José Kadlec

GoodCall in Praha, Česká republika

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I'm José, I live in Prague and I like beer.

I'm 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 (, I founded the international app-only recruitment agency, GoodCall, specializing in social recruitment for 5-person start-ups as well as 10,000 person Fortune 500s.

I established the Recruitment Academy, to cultivate, collaborate, and raise the bar for sourcing and recruiting in Central & Eastern Europe.

My 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.

I still spend a few days per week as a speaker and trainer helping companies like ExxonMobil, Deloitte, Foxconn, Siemens, Nestle, Tieto, Adecco, Raiffeisenbank, Randstad, Merck, KPMG, Accenture and others to advance their talent sourcing capabilites.

I also haven’t fully left the software business as he’s an advisor and investor in a data-driven, people analytics ATS called Datacruit.

▬ Founder at GoodCall and Recruitment Academy

▬ Co-Founder and VC at Datacruit

▬ The very first LinkedIn Certified Recruiter in CEE

▬ The author of the book People as Merchandise


Social media talent sourcing, LinkedIn in all forms, labour market, various industry staffing, IT sourcing, future technology, hacking & guerrilla techniques

Speaking engagements:

- Sourcing Summit Europe

- Social Recruiting Days Berlin

- Marketing Festival

- Human Power Forum

- HR Days

- Get Social

- New Media Inspiration

  • Work
    • GoodCall, Rercruitment Academy
  • Education
    • Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering