Recruiting in the Age of Googlization Selected Top 50 Books to Read in 2021 by Thinkers360

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Meet Ira

Described as a “Millennial trapped in a Baby Boomer body, the World’s 1st Chief Googlization Officer, a “hire authority,” and “certified prophet” of workforce trends, Ira S. Wolfe has emerged as one of HR’s most visionary thinkers.  Ira personifies the passion and mindset required to manage the convergence of the tired, the wired, and technology. His enthusiasm and engaging approach inspires his audience to challenge preconceptions about what it takes to attract, select, manage, and retain top talent and take the initiative to make change for them.

   “Ira is one of the rare speakers who is both informative and engaging. His information is timely and communicated in a way that even non-tech savvy people can understand. His list of resources is amazing.”

Pat B.

VP, Attendee State SHRM Conference

   “ Ira’s keynote was one of the best we have ever had, and we’ve been operating for almost 50 years so that really says it all.”

Susan L.

VP and Program Chair, National Association

    “Ira came highly recommended as an expert on the future of work. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and far exceeded our expectations. The experience was first class!”


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Ira Wolfe Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization

Your Candidate Experience is All FCDD Up!

You can hear it in Danny’s voice: Candidate Resentment Fueled by Frustration, Confusion, Disappointment, and Distraction (or FCDD.) Danny represents just one of the thousands of job seekers who experience one or more of these emotions every single day from an all-too familiar bad candidate experience.  Join Recruiting in the Age of Googlization author/speaker Ira S Wolfe in this presentation as he guides you on a modern candidate’s job search journey, explains how to meet top talents’ expectations, and provides expert tips on how to engage more qualified job seekers.

Ira Wolfe Recruiting in the Age of Googlization


The future came too fast for HR. Routine, every-day events are quickly taking on a very futuristic route. Things that seemed impossible are now mainstream. Talent acquisition is no exception and yet many organizations continue to recruit like it was 1970. Consequently, top talent just “swipes left” in mind-numbing fashion. To win the race for talent, every expert agrees the future of HR depends on its ability to deliver an awesome candidate experience, from your career site to the job offer. During this presentation Recruiting in the Age of Googlization author/speaker Ira S Wolfe will guide you on a candidate’s job search, share modern candidate decision behaviors, and provide tips and insights on how to align recruitment with candidates, and ultimately convert more qualified job seekers to new hires.

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There's No App for Adaptability but You Can Make Change Work for You!

The future came too soon for HR! Automation is jumping off the pages of science fiction in the everyday workplace. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robots are disrupting jobs and changing the workplace. Unfortunately HR technology is running amok, threatening to remove humanity from human resources (and the workplace.) HR has one last opportunity to assume the role of leader and advocate of humans in the workplace! During this presentation author and HR Futurist Ira S Wolfe introduces HR’s role and roadmap in ensuring that no human is left behind.

Ira Wolfe Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization

Video: Energize Your Recruitment Marketing

People love watching videos and listening to podcasts. Job candidates are no exception. From sourcing to interviewing, video and audio are revolutionizing the way people receive, consume, and engage with information. The good news for employers is that neither video or podcasts require big budgets or lots of expertise. You’re probably sitting there right now with the perfect tools to reach more candidates. Not a geek?  No worries…even geezers can do it. During this session you’ll learn why using video and podcasting are must-have recruitment tools. Learn how to get started using low-cost-no-experience-required tools.

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Resilience is for "Sissies," Adaptability Gives Your Mojo!

Humans are standing in deep SHIFT. The lines are blurring between science fiction and reality, Uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity are now everyone day occurrences and a lot of people (and organizations) are struggling. Managing change is now everyone’s job and resilience is often offered as the holy grail for survival.  But in a VUCA world, resilience is for “sissies.” It’s not enough to help you grow stronger. Fortunately, we now know that AQ (adaptability quotient)  does work and it can be learned and improved just like EQ and IQ.  Whether you are the leader in your organization or an employee seeking to protect your job from a machine, adaptability must be part of your work-life DNA. During this presentation, author and AQ expert Ira S Wolfe will share why AQ is listed in the top 5 in-demand job skills for the next decade, identify the evidence-backed 15 dimensions that separate survivors from thrivers, how to turn uncertainty into opportunity and learn tips to boost your organizational and personal AQ.

Ira Wolfe Recruiting in the Age of Googlization

HR Meets Future Shock: THRiving in a Complex World

50 years ago Alvin Toffler warned us about Future Shock, a time when “too much change in too short a period of time” would leave us overwhelmed, disconnected, and suffering from shattering stress and disorientation. Feeling the pain?  Technology is blurring the lines between science fiction and reality. The tsunami of change facing HR can be paralyzing. How prepared are you and your employees to work with and supervise an algorithm? How will AI-driven technologies transform candidate and employee experience? How should HR approach “non-human” talent? 

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Quality of Motivation Matters

Carrots and sticks aren’t enough to motivate employees. They speak out loud and clear but no one seems to hear them. Look no further than rising rates of employee disengagement, hopelessness, turnover, mistakes, and injuries despite spending billions of dollars each year on incentives and motivation.  The quality of motivation matters. For 25 years, Ira S Wolfe has studied motivation and he’s discovered the dirty little secret that few managers know. In this presentation, Wolfe shares the results of his research, introduces a fresh approach to motivating productive behavior, and helping motivate with purpose.

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Google-Proof Your Recruitment Marketing

Google is cracking down on the user experience and recruitment marketing is caught in its cross-hairs. Unfortunately Google is completely off HR’s radar and that spells bad news for talent acquisition. For starters, Google for Jobs abruptly shifted how job seekers search (but few companies have adapted.) Then Google launched updates like mobile-first and page speed which are crippling efforts to attract and acquire top talent. Without a Google-Proof digital recruitment marketing strategy, applicant flow will suffer and get worse. From Google for Jobs to Google My Business, recruitment marketing expert Ira S Wolfe will introduce you to proven digital marketing strategies and tools that will attract more job seekers, engage more candidates, and produce more applications.


Recruiting in the Age of Googlization is the “blockbuster story” about what happens when the science of people, hiring, and emerging technology converge. While a shortage of skilled workers is a frustration for many organizations, many of the recruitment challenges companies experience are self-made. From understanding how exponential change is disrupting HR to offering best practice tips to recruit smarter and faster with more predictable outcomes, Recruiting in the Age of Googlization is a must-read.

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