Are you following the top HR and recruitment thought leaders?
Recruitment industry has seen dynamic changes in the last few years, recruitment professionals adopting innovative recruitment strategies and methods to ensure successful sourcing and hiring.
If you are looking for new inputs in recruitment, leadership, hiring, human resource, staffing and HR technology, then following the top HR and recruitment thought leaders is a must to keep yourself updated with the latest trends and technologies. The recruitment influencers frequently share their thoughts, ideas, experiences and knowledge online.
To help you keep up with the latest trends in recruitment and talent acquisition, we’ve compiled a list of Recruitment thought leaders. By following them, recruiters can adopt what’s relevant and stay on top of industry trends to grow their careers and their business.
After all to get the best you need to follow the best.
A comprehensive list of top recruitment experts presented by iMocha, an online assessment software.
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He is not a writer, blogger, or vlogger, but an amazing and unconventional thought leader in many respects, certainly one of my
“The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world." – Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was passionate about hiring the best people. And he took it seriously; it wasn’t something to be rushed. He also gives sound reasoning to the fact that spending time hiring good people is the best investment of your time. No doubt, Apple does the finest recruitment.
Below is the list of human resource experts you must follow when it comes to the recruitment world. You can call them Thought Leaders, HR Influencers or Bloggers because they are all in one.
So in no particular order here is -
The List of Top Recruitment Thought Leaders
Lou Adler, USA
Josh Bersin, USA
He is a popular blogger for Forbes.com. Josh provides insights into hiring, recruiting and talent management through his blogs.
Make sure you read Josh's articles. Don't miss them!
Greg Savage, Australia
Greg is a global recruiter with 35 years experience owning, managing and growing staffing businesses across the world. He is voted as the most influential recruiter in Australia in the past 60 years. He writes simply the best newsletter and articles.
Have a look at Greg's articles on LinkedIn and on Greg Savage, The Savage Truth.
Principal, Greg Savage -The Savage Truth
Meghan M. Biro, England
Meghan M. Biro is a globally recognized Talent Management and HR Tech brand strategist, analyst, digital catalyst, author, and speaker. Meghan is a regular contributor at Forbes, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and several other media outlets.
Have a look at Meghan's recruitment articles.
CEO at Talent Culture
Matt Charney, USA
Matt Charney provides candid insights and extensively researched articles on topics including social media,
Have a look at some of his killer content about recruitment articles at Snark Attack by Matt.
Chief Content Officer at Allegis Global Solutions and Executive Editor at Recruiting Daily
Kris Dunn, USA
Kris believes that the key to great business results is to get great people, then do cool stuff to maximize their motivation, performance
Chief Human Resources Officer, Partner @ Kinetix
Stephen O'Donnell, UK
Stephen is actively involved in the professional recruitment sector since 1987. Stephen’s is the founder of PCEvaluate and the National Online Recruitment Awards to name a few! So it comes as no surprise that he’s one of the stars of recruitment world.
Don't miss Stephan's recruitment blogs at
Jennifer McClure, USA
Jennifer is Keynote Speaker, trainer, and coach. She specializes in Human Resources, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Recruiting Strategy, and Social Recruiting. Jennifer shares her personal experiences, actionable content, and impressions regarding recruiting through her blogs on Unbridled Talent
Make sure you have a look at Jennifer's articles on Unbridled Talent.
President of Unbridled Talent LLC ♦ CEO of DisruptHR LLC
Trish McFarlane, USA
Trish specializes in recruiting, HR technology, talent management, social media and lot more to count on. Trish McFarlane focuses on workplace topics and issues like talent management, recruiting, HR technology.
Have a look at Trish's podcasts and articles on HR RingLeader.
VP, Global HCM Strategy and Product Management at Infor
Steve Boese, USA
Steve is award-winning Human Resources blogger. He keeps the recruitment world updated about Talent Management, and Recruiting and workplace technology.
I am sure you don't want to miss Steve's article. Go check them out - recruitment articles by Steve.
Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder, H3HR Advisors
Tim Sackett, USA
Tim’s experience includes a fairly extensive background in recruiting & selection, mixed with some solid experience within the HR generalist world including heavy employee relations, OD, and training.
Tim provides most insightful updates on recruiting through his blog The Tim Sackett Project.
President, HRU Technical Resources and Chief Storyteller, Fistful of Talent
Shally Steckerl, USA
Steckerl has eighteen years of sourcing and recruiting experience.
Read some of
Founder at The Sourcing Institute Foundation
Bryan Chaney, USA
Bryan Chaney is a global talent sourcing and attraction strategist. Bryan explores various topics such as creating candidate pipelines, utilizing social engagement, thinking creatively to be a more effective recruiter and has various publications.
