What’s Jim Stroud Doing atop the FOT Power Rankings?

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Talent Management Power Rankings

Lots of good conversations yesterday related to the FOT Talent Management Blog Power Rankings, with some of the best conversations occurring off-line among FOT members.

Here’s one of the topics – why is Jim Stroud at the top of the rankings?  If you look at the vote totals, it’s pretty clear that he netted votes from almost everyone voting, which is a rare occurrence across FOT Nation.  We get along pretty well at FOT, but let’s just say we have OPINIONS, which means at times we agree to disagree.

But back to Jim Stroud and the Recruiter’s Lounge.  Why them?  I’ll tell you what I get as a reader, then I’ll ask any of the FOT cast to pitch in within the comments, and if you have thoughts – do the same.

For me, it comes down to three factors:

Voice – Let’s face it, Jim writes in a voice that makes you trust him.  He’s easy like Sunday morning.  Lot’s to learn from this type of voice approach…

Dives – Jim likes to dig into deep dives in certain subject matters, like sourcing and the intersection of sourcing and technology.  Wish I had more time to learn and use what he lays down, but even if I don’t use it, or even read it, on a given day it’s nice to know it’s there.

Spanning the Globe – Like Jim McCay, this Jim is spanning the globe to bring the variety to your table.  It’s rare that I don’t stop and look at "The Week in Recruiting", which usually includes around 15 links.  I usually drag my cursor across the top of the links to see where they are going, and it’s rare that I don’t find something there.

So that’s me.  Hit me in the comments if you’ve got something to add.  Speaking of voice, here’s Jim reacting to the news that he was #1 (email subscribers will have to click through for the video).

Congrats Jim…

Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.