The 30 Most Influential People To Follow In The #hrtech World • Recruitee Blog

Selected by Hagi Trinh | Originally published at Recruitee Blog.

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Subscribing to too many sources trying to catch the most accurate, useful content out there?

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Hagi Trinh, Recruitment writer at

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

1 — Laszlo Bock @LaszloBock2718

The Senior VP of People Operations at Google. He’s passionate about making work suck less through applied science and doing right by people.

2 — Matt Buckland @ElSatanico

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.

3 — Suzanne Lucas @RealEvilHRLady

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.

4 — Tim Sackett @TimSackett

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.

5 — Steve Levy @LevyRecruits

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.

6 — Katharine Robinson @TheSourceress

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.

7 — Robin Schooling @RobinSchooling

The HR executive and strategist who makes organizations better by making HR better. She’s also an Advisory Board Member for Blackdoor HR.

8 — Kris Dunn @kris_dunn

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.

10 – John Zappe @FordyceLetter

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.

11 – Jackye Clayton @jackyeclayton

The editor of The Duchess of the recruit-osphere and HR. Jackye helps recover so many recruiters that we loose counts.

12 – Matt Charney @mattcharney

The executive editor of A true HR and recruiting nerd. His words are sharp, and snarky.

13 – Bill Kutik @billkutik

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.

14 – Jeremy Roberts @imJeremyR

The recruiter/sourcer who turned into blog editor/conference organizer. Which one? SourceCon of ERE Media.

15 – Andy Headworth @andyheadworth

The founder and author of Sirona Consulting. He is an expert in social media recruitment.

16 – Craig Fisher @Fishdogs

The CEO of TalentNet. An employer brand expert who influences top players likeLinkedIn, Hootsuite, and Zappos.

17 – Peter Kazanjy @Kazanjy

The founder and CEO of TalentBin (which was acquired by Monster).

18 – Meghan M. Biro @MeghanMBiro

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.

19 – Kevin W. Grossman  @KevinWGrossman

He’s a renown influencer in HR technology, the host of #ReachWest radio, and the VP of Talent Board.

20 – Steve Boese @SteveBoese

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.

21 – John Sumser @JohnSumser

The editor at He enjoys digging into the realities of HR practices with technology. He advises giants like Glassdoor and Work4Labs.

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.

23 – Mervyn Dinnen @MervynDinnen

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.

24 – Greg Savage @greg_savage

The founder of FireBrand Talent and people2people. He consults and invests in top companies in Australia.

25 – Jennifer McClure @JenniferMcClure

The Chief Excitement Officer at DisruptHR. Jennifer is well-known for her engaging insights into HR. She appears regularly on leading HR blogs.

26 – Trish McFarlane @TrishMcFarlane

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.

27 – China Gorman @ChinaGorman

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.

28 – Sharlyn Lauby @sharlyn_lauby

The author and speaker of “Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.” She is also the founder and blogger at HR Bartender blog.

29 – Laurie Ruettimann @lruettimann

The human resources expert who consults top business owners. You may know her as the creator of The Cynical Girl and Punk Rock HR.

30 – Jörgen Sundberg @jorgensundberg

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 as we discover new stars. If you know one, don’t hesitate to let us know by leaving a comment below, tweet, or email us!

Source: The 30 Most Influential People To Follow In The #hrtech World • Recruitee Blog


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