Top Recruitment Thought Leaders that you must follow in 2017-2018

Editor’s note:   Owing to our hugely successful blog post on some of the world’s most prolific HR leaders published on 12th Dec 2015, we have renewed our post to feature the top recruitment leaders to follow in 2017-18. The more the merrier!

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Recruitment is an ever-evolving industry, especially with the growth of technology and social media, it has scaled new heights. In the face of more challenging recruitment, recruiters need to keep up with the trends to ensure successful sourcing and hiring. To build a team like Apple, you need the right recruitment strategy.

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 Interview Mocha, an online assessment software.

Before starting the article, I suggest you watch the video of Steve Jobs on hiring.

He is not a writer, blogger or vlogger but yes, an amazing and unconventional thought leader in many respects, certainly one of my favourite hr leaders.

“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

Top Recruitment thought leadersHis information is what the recruitment world needs. He talks about avoiding hiring mistakes, pinpointing a candidate’s motivation and recruiting passive talent, including, “Recruiters, find out how to make better hires more quickly.”

Do have a look at Lou’s articles. They are very informative.

 

CEO, The Adler Group

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Josh Bersin, USA

Top recruitment thought leaders

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!

 

 

Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte

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Greg Savage, Australia

top recruitment thought leaders

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

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Meghan M. Biro, England

top recruitment thought leaders

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

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Matt Charney, USA

top recruitment thought leaders

Matt Charney provides candid insights and extensively researched articles on topics including social media, HRtechnology, and recruitment.

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

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Kris Dunn, USA

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Kris believes that the key to great business results is to get great people, then do cool stuff to maximize their motivation, performance and effectiveness once you have them in the door. He produces provocative, entertaining, and, most important, knowledgeable posts on recruiting.

Read his popular employment blogs on Fistful of Talent and the HR Capitalist.

 

Chief Human Resources Officer, Partner @ Kinetix

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Stephen O’Donnell, UK

top recruitment thought leadersStephen 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 Ayeright.

 

Founder & MD, PC Evaluate Ltd

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Jennifer McClure, USA

top recruitment thought leadersJennifer 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

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Trish McFarlane, USA

top recruitment thought leadersTrish 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

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Steve Boese, USA

top recruitment thought leaders

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

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Tim Sackett, USA

top recruitment thought leaders

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

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Shally Steckerl, USA

top recruitment thought leaders

Steckerl has eighteen years of sourcing and recruiting experience. Shally explores topics like recruitment best practices, improving recruiting processes and how to become better at making judgments about talent through his Sourcing Institute’s blogs.

Read some of Shally’s articles here.

 

Founder at The Sourcing Institute Foundation

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Bryan Chaney, USA

top recruitment thought leaders

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.

Have a look at Bryan articles.

 

Director, Employer Brand at Indeed.com

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George Anders, USA

top recruitment thought leaders

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.

 

 

Editor, Linkedin

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Robin Schooling, USA

top recruitment thought leaders

Robin is an excellent resource in all areas related to human resources. She provides excellent information, ideas, and solutions on recruiting and hiring strategies. She is Writer/Contributor at RobinSchooling.com, Recruiting Daily, SHRM, HR Examiner, and a variety of other sites.

Read her latest blogs RobinSchooling.com.

 

VP Human Resources, Hollywood Casino – Baton Rouge

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Jim Stroud, USA 

top recruitment thought leaders

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 US

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Andy Headworth, UK

top recruitment thought leaders

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)

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Todd Raphael, USA

top recruitment thought leaders

Todd is very widely quoted and interviewed on recruiting, employment and job market issues. He has named one of Seed’s “top 50 HR and Recruitment Influencers, 2014.” Todd is a terrific and focused writer.

He writes excellent articles about recruitment on ERE Media.

 

 

Editor in Chief, ERE Media

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Katrina Collier, UK

top recruitment thought leaders

Katrina Collier teaches HR & Recruiters how to source their staff on social media; transforming them into Certified Searchologists.

Katrina is a social recruiting trainer and keynote speaker, sharing proven techniques gained from over a decade of full cycle recruitment and social recruiting experience.

 

Founder | Social Recruiting Trainer, The Searchologist

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Louise Triance, UK

top recruitment thought leaders

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

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Jody Ordioni, USA

Jody

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

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Mitch Sullivan, UK

top recruitment thought leaders

Mitch is a Recruitment & Resourcing expert – especially skilled in helping SME’s solve business critical hiring issues. Mitch provides insights of recruitment, candidate selection, recruitment communications, recruitment advertising.

See some of his articles at Fast-Track Recruitment.

