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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 ht… read more

142 Episodes | 2017 - 2020

Whistleblowing for Fun and Profit

October 16th, 2020

28:25

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 …

Who is liable when its death by shopping?

October 7th, 2020

22:34

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 …

Three Cheers for Breast Milk

October 7th, 2020

34:50

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 …

TRL – Insider Secrets to Recruitment Blogging

September 23rd, 2020

23:40

ORIGINAL POST DATE: June 28, 2006 | Gretchen Ledgard and Zoe Goldring, catalysts of the recruitment blogging phenomenon, discuss their blogging …

TRL - Are you too old to work here?

September 17th, 2020

37:33

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 …

TRL - Sex and David Letterman

September 11th, 2020

1:06:54

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 …

TRL - Recruiters and The Election

September 3rd, 2020

50:35

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 …

TRL - Zubka Shows You The Money

August 27th, 2020

19:37

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 …

TRL - The Pros and Cons of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)

August 20th, 2020

44:17

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 …

TRL - Stagflation Sucks

August 13th, 2020

45:25

Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen discuss “Stagflation” and how it affects the recruiting industry (and life in general.) Also, be careful how you …

TRL - Only Green Eyes Need Apply

August 5th, 2020

35:18

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

TRL - Sexual Harassment From Female Managers

July 29th, 2020

47:01

This episode of "The Recruiters Lounge" originally aired on February 20, 2008. The original description went like this, "There are more women in …

TRL - How India Should React to the US Recession

July 23rd, 2020

38:51

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 …

TRL: John Sumser Discusses Ethics in Recruiting

July 17th, 2020

21:38

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.

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TRL - When I grow up, I want to be a recruiter!

July 8th, 2020

25:14

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 …

Resumes are People Too

July 7th, 2020

12:13

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 (

TRL: Singing the Misclassification Blues

July 1st, 2020

35:28

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 …

Get me out of here! Reasons why millennials are fleeing big cities

June 30th, 2020

14:33

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 …

H1B Visas and The American Worker

June 21st, 2020

36:36

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 …

Google, Spam and Employer liability - Oh my!

June 17th, 2020

36:00

Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen discuss the pending brain drain at Google, Recruiters spamming candidates and the liabilities an employee represents to a company. And oh, Jim Stroud tries to sing again. (Please make him …

The High Cost of Protests and Riots

June 17th, 2020

22:33

Ten years from now, 5 years from now, next year... Will we be comparing Black Lives Matter to the Occupy Wall Street movement or the Civil Rights Movement? Links related to this podcast can be found on JimStroud.com. 

TRL: Do recruiters care about jobseekers?

June 12th, 2020

19:12

Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen discuss apathetic recruiters. Karen was distressed while Jim tried to be objective. Original air date: July 28, 2006. …

Should you be fired over your political opinions?

June 10th, 2020

16:58

Should you be fired over your political opinions? Its happening now. What are the rights that workers have? And what can managers do when politics …

Racial Politics in the Workplace

June 4th, 2020

51:59

Why am I called African-American when I’ve never been to Africa in my life? Karen and Jim both want to know. Should companies be compelled to create …

I think I saw a murder. Now, I’m not so sure. #GeorgeFloyd

June 1st, 2020

7:40

"When I watch the reporting of this incident, the storyline I tend to hear is that a racist cop arrested a black man and used excessive and unnecessary force when arresting him. (Spoiler alert: He did.) I saw the video …

TRL: Does your employer own you?

May 28th, 2020

46:43

Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen yak, yak and yak some more on a hodgepodge of topics. Among them, the ethics of 6 year old strippers, recruiters …

Google is Evil?

May 25th, 2020

22:46

Google dropped its motto - Don't be evil in 2018. In 2020, I can see why. Tune in to see what I mean. Read the transcript on JimStroud.com  #privacy …

Monster, Recessions and Alcohol-Free Interviews

May 21st, 2020

56:57

Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen discuss the hack attack at Monster.com, the pending (?) recession and what it means for Recruiters and Alcohol-free …

Immunity Passports are EVIL! This is why...

