Twitter’s fast-paced, of-the-moment approach makes it a great way to keep up with the news in influencers in the recruitment and hiring fields. By following recruitment professionals on Twitter, hiring managers and recruiters can build connections and stay current on news and tips in recruitment.
To see what’s happening, add these 41 top recruitment professionals to your Twitter feed.
(Updated May 2020)
Al Adamsen is the co-founder and executive director of people analytics firm Insight222. Adamsen is passionate about using data for good and focuses his knowledge on people analytics, talent strategy, workforce planning, diversity and inclusion, and employee engagement and wellbeing. Adamsen also wants to promote the ethical use of AI in workforce management.
Founder and CEO of the Devon Group, Jeanne Achille is an HR tech expert and chair of the Select HR Tech Conference and the Women in HR Tech Summit. Achille founded her company when women-owned tech companies were uncommon, but within a year she had turned a profit and was wholly client-funded. She regularly serves as trusted counsel for CEOs and investors managing crises and change.
Lou Adler is the CEO and founder of The Adler Group. He’s also the author of Hire With Your Head and The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired. His Twitter feed is full of advice and wisdom from his years of experience in performance-based hiring.
Matt Alder is a talent acquisition and innovation consultant at Metashift. With Mervyn Dinnen, Alder is the co-author of Exceptional Talent: How to Attract, Acquire and Retain the Very Best Employees. His Twitter feed is a treasure trove of information on recruiting marketing and content marketing, as well as a gateway to Alder’s contributions to GetApp.
Taking umbrage with the impersonal term “human capital management,” Cecile Alper-Leroux is changing the way people think about HCM. Alper-Leroux is VP of human capital management innovation at Ultimate Software. Focused on people-centric tech solutions and services, Alper-Leroux has more than two decades of experience in national and global markets.
Jason Averbook is the CEO and co-founder of HR firm Leapgen. He’s also a highly regarded speaker and author, with two published books: “HR from Now to Next” (2014) and “The Ultimate Guide to a Digital Workforce Experience” (2018). Averbook is focused on the future of work and how technology will help to shape that future.
Meghan M. Biro
Meghan M. Biro created Talent Culture to showcase the best insights in recruitment and talent management. The company provides an online social workplace where ideas and peer engagement result in excellent webinars, podcasts, articles, and ebooks. Biro also hosts a weekly podcast and Twitter chat, #WorkTrends.
President and co-founder of the HR Technology Conference, Steve Boese is also the co-host of the HR Happy Hour Show and Podcast and a columnist at HR Executive magazine. Boese has more than 20 years of industry experience and applies that knowledge as a regular speaker and panellist and industry events. Boese also founded H3HR, a full-service HCM advisory firm.
Bill Boorman is the organizer of the The Recruiting Unconference and a social recruiting expert. His Twitter feed encompasses not only his interests in recruiting and human resources, but also his insights on UK and international politics and their effects on hiring and retention.
Tom Bolt is the founder and CEO of Leute Management Services, a human capital management consulting firm. His Twitter feed and his blog both focus on the human aspects of talent acquisition and management, and they offer a human touch of their own: Mixed in with his tweets about recruiting are fascinating facts about Connecticut, his home state.
Marcus Buckingham is an HR expert and heads up research, people, and performance at the ADP Research Institute. Buckingham is also a compelling author, having written the Harvard Business Review’s most popular article of 2019, in which he argued against HR’s traditional approach to employee feedback.
Ross Clennett is an alumnus of Hays, the UK’s largest public recruitment fan. Currently, he works as a recruitment coach in Australia and New Zealand, where he provides professional development and online leadership programs. His Twitter feed is full of the latest recruitment news from around the globe, as well as hints toward his interests in soccer, cricket, and tennis.
Yolanda Lee Conyers
Yolanda Lee Conyers is Lenovo’s chief diversity officer and also president of the Lenovo Foundation. “Connecting underserved populations to technology ensures the very diversity we
value and ultimately helps all of humanity move forward,” she emphasizes in the company’s 2017-2018 diversity and inclusion report. “… While we’re in an industry that focuses on selling products, making sure there’s equal access to them is important to us.”