 

Owner, FT Recruitment

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Jeff Waldman, Canada 

Jeff Waldman

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

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Bill Boorman, UK

top recruitment thought leaders

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.

Founder,Tru – The Recruiting Unconference

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Mervyn Dinnen, UK

top recruitment thought leaders

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.

 

Author : Exceptional Talent | International Speaker | HR & Talent Trends Analyst|

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Laurie Ruettimann, USA

top recruitment thought leaders

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

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John Sumser, USA

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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

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Matt Alder, UK

top recruitment thought leaders

Over the last sixteen years, Matt has helped numerous employers connect to the best talent, improving ROI and drive value via digital, social and mobile recruitment marketing strategies and techniques.

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

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Rob McIntosh, US

Rob McIntosh

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 McINTOSH & Co.

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Stephen Hart, UK

Stephen Hart

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

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Kyle Lagunas, US

Kyle Lagunas

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.

Get actionable insights on recruitment through Kyle articles.

Research Manager, Emerging Trends & Technologies – Talent Acquisition & Staffing Services at IDC

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Nisha Raghavan, USA

top recruitment thought leadersNisha 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

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Gautam Ghosh, India

Gautam Ghosh

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

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Abhijit Bhaduri, India

top recruitment thought leaders

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

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Kunjal Kamdar, India

top recruitment thought leaders

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 in turn loves sharing his passion with others in the HR community. He is the Author of 90000+ hits blog, Rambling Recruiter’s Blog

 

Sr HR Specialist, Tieto

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Ruchi Bhatia, India

Ruchi Bhatia

Ruchi is among the Top 100 HR Influencers in India & Worldwide. She has 14 years of professional work experience across Sales, Operations, OD, Corporate Training, HR as Learning Consultant, WorkForce Partner, Professional Development Leader. She is founder of WOWHR & HRGurukul – A Learning platform for HR Professionals

You can find Ruchi’s blogs here.

 

Recruitment Branding Lead at IBM

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Mel Kleiman, USA

Mel-KleimanWith 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.

 

CEO / President of Humetrics

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Dr. John Sullivan, USA

Dr.-John-SulivanDr. 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, Dr John Sullivan is a sought-after keynote speaker at prominent HR events.

 

CEO / Speaker, Advisor to Management, Author and Professor

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Matt Buckland, UK

Matt-BucklandMatt 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 thekingsshilling

 

CEO / Head of Talent and Human Resources at Lyst

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Craig Fisher, USA

Craig-FisherCraig 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, Zapoos, YUM! Brands, Hootsuite, and much more. Craig has authored Inbound Recruiting and also has been a popular keynote speaker at tech, social media, HR/recruiting, and sales conferences worldwide. Craig is also credited with creating the first Twitter chat for recruiters and partnered in the first Linkedin certified training company in North America. He regularly writes his blogs on his website.

 

Marketing / Employer Branding Leader Allegis Global Solutions RPO

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Jason Buss, USA

Jason-BussJason 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 in, and has been quoted by The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, and Society for Human Resource Management, Corporate Executive Board and more. Jason is also the creator and editor of Talent HQ and founder of Recruiters Network.

 

Global Recruiting, Talent Management, & HR Leader

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Charlie Judy, USA

Charlie-JudyTalking 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

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Sharlyn Lauby, USA

Sharlyn-LaubySharlyn Lauby leads the hugely successful HRBartender blog that is among the most followed HR blogs in the world. Riding high on a rich experience of 20 + years, Sharlyn has earned a reputation for bringing business solutions to reality. With an in-depth knowledge of workplace social media, strategic planning, and recruitment, Sharlyn is one of the most sought-after HR experts in the world.

 

Human Resources Management: author, writer, speaker, consultant

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Irina Shamaeva, USA

IrinaIrina 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 Strings is much appreciated and followed by professionals from the HR industry. This dashing talent expert has founded the People Sourcing Certification Program that is quickly becoming a rage all over the world.
Recruiter, Sourcer, Boolean Strings Talent Search, Webinars @ SourcingCeritication, Sourcing Tool @ SocialList.io

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Jeanne Meister, USA

Jeanne-MiesterJeanne 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 and research firm. Jeanne has authored four books including The Future Workplace Experience which has bagged the 2017 Axiom Business Book Award in Silver category for Best Business Book for Human Resource Professionals and has been highlighted in many prominent magazines as well. Glassdoor has recognized her efforts by naming Jeanne Meister in the list of top 50 influencers in Corporate Human Resources and Recruiting.

