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21 Talent Leaders to Inspire Hiring the Next Decade of Talent

Whether you’ve worked in talent acquisition for a month or years, you’ve likely become familiar with a name or two below. 

We’re a big fan of these leaders over here at Lever and know they’re going to be a valuable resource for tips and more as we all forge ahead to compete for the next decade of talent. Our advice? Give them a follow on social media now to watch as they share expert advice for 2020 and beyond!

  • Meghan M. Biro
    Meghan Biro is the author of TalentCulture. As a high tech recruiter, she’s worked with hundreds of companies, from early-stage startups to global brands like Microsoft, IBM, and Google.
  • Matt Charney
    According to Dr. Peter Cappelli of The Wharton School, Matt Charney is probably the world’s top expert when it comes to talent and technology. “If you want to know what’s cool, what’s new, or what’s next in recruiting, all you have to do is ask Matt,” says Capelli.P.S. Check out Matt’s website Snark Attack to add some real HR advice to your week.
  • Kris Dunn
    Kris Dunn is currently CHRO and partner at Kinetix, and is an HR pro who started not one but two blogs, with the goal of building a community that he could learn from.
  • Jennifer McClure
    Jennifer McClure is Founder and CEO of Unbridled Talent, a site providing education, coaching and strategy consulting services for businesses and business leaders looking for guidance in the areas of leadership, executive communication skills, and talent strategy.
  • Trish McFarlane
    Trish McFarlane is leading the way in HCM and HR Technology best practices. Her site hrringleader.com dives into the challenges facing today’s leaders around the root of the productivity gap and more.
  • Steve Boese
    Steve Boese is the president and co-founder of H3 HR Advisors, a parent company for the HR Happy Hour Show and podcast (which he hosts with our #7 pick, Trish McFarlane!).
  • Tim Sackett
    Tim Sackett has 20 years of combined Executive HR and Talent Acquisition experience, working for Fortune 500 companies in healthcare, retail, dining, and technology. He writes for Fistful of Talent and his popular HR blog, The Tim Sackett Project.
  • Robin Schooling
    Robin Schooling is managing partner of Peridus Group. She knows all HR best practices, including when it’s time to ignore and when it’s time to take an innovative leap forward.
  • Andy Headworth
    Andy Headworth is the founder of Sirona Consulting, a specialist consultancy that helps companies understand and leverage social media to improve their recruitment strategy and processes.
  • Jody Ordioni
    Jody Ordioni is a keynote speaker, author, founder, and chief branding officer of Brandemix, a New York-based branding and communications agency that solves challenges through defining and marketing organizational culture to the people who drive business forward.
  • Laurie Ruettimann
    With over a decade of Human Resources experience in Fortune 500 organizations, Laurie Ruettimann is an influential speaker, writer, and social media expert.
  • John Sumser
    John Sumser is the founder, principal author, and editor-in-chief of the HRExaminer online magazine. John explores the people, technology, ideas, and careers of senior leaders in Human Resources and Human Capital.
  • Nisha Raghavan
    Branded as “Your HR Buddy,” Nisha covers a variety of topics around talent management on her website each week from the best ways to reinvent your talent strategy, to videos you should be watching to improve how and who you recruit.
  • Craig Fisher
    Craig Fisher leads recruiting innovation at Allegis Global Solutions + Employer Branding SME for AGS RPO and MSP customers. He has led talent acquisition teams at the Fortune 500 level. His digital branding methods have been adopted as best practices by companies like Linkedin, Toyota, and YUM!
  • William Tincup
    William Tincup is the President of RecruitingDaily. At the intersection of HR and technology, he’s a writer, speaker, advisor, consultant, investor, storyteller, and teacher.
  • Elaine Davidson
    “Planning your HR strategy for the next year (or five) is no longer something to think about; it’s something to take action on. If your HR and leadership teams haven’t already started planning for the near and distant future, it’s not too late.” This is one of the many headlines you’ll find on the  blog at Beacon Lane Consulting, where Elaine is President and CEO.
  • Laszlo Bock
    Laszlo Bock is an American businessman and Co-Founder and CEO of Humu. He was formerly the Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, Inc.

Looking for more talent leaders to follow? We love this list of recommendations from Engagedly! To learn more about how to prepare for the Next Decade of Talent, tune into our three-part virtual series with The Predictive Index, GoodHire, 15Five, and more to ensure you’re ready to source and recruit top talent in 2020. Check it out here.