The Jim Stroud Podcast

The Jim Stroud Podcast

The Jim Stroud Podcast explores the discoveries and trends forming the future of our lives. Brain to brain communication, robot bosses, microchip implants for workers and immortality as an employee benefit are all happening now! If you want to know what's next, subscribe to this podcast and visit http://www.JimStroud.com to read the transcript and view related resources. I am conducting a listener survey. Please take 30 seconds to complete this form. Thank you in advance. http://blog.jimstroud.com/survey/... Show More

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October 22, 2020 53 min
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 ...
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October 16, 2020 28 min
This episode was first broadcast on September 11, 2009. This is the original description- "In episode #131, Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen discuss the financial consequences that come to companies when employees have a conscience. Plus, a lot of rambling about Sourcing and Social Media and Errors and Omissions Insurance (Do you know how well or how little you are really covered?) But you want to know what Jim thought was most in...
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Original air date: December 9, 2008 | Original Description: "Karen and Jim fuss, bicker and debate over who is to blame when a Walmart employee is trampled to death by exuberant Black Friday customers. Jim pokes a finger at customers who have lost all sense of sensibility, whereas Karen throws the book at Walmart (much to the joy of lawyers everywhere). Its just another exciting episode of The Recruiters Lounge that is now comi...
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October 7, 2020 34 min
Original air date: January 24,2008 | In this action-packed podcast you will hear: Illegal interview questions in the USA are not so illegal elsewhere; Jim has an “Al Bundy” moment when it comes to breast feeding in the office and do you know what the law says about how recruiters should be paid? You may be surprised. All this and more in this retro edition of "The Recruiters Lounge." Special thanks to our sponsors: Proacti...
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ORIGINAL POST DATE: June 28, 2006 | 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!) | Special thanks to our sponsor Proactive Talent and The Chad and Cheese Podcast.
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September 17, 2020 37 min
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. 
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September 11, 2020 66 min
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.
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September 3, 2020 50 min
Original post date: November 9, 2006 / Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen discuss the election, lying on a resume may get you 10 years in prison, plus feedback on some listener feedback. And believe it or not, we discuss the controversy around hacking voting machines. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Tune in for a very interesting episode. Big thanks to my sponsors: Supapass / www.supapass.app Proactive Talent / www...
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August 27, 2020 19 min
This retro episode of "The Recruiters Lounge" originally posted on September 11, 2006. - 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. For more great content, visit JimStroud.com.
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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. | Origin...
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August 13, 2020 45 min
Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen discuss “Stagflation” and how it affects the recruiting industry (and life in general.) Also, be careful how you classify your workers because it just might cost you a billion dollars. (Yeah, that’s billion with a “B.”) If you hire consultants, you CAN NOT miss this episode. Plus we react to your letters. (Keep ‘em comin’) All this and the usual bickering and bantering you’ve come to love here at – The...
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August 5, 2020 35 min
Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen discuss the fine line between giving a client what they want verses obeying the law (and thus, protecting oneself from potential law suits.) Original air date: June 6, 2007
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This episode of "The Recruiters Lounge" originally aired on February 20, 2008. The original description went like this, "There are more women in managerial roles these days and more cases of sexual harassment being made. Coincidence? Gender Revenge? Or just a new plot for crude adult films? You decide! I wonder… With unemployment going up, which groups are hurting the most? (You probably already know.) And finally, a de...
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This retro episode of "The Recruiters Lounge Podcast" originally aired on March 26, 2008. The original title was "India and the US Recession" and this was the original description... An IT Staffing firm in India is gets some ideas from Jim and Karen on what they should be doing while the US is in recession. Karen and Jim bicker (briefly) over the virtues of Capitalism verses Communism. Is it a good time to buy prope...
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Jim Stroud interviewed John Sumser and together they discussed recruiter ethics, diversity and more. Tune in to hear how it was back on April 17, 2016 in this retro episode of "The Recruiters Lounge" podcast. ABOUT OUR GUEST John Sumser is the founder, principal author and editor-in-chief of the HRExaminer Online Magazine. John explores the people, technology, ideas and careers of senior leaders in Human Resources and Hum...
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Not once did anyone say, “When I grow up, I want to be a recruiter!” Jim Stroud discusses his “Career Day” experience with Doug Beabout. Jim wonders if children will ever aspire to become Recruiters, or will it continue to be a profession that people stumble into? Tune in to hear the debate and a pitch for very interesting product. Original air date: 09.29.07
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July 7, 2020 12 min
In this episode, resumes are not just pieces of paper. They represent people and sometimes recruiters need to be reminded of that. Plus, a very special announcement. Tune in now! Special thanks to Proactive Talent (www.proactivetalent.com) Cited in my podcast: Resumes are people too – Jim Stroud https://buff.ly/3gCEYTF
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This episode of "The Recruiters Lounge" 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. | Find more great content at JimStroud.com | Special thank...
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In this podcast, I delve into the reasons why people are fleeing big cities, programs designed to attract remote workers to smaller cities and how it will likely impact the recruitment industry. | Podcast courtesy of ProactiveTalent.com 
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June 20, 2020 36 min
Facebook is allegedly preferring overseas workers over American workers in order to save money. True or not, it underscores a VERY, very long debate in HR. Tune in for a very controversial episode focusing on a debate that is more than a decade long. Links related to this podcast can be found on JimStroud.com.  Project Veritas link can be found here: “Facebook Insider: Company Suspended My Account In H-1B Policy Doc Leak” https:/...
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