Workplace Futurist, Co-Author The Future Workplace Experience and Partner Future Workplace

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Shanna Landolt, USA

Shanna-LandoltA 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

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Amybeth Quinn , USA

Ambeyth-QuinnAmybeth Quinn has been in the HR field from 2002. Starting her foothold as an Internet researcher, Amybeth has honed her skills in networking, information retrieval methods, company profiling, training, and various strategic sourcing initiatives.

 

 

Talent sourcing, market intel, and data analysis

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Sabrina Baker , USA

Sabrina-ParkerFounder of Acacia HR Solutions , Sabrina Baker is an inspiration to many. One of the most dynamic recruitment leaders, Sabrina has carved a niche for herself by branching out on her own after 11 years of dedicated service in the corporate world. An avid SHRM volunteer, Sabrina is an expert in helping small-scale businesses refine their HR and recruiting strategy to fit their budget and resources.

 

HR Outsourcing | HR Consulting | Speaker | Writer | Founder, Acacia HR Solutions | Small Biz | California HR Consultant

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Jeremy Roberts, USA

Jeremy-RobertsJeremy Roberts is a notable keynote speaker specializing in corporate talent acquisition. Jeremy has had considerable experience on sharing his views as a keynote speaker at various platforms. Jeremy is currently focusing on helping talent acquisition practitioners’ use machine learning and artificial intelligence to set up a more efficient recruitment process.

 

VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved

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Jackye Clayton, USA

Jackye-ClaytonJackye Clayton is a top notch content editor with recruiting as one of the main areas of expertise. She is a team member at Recruiting Daily that provides insights on the latest HR technology and recruiting tools.

 

 

Editor/ Tech Analyst

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Maren Hogan, USA

Maren-HoganMaren Hogan is the CEO and founder of
Red Branch Mediaa full-service marketing and advertising agency with a focus on HR. Maren has over 15 years of experience in HR and Recruitment space and is a popular thought leader in global recruitment and talent space.

 

 

CEO and Founder of Red Branch Media

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Ben Slater, UK

Ben-SlaterBen Slater is the VP, Growth, Beamery, which is a recruiting CRM and marketing software. Ben is an advocate of using technology in HR and finding innovative ways for Employee engagement and Branding platform. He regularly writes for HRtechweekly about the ever changing HR scenario.

 

VP Growth, Beamery

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Tony Restell, UK

Tony-RestellTony 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.

 

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Stacy Donovan Zapar, USA

Stacy-ZaparStacy 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 recruiter, recruiting strategist, advisor, and trainer with ease. Founder of Tenfold, specializing in recruitment consultancy, the agency boasts of world-class employers including TripAdvisor, Zappos, Netflix, Amazon, Walmart, Booking.com to name a few. She has been recognized as SHRM’s 2015 Trendsetter of the Year in Talent Acquisition besides being a keynote speaker on many of the prominent sourcing and Human Resources conferences around the world.

Founder, Tenfold & The Talent Agency

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Glen Cathey, USA

Glen-CatheyGlen 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

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Steve Levy, USA

Steve-LevySteve 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 planner, employee brander

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Johnny Campbell, Ireland

Johnny-CampbellJohnny 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! Socialtalent is currently being used in over 90 countries by more than 1000 companies. Johnny is also a successful blogger with his blogs being read by almost 100,000 recruiters and salespeople a week.
Founder and CEO of Social Talent

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Joe Burridge, UK

Joe-BurridgeJoe 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)

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William Tincup, USA

William-TincupThe 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 go to person for advise on technology and HR.

 

 

President,RecruitingDaily

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Kevin Grossman, USA

Kevin-GrossmanWith 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 and technology.

 

Talent Board President of Global Programs

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Jay Kuhns, USA

Jay-KunhsOne of the very few human resources executive in the healthcare industry, Jay Kuhns has been a pioneer in adapting social and digital tools into Human Resources functions at the hospital where he served as the Vice President of Human Resources. What Jay achieved with the hospital was nothing short of revolutionary, to say the least making him a sought-after diversity leader in HR field. Jay has written informative blogs on his website which have a tremendous following among HR professionals.

 

Vice President, Healthcare at Kinetix, Atlanta, GA

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Bill Kutik, USA

Bill-KutikAmong 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 for building and managing the famous HR Tech. His articles are worth reading for their insights about technology in Human Resources.

 

HCM Analyst, Columnist, Host of HCM HD video series “Firing Line with Bill Kutik

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Will Staney, USA

Will-StanleyWill Staney is an influential voice in the HR and recruiting space. Will has led Global Talent Acquisition at popular startups Twilio and Glassdoor besides being in recruiting leadership roles at enterprise softwares like VMware, SuccessFactors, and SAP. He has led successful strategic programs including employer branding, sourcing strategy, recruiting operations, and systems process design. Currently, Will is the founder of Proactive Talent Strategies which is focused on various aspects of Talent Acquisition, Employer Branding, OnDemand Recruiting, and Training.

