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Want Better Recruiting? Add These 23 Recruitment Leaders to Your Feed

Twitter’s fast-paced, of-the-moment approach makes it a great way to keep up with the news and 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 23 recruitment leaders to your Twitter feed.

Lou Adler

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

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.

Bill Boorman

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

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.

Ross Clennett

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.”

Kevin Green

Kevin Green is 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.

Andy Headworth

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 leveraging social media to reach outstanding candidates.

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Lisa Jones

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

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 Twiter, contains Knowlson’s insights on the future of recruitment.

Jay Kuhns

Jay Kuhns is 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

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

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.

Doug Melville

An entrepreneur, speakers 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

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.

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J.T. O’Donnell

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

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

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 and thoughtful advice on social selling alongside lighthearted commentary.

Irina Shamaeva

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.

Will Staney

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

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.

Jim Stroud

Jim Stroud is VP, Product Evangelist for ClickIQ where he uses data and imagination to attract hires for his clients. He’s also a master of social media himself, maintaining an engaging Twitter feed, a popular blog and is the host of “The Jim Stroud Podcast” where he explores the future of work, life and everything in between.

Brian Tippens

Hewlett-Packard Chief Diversity Officer Brian Tippens has enjoyed a long career at the tech company, where he oversees a variety 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.

Images by: Marten Bjork, Brooke Cagle

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