Director, Employer Brand at Indeed.com
George Anders, USA
George writes regularly on the web about innovation, talent and recruiting and also explores the frontiers of leadership, talent acquisition, and management strategy weaving together big ideas.
Find out George’s articles here.
Robin Schooling, USA
Robin is an excellent resource in all areas related to human resources. She provides excellent information, ideas, and solutions
Read her latest blogs RobinSchooling.com.
VP Human Resources, Hollywood Casino - Baton Rouge
Jim Stroud, USA
Over the past decade, Jim Stroud has built an expertise in social media recruiting. Stroud frequently updates with the social recruiting scene, and relevant news articles, blog posts and links that prove valuable.
You can have a look Jim’s articles here.
RPO SR Recruitment Strategies & Support Director, Randstad Sourceright
Andy Headworth, UK
Andy has over 20 years experience working in the recruitment industry as well as almost 7 years hands-on social media experience. Andy is the author of Sirona Consulting, where he gives practical advice for recruiters, industry insights, better social media usage, and instruction.
Check out some latest articles by Andy at Sirona Consulting.
Head of Recruitment, HM Revenue & Customs Digital Transformation Programme (CDIO)
Todd Raphael, USA
Todd is very widely quoted and interviewed on recruiting, employment and job market issues. He
He writes excellent articles about recruitment on ERE Media.
Editor in Chief, ERE Media
Katrina Collier, UK
Katrina Collier, founder of The Searchologist, is a candidate engagement author and speaker. Sourcers and recruiters don’t have an issue finding people, they have an issue evoking a response! Her book, The Robot-Proof Recruiter, and the keynotes she delivers, inspire those in recruitment to change their mindset, #BeHuman, and drastically improve candidate engagement and response rates. She also co-hosts The #SocialRecruiting Show podcast with Audra Knight.
Founder | Candidate Engagement Author & Speaker, The Searchologist
Louise Triance, UK
Louise specializes in Recruitment research, psychometric analysis, writing for recruitment publication, networking and consulting. Louise always has one finger on the pulse of the recruitment industry and is often two steps ahead.
Make sure you read Louise's articles because she is always two steps ahead when it comes to recruitment.
Managing Director, UK Recruiter
Jody Ordioni, USA
Jody is a frequent contributor to ERE Media where she writes about Social Recruiting. She likes to engage with HR professionals and corporate teams on how to build and promote employer brands and implement best-practice talent acquisition strategies across all media and platforms.
Keep yourself updated with her brilliant blogs at ERE Media.
Chief Brand Officer and President at Brandemix
Mitch Sullivan, UK
Mitch is a Recruitment & Resourcing expert - especially skilled in helping SME's solve
See some of his articles
Owner, FT Recruitment
Jeff Waldman, Canada
Jeff works with organizations to integrate and leverage social media and technology into HR and Recruitment practices to create and drive unparalleled business value.He has unwavering passion and enthusiasm for human resources, recruiting and technology.
Check out his some of Jeff's recruitment articles here.
HR | Social HR | Employer Branding | SocialHRCamp | Social Recruiting | Blogging | DisruptHR
Bill Boorman, UK
Bill is not only passionate about sharing his ideas online but also changed recruiting conferences with his amazing TRU unconference concept. He has a simple vision - to make recruitment better for everyone. He writes about Social Recruiting Integration and Infrastructure, Recruiting Technology, and Recruitment Marketing.
He blogs regularly on The Recruiting Unblog. Go check his articles out.
Mervyn Dinnen, UK
Mervyn spent 20 years of his career as a recruiter, then worked for a well-known job board. Now he is a Blogger and speaker on Social Media, recruitment, and HR. Mervyn has an immense knowledge of the UK recruitment market and shares that knowledge through his blogs.
Have a look at some of his recruitment articles here.
Laurie Ruettimann, USA
Laurie Ruettimann is a social media guru. She is a well-respected speaker, blogger, consultant, marketer, writer, and business professional.
Find her latest recruitment articles at Laurie Ruettimann.
Consultant and Advisor for HR Tech and FinTech
John Sumser, USA
John is a recognized thought leader in the recruitment and HR communities, particularly in the areas of multi-generational recruitment and technology in the workplace. John provides insights particularly in the areas of multi-generational recruitment and technology in the workplace.
Check out John's insights on recruitment at HR Examiner.
Principal Analyst at HRExaminer
Matt Alder, UK
Over the last sixteen years, Matt has helped numerous employers connect
Matt has a weekly podcast dedicated to innovation and futurology in recruitment and HR. Check Matt’s podcast here.
Digital, Social and Mobile Marketing Strategist, MetaShift
Rob McIntosh, US
Rob is one of the few thought leaders within the Talent Acquisition community who combines theoretical, analytical and cognitive thinking into real life solutions. He has a passion for connecting talent leaders with each other on best practices and business talent trends that help advance the profession.