May 18th, 2020

16:39

Immunity passports restrict personal freedoms and put your privacy at risk. I discuss the history of this very bad idea, how it evolved for modern …

TRL: How To Ruin Your Reputation With Email Templates

May 13th, 2020

35:04

This episode of The Recruiters Lounge originally aired on MAY 19, 2008. And this was the original description...

Ask The Headhunter‘s Nick Corcodilos has an axe to grind with The Ladders and (OWCH!) was that blade sharp! …

Cyberstalking Is On The Rise

May 11th, 2020

18:12

With so many people sheltered in place, thanks to Covid-19, people with nothing to do are doing more cyberstalking. I’ll tell you more about that, the traditional and the new ways cyberstalking is happening and what you …

Fun with H1-B Visas

May 6th, 2020

24:44

Jim Stroud and (the long-lost) Karen Mattonen discuss the changes happening at Recruiting.com and H-1B visas. Has Karen found a loophole in the …

Should college education be free?

May 5th, 2020

23:28

Due to the Coronavirus, college education has ceased in some places and gone exclusively online in others. From a dollars and cents perspective, why …

TRL: What's wrong with smoking pot?

April 29th, 2020

32:46

In this retro episode of "The Recruiters Lounge," Special guests: Marie Journey and Mike Notaro join Karen Mattonen and Jim Stroud in discussing the online reputation of candidates and how much that factors into …

The Future of The Office is Social Distancing

April 28th, 2020

14:20

When America returns to the office, it will not be business as usual. In this episode, I share what is happening now and what will likely happen next in the post-Coronavirus office of the future. Visit JimStroud.com …

Democrats, Recruiters and Pending Legislation

April 22nd, 2020

35:42

Democrats are in power and recruiters should be concerned. Jim Stroud, Karen Mattonen and Doug Beabout discuss pending legislation and other issues …

The Future of Work is Classism

April 20th, 2020

31:56

An existing class divide is becoming even more pronounced and the repercussions, affecting society in general, will make an indelible mark on the post Coronavirus workplace. Music and resources related to this podcast …

TRL - MINISTERS, STRIPPERS, HELL’S ANGELS AND GUNS

April 15th, 2020

36:25

A Minister introduces a bill and gets some heat in Canada, which makes it hard for hardworking strippers and club owners who have to umm... import foreign talent. All this and more in this special retro episode of The …

Biometrics, the End of the World and the Mark of the Beast

April 14th, 2020

27:03

Call it too much quarantine during Covid-19 but the end of the world is heavy on my mind, especially after watching a certain YouTube video. Thoughts …

TRL - Should you go to school during a recession?

April 8th, 2020

50:43

Jim and Karen talk about the wisdom of investing thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours into an education when there are no jobs at the end of …

How To Recruit Healthcare Workers During a Pandemic

April 6th, 2020

19:07

Prior to the latest pandemic, there was a shortage of talent in the healthcare space. How much more has that problem been exasperated? So, the question on my mind, and so many others, is this.  How do we recruit during …

2006 Interview with Konstantin Guericke, Co-founder of LinkedIn

April 2nd, 2020

18:13

A 2006 Interview with Constantine Guericka - Co-founder of LinkedIn.  Wow! LinkedIn has come a mighty long way. Tune in to hear Constantine discuss the future of LinkedIn from the perspective of April 4, 2006 when this …

Should you be spying on your remote workers?

March 30th, 2020

17:31

In the wake of the Coronavirus, managers are spying on their remote workers. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? How should companies manage their …

TRL - Predictions about 2016 made in 2006 by Gerry Crispin

March 25th, 2020

24:54

Does Gerry Crispin have a time machine? Tune in to hear what he predicted in 2006 about recruiting in 2016, some of which is happening now. Gerry rocks! #GodfatherOfHR  

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How Pandemics Affect the World of Work

March 23rd, 2020

29:17

In this extended episode, I examine previous pandemics and speculate on what we can expect to happen in the near future and beyond. I also make a few …

TRL - Russ Moon – Time Management Strategies for Recruiters

March 18th, 2020

24:55

This episode of "The Recruiters Lounge" originally aired on March 20, 2006. The time management strategies for recruiters detailed in this podcast are still applicable today. Tune in to hear for yourself.  Subscribe to …

The Future of Work is Holograms

March 16th, 2020

15:23

With the pandemic of the CoronaVirus, remote working is becoming a standard way of work in the USA and around the world. It has me wondering, what will be the next phase in remote working? Well, I looked into it and I …

I invented outsourcing! And other strange tales…

March 11th, 2020

45:11

Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen discuss plagiarism, IBM·s attempt to patent outsourcing, Google (allegedly) giving an old guy the boot and sleazy …

How will the corona virus affect the future of work?

