Original air date: JULY 1, 2010 – Jim and Karen banter about age discrimination and looking for work in a sucky economy. (Hey Google, is it true that you are over-the-hill when you hit 40? ) Plus, working as a contractor vs working as an employee, which is better? Ah! You think you know, but do you really? Tune in for a very interesting take on that question.
HR Discusses David Letterman – In episode #132, Jim Stroud takes a break this episode and leaves the Lounge in the hands of Karen Mattonen (oboy!) and her guests: Joshua Letourneau, Karla Porter and Steve Markin. The topic is all about David Letterman’s workplace scandal. Tune in to hear all the juicy bits.
This retro episode of “The Recruiters Lounge” originally posted on September 11, 2006. In it Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen hang out with David Shieldhouse, co-founder of Zubka.com – a social network that pays for each hire you refer.
And this is the original description from FEBRUARY 24, 2009
Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen lead a “heated” debate over the Employee Free Choice Act. Listen in and find out that the more you learn about the EFCA, you either love it or you hate it. Listen in and see what side of the debate you are on. Special thanks to our guests Nancy Schiffer (Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO) and Steve Markin (former Union member with 20 years of legal experience). Oh yes! This one was a doozy.
In this episode:
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00:32 – Remember that thing? 01:46 – TalentHook.com 01:56 – Name that tune 04:33 – 60 million US Workers said they would join a union right now 05:11 – Mostly what I did was help workers go through the legal process 09:00 – Its been endorsed by Congress and the Supreme Court 10:27 – Will we have the right to a secret ballot? 12:34 – Most workers never go back to that workplace 15:47 – Right now, sure the employer is abusive becuase the system is designed… 20:16 – I don’t think you put all unions in a box as good, and all employers in a box as bad 22:20 – I don’t think we need a union because I am going to treat you fairly anyway. 24:54 – What they really wanted from this employer was cooperative relationship 28:16 – I want to hire more people, but if I am made to do this I will go out of business 31:10 – This is my salary. If you don’t pay me, someone else will 32:13 – If you don’t perform, you’re gone! 32:42 – They’re charged with keeping the best interest of the shareholders 35:07 – I think it denies the reality that both sides (employer and employee) can be abusive 36:58 – That’s why most of the time the Act fails workers 38:08 – The Act to me brings a balance to a very lopsided… 39:04 – Be sure to subscribe to us via iTunes