Recruitment is an ever evolving industry, especially with the growth of technology and social media. In the face of more challenging recruitment, recruiters need to keep up with the trends to ensure successful sourcing and hiring. Likely, in order to build a team like Apple.
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.
If I have missed any of your favorites, let me know your top Recruitment thought leaders in the comments below.
Before starting the article, I suggest you to 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. One of my favorites.
“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 people you must follow when it comes to the recruitment world. You can call them Thought Leaders, Influencers or Bloggers because they are all in one.
So in no particular order here is –
The List of Top Recruitment Bloggers
Lou Adler, USA
His 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
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!
Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte
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.
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, HRtechnology, and recruitment.
Have a look at some of his killer content about recruitment articles at Snark Attack by Matt.
Executive Editor & Head of Content 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 and effectiveness once you have them in the door. He produces provocative, entertaining, and, most important, knowledgeable posts on recruiting.
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 Ayeright.
Founder & MD, PC Evaluate Ltd
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.
CEO / Chief Excitement Officer, DisruptHR
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.
CEO, Principal Analyst at H3 HR Advisors
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. 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
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.
Have a look at Bryan articles.
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.
Contributing Writer at Forbes magazine
Robin Schooling, USA
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
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 US
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.
Managing Director, Sirona Consulting Ltd
Todd Raphael, USA
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
Katrina Collier, UK
She specializes in both helping companies and candidates maximize the potential of social media for all things recruitment and job-based.
Get some tips and advice on the use of social media for recruitment by Katrina at Winning Impression.
Social Recruiting Specialist, Winning Impression
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 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
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.
Head of Talent, Security Compass
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.
Lead Advisor, Clinch
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.
Talent Acquisition Analyst, Talent Insight
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.
Member Board of Directors, TDn2K
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.
Co-Founder, Master Class in HCM
Matt Alder, UK
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
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
Chief Analyst at ERE Media, Inc
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.
Get actionable insights on recruitment through Kyle articles.
Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory
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 hiring for the last eight years, having worked in both recruitment and sourcing capacities. Blogging is his real passion, and he in turn loves sharing his passion for sourcing and social media with others in the recruiting community.
You can view Kunjal’s articles here.
Sr Manager – Social Media Strategist, Polaris Consulting & Services Ltd
Ruchi Bhatia, India
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
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.
If I have missed any of your favorites, let me know your top Recruitment thought leaders, influencers or bloggers in the comments below.
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