Kris Dunn founded popular websites HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent and is the CHRO and a partner at Kinetix. He also found time to write a book, “The 9 Faces of HR.” Fortune 500 executives, VCs, and small business owners all look to Dunn for ideas. His keen insight into HR? Get great people, and keep them motivated by treating them well.
Stacy Donovan Zapar
Founder of The Talent Agency, Stacy Donovan Zapar helps staff companies with the best people. She is an expert in talent acquisition, consulting, training, and R4R search services. Her accolades include being the “Most Connected Woman on LinkedIn” since 2008 and top 100 HR influencer as named by HRE.
HR analyst Ben Eubanks runs the upstartHR blog, where he discusses and debates all matters of talent acquisition and management. His podcast, We’re Only Human, focuses on HR technology and its impact on work. While his blog deals with a broad range of HR issues, recruitment strategies and tips are a major focus.
Creator of JobJenny, Jenny Foss helps others find their dream careers. Foss has been a journalist, PR leader, corporate marketer, and recruiter, and now she uses that expertise to understand job seekers, hiring managers, and recruiters — and to align their various needs.
Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Grant has authored three New York Times bestselling books — “Give and Take,” “Originals,” and “Option B” — while also being recognized by Fortune as one of the most influential management thinkers under 40.
David Green is focused on the future of HR. He speaks and writes about (and consults clients on) people analytics and data-driven HR. Green is also executive director at Insight222, where he helps HR practitioners and organizations use analytical insights from employee data to improve business outcomes and employee experience.
Kevin Green is the founder and CEO of What’s Next Consultancy, which helps organizations with their competitive strategies. Before that, he was chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which represents the private recruitment industry in the UK. His Twitter feed offers a wealth of information on recruitment events, industry news, and the effects of political changes like Brexit on the job market.
Boris Groysberg has been a professor of business administration in the organizational behavior unit at the Harvard Business School for nearly two decades. His expertise lies in talent management and leadership, which he teaches in Harvard’s MBA and Executive Education programs. Groysberg has also aimed to improve gender parity in business, creating the Women on Boards Executive Education course.
Chris Havrilla is a vice president at Bersin by Deloitte, where she leads HR tech and strategy teams. Havrilla’s ambition is to make HR more transparent and to use technology to improve people management processes. Havrilla is frequently named among the most influential leaders in HR technology.
Andy Headworth is head of recruitment at HM Revenue & Customs in London, as well as the managing director of Sirona Consulting. He’s also the author of Social Media Recruitment: How to Successfully Integrate Social Media Into Recruitment Strategy, an Amazon bestselling book. His Twitter feed attests to his passion for using social media to reach outstanding candidates.
Lisa Jones is the co-founder of the recruitment advisory service at Barclay Jones. As a recruitment technology expert with a passion for social hiring, Jones focuses on creating IT and marketing strategies that engage top candidates. Her Twitter feed shares insights related to her work and to the practice of hiring in the modern age.
Ian Knowlson runs Selling Success, a corporate and relationship sales training company. With deep knowledge in training, sales, recruitment and leadership, Knowlson fills his Twitter feed with a vast range of topics, from AI and recruitment technology to leadership. His blog, accessible via Twitter, contains Knowlson’s insights on the future of recruitment.
Jay Kuhns is a vice president of business development at IRI Consultants. Before that, he was a vice president at Kinetix, a recruitment process outsourcing firm. He also blogs at NoExcusesHR, and his Twitter feed offers advice on everything from public speaking to how to tackle common challenges in human resources and recruiting.
Jennifer McClure is the president of Unbridled Talent, a coaching and consulting firm. She’s also the CEO of the HR event series DisruptHR. Tune in to McClure’s Twitter feed for advice and insight on leadership, HR and improved recruiting, as well as for updates on McClure’s various speaking appearances and engagements.
Emilie Mecklenborg fills her Twitter feed with advice for companies that seek to leverage their company cultures to find and hire the best candidates. She’s an expert on leveraging the combination of social media and employer brand to help companies attract the best possible candidates for hard-to-fill positions.