Founder & Principal at Proactive Talent Strategies

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Jerome Ternyck, USA

Jerome-TernyckFounder and CEO of Smart Recruiters , Jerome Ternyck, has reinvented the Applicant Tracking System to provide organizations to hire better and smarter. A perfect combination of recruitment and technology, Jerome Ternyck has certainly made a mark as one of the top HR contributors followed by HR professionals worldwide.

 

Founder & CEO of SmartRecruiters

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George Larocque, USA

George-LacorqueGeroge Larocque is your go to guy for HR related technology and services. A leading HR Tech Analyst and Advisor he has founded HRWINS that has numerous articles on upcoming HR technology, innovations and much more. George is an expert on Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Employee Engagement, Core HR, and more.

 

Founder LAROCQUE and #HRWINS, Market Analyst, HR Tech Vendor Advisor, Speaker

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April Eldred, USA

April-EldredApril 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

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Carrie Corbin, USA

Carrie-CobinCarrie 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

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Arie Ball, USA

Arie-BallArie 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

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Chris Hoyt, USA

Chris-HyotChris 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 at Careerxroads, a premium talent acquisition community. Besides this, he also regularly writes posts on his company website.

 

Chief Innovation Enthusiast & Co-Owner at CareerXroads

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Chrissy Thornhill, USA

Chrissy-ThorbhillChrissy 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

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Chrystal Moore, USA

Chrystal-MooreChrystal 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

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Dustin Carper, USA

Dustin-CarperThe 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

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Lars Schmidt,USA

Lars-SchmidtBeing 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

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Naomi Bloom, USA

Naomi-BloomNaomi 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 in many HR events and even writes interesting posts in her blog

 

Blogger and speaker about enterprise HR technology and outsourcing

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Yvette Cameron, USA

Yvette-CameronA 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

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Rachelle Roberts, USA

Rachelle-RobertsWith 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

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Madeline Laurano, USA

Madeline-LauranoMadeline’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 co-author of Best Practices in Leading a Global Workforce and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Yahoo News, and The Financial Times. She is a frequent presenter at industry conferences including the HR Technology Conference and Exposition, SHRM, IHRIM, HCI’s Strategic Talent Acquisition conference, GDS International’s HCM Summit, and HRO Today.
Co-Founder at Aptitude Research Partners

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Gerry Crispin, USA

Gerry-CrispinA passionate recruiter, Gerry finds technology and data as the ultimate tools to an efficient recruiting strategy. CareerXroads, founded in 1995, is a premium, peer-to-peer community of TA Leaders that share unconditionally what keeps them up at night and what they are doing about it now.

 

CareerXroads

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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

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Michael Haberman, USA

Michael-HabermanAn 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

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Christopher Fields, USA

Christopher-FieldsChristopher 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

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Harry Urschel, USA

Harry-UrschelHarry 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

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Neil Morrison, UK

Niel-MorrisonAn 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 plc

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If you find yourself in need of a second opinion, advice on a touchy subject, a community of other recruitment professionals to chat with, or simply the latest news in your industry, then be sure to check these people out.

Add your favorite recruitment expert to the list! 

Every HR professional will have their favorite HR Experts/Diversity Leaders/Talent Leaders that they absolutely swear by. If your favorite HR Influencer is not on the list, do let us know in the comments section. We would be happy to add them!


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16 thoughts on “Top Recruitment Thought Leaders that you must follow in 2017-2018

  1. Thank you for including me. What an honor! I’d also add Madeline Laurano and Kyle Lagunas to the list. Top analysts in Talent Acquisition who write some of the best articles. What a great list!

    1. Hi Trish, Glad you liked the list. And it’s an honor for us to have a person like you who is being revolutionalizing the HR industry. Thank you for adding Madeline Laurano (@Madtarquin) and Kyle Lagunas (@KyleLagunas) to the list. Looking forward to hearing much more from you.

  2. Great post with so many interesting thought leaders! I’d also recommend adding James Ellis (@thewarfortalent) His podcast the talent cast has really helped change my thinking about all things employer branding. It’s a joy to listen to each week.

    1. Hi Katie

      Thank you so much for reading and appreciating our blog. Will definitely add James Ellis to our list. If there are more HR experts that you think should feature on the list do let me know.

  3. Hi I would nominate Tush Wijeratne to this list. He is seasoned Talent Acquisition specialist with over a decade of experience , has great insight and knowledge on the industry and talent techniques. I have had the privilege of working with him both from a client and candidate perspective and he has been amazing every time

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