March 8th, 2020

15:07

The biggest news story in the world now, and in the foreseeable future, is the corona virus. Its not as big a threat as the FLU, but it is having a more severe effect in terms of public anxiety and business disruption. …

TRL: Bailouts, Layoffs and Socialism

March 4th, 2020

38:43

In this episode: Jim is multitasking, but manages to discuss with Karen the pending bailout of the auto industry. What would happen if the government …

Computational Thinking? Its a thing...

March 2nd, 2020

12:40

Computational thinking is the edge you need to be competitive in business. Tune in to find out why. Visit JimStroud.com to read the  transcript for this episode and related information. 

TRL: What happens when you wear a Burqa to work?

February 26th, 2020

1:11:16

[Original air date: 05.06.2010] Jim and Karen fight like cats and dogs over Burqas in the workplace. Karen thought it was fine. Jim, not so much… And what was intended as a 15 segment turned into an hour long verbal …

Who owns your face?

February 24th, 2020

18:03

Did you know that the average adult will be caught on camera (at least) a dozen times a day and if you live in a city then, you are caught on camera …

TRL: Government Fibs, No Need For H-1Bs and Recession Proof Jobs

February 19th, 2020

46:47

[Original air date: 05.28.08] Jim is sleepy, but Karen is hyper as she rants about Government Fibs on the Labor Market. Guess where all the Recruiter jobs are? (At least those that are not in the USA) As much as you …

Do we need a law to mandate work-life balance?

February 17th, 2020

15:00

Do we need a law to mandate work-life balance? In this episode, I discuss the “Right to Disconnect” bill being debated in New York City. Essentially, …

TRL: Layoffs, Salaries and Sex in Second Life

February 12th, 2020

38:27

In this "Retro Lounge" episode: Karen is all doom and gloom about the economy, while Jim looks for the silver lining for Recruiters suffering from …

Does increasing automation decrease salaries?

February 10th, 2020

14:07

If automation can eliminate certain tasks for a certain worker by X percent then, should that worker have his compensation reduced accordingly? I …

TRL: I Spy for the EEOC

February 5th, 2020

38:37

This episode, entitled "I Spy for the EEOC," originally aired July 25, 2006. And this was the episode description: 

Jim Stroud and Karen …

Just Say No To a Robot Tax

February 2nd, 2020

16:23

Just say no to a robot tax! It may sound good in terms of protecting the American workers but, its more trouble than what its worth. I explain why in this episode. Visit JimStroud.com for additional info related to this …

TRL: Sex at the office! Is it a wonderful thing?

January 29th, 2020

21:12

[Original air date: 12.10.08] Jim and Karen have dubbed this episode “The Sex show” and this is why:  Doctors say that office parties bring unwanted pregnancies and STDs. (Who knew it was such a busy season for them?) …

The Future of Food Service

January 27th, 2020

12:32

The food automation trend of robots and automation taking your orders, creating your food and serving it in some futuristic fashion, promised a win-win scenario for customers and restaurant owners alike. So, what has …

TRL: Should Executive Pay Be Regulated?

January 22nd, 2020

34:17

Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen discussed the issue of Executive Pay. Should it be regulated? Jim says NO! Karen (of course) says Yes! An argument …

How many ways can you sue a recruiter?

January 20th, 2020

57:20

I am substituting my regularly scheduled episode of "The Jim Stroud Podcast" for this special reunion episode. A little over a decade ago, I …

The Retro Lounge - How To Make Money with Online Job Scams

January 15th, 2020

23:33

THE RETRO LOUNGE: Today's episode, "HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH ONLINE JOB SCAMS," originally aired on March 27, 2009. And in this episode we discussed a recruiter who was facing possible time in jail for charging job …

Listener Update - Jan 15, 2020

January 15th, 2020

3:17

This is a quick listener update on things to come. Enjoy. 

