SOURCE: Randstad Sourceright

Randstad Sourceright

May 15, 2014 10:00 ET

Talent Acquisition Expert Jim Stroud and Employer Brand Expert James Foley Join Randstad Sourceright

Company Welcomes Stroud as Senior Director of RPO Recruiting Strategies and Support, Foley as Director of Employer Brand Center of Expertise

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2014) - Randstad Sourceright, a global talent leader and an operating company of Randstad Holding nv, today announced that it has expanded its Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) leadership team with the addition of talent acquisition and employer brand thought leaders, Jim Stroud and James Foley. The addition of these two seasoned executives will help ensure that Randstad Sourceright continues to lead the way in providing employers with the best-in-class solutions and strategies to recruit and retain right-fit talent.

"Randstad Sourceright is committed to helping companies overcome skills shortages and talent gaps by delivering innovative solutions for recruitment process outsourcing," said Rebecca Callahan, Group President, Professional Solutions for Randstad U.S. and president, RPO for Randstad Sourceright. "With the addition of Jim and James, our clients will gain insights and expertise from two of the most prominent thinkers in the talent acquisition and employer brand industry today. I am honored to welcome them both to the team and am confident that their leadership will continue to enhance our solutions and help more companies improve their talent acquisition and employer brand strategies."

As senior director, RPO Recruiting Strategies and Support (RSS), Jim Stroud leverages an extensive background in recruiting and candidate sourcing. He is currently responsible for developing strategy, operations plans and overall leadership of the RSS team, managing all aspects of people, processes, tools and practices with the goal of delivering best-in-class recruiting and sourcing services to Randstad Sourceright's RPO clients. He also interfaces with the company's Client Delivery and Business Development departments to better understand specific client needs and implement service delivery solutions that positively impact end results.

Throughout his career, Stroud has been a leading voice in the HR space, having led the popular Recruiters Lounge blog for ten years. He is an in-demand speaker, sharing his insight and recruiting expertise on various platforms and in numerous conferences throughout the year. He also recently released the book, "Content Is The New Sourcing: Strategies for Attracting and Engaging Passive Candidates." In addition to his thought leadership, Stroud has developed an extensive resume of high-level positions, including director of Sourcing and Social Strategy with Bernard Hodes Group and Findly, social media development manager with Global English and a technical sourcing consultant with Microsoft.

"Randstad Sourceright is a proven leader in helping employers of all sizes and with operations around the globe solve the biggest challenges of today -- putting the right people in the roles where they are needed most," said Stroud. "It is a great honor to join the company and contribute to the development of new strategies and solutions that further assist our clients in hiring the best talent for their positions. I believe I will accomplish much here."

James Foley now serves as Randstad Sourceright's director, Employer Brand Center of Expertise. In this role, he is responsible for working closely with the company's clients to provide them with a best practice approach to developing their employer brand, employee value proposition and talent attraction and retention solutions. Drawing on more than two decades in the industry, he serves as an expert consultant, helping clients define their culture, understand their competitive differentiation, engage stakeholders and apply long-term strategies to attract, engage and retain the best talent.

Prior to this role, Foley had an extensive career with Randstad Sourceright U.K., holding a number of high-level positions, including marketing executive, talent attraction manager and, most recently, senior manager, Employer Branding. In this position, he delivered innovative solutions to help companies develop strategies covering multiple countries and disciplines, ensuring those strategies aligned with business goals. He also developed employer brand workshops and internal and external employer brand videos, helping clients to further project their employer brands. Foley often presents on employer branding, candidate experience and localizing global employer brands.

"Companies today face a number of challenges in their talent acquisition and retention strategies, from improving employee satisfaction and the candidate experience to decreasing time to hire and employee turnover," said Foley. "It is exciting to join the U.S. division of Randstad Sourceright and to help clients identify the best practices that can transform their recruiting and retention strategies."

About Randstad Sourceright
Randstad Sourceright is a global talent leader, providing solutions and expertise that help companies position for growth, execute on strategy, and improve business agility. Our experience encompasses all facets of talent, including traditional employees and the contingent, free agent workforce. Key offerings include Blended Workforce Solutions, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Managed Services Provider (MSP) programs, and Payroll and Independent Contractor Services (PICS). As an operating company of Randstad, a $22.0 billion global provider of HR services, Randstad Sourceright delivers the resources and deep capability companies need to optimize their talent strategy for business growth and transformation. We are consistently recognized for service excellence and innovation by industry organizations such as Everest Group, HRO Today Magazine, Bersin by Deloitte, and Staffing Industry Analysts. To learn more, visit www.randstadsourceright.com.