An entrepreneur, speaker, and advocate for workplace diversity, Doug Melville is a proponent of disrupting established ways of doing business and challenging ideas of what constitutes fairness in the modern workplace. Melville’s primary role is chief diversity officer at ad agency TBWA.
Jessica Merrell is the founder of Workology. Before launching Workology, Merrell served as an HR and talent acquisition professional with companies like Whole Foods, AT&T, OfficeMax, and Home Depot. Her Twitter feed appeals to recruiting professionals and candidates alike with tips on recruitment compliance, HR technology, and how candidates can navigate the hiring process.
J.T. O’Donnell is the CEO of WorkItDaily.com, which helps job-seekers connect to the right companies for their talents and goals. Her Twitter feed collects blog links, webinars, and other valuable information on recruiting, leadership, and management. That makes the feed not only a source of O’Donnell’s own wisdom but a curated collection of some of the best recent information on recruiting.
Tim Sackett is the president of HRU Technical Resources, an IT and engineering staffing firm. Sackett’s blog is full of practical, concrete tips for employees and HR professionals, including actionable items on office etiquette and professional behavior. On his blog, Sackett digs into heavier topics such as using recruitment to improve a company’s financial performance.
Greg Savage is the founder of Firebrand Talent Search, People2People, and other recruiting firms. He’s also the host of the podcast Sixty Savage Seconds, where he offers straightforward recruiting advice in one-minute-long chunks. His Twitter feed is full of serious advice on social selling and lighthearted commentary, such as what your favorite ice cream flavor reveals about your approach to recruiting.
Managing partner of HR and people strategy at Peridus Group, Robin Schooling is a self-described HR rebel and lover of tech. She’s also a speaker, writer, and host of the podcast DrivethruHR. Schooling’s expertise includes HR and talent management, recruiting, performance management, and internal communications
Irina Shamaeva is a partner and chief sourcer at Brain Gain Recruiting, an executive search firm. She’s also the founder of the People Sourcing Certification Program. Shamaeva gained much of her experience in the biotechnology field, and she shares her wisdom on Twitter by focusing on sourcing best practices, recruitment news, and tips on using Boolean search to improve recruitment.
Ellyn J. Shook
Ellyn J. Shook is the long-serving CHRO at Accenture. She guides and manages more than 425,000 employees to develop professionally and personally. As HR moves more into tech-based solutions, Shook is working to create a truly human work environment that is supported, rather than supplanted, by technology.
Will Staney is the founder of Proactive Talent, a recruiting strategy consultancy. He’s also the co-founder of the Talent Brand Alliance, which brings together employer branding and recruitment marketing professionals. Staney gained experience as head of recruitment for Glassdoor and in positions with SAP and VMware. His Twitter feed focuses on topics in sourcing, candidate engagement, and industry news.
Shally Steckerl has helped companies like Google, Microsoft, Cisco, and Motorola build and implement world-class sourcing strategies. As the founder of the Sourcing Institute Foundation, Steckerl seeks to build the next generation of talent sourcing and recruiting professionals by offering grants to help unemployed people, military veterans, and people with disabilities find their dream jobs in recruitment.
Blogger and podcaster Jim Stroud talks recruiting, HR, and job-search strategies in a variety of places online. Your best bet is to follow his Twitter feed, where he posts links to the shows he has hosted, talks he’s given, and posts he’s written. For more than four years, Stroud served as senior director of RPO recruiting strategies and support at Randstad Sourceright, where he focused on social media recruitment. He recently started as VP of marketing at Proactive Talent.
Hewlett-Packard Chief Diversity Officer Brian Tippens has enjoyed a long career at the tech company, where he oversees a variety of diversity initiatives — as well as sustainability efforts. Tippens’ Twitter feed is a great place to learn about his company’s own diversity efforts as well as economy-wide wins for workplace inclusivity.
Debra Wheatman founded Careers Done Write, which helps candidates perfect their resumes and prepare for interviews, as well as executive coaching and personal branding. Wheatman is an experienced human capital management strategist and helps candidates highlight their achievements to get noticed by organizations’ top decision-makers.