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Jim Stroud
Works at Randstad Sourceright US
Lives in Atlanta, GA
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Curious. Is there a way to get stats on your own private Google Plus community? Any idea? Anyone?
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Okay. Thanks +Andy Headworth for the feedback. Cheers. 
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On LinkedIn earlier today and noticed the following options appeared when I entered a company name. It reminded me a lot of Facebook's graph search. I like the possibility of this as it would make it even easier to source candidates. 

I tried a few searches like "people who used to work at Google and Amazon" and the results were not what I hoped for. (Bummer) Still, I am hopeful that these type of "graph searches" become more prevalent on their site. 
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Thanks for sharing +Jim Stroud . I will be following the rollout of this functionality too, from Europe.
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My new book, "Content Is The New Sourcing," is now available. Yay! #sourcing #recruiting 
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I interviewed Dr. Tracey Wilen, the author of "Employed for Life: 21st Century Career Trends" in this episode of "The Jim Stroud Show."
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Hi Jim, thanks for posting. I listened to this interview - it was interesting to listen to and hear both yours and Tracey's insights.
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Would you pay your employees to quit their job? Amazon does that very thing and it makes perfect sense. Listen to find out why. 

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Would you pay one million dollars for 300+ warm leads? Facebook did and I applaud the investment. Tune in to the debut episode of  "The Social Recruiter Podcast."
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FYI. I just updated my LinkedIn profile. : -)
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It is too easy to become a recruiter. Is that why some people have a disdain for the recruiting industry? What do you think of the idea of a national standard for recruiters?
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How many times have you found the perfect candidate, presented him (or her) to the Hiring Manager and then… nothing? The Hiring Manager has urged you to step up your efforts but when it comes time to make a decision, its an exercise in “analysis paralysis.” 

Read: "How To Get Your Perfect Candidate Hired"