Is Corporate Wellness a Good Thing? I'm not so sure...

January 13th, 2020

16:09

Corporate wellness programs are in the mainstream and they are intended to be a win-win situation for the company and the employee. For the most part, such seems to be the case. However, the road to hell is paved with …

What is the internet doing to us?

January 6th, 2020

15:21

Happy New Year! In this episode, I compare expert views about the internet made in 2010 and compare them to today's realities. Stay tuned for a very provocative retrospective. Transcript and resources cited on this …

The Future of Airport Security is in Your Mouth

December 30th, 2019

15:52

Have you been to the airport lately? If so, you probably noticed the facial recognition technology in effect at the major airports, especially when …

Christmas Toys for Sale (Privacy Not Included)

December 22nd, 2019

14:19

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 to those …

My conversation with Julia Gometz of Brandful Code

December 19th, 2019

29:28

In this episode of the "Its All Recruiting Podcast," I had a delightful experience with Julia Gometz of Brandful Code as we discussed: foodies and …

An Early 2019 Christmas Present for My Listeners

December 16th, 2019

2:16

Jim Stroud here with an announcement of an early Christmas present for my listeners. Tune in to find out what it is! 

ROBOTOPIA: Collaborative Intelligence in the Age of AI

December 9th, 2019

17:57

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 …

Should we be DNA testing our kids?

December 1st, 2019

17:47

In China, parents are DNA testing their children in order to forecast their academic and professional success then, make adjustments as necessary. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Both sides of the issue are debated …

Happy Thanksgiving Message to My Listeners

November 28th, 2019

2:01

Happy Thanksgiving Message to My Listeners! I appreciate your support. 

Jim

NSFW: Can Artificial Intelligence Stop Porn in the Workplace?

November 25th, 2019

19:04

Pornography in the workplace is costing companies billions in lost productivity each year. Adding filters to a computer network and monitoring internet usage is ineffective because people can simply access the material …

Biometric Resumes are Coming Soon to an Interview Near You

November 18th, 2019

15:59

Should your resume be one page or two? Well, that kind of thinking is soo... 1999. If you want to be in line with what’s happening in 2020 and …

IAR: How To Use Tech To Employ the Homeless

November 13th, 2019

33:59

In this episode, I have a great chat with Cody Merrill of SocialWyze. We discuss how to put the homeless to work and how Universal Basic Income could …

Alexa, Witness for the Defense

November 11th, 2019

19:49

Alexa has been a silent and virtual witness to several cases of crimes being committed at home. As a result, police have been calling on Amazon for …

Would you take a pill to erase your worst memory?

November 2nd, 2019

16:20

Did you know that scientists are close to inventing a pill that can erase your worst memories? It is intended to assist people suffering from PTSD and/or those struggling to get past the memory of a horrific event. Some …

So, robots are programming humans now?

October 28th, 2019

18:34

Prasad Akella, CEO of the company Drishti - a developer of video-based human-employee tracking software that records the seconds it takes for workers to complete each step of their job. He said this, “The most …

Are Social Networking Sites Good for our Children?

October 20th, 2019

14:05

A recent article from Scientific American caught my eye, the headline was this - "Social Media Has Not Destroyed A Generation” and immediately, I felt a surge of skepticism. I’ll share some quotes from the article and …

Cyborgs Rising

October 12th, 2019

18:39

I read an article recently about Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan, a scientist suffering from motor neurone disease. Rather than give into this disease, Dr. …

The Robot Will See you Now

October 6th, 2019

12:59

Robotic Surgeries are the future! And… they are the present. To be clear, robots are not operating on patients alone in operating rooms; at least not yet. What is happening is surgeons are operating in-person and …

Killer Robots are Real and They're Coming to Get You!

