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FLASHBACK: Prague Tales Part 5, Marcin Smolinski, Lead Recruitment Strategist at Google EMEA

Posted on October 8, 2007
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By Dave Mendoza, Master Cybersleuth, Affiliate Partner, JobMachine Inc.
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One of my principle goals during my trip to Czech Republic was to gain insight on international sourcing from my counterparts in Central Europe. I had the good fortune of meeting my colleague Marcin Smolinski in person on Thursday night, March 29th in Prague this past year.

Marcin is a corporate recruitment leader for Google‘s Central and Eastern European operations, and oversees RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) architecture, implementation and management, contractor deployment in Central and Eastern Europe (SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, EAI, Siebel etc) and HR Change Management. Marcin is the accomplished blog author of EMEA Recruiter, which emphasizes IT Recruitment issues within EMEA, and a well versed, multi-lingual expert in linguistic and cultural affinities related to staffing strategies. He is fluent in Czech, English, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian. He has 8 years experience in IT recruitment, contract staffing, deployment, outsourcing, offshore SW development and RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) for IT industry and prominent International experience across EMEA: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Western Europe.

Marcin and I had the opportunity to meet twice during my research sojourn. We had insightful conversations on the talent ID possibilities in utilizing SMS text messages with geograohic precision and effectiveness to research facilities in specific areas within corporate and university campuses, the level of understanding and practice of sourcing within Europe as compared to the United States, and the complexities of multi-national labor regulations which effect direct sourcing practices.

Marcin and I shared much in common, such as our enjoyment of wild game cuisine and a hearty pilsner, but more specifically, Marcin is a Power networker on Linkedin and shares my passion for relationship-based, talent pools. He is one of the most prominent social networking recruiters in Europe with over 3,000 contacts.

I look forward to sharing additional insights based upon our discussions, and above all, I look forward to visiting Marcin and his colleagues throughout Central and Eastern Europe to continue our evangelism of Advanced Sourcing Techniques, based upon established, world renown JobMachine Inc. workforce development methodologies.

NOTE: Unfortunately since I last posted this fond recollection of my friend Marcin, he has taken ill. I wish him God’s speed in his recovery. He is without question the most advanced staffing professional in EMEA I had the pleasure of getting to know. He uses American tactics with a European sensibility when adapting cultural tactics. Great things will come and have followed my friend Marcin and I trust they will be surpassed in the months ahead. Keep my friend in your thoughts.

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