Have a look at Rob articles at ERE Media
Principal Advisor and Founder of
Stephen Hart, UK
Stephen has over 15 years of experience in the recruitment sector. He has been a development specialist for over a decade and he enjoys his training, coaching and consulting work.
See Stephen's latest blogs at Edenchanges.
Training and Development Manager at Guided Solutions
Kyle Lagunas, US
An analyst specializing in talent acquisition, Kyle keeps tabs on key practices in sourcing, recruiting, assessing, hiring and retention strategies and technologies. Kyle has spent the last several years offering a fresh take on the role of technology as part of an integrated talent strategy and focuses on providing actionable insights to keep leading organizations a step ahead.
Research Manager, Emerging Trends & Technologies - Talent Acquisition & Staffing Services at IDC
Nisha Raghavan, USA
Nisha brings to you the latest trends in recruitment and HR industry. She provides excellent up-to-date information for HR professionals, managers, and leaders through a variety of channels including her blog Your HR Buddy.
Read Nisha's latest articles on Your HR Buddy.
Talent Acquisition Specialist, American Heart Association
Gautam Ghosh, India
He is a thought leader in recruitment whose word is held in high across the HR function globally.
Have a look at some of the recruitment articles by Gautam.
Blogger, Speaker and Writer, Talent and Social Business
Abhijit Bhaduri, India
Abhijit is an HR leader with global experience in Talent Development with demonstrated ability to deliver business outcomes. He is an active blogger, speaker at TEDx, INK and keynote speaker for industry events and corporates.
Abhijit keeps you updated with recruiting and hiring trends through his website. Have a look at Abhijit blogs.
Chief Learning Officer, Wipro Group
Kunjal Kamdar, India
Kunjal Kamdar has been involved in Sourcing and Recruitment for over a decade. He has done his PGCHRM from XLRI Jamshedpur. Kunjal enjoys leveraging Social Media to attract talent and work on employer branding activities. Blogging is his real passion, and he
Sr HR Specialist, Tieto
Ruchi Bhatia, India
Ruchi is among the Top 100 HR Influencers in India & Worldwide. She has 14 years of professional work experience
You can find Ruchi's blogs here.
Recruitment Branding Lead at IBM
Mel Kleiman, USA
With over 30 years of research and consulting experience under his belt, Mel Kleiman is known for helping businesses improve their employee hiring process. Apart from being one of the top HR influencers, Mel has also authored five books including the best-selling Hire Tough, Manage Easy. Mel heads Humetrics, which has been helping employers reinvent the way they recruit. You can find Mel Kleiman's blogs here.
CEO / President of Humetrics
Dr. John Sullivan, USA
Dr. John Sullivan is a world-renowned HR thought-leader specializing in strategic talent management solution. Fast Company called him the “Michael Jordan of Hiring”, Staffing.org considers him the “Father of HR Metrics”, and SHRM called him “One of the industry’s most respected strategists”. With a whopping 900 articles and 10 books covering all areas of talent management,
CEO / Speaker, Advisor to Management, Author
Matt Buckland, UK
Matt Buckland is considered among the top recruitment experts in the industry. With over 14 years of experience, Matt has successfully recruited high-quality talents in diverse areas such as software, trading, financial services, and sales. Matt has often shared his views in his articles through his Linkedin profile and is a prominent blogger at
CEO / Head of Talent and Human Resources at Lyst
Craig Fisher, USA
Craig Fisher is one of the most influential talent leaders around the world today. A pioneer in digital branding, his methods have been lapped up as best practices by companies like Linkedin,
Marketing / Employer Branding Leader Allegis Global Solutions RPO
Jason Buss, USA
Jason Buss is a recognized recruitment expert with over 22 years of experience in identifying, recruiting and hiring high-performing teams. Jason has also authored and published content
Global Recruiting, Talent Management, & HR Leader
Charlie Judy, USA
Talking about talent leaders, Charlie Judy has had over two decades of experience as an HR executive with some of the world’s most prominent companies. An accomplished blogger, Charlie, is much sought after expert on simplifying Human Resources. He is the founder of WorkXo, an organization aimed at helping businesses minimize over-engineering Human Resources and start re-humanizing them.
