Christmas Toys For Sale (Privacy Not Included)

Christmas time is here! And in addition to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ with song and merriment, there is also the sharing of gifts with those you love and / or at least, tolerate. One thing you might not be aware of though, depending on the gift you are giving, you may be inviting danger to the gift recipient; things like identity theft and home invasions. What do I mean by that? Tune in and find out.

Resourced cited in the podcast:

New security warning for in-home smart cameras l ABC News – YouTube 
Consumer Alert: Hackers using toys to spy on your children? – YouTube 
Mozilla – *privacy not included 

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Its All Recruiting w/ Jim Stroud and Julia Gometz of Brandful

In this episode of the “Its All Recruiting Podcast,” I had a delightful experience with Julia Gometz of Brandful Code as we discussed so many things, among them:

  • Foodies and the concept of “impossible meat”
  • Tracking employer brand sentiment when the company is having a bad news day.
  • How recruiters can use Persona Style Marketing to inform their recruitment strategies
  • Brandful Code’s upcoming whitepaper comparing diverse and non-diverse companies.
  • Clean bathrooms as a retention strategy
  • Monitoring employee sentiment like a stock ticker then, posting that data on the company career website.

And other things, I don’t immediately recall. Tune in to find out what those were!


Julia Gometz is an entrepreneur-intrapreneur, strategist, former HR business executive, thought leader and author. She is currently launching a data company called Brandful Code to provide real-time and actionable data for cutting-edge companies. Her 2013 book, The Brandful Workforce: How Employees Can Make, Not Break Your Brand, advises organizations on how to build a workforce that can work “for” the brand, rather than “against” it. The goal of all of her work is to help make every company brandful and improve the lives of employees, consumers and employers. | Contact Julia Gometz on LinkedIn and Instagram @bebrandful


Brandful Code closes the gap on the most difficult to access data that has the most impact on a company’s brand as seen by employees and customers. Through Natural language processing and advanced analytics, Brandful Code has cracked the code on how brands can elevate in the future, starting now. This startup provides a powerful data platform (five years in the making) aimed at impactful organizational change, eliminating cumbersome processes and putting resources to immediate use where they matter most. Learn more at and check out the book, The Brandful Workforce: How Employees Can Make, Not Break Your Brand.

Robotopia: Collaborative Intelligence in the Age of AI

Recent economic research suggests tens of millions of jobs will be eliminated due to robots and automation, artificial intelligence and the like. Does this mean that the workplace will be a battleground between humans and the machines threatening their way of life? Not likely. Although there will be some workers affected more harshly than others, I believe the prevailing future will be a type of collaborative intelligence between humans and machines. Tune in to find out what I mean. | Please rate this podcast on your favorite podcast platform.




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