September 30th, 2019

12:47

One of my favorite sci-fi films of all time is The Terminator. In case you have not seen these or the other Terminator films, the movies are about killer robots making war against the human race. I remember watching the …

IAR: How To Turn Job Descriptions into Marketing Pieces

September 26th, 2019

25:31

In this episode of "Its All Recruiting" (IAR), I discuss job descriptions as marketing pieces with Rob Kelly, Chief Ongiggitizer at Ongig.com. During our conversation we brainstormed a variety of ideas with one in …

IAR: My Interview with Jeff Amster

September 25th, 2019

28:45

"Its All Recruiting" (IAR) is a podcast series that looks at everything through the lens of recruiting. It is hosted and produced by (me) Jim Stroud.

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In this episode, I had a great chat with my special guest – Jeff …

TRL: Tattoos in the Workplace

September 23rd, 2019

23:53

A decade ago, I co-hosted a popular podcast - The Recruiters Lounge [TRL] with Karen Mattonen. In October, I will begin posting these classic …

Listener Update - 9.19.19

September 19th, 2019

1:39

Hey guys, quick update on things to come to my podcast.


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IAR: My Interview with Sachin Gupta, CEO of HackerEarth

September 18th, 2019

24:19

"Its All Recruiting" (IAR) is a podcast that looks at everything through the lense of recruiting.  It is hosted and produced by Jim Stroud. Find more content like this at: www.JimStroud.com

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In this episode of "Its …

Up next... Synthetic Brains

September 15th, 2019

14:38

Can you imagine an artificially intelligent version of yourself living on after you've died? It might be possible with new technologies being …

Robots are Now Hiring Humans

September 7th, 2019

14:42

Something historic happened this week in the world of work. Listen to this headline from Daily Star – “Robot hires human being in world first as AI conducts job interview.” Yes, you heard that correctly, robots are now …

The Future of Marketing is Product Placement

August 31st, 2019

9:08

I stumbled across this article on Gizmodo and was sucked into reading it by the headline and the first few lines of the article. The headline is …

Would you take the death test?

August 25th, 2019

8:52

Do you want to know when you will die? Believe it or not, scientists have developed a blood test that predicts whether or not you will die from …

Is the future of work at home or at the office?

August 20th, 2019

19:01

Do you work in an office or from home? According to a 2017 Gallup study, 43% of Americans report spending at least some time working remotely, so chances are you do some work from home. Depending on who you ask, that’s …

The Future of Work is Racism

August 12th, 2019

18:11

The demographics of America are rapidly changing and where there are differences there is inevitable conflict. Some of the issues are a result of …

I Don't Trust The Media. This is Why...

August 5th, 2019

15:06

www.JimStroud.com - Trust in the mainstream news media is at an all-time low. Why? I do some research and now I count myself among those who have a skeptical view on everything I see, read and hear from the mainstream …

Hashtag Delete Facebook

July 29th, 2019

15:49

Few companies have been under the amount of scrutiny that Facebook has endured. Privacy advocates, free speech supporters and proponents of antitrust …

Immortality for Sale But, Who Wants to Live Forever?

July 21st, 2019

14:03

Do you want to live forever? If you had all the money in the world and you wanted to invest in ways to become immortal, where would you put your …

How To Hire Ex-Offenders [Cheri Garcia Interview]

July 19th, 2019

35:40

I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Cheri Garcia of "Cornbread Hustle," a second chance staffing agency for ex-offenders. During our fascinating and raw chat, I learned about the success of her program, her …

Why are we so lonely? I blame social media.

July 13th, 2019

10:24

Can I ask you a personal question? Are you lonely? A recent study by CIGNA suggests that you are. They surveyed more than 20,000 U.S. adults -18 …

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Business

July 7th, 2019

30:54

Quite recently, I had the very good fortune of connecting with Swathi Young on LinkedIn the other day. She is the founder of TechNotch solutions, a …

Listener Update - 7.6.2019

July 7th, 2019

2:51

This is a quick heads up on what I have been working on. ;-)


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What happens to your data when you die?

