How to Recruit in a Tight Labor Market — like Australia’s

Screen Shot 2015-04-07 at 1.08.15 PMIn this podcast, I interview Job Advisor CEO Justin Babbet and Director Tim Mullen to discuss recruiting in Australia’s tight labor market, the paramount importance of a strong company culture, and how retention is the new recruiting.

In case you want to skip around, here’s a little guide:

04:30 … what tools are widely used to recruit
07:40 … the idea of a “job for life” is fading
10:30 … recruiting people from overseas to Australia
14:17 … the only way a recruiting agency can differentiate
18:05  … can you rely on job boards these days?
21:33  … selling the “dream”; being transparent; expectations that can’t be met
24:24  … how to get and retain quality candidates

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Over the past decade, Jim Stroud has built an expertise in sourcing and recruiting strategy, public speaking, lead generation, video production, podcasting, online research, competitive intelligence, online community management, and training. He has consulted for such companies as Microsoft, Google, MCI, Siemens, Bernard Hodes Group (acquired by Findly) and a host of startup companies. Presently, Jim Stroud serves Randstad Sourceright as its Global Head of Sourcing and Recruiting Strategy. In that role, he alleviates the sourcing headaches of Randstad clients worldwide. 
Jim Stroud has created and sold five 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 Magazine, 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 has also presented as a keynote speaker at Sourcing Summit Europe, Sourcing Summit Asia, the Australasian Talent Conference, Recruiters Hub NZ, and TRU London. 
Jim Stroud is the author of 5 HR related books, producer of the "Its all recruiting" podcast and the YouTube series - "The Jim Stroud Show." More details highlighting his career and his work history can be found on his blog -
When not online, Jim Stroud suffers from withdrawal symptoms that can only be soothed by chocolate chip cookies and family time.


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