Bernard Hodes Group Strengthens National Digital Team with Addition of Jim Stroud

New York, NY — July 5, 2011 — Bernard Hodes Group, a leading provider of integrated talent solutions, is pleased to announce that Jim Stroud has joined its National Digital Group as Director of Sourcing & Social Strategy. Stroud has been a well-respected voice in the recruiting-sourcing industry for over a decade, and is an expert in social recruiting, sourcing training, online sourcing research, video production and podcasting, and community management.

“I am so very pleased to add such a seasoned sourcing and social recruiting professional to our National Digital Team. I know Jim has a mutual respect for our work and is just as excited to be joining our world-class organization,” says Shannon Seery Gude, vice president, digital & social strategy, Bernard Hodes Group.

Prior to joining Hodes, Stroud was the social media development manager for EnglishCafe, the premier English learning community for global professionals. He is a prolific and award-winning blogger of The Recruiters Lounge and The Hidden Job Report. Furthermore, he has been a highly successful sourcer with Microsoft, Siemens, MCI and Google, and has also placed executive and technical talent in various startup companies during his tenure with Lanta Technology Group. Stroud is an active member of the social recruiting community and has produced several web video shows focused on recruitment and job search.

“I am looking forward to joining and working with Hodes’ exceptional team of digital and social media experts,” said Stroud. “I believe my experience as a recruiter / sourcer coupled with my extensive experience in social media will provide clients with the insight necessary to find the right talent in the increasingly online and digital world.”

About the Hodes Digital Team
The Hodes Digital Team focuses on incremental, emergent, and often revolutionary approaches to employer branding and talent communications solutions. Going beyond best practices, tools, technologies and applications, this team is tasked with defining and testing the drivers of user engagement and effectiveness in an ever-changing digital environment, bringing to life the promise of a truly interactive web through research, development, and prototyping ideas that reshape talent solutions as we know it.

About Bernard Hodes Group
Bernard Hodes Group offers innovative solutions and strategies to help companies find, keep and engage the best possible talent. Partnering with clients, Hodes offers a full array of integrated solutions, including: recruitment communications and support, strategic planning, hiring process assessments, and staffing technology. Headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices and affiliates around the globe, Bernard Hodes Group is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. — a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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