Founder | CEO | Workplace Genome Mapper | Culture Aligner | Growth Generator | CHRO
Sharlyn Lauby, USA
Sharlyn Lauby leads the hugely successful
Human Resources Management: author, writer, speaker, consultant
Irina Shamaeva, USA
Irina Shamaeva is a Chief Sourcer at Brain Gain Recruiting that helps companies worldwide with innovative and clever ways of recruiting. Irina has created successful recruiting communities like the Boolean Strings Linkedin group and the Boolean Strings Ning Network, totaling to more than 30K members from 75+ countries worldwide. Her blog Boolean
Recruiter, Sourcer, Boolean Strings Talent Search, Webinars @ SourcingCeritication, Sourcing Tool @ SocialList.io
Jeanne Meister, USA
Jeanne Meister is a leading name for Human resource influencers around the world. Being a recipient of the Distinguished Contribution in Workplace Learning Award by the ATD, Jeanne is passionate about helping organizations attract, develop, and retain employees in a rapidly changing workplace environment. She is the founding partner of Future Workplace, an HR advisory
Workplace Futurist, Co-Author The Future Workplace Experience
Shanna Landolt, USA
A multi-faceted entrepreneur and diversity leader, Shanna Landolt, is a name to reckon with in the HR world. A career and Linkedin expert, Shanna Landolt has featured all across North America on prime media channels like NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CityTV and, CTV. A leading recruiter in pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector, Shanna Landolt has partnered top organizations like Allergan, Ariad, Alphora and the likes as their recruitment consultant.
The Book Launcher │LinkedIn Profile Writer │ Recruiter│ Job Search Coach │LinkedIn Expert │Best Selling Author | Speaker
Amybeth Quinn has been in the HR field
Talent sourcing, market intel, and data analysis
Founder of Acacia HR
HR Outsourcing | HR Consulting | Speaker | Writer | Founder, Acacia HR Solutions | Small Biz | California HR Consultant
Jeremy Roberts, USA
Jeremy Roberts is a notable keynote speaker specializing in corporate talent acquisition. Jeremy has had considerable experience
VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved
Editor/ Tech Analyst
Maren Hogan, USA
Maren Hogan is the CEO and founder of
CEO and Founder of Red Branch Media
Ben Slater, UK
Ben Slater is the VP, Growth,
Tony Restell, UK
Tony Restell is a social media marketing enthusiast passionate about helping organizations create a brand value that can attract the best talents around. Recruitment teams across the globe have taken help from Tony to build the perfect social media image that helps them to source the best talents. He has written numerous blogs that will help in leveraging social media for optimum recruitment.
Stacy Donovan Zapar, USA
Stacy Donovan Zapar is one of the leading recruitment experts around the globe. An absolute veteran in the field with a career spanning 20 years, she has dabbled in various roles like
Founder, Tenfold & The Talent Agency
Glen Cathey, USA
Glen Cathey is a strategic thinker, prominent global keynote speaker, and a talent acquisition leader. Being passionate about people, data, AI, and leadership, Glen has served as the thought leader for numerous recruiting strategies for firms with over 70,000 hires annually. Glen actively shares his thoughts on Booleanblackbelt
Talent Acquisition Leader
Steve Levy, USA
Steve Levy is one of the names to reckon with for HR influencers. A charming speaker, Steve has had audiences glued to him at SourceCon, September & March 2017, Anaheim, Recruiters Hub Conference, October 2016, and RecruitDC, November 2016. Steve is a world class recruiting leader and employee brander who has built and led numerous technical talent communities. You can follow his blog to know more.
Hands-on Recruiting/Sourcing Leader, workforce
Johnny Campbell, Ireland
Johnny Campbell is a Human resource expert providing guidance to recruiters and HR professionals to hire, develop, and retain the best talents. With his company, Socialtalent.net, Johnny has already transformed over 15000 recruiters and inside sales professionals from companies like Cisco, Intel, GE, Manpower, Ranstaad, and Pontoon into Ninjas!
Founder and CEO of Social Talent
Joe Burridge, UK
Joe Burridge is a senior recruiter at Electronic Arts( EA). He has written quite a number of posts on recruitment which are worth a read.
Senior Recruiter at Electronic Arts (EA)
William Tincup, USA
The president of RecruitingDaily, William Tincup is one of the most prolific talent leaders around. Having written over 200 HR articles, spoken at over 150 HR recruiting conferences, and over 1000 HR podcasts, William is your
Kevin Grossman, USA
With over 18 years of experience with Human Resource and Talent Acquisition industry, Kevin Grossman is among the top HR leaders globally. A certified Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS) and Human Capital Strategist (HCS) by HCI, his podcasts provide valuable insights into the evolving world of HR and technology. He has also written blogs on human resources, talent management
Talent Board President of Global Programs
Jay Kuhns, USA
One of the very few human resources
Vice President, Healthcare at Kinetix, Atlanta, GA
Bill Kutik, USA
Among the top HR influencers, Bill Kutik specializes in HR technology. The “Firing Line with Bill Kutik” is a much followed monthly HD broadcast quality videos with leading HR experts and executives. Besides this Bill Kutik is also credited
HCM Analyst, Columnist, Host of HCM HD video series "Firing Line with Bill Kutik
Founder & Principal at Proactive Talent Strategies
Jerome Ternyck, USA
Founder and CEO of Smart
Founder & CEO of SmartRecruiters
George Larocque, USA
Geroge Larocque is your
Founder LAROCQUE and #HRWINS, Market Analyst, HR Tech Vendor Advisor, Speaker
April Eldred, USA
April Eldred is a leading name among HR leaders of the world. Being a seasoned corporate Talent Acquisition Leader, April has helped built high powering teams with her efficient recruiting techniques.
