15 HR Influencers Changing the Recruiting Game


Reading recruiting and talent acquisition content can be boring. But these 15 industry thought-leaders are changing the game. From up-and-comers to veterans, here are the HR influencers you should be following on social. 

Whitney Johnson
Speaker, author, and thinker, Johnson made a name for herself as she disrupted the financial world. Since leaving Wall Street she continues to make waves in management by empowering employees and driving corporate innovation through personal disruption.

Laszlo Bock
During the time when Bock was serving as the Senior VP of People at Google, the company was named “Best Company to Work For” over 30 times and received over 100 awards as a top employer. In 2010, Bock was named "Human Resources Executive of the Year" by HR Resources Magazine.

Maynard Webb
A former COO at eBay, Webb is a 30 year technology veteran and active member on several boards. His 2013 book, Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship, discusses how out of sync the way work, offices, and employees are in.

Robert E. Moritz
As the Global Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Network, Moritz, is also an active board member for several companies. He uses LinkedIn as a platform to share his insights on leadership and management, hiring and recruiting, and company culture.

William Tincup
Well-versed in all things HR, Tincup is the President at RecruitingDaily.com. He has written over 200 HR articles, spoken at over 150 HR and recruiting conferences, and conducted over 1,000 HR podcasts. Touching on every issue possible, Tincup uses his voice to teach HR leaders and future leaders how they can improve.

Laurie Ruettiman
Ruettimann is a former Human Resources leader turned entrepreneur. She's also the founder of GlitchPath, the creator of The Cynical Girl and Punk Rock HR, AND has a book I AM HR: 5 Strategic Ways to Break Stereotypes and Reclaim HR. She’s pretty awesome!

Greg Savage
A strategic business consultant, mentor and leadership coach, and public speaker Savage has four decades owning, managing, and growing staffing businesses across the world, and sharing the tactics that work. And was voted most influential recruiter in the last 60 years!

Will Staney
A former Head of Global Talent Acquisition at Glassdoor and Twilio, Staney fell into the recruiting world after spending a decade in sales and digital marketing. He continues to be an influential voice in the HR industry and speaks regularly on innovating the working world.  

Matt Charney
Matt Charney needs no introduction because you’ve probably read at least one of his articles. He's the Executive Editor and Head of Content at Recruiting Daily and uses his voice to talk about the industry in such a real and relatable way you can’t help but admire his honesty.

Jennifer McClure
Founder, President, CE(xcitement)O, speaker, and coach are just a few of the titles Jennifer McClure has had. She combines education with entertainment to create an inspirational style that teaches industry leaders and newcomers alike to hone in and improve their people skills.  

Jessica Miller-Merrell
Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Workology, Miller-Merrell, has a unique and diverse background. With over 15 years in the HR and Talent Acquisition industry, she has become a recognized thought-leader and highly sought after speaker and writer.

Steve Boese
The current Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference, Boese comes stacked with over 20 years of experience in HR technologies. He's an award winning blogger and speaker for his knowledge in human resources, talent management, recruiting, and workplace technology.

Meghan M. Biro
A top social media influencer and CEO and Founder of TalentCulture, Meghan Biro is a globally recognized talent management entrepreneur. She hosts a popular Twitter chat and podcast, #WorkTrends, every week and contributes regularly to Forbes, Huffington Post, and others.

Josh Bersin
Josh Bersin is the founder and Principal at Bersin by Deloitte. The global membership program empowers HR professionals to impact the bottom line in their organizations. Bersin shares his knowledge with the LinkedIn community with articles ranging from digital learning to employee feedback to employment branding.

Lou Adler
CEO and Founder of The Adler Group, a consulting firm created to help companies find and hire exceptional talent, Lou Adler is also a best-selling author and industry leader. Because of his executive experience and creative teachings he's been featured in Inc. Magazine, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal.

Topics: Recruiting Strategies

Updated April 24, 2018