July 1st, 2019

12:54

Okay, now this is interesting. Facebook may eventually have more dead users than living ones. According to a study by Oxford Researchers, Facebook will have 4.9 billion deceased users on its system by the year 2100. If …

Listener Update - 6.15.19

June 15th, 2019

2:31

Jim Stroud here with a listener update and a few requests, the least of which is to ask that you take 30 seconds to fill out my podcast listener survey at http://jimstroud.com/survey Thank you in advance.


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Freedom of Thought

June 9th, 2019

12:27

In the future, will we have the freedom to think as we like without fear of economic or judicial reprisals? I hope so. Yet, recent technological …

What is The Jim Stroud Podcast all about?

June 5th, 2019

1:45

If you are new to The Jim Stroud Podcast and just want to know what its all about, this 1-minute trailer is just for you. Listen in, subscribe, comment and share it anywhere and everywhere you do your social networking …

Amazon wants to know more, more and more about you!

June 2nd, 2019

18:22

When was the last time you bought something from Amazon? Last week? Yesterday? Waiting on a package now? No doubt. Amazon is very popular with …

Listener Update - 5.27.19

May 27th, 2019

3:54

Happy Memorial Day to my listeners! No podcast this week but, I did have something to say. Tune in to find out what.


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Google Tracks Everything You Buy

May 20th, 2019

9:42

I have a public service announcement for you.  Google saves years of information on purchases you’ve made, even outside Google, and pulls this …

Big Brother in the Office

May 12th, 2019

11:34

How far will companies infringe on their worker's privacy for the sake of efficiency? Now, and in the very near future, companies will take corporate …

Mo' Data, Mo' Problems

May 6th, 2019

39:07

If you want to learn something truly fascinating that you might not have considered before, go to your favorite search engine and look up the phrase, …

Listener Update - May 3, 2019

May 3rd, 2019

2:07

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So, machines are firing people now?

April 27th, 2019

11:12

Have you ever been fired from a job before? If so, I imagine it was during an awkward in-person meeting between you, your boss and somebody from the HR department. Today, however, we live in a different era and …

Transhumanism and Discrimination in the Future of Work

April 18th, 2019

14:16

 There has been a lot of talk about diversity and inclusion as it pertains to the workplace. Do a search on duck duck go or some other search engine and you will no doubt discover countless articles about it. Yet, as I …

Big Data Knows You’re Going to Quit Your Job Before You Do

April 12th, 2019

12:13

 Are you happy on your job? Are you unsatisfied with your work? Perhaps, you’ve already begun spending quality time on Indeed.com in search of new opportunities? And yet, you’ve kept all this to yourself, as you …

Is it right to profit on prison labor?

April 5th, 2019

12:21

 When you think of prisoners working inside of a jail, what comes to mind? Prisoners cooking, mopping floors, folding clothes…? Yes, all of those are …

Listener Update - April 1, 2019

April 1st, 2019

2:30

This is a quick listener update to give you a heads up on recent activities and podcast changes. Among them, I was a guest on “The Chad and Cheese Podcast” (www.chadcheese.com) Become a supporter of this podcast:

Would you work for a machine?

March 28th, 2019

11:22

Would you work for a machine? Some people are working for a machine right now, although they may not be aware of it. Could you be one of them? In …

The Pros and Cons of Predictive Policing

March 22nd, 2019

12:53

If you had a magic computer that could predict when crimes would take place, would you use it? Would you share it with the police so they could …

Whatever happened to employee privacy?

March 18th, 2019

8:58

 If you have a social media account or a cell phone or an internet connection, then you have no privacy. I’m pretty sure you can agree with me there. Do a search on Duck Duck Go or some other search engine for “Facebook …

The Future of Student Loan Debt

March 11th, 2019

8:55

 There is a crisis of college student loan debt that is mind-blowing in its scope. Let me share some numbers with you: 44.7 million Americans have …

Who will win the Minimum Wage Fight for 15?

March 3rd, 2019

13:52

 The Fight for 15 is an American political movement advocating for the federal minimum wage to be raised to $15 per hour. The federal minimum wage …

When will robots replace recruiters?