VP, Global Talent Acquisition, The Wonderful Company
Carrie Corbin, USA
Carrie Corbin is a globally respected name as a recruitment expert. She has pioneered successful and high-performance Talent Acquisition Programs for global fortune 10 companies. Carrie is known for her unique approach and methodology to solve the innumerable yet common challenges in staffing. Her ideas have also garnered a positive response from several media outlets like Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and The White House. Carrie has received recognition for “Best Use of Tech by HR Executive Magazine in 2012, and also by Glassdoor as Top Talent Warriors in 2013, and as a Top Recruiting Thought leader in 2015.
Consultant, Advisor, Speaker: Employer Brand
Arie Ball, USA
Arie Ball is the VP, Talent Acquisition at Sodexo. Arie Ball has been a prominent face in the top HR leaders of the world using an efficient recruitment technique to source out the best talents.
VP Talent Acquisition at Sodexo
Chris Hoyt, USA
Chris Hoyt is among the top HR influencers of the world with over 20 years of experience in the HR industry. Chris has been working relentlessly to edge out the traditional age-old recruiting practices and get hiring teams to embrace unconventional but result-oriented recruitment strategies to find and nurture the best talents. Chris is the co-founder
Chief Innovation Enthusiast & Co-Owner at CareerXroads
Chrissy Thornhill, USA
Chrissy Thornhill is primarily an employer branding professional with over 10 years of experience in recruiting, employee engagement, marketing, corporate communications, advertising, and social media. Chrissy has been named by Glassdoor as a Talent Warrior in 2014, recognizing her innovative work in the field of recruiting.
Global Employer Brand at Salesforce
Chrystal Moore, USA
Chrystal Moore has been a Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding Professional for over 15 years. Chrystal believes in taking the innovative and unconventional recruiting approach to find, hire, and develop top talent. A thorough understanding of the talent acquisition process has led to Chrystal being regarded among the best recruitment experts in the world.
Employer Brand Strategist, Exaqueo
Dustin Carper, USA
The Glassdoor talent award winner for 2014, Dustin Carper is a master at creating employment strategies that attract the top talents to your organization. He has been a speaker at conferences outlining the need to have the perfect hiring strategy that will help the businesses in the long run. Though he is now trying his hand at the digital word, his articles are worth a read.
Former Recruiter and Employer Brand Strategist
Being in the recruiting field for 10 + years, Lars Schmidt is a name to reckon with for modern recruiting. With his company AmplifyTalent, Lars advises organizations on the most progressive recruiting strategies that will bring in the best talent pool to sustain in the long run. You can read their company blogs to get more insight into their work.
Founder, AmplifyTalent.com • Co-Founder, HR Open Source
Naomi Bloom, USA
Naomi Bloom is a known name for top HR influencers in the world. Naomi built the only vendor-neutral HRM domain model and application architecture "starter kits." Licensed across the industry from 1995 through 2013, Naomi's IP has been considered to be not only the state-of-the-art but also a primary contributor to many of today's best practices in HRM enterprise software. Being an accomplished keynote speaker, Naomi has shared her thoughts
Blogger and speaker about enterprise HR technology and outsourcing
Yvette Cameron, USA
A proven executive leader and visionary, Yvette Cameron brings over 25 years of experience in designing, developing, communicating and managing global technology solutions. Her work enables companies to align business objectives and workforce initiatives, capitalize on digital transformation and achieve an All In workforce. Her blog post shares a lot of insight on Human Capital Management.
Senior Vice President Strategy at SuccessFactors
Rachelle Roberts, USA
With over 17 years of experience in the HR industry, Rachelle is looked upon as a prolific Human resource expert. She provides clients with the expertise needed to connect with and match great candidates. Rachelle also works with clients to enhance the candidate experience, create winning talent acquisition strategies and provide performance management guidance and planning.
Sr Tech Recruiter, Consultant, Blogger, Speaker
Madeline Laurano, USA
Madeline’s primary focus over the last 12+ years has been on the talent management market, specializing in talent acquisition. Her work helps companies both validate and reevaluate their strategies and understand the role technology can play in driving business outcomes. She is
Gerry Crispin, USA
A passionate recruiter, Gerry finds technology and data as the ultimate tools to an
Michael Vandervort, USA
An HR practitioner for over 25 years, Michael VanDervort specializes in helping companies and clients to build thriving workplaces driven by positive associate relations.