Related:  #recruiting     #hr   
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Thanks +Jim Stroud always good to hear different approaches.
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Senior Director, RPO Recruitment Strategies and Support
Social Recruiting, Job Search Strategy, Social Media, Lead Generation, Training, Public Speaking, Video Production and Creative Writing.
  • Randstad Sourceright US
    Senior Director, RPO Recruitment Strategies and Support, 2014 - present
    I am responsible for developing strategy, operational plans, and overall leadership of the Recruiting Strategies & Support (RSS) team along with designing, managing, and allocating resources available through offshore centers. In this position I manage all aspects of people, processes, tools and practices, with the goal of delivering best-in-class strategies, efficiencies and service to RPO clients. Primary focus is on recruiting strategy development and support / execution of recommended strategies. Furthermore, I interface strategically with RSR Client Delivery and Business Development to understand specific needs of clients and client prospects, then implement service delivery solutions that positively impact the end delivery to our clients or provide proof of concept to client prospects.
  • Bernard Hodes Group
    Director of Sourcing and Social Strategy, 2011 - 2014
    I work with digital and account team members to build effective social recruitment and employer brand strategies. I conduct hands-on and virtual training for HR/recruiting teams of clients in support of a comprehensive social strategy. Furthermore, I participate in and share responsibility in new business pitches of digital and social strategy. I also stay current on digital innovations related to employer branding and recruitment communications, in order to create training solutions for the benefit of our clients.
  • Global English
    Social Media Development Manager, 2008 - 2011
    While working remotely from Atlanta, I developed and implemented innovative strategies for web-based user procurement for the English learning community – I initiated and tracked the effectiveness of outreach programs. I researched, analyzed, and monitored financial, technological, and demographic factors in order to capitalize on market opportunities and minimize the effects of competitive activity. As a Community Manager, I kept users engaged and converted them into evangelists for the EnglishCafe brand. My duties also extended to content creation and managing content from internal thought leaders and community for placement on the EnglishCafe homepage which changed twice daily. My duties also extended to working with web developers in the design and usability of the web site and leading a team of marketing interns to perform various SEO and community engagement tasks.
  • Microsoft
    Technical Sourcing Consultant, 2005 - 2008
    While working remotely from Atlanta, I implemented a wide range of online resources, software, web enabled tools and innovative strategies to source active and passive candidates. Initially my focus was on sourcing senior technical personnel for the Win Client and Mobile and Embedded Devices Groups then towards the end of my tenure, I pursued software developers all over the world (Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, Middle East and Asia) for the International Recruiting Team. In this role, I used traditional methods and social media strategies (MySpace, YouTube, Usenet, podcasts and online video) to market opportunities to passive candidates and fill open positions that were historically difficult to close. In addition to my recruiting related activities, I conducted special projects in the field of marketing, competitive intelligence and recruitment research training. I was a consistent contributor to the "Microsoft Technical Careers @ Microsoft" blog which was awarded for “Best Group Blog” and “Best Job Seeker Blog” by during my tenure.
  • Google
    Searchologist - Internet Researcher, 2004 - 2005
    Engaged in confidential Strategic Sourcing projects working remotely from Atlanta. Strong focus on recruiting experienced Software Engineers and developing a Talent Pipeline.
  • Siemens
    Internet Researcher and Competitive Intelligence, 2003 - 2004
    Hired as a consultant within this startup division of consolidated recruitment services. Chief responsibility was sourcing personnel in the areas of Materials, Distribution, Engineering, Factory Automation and Logistics.
  • Lanta Technology Group
    Account Executive, 1999 - 2002
    3rd employee hired in this startup organization that focused on staffing post and pre-IPO Internet companies. Generated net revenues for the company surpassing $700,000.00. Said number is representative of fees collected as a result of placing permanent, contract and contract to hire personnel. Responsibilities included serving as Internet Researcher, Lead Recruiter, Business Developer and representing employer at speaking engagements.
  • Creative Recruitment Solutions
    Internet Researcher, 1999 - 1999
    First contract employee for this Internet Start-up Company. Sourced potential hires for various clients in addition to brainstorming innovative recruiting techniques. In addition to locating candidates, served as team lead on developing Websites for clientele.
  • MCI Inc.
    Internet Researcher, 1997 - 1999
    Initially hired as contract employee with MCI but, acquired a permanent position within a year. 2nd employee hired in this start-up division that focused on Internet Research. Chief responsibility was to source technical personnel via the Internet. Initially screened candidates before presentation to recruiters, then converted to employing a source and select model of research. Successfully sourced 43 hires, in support of 30 recruiters. As a result of team efforts, Internet Research accounted for 20% of all hires. In addition to direct support, proactively facilitated a stream of qualified candidates by implementing initiatives in support of an overall recruiting strategy. Said initiatives included: Diversity Recruitment, Measurement of Recruiting Trends, Virtual Job Fairs, a Corporate Alumni forum and the creation of Jobs2Go, a careersite that promoted MCI as the employer of choice.
I speak, I train and I blog a lot about social media, recruiting and job search strategy.

Over the past decade, Jim Stroud has built an expertise in lead generation strategies, social media recruiting, video production, podcasting, online research, competitive intelligence, community management and training. He has consulted for such companies as Microsoft, Google, MCI, Siemens and a host of startup companies. Presently, Jim Stroud is the  Director of Sourcing and Social Strategy for Bernard Hodes Group. 

Prior to Hodes, Jim Stroud has created and sold three online properties, managed an award-winning blog, published a weekly newsletter for jobseekers, a recruiter training magazine and co-hosted a popular technology podcast. Jim Stroud has also produced multiple web series devoted to such topics as: job search, recruiting, technology and language learning. Jim Stroud has been quoted by such publications as Globe and Mail, US News and World Report, Wall Street Journal and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution., Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise and The HR Examiner have all cited Jim Stroud for his digital influence. Jim Stroud also served as the EmCee of SourceCon, the premier global conference on sourcing for three consecutive years. He is also the author of "Resume Forensics," a quick and easy guide to finding resumes and passive candidates on the web. 

When not online, Jim Stroud suffers from withdrawal symptoms that can only be soothed by chocolate chip cookies and family time. (Be sure to click the "Contact Info" link above for more information.) 

Bragging rights
Author of "Resume Forensics" and "How To Find a Job Now (...and never have to look again!). Cited several times for my online influence in recruiting and job search strategy.
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