February 24th, 2019

13:18

I break away from my typical podcast format to chat with Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Specialist, world-renowned speaker and my friend. As …

Big Brother Goes Shopping

February 18th, 2019

10:12

 Did you know that when you shop, big brother is watching? Major retailers spend a lot of money on a lot of technology to attract your business and …

Facebook Is Not Your Friend

February 11th, 2019

11:46

 2018 was a banner year for data breaches and 2019 is already off to a great start. At the center of privacy scandals last year, was Facebook. It seemed like every other week there was a hacking issue or ethical …

Barcoding the Homeless

February 2nd, 2019

9:01

Do you give money to the homeless people you meet on the street? I do, sometimes. But, mostly I don’t and that’s because I think it will be spent on some sort of vice and not on say… food or shelter. This is why I …

Discussing Trump in the Workplace

January 28th, 2019

12:12

 What happens when politics is discussed in the workplace? A recent survey says that American workers are stressed out by any and all chatter about …

Would you ride in a car without a driver?

January 20th, 2019

10:13

 Would you ride in a self-driving car? Yeah, neither would I. As far as the public at large is concerned, they wouldn’t either. One 2018 survey cited

How To Stop Tech Addiction

January 13th, 2019

12:58

 I read the other day that chronic social media use is as bad as drug addiction and I remember thinking, "Is that true?" Well, I did a little bit of research and the answer is yes, a very disturbing yes. I discuss how …

Privacy is dead and dying more each day

January 7th, 2019

10:48

Amazon reported that 100 million Alexa devices have been sold as of this writing. That’s great for Amazon but for you, maybe not so much. If you are …

Santa Claus & the Free Gift of Universal Basic Income

December 17th, 2018

14:10
The Christmas season is upon us which means, among other things, Santa Claus will be delivering toys and gifts to all the good little boys and girls around the world. Free gifts are one of the reasons why Christmas is …

What happens when designer babies enter the workforce?

December 10th, 2018

13:09
A scientist named - He Jianku claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies. Shortly after the announcement was made, He Jianku disappeared to parts unknown. (Insert dramatic music here.) If what He …

A Future Talk with Dr. Tracey Wilen

December 10th, 2018

22:18

{QUICK NOTE: I’m thinking of doing a podcast where I interview interesting people about the future of work, life and everything in between. Consider this to be the pilot episode. If I do more of these, it will be …

Microchipping Employees is a No-good, Horrible and Terrible Idea

December 3rd, 2018

9:54
A Wisconsin company made it possible for their workers to throw away their employee ID cards, forget all their passwords, make copies and get food from a vending machine in a surprisingly convenient way. The magic …

How Emerging Technology is Disrupting the Training and Development Industry

November 26th, 2018

13:00

Attention Human Resources department, instead of spending so much time and money developing an onboarding program and/or a series of corporate training initiatives, why not simply plug your workers into a matrix-like …

Listener Update - Happy Thanksgiving 2018

November 22nd, 2018

1:37

This is just a quick note of thanks to all my listeners and subscribers. I so appreciate you being there. Thank you! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jim-stroud/support



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Is Immortality the Best Employee Benefit?

November 18th, 2018

9:57

What would happen if companies offered their employees immortality as an employee benefit? In this burgeoning age of digital afterlife services, such …

Proud Parents are Enabling the Identity Theft of their Kids

November 10th, 2018

9:52
Identity theft is a global epidemic and its about to get worse because of proud, well-meaning parents. Find out what I mean in the latest episode of The Jim Stroud Podcast. (Please check out this great special for my …

This is what happens when you crowdsource morality!

November 5th, 2018

7:05
What would happen if we crowd sourced morality? In other words, instead of a bible or a quran or a torah guiding us, we make life and death decisions …

Human Cloning: The Answer to Talent Scarcity

October 27th, 2018

12:49
Earlier this year, something extraordinary was being reported in the news.  For the first time in American history, there were more jobs than people out of work. To be specific, in June 2018, there were  6.7 million job …

Brain to Brain Communication… Its a thing.

October 22nd, 2018

9:18

Believe it or not, scientists connected 3 human brains together and used that connection to… play Tetris, because… why not? This new technology …

How 2 Recruit Like a Developer

September 15th, 2017

6:31
What recruiters can learn from software engineers Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jim-stroud/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor

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