Currently, the Executive Director at CUE Inc. the leading global organization for positive employee relations, Michael VanDervort specializes in helping companies and clients to build thriving workplaces driven by positive associate relations.Michael is a co-host on the well-known HR podcast Drive Thru HR
Executive Director CUE Inc
Michael Haberman, USA
An experienced HR campaigner, Michael Haberman, nicknamed “The HR Compliance Guy”, is an HR expert and consultant who has helped many organizations align their HR policies and recruitment strategies. Michael has been teaching the SHRM certification preparation course for over 15 years and is an active blogger with a massive following. His most popular blogs can be found on his company website.
HR consultant, advisor, speaker and instructor, Omega HR Solutions, Inc
Christopher Fields, USA
Christopher Fields has been featured in the top 100 most Social Human Resources Experts on Twitter by Huffington Posts. Christopher has a masters in HR and Labor relations with a fair bit of experience as an HR writer and Speaker. Currently, he is an expert resume writer with CareerToolkit naming him as one of the top 28 Resume writers of 2016. He has been quoted and featured in a lot of popular HR blog posts around the world.
Resume Writer at ResumeCrusade
Harry Urschel, USA
Harry Urschel is a passionate recruitment leader that has helped build successful cultures for high performing teams. Harry is among the 10 most followed recruiters on twitter as well as among the top 100 HR influencers in the world. You can read his blogs that provide a deep understanding of how Human resources work in the simplest of manners.
Talent Acquisition Leader
Neil Morrison, UK
An experienced HR executive, Neil heads the HR at Severn Trent. An expert in compensation and benefits, Neil prides himself on his excellent communication skills to devise innovative hiring strategies to attract top talents. You can read his blogs to have further insights on HR policies and strategies.
HR Director at Severn Trent
Daniel Chait, USA
Daniel Chait is CEO & co-founder of Greenhouse, the fastest-growing enterprise Talent Acquisition Suite. Daniel has been a technology entrepreneur in New York for over 20 years. Daniel is a frequent speaker on the topics of recruiting and entrepreneurship at numerous venues including the Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and the University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship.
Have a look at Daniel’s articles
CEO at Greenhouse
Patty McCord, USA
She is the former chief talent officer at Netflix and an author of ‘Powerful’, Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility. Patty is a coach, speaker and a leader with expertise in recruitment, mentoring and team building.
Read about Patty’s book ‘Powerful’, Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility
Former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix
Katie Burke , USA
Katie Burke is chief people officer at Hubspot. She is a frequent blogger and speaker on company culture and women's leadership, avid student of management and growth, and employment brand enthusiast who believes people should have jobs they truly love.She's empathetic, transparent, and a truly remarkable leader that you only are fortunate to learn from a few times in your career. Have a look at Katie’s Blogs & articles.
Chief People Officer
Candice Morgan , California
Candice Morgan is awarded Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business and The Root's 100 Most Influential African-Americans. She guides business executives to build inclusive talent strategies that drive diverse recruitment, retention and product customization. She is currently Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Pinterest, leading strategy and programs to enhance a diverse and inclusive company. Candice is a speaker and advisor at conferences and events worldwide, a contributor to Harvard Business Review.
Read Candice Morgan’s articles on diversity
Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Pinterest
Ambrosia Vertesi, Canada
Ambrosia is keynote speaker, talent leader with the unique ability to profoundly connect at a human level while maintaining a steady gaze on strategic horizons and anticipating trends & change. She has a passionate curiosity for storytellers, social HR, employer branding, disruptive technologies, and entrepreneurial approaches.
You can go through Ambrosia Vertesi’s profile here.
VP People Duo Security / Co-Founder HR Open Source
Aline Lerner, USA
Aline Lerner, CEO of Interviewing.io, has been on every side of the software engineering hiring equation. She is an expert in understanding technical recruiting needs in software engineering and accurately evaluating candidates, and creatively generating leads for our open positions. Aline writes for Forbes, Business insider.
If you are curious about how you can get better at interviewing for software engineering jobs, then just go to Aline’s blogs.
Co-founder/CEO of interviewing.io
Marie Artim , USA
Marie Artim talent acquisition leader responsible for company-wide strategies and directives that involve advertising, marketing, interactive media, training and tools for the nearly 200 enterprise recruiters whose hires include more than 9,000 university graduates each year. Marie also manages strategic partner relationships and collaborates with leadership to develop and implement programs to meet their hiring needs.
Read Marie’s article to get insights on workplace culture and talent acquisition
Vice President, Talent Acquisition at Enterprise Holdings Inc
Elaine Orler , USA
Elaine Orler is a recruiting technology industry thought leader. Elaine is president and founder of the Talent Function Group and chairman of The Talent Board, founding organization of the Candidate Experience Awards. Involved in developing and implementing HR solutions since 1993, she has worked with countless clients on dozens of global talent acquisition and management implementations to help them embrace new technologies aimed at improving internal processes and the candidate experience, a topic on which she’s regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal.
