Lubo Smid, Co-founder at STRV, gave me a tour througout their Prague office which I can clearly rate as the best office in Prague of that size. And I have seen a lot so far: )
Josef Kadlec a.k.a. josé is a former ethical hacker, digital forensic examiner and hardcore Linux engineer who went head over heels into the talent sourcing and recruitment industry utilizing his cross-field experience. Along with Milan Novak, the former board member of Grafton Recruitment, he co-founded the international app-only recruitment agency, GoodCall, 85+ employees sourcing hub specializing in social recruitment for 5-person start-ups as well as 10,000 person Fortune 500s such as ExxonMobil, Microsoft, SABMiller, Skoda Auto, Nestlé, L’Oréal, Brose and others.
He grew up on open source and loves to share his knowledge, implementing new software and hardware innovations into his staffing procedures – seeing companies not able to hire Java engineers and build their amazing next-gen products is just too painful otherwise. This is also the reason that he established the Recruitment Academy, to cultivate, collaborate, and raise the bar for sourcing and recruiting in Central & Eastern Europe. The non-executive chairman of Recruitment Academy is Jan Mühlfeit, the former chief of Microsoft Europe.
Josef’s claim to fame is as the author of a controversial book People as Merchandise: Crack the Code to LinkedIn Recruitment recommended by Barbara Corcoran from ABC’s Shark Tank, the rogue recruiter David E. Perry and HR directors of companies such as IBM, Barclays, Randstad, Hewlett-Packard, Manpower, AVG and Google.
He still spends a few days per week as a speaker and trainer helping companies like Foxconn, Siemens, Nestle, Volkswagen, Adecco, T-Mobile, Raiffeisenbank, Randstad, Merck, Ikea, Lenovo, Hilton and others to advance their talent sourcing capabilites. Josef also hasn’t fully left the software business as he’s an advisor and investor in a data-driven, people analytics Josef is also the very first Linkedin Certified Professional-Recruiter in the CEE region. You can see him presenting at Sourcing Summit Europe or TRU London along side with other world known talent sourcing thought leaders.
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