimination
20:28 – If I say I am biracial, people say, “What, you’re not proud of being black?”
25:08 – America is the only country to classify people the way we do
27:22 – Those who are not apathetic to the process are vocal and it changes for them
33:08 – Should they say that they worked 2.3 minutes of overtime?
37:12 – Just because you put it in writing and sign off on it, does not make it so.
39:25 – Its my phone! Yes, but its not your messages.
43:20 – Its gotten more confusing because this happened just recently
44:12 – Go to www.twitter.com/jimstroud
44:20 – The other one is called Hirecentrix

Monster, Recessions and Alcohol-free Interviews

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Original air date: September 5, 2007
[Original description below]

Monster, Recessions and Alcohol-free Interviews
Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen discuss the hack attack at Monster.com, the pending (?) recession and what it means for Recruiters and Alcohol-free Interviews!  

00:26 – This episode brought to you by WorkGiant
02:55 – Amybeth is a sweetheart
07:05 – Insourcing, many companies are comaing back home
10:10 – fouth straight weekly loss
13:28 – they don’t realize that sometimes a recession is a good thing to have
15:25 – its really a market readjustment back to normal levels
19:33 – that was kind of soft compared to the 1990′s
22:52 – the scariest thing about Greenspan is that he is not elected
26:54 – a quick break from our sponsor – BountyJobs
30:15 – Monster was hacked and it made the national news
33:00 – their PR group is sleeping at the wheel
37:39 – I have to hear and feel that Monster cares
42:10 – here is the ebig question, “Will Monster go away?”
45:11 – Who would buy Monster if Monster was on the block?
48:12 – They don’t want recruiters serving alcohol?
50:56 – some companies are not serving alcohol at Christmas parties
52:15 – See you at SourceCon!