Co-founder/Chairman, TalVista, Inc
John Leech , Tennessee
John Leech has been a recognized creative leader in recruitment for over 20 years. John’s experience is vast, ranging from leading Recruitment Marketing at Comcast and Recruiting Operations at FedEx, where he won accolades for both organizations in innovation within Talent Acquisition. He was the VP of recruitment for one of the largest privately held staffing agencies in the US.
Director of Talent Acquisition
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Sarah Wilson , California
Sarah Wilson is the Head of People for SmartRecruiters. After starting her career in contingency search, Sarah has spent the past 15 years in the Talent Acquisition and HR space, consulting for top tier brands on their recruiting and performance management strategies. She has worked with professional services, telecommunications, lending, retail, and tech. Sarah is passionate about creating business-first people strategies that translate into real results.
Head of People at SmartRecruiters
Noor van Boven , Germany
Noor is the Chief People Officer at N26 and an expert in scaling the organization while maintaining a high employee experience Noor has over 15 years of experience in international Human Resources, specifically building, scaling and transforming organizations. She is a speaker, coach and has a strategic approach in finding the best ways to contribute to organizational growth. Have a look at Noor’s articles.
Chief People Officer at N26
Ivan Stojanovic , Ireland
One of the original tech-heads, Ivan earned his stripes at Microsoft managing localization projects in the ’90s. This born recruiter went on to lead several successful startups in the online-recruitment space while becoming known for his quippy social-media presence as the “Irish Recruiter”. Whether it’s blogging on the latest HR trend, or trying out the newest tech, Ivan’s entrepreneurial spirit drives him to optimize the talent search for recruiters the world over. Read Ivan’s articles on recruitment.
Director of Recruiting at Irish Recruiter
Chris Raw, Germany
As candidate experience and innovation lead for one of the fastest growing eCommerce sites in Europe, Chris has helped Zalando through a hyper-growth of hiring in the past 3 years. His whirlwind tenure at Zalando has forced him to get creative, moving faster than the fashion cycle to get the right talent on board at the right time. This recruiter comes on board for the Innovation track to talk Course Correction in the Battlefield. Have a look at Chris’s articles
Manjuri Sinha, Germany
Manjuri heads the technology talent acquisition team for Europe’s Leading eCommerce platform Zalando SE. She possesses international experience in Tech business Partnering and Talent Acquisition for mid to large organizations and has worked and lived in India, Czech Republic and Germany. Being an avid traveler, she also wears a dual hat of a speaker, mentor and a blogger. Read Manjuri’s content on employee happiness.
Heading Technology Talent Acquisition Team at Zalando
Andres Traslavina, Texas
Andres Traslavina is director of recruiting at WFM Careers & Wholesfood. Andres is very well-connected in recruiting circles and is very adept at leveraging a variety of online tools to find, attract and recruit the best talent available. Andres is a speaker, recruitment leader and a mentor.
Andres provides most insightful updates on recruiting through his articles. Have a look!
Director Global Recruiting at Whole Foods Market
Richard Cho, San Francisco
Richard Cho has expertise in building diverse workforce, hiring, employment branding, recruiting operations and analytics, compensation analysis, stock administration, market analysis, recruiting systems (ats, sourcing tools, on-boarding). Senior Recruiting Executive with broad industry background. Richard Has a successful track record of growing companies from 100's to 1000's in a short period of time. Richard was speaker at The National Tech Recruiting Conference & Talent42.
Head of Recruiting at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Sheila Stygar, Chicago
Sheila Stygar is VP, Global talent at PesiCo. She has the expertise in building global talent strategies to attract, hire & retain the best team. Stygar has the ability to cut through complex issues, identifying the root cause and partners to develop pragmatic solutions.
Vice President, Global Talent at PepsiCo
Robindro Ullah, Germany
Robindro Ullah is an author, speaker and moderator. He is currently stands for innovations in the context of HR with a focus on recruitment. Robindro has been working in the area of recruiting for 8 years now and can look back on the entire range of three topics: employer branding, HR marketing and recruiting. He is awarded by HR Alliance Award 2009, SMP Innovator Award 2012, HR Excellence Award 2012, SMP Innovator Prize 2013 and HR Excellence Award 2014. Read Robindro’s blogs at HR Mind.
Managing Director at Trendence Institute
Piret Luts, Estonia
Piret is a Group Head of Talent Acquisition at 4finance group, one of the leading consumer lending businesses in the world, building the Talent acquisition function. She is also the founder of the Estonian event series Recruitment Thursday. Recruitment is not just a job. It is a lifestyle and a passion for her. Piret is driven by a desire to make the hiring process better for everyone, especially candidates! Head of International Talent Acquisition at Nortal.
