Subscribing to too many sources trying to catch the most accurate, useful content out there?
Actually there are people already doing that for you. They are the influencers and thought leaders in the industry. They’re experienced in processing a bunch of info and highlighting the best. And… they tweet about it.
We’ve kept an eye on them for a while, especially those having as many high-quality, insightful tweets as the number of their followers.
Now we give them to you. Here are our top 30 most prominent thought leaders in HR tech and recruitment industry (in no specific order).
HR Professionals & Recruiters
The Senior VP of People Operations at Google. He’s passionate about making work suck less through applied science and doing right by people.
The Head of Talent at Lyst. His blog, The King’s Shilling, is one of the few that keeps it real and discusses what matters most in the recruitment industry.
You may know her as the “Evil HR Lady.” Though, her mission is virtuous: To answer questions to demystify your HR department. She had a nice chat with us about the future of HR technology and the chance of an HR robot invasion.
The HR/Recruiting Talent Pro with 20-year experience. Now he’s the president at HRU Technical Resources. He also writes for Fistful of Talent blog.
The Director of Global Sourcing at Indeed. You can ask him for opportunities to work there. Besides, he knows that purple squirrels don’t eat brown and green nuts.
The sourcing specialist. She is the former winner of the Grandmaster Sourcer at SourceCon conference. Now she runs the UK Sourcers LinkedIn group and muses about sourcing @SourcingHat.
The HR executive and strategist who makes organizations better by making HR better. She’s also an Advisory Board Member for Blackdoor HR.
The founder of HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent blog. Now he’s the VP of HR, Senior Professional in Human Resources, Chief Human Resources Officer at Kinetix.
HR Writers & Entrepreneurs
9 – Sam Altman @sama
The president of Y Combinator. He is a brilliant entrepreneur and blogger who is generously sharing his insights on his blog.
The editor of The Fordyce Letter. His insightful articles come from a decade writing about recruiting and employment, and two decades working in the industry.
The editor of RecruitingTools.com. The Duchess of the recruit-osphere and HR. Jackye helps recover so many recruiters that we loose counts.
The executive editor of RecruitingBlogs.com. A true HR and recruiting nerd. His words are sharp, and snarky.
The father of HR Tech Conference. He also hosts Firing Line with Bill Kutik show and writes for the tech column of HR Executive Magazine.
The recruiter/sourcer who turned into blog editor/conference organizer. Which one? SourceCon of ERE Media.
The founder and author of Sirona Consulting. He is an expert in social media recruitment.
The CEO of TalentNet. An employer brand expert who influences top players like LinkedIn, Hootsuite, and Zappos.
17 – Peter Kazanjy @Kazanjy
The founder and CEO of TalentBin (which was acquired by Monster).
The CEO of TalentCulture and the founder of #WorkTrends podcast and Twitter event. Her sharing about HR technology has appeared in Forbes, Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur amongst others.
He’s a renown influencer in HR technology, the host of #ReachWest radio, and the VP of Talent Board.
The co-chair of HR Technology Conference. He’s also the co-host of the HR Happy Hour show, contributor at Fistful of Talent blog, and columnist for HR Executive Magazine.
The editor at HRExaminer.com. He enjoys digging into the realities of HR practices with technology. He advises giants like Glassdoor and Work4.
22 – Kathryn Minshew @kmin
The founder of The Muse. Kathryn is a Y Combinator alum, Forbes’ 30 under 30, and Inc.’s 15 women to watch in tech. She also contributes to HBR.
He’s both a talent acquisition analyst and an award-winning recruitment blogger. His writing focuses on social recruiting, talent engaging, and the future of recruitment.
The founder of FireBrand Talent and people2people. He consults and invests in top companies in Australia.
The Chief Excitement Officer at DisruptHR. Jennifer is well-known for her engaging insights into HR. She appears regularly on leading HR blogs.
The CEO of H3 HR Advisors and HRevolution conference, Women of HR blog. She’s also the co-host of the HR Happy Hour show.
The chair and Work Human advisory board for Globoforce. She’s the former CEO of Great Place to Work Institute and former COO of The Society for Human Resource Management.
The author and speaker of “Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.” She is also the founder and blogger at HR Bartender blog.
The human resources expert who consults top business owners. You may know her as the creator of The Cynical Girl and Punk Rock HR.
The founder and CEO of Link Humans. He also found Undercover Recruiter blog and Social Media London.
Of course there are more brilliant folks out there that we’re missing. Hopefully this list gives you a good start.
We’ll update this list a we discover new stars. If you know one, don’t hesitate to let us know by leaving a comment below!
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