What can recruiting expect in the year 2013?

Jim StroudRecently, I spoke at a Recruiter Summit in Orlando, Florida and had a blast! The people were very kind and I was fortunate enough to learn a lot from the other speakers. My topic was "What can recruiting expect in the year 2013?" In my presentation I gave three predictions and backed them up with research, anecdotes and the occasional laugh. It was so well received that I decided to post a version of what I shared here. So, check it out and let me know what you think?

In a nutshell, these were my main points:

  1. The Millennial Workforce increases its Impact
  2. Big Data Gets Respect
  3. Its the Content Stupid! (Content is the new SEO)

If you scroll down past the video below, you will see links to source material as well as some good reading. Just in case you want to go even deeper into what I was looking into. As always, your feedback is appreciated. So, please, leave a comment below. (I would also appreciate a tweet, a like or, a plus one. Just sayin'...)

Additional notes and links to additional research can be found here



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. (The best job ever!)

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. Monster.com, 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.

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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Comment by bill josephson on February 7, 2013 at 9:22am

Jim,  I expect a few market niches like energy, some healthcare, investment professionals, and contract recruiting will do well.

With Obamacare, higher taxes, government mandates, and regulations the client trend is away from getting employees on the payroll and towards getting them do their work on someone else's payroll--outsourced.

Third Party perm recruiters, like me, will be forced to reinvent ourselves yet again trying to find a pocket niche of the economy where companies are spending money needing perm employees in, or perish, IMO.

Comment by Jim Stroud on March 22, 2013 at 12:14pm

Thanks for your comments Bill! Very interesting analysis. 


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