Head of International Talent Acquisition at Nortal
Elke Jorens, Belgium
Elke is a Director Talent Acquisition at Microsoft and responsible for the hiring done in the 100+ countries of the EMEA region and covering all businesses from Sales, Marketing, Services to Engineering and Corporate Functions. Prior to this role Elke was the HR Director for Microsoft Belgium and the Talent Acquisition lead for West Europe. Before Microsoft, Elke had an extensive career in the consulting business of Accenture. Director Talent Acquisition EMEA at Microsoft.
Director Talent Acquisition EMEA at Microsoft
Danielle Monaghan, Seattle
Danielle is a strategic Human Resources Leader who can effectively partner with business and technical leaders to develop world-class people programs. Her specialties are human resources, succession planning and leadership development, staffing, sourcing, workforce planning, management and talent engagement, organizational efficiency, diversity, executive recruitment, technology utilization. Have a look at Danielle’s article on ‘Essential skills to rock the Recruiting Leader role.
Director of Talent Acquisition at Amazon
Tony Lioi, Detroit
Tony is a Technical and Professional Recruiting Expert with experience in the areas of recruitment and selection, project & people management, interviewing, career development & training, vendor management, and recruitment technology assessment, implementation and management.
Recruitment, Staffing, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources & Project Management Professional at BASF
Julia Levy, Georgia
Julia Levy is a talent acquisition and recruiting leader. Her passion is to help people and find meaningful work. She is a coach, speaker and recruiting expert. Julia areas of expertise include, recruitment marketing, candidate experience, strategic planning, diversity strategies, workforce planning.
Director, Global Talent Acquisition / Recruiting Operations at Fiserv
Conni LaDouceur , Maryland
Conni LaDouceur is a talent sourcing expert. She consults to many of the world’s most admired companies and search firms as chief sourcing strategist, pursuing her passion for matching people and opportunities by blending art and science in sourcing. Conni has empowered talent acquisition and sourcing teams at PepsiCo, Microsoft, KPMG, Starbucks, MetLife, GlaxoSmithKline, Burger King Corp., Aon Hewitt, Lockheed Martin, TJX, Hershey’s, Wells Fargo, a leading RPO and at many conferences and recruiting summits the world over. Read Conni LaDouceur’s insightful articles on recruitment.
CEO & Chief Sourcing Strategist EQC Talent Sourcing Experts
Thomas Boyle , Florida
Thomas Boyle has 20 years of experience in designing, implementing, supporting and marketing SaaS Talent Management solutions. With a focus on talent acquisition and a passion for technology, he has consulted with hundreds of enterprise organizations to understand their unique business challenges and help to assemble the right process, technology and approach to achieve the results they are looking for. He has been a contributor to both industry and mainstream media outlets including Forbes, LinkedIn, and HCI, ERE, Mashable, Glamour, and HRBartender. Have a look at Thomas’s articles.
Principal, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services - Cornerstone
Nissa Booker , New York
Nissa is an experienced recruiting lead and former journalist, she has worked in a variety of roles spanning from news production to talent recruitment and development. Booker has recruitment experience with both legacy media and new media and have settled squarely in the heart of digital. Her expertise include editorial and production recruitment, implementing employee development and training programs, diversity strategy, mentoring program development and management.
Head of Talent Acquisition at BuzzFeed
Susan lee , New York
Susan lee is an executive-level professional with experience in all aspects of Human Resources. She is a talent leader with expertise in Organizational Planning & Development, Performance Evaluation, Management Training, Senior Leadership, Change Management, Employee Relations, Compensation Analysis, Recruiting & Retention, Diversity & Inclusion, Development & Integration of HR Programs & Policies, Culture-Building & Process Implementation.
Chief People Officer at SeatGeek
Jolen Anderson, San Francisco
Results driven leader with diverse experience, strong leadership and communication skills. Jolen has a proven ability to help organizations develop business focused solutions addressing key needs in the areas of legal, human resources and diversity and inclusion. She has the ability to develop innovative yet pragmatic approaches to resolving complex issues as well as demonstrate commitment and passion for promoting talent with a particular emphasis on Diversity & Inclusion. Get valuable insights from Jolen’s articles.
Chief Diversity Officer at Visa
Neil Frye, San Francisco
Neil is the Global Head of Recruitment, Operations & Technology at Dropbox; helping to lead teams developing and executing amazing People processes for a growing high tech firm that is expanding globally. Neil leads the teams delivering Recruitment, On boarding, HR data admin, Global Mobility, Contingent Workforce and People Analytics across 10 countries.
Read Neil’s blog on ‘How to talent in the ever changing world of work’
Global Head of Recruitment, HR Operations & Technology at Dropbox
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