To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart. – Thomas J. Watson
Recruiting is a tough job. In the world of staffing, it is your job to stay on top of the latest trends and insights into what the average candidate is looking for in a firm. From using social media as a recruitment tool to tracking what the millennial generation is looking for in a career, you have to consistently show your skills online as a rock star recruiter.
For insight into who and what is influencing the staffing industry in today’s candidate market, here are 20 influencers you can follow on Twitter to gain expert recruiting advice on all levels.
The Social Influencers
For tips on how to leverage social media as a recruitment tool, here are some experts to follow.
- @tonyrestell | Tony Restell
Tony gives tips and strategies on social media marketing for recruiters and small businesses.
- @erinbaz | Erin Bazinet
Erin gives advice on how to utilize social media for branding, blogging and sourcing candidates.
- @socialtalent | Johnny Campbell
Johnny’s focus is in driving productivity for recruiters through candidate sourcing and measuring social media analytics.
- @billboorman | Bill Boorman
Bill discusses social recruiting product advice, social recruiting integration and social referral programs.
- @emiliemeck | Emilie Mecklenborg
Emilie tweets on how social recruiting affects HR and how social media benefits the candidate experience.
The HR Influencers
For advice on how to manage HR as a tool for effective recruiting, these mavens will show you the way.
- @susanheathfield | Susan Heathfield
Susan gives advice on how to use human resources to manage development of forward-thinking workplaces.
- @sharlyn_lauby | Sharlyn Lauby
Sharlyn tweets on social solutions, company culture, and how to work through workplace issues as both an employee and a recruiter.
- @mattcharney | Matt Charney
Matt’s no holds barred approach to recruiting and HR delivers advice on how to manage your staffing firm effectively and pursue the right candidates.
- @kevinwgrossman | Kevin W. Grossman
Kevin posts on how to build an effective HR team and how to train candidates effectively, along with daily news articles.
- @steveboese | Steve Boese
Steve discusses how to use HR as an effective tool for avoiding mistakes in the workplace involving employees, candidates and customers.
The Sales Influencers
These experts offer great advice on how to sell your recruiting skills on social media.
- @jill_rowley | Jill Rowley
Jill tweets on social selling tactics and the relationship between effective sales and marketing.
- @jillkonrath | Jill Konrath
Jill posts on how to get the attention of prospects through effective sales tactics and strategies.
- @peoplefirstps | Deb Calvert
Deb provides insight on how to invest in your sales people and provide them the skills to recruit effectively and profitably.
- @chartedpath | Mike Cleland
Mike offers advice on strategic planning, sales and recruiting productivity, and management coaching.
- @binghamcp | Amy Bingham
Amy’s sales soundbite tweets offer advice on how to sell to customers and candidates in order to grow your staffing firm.
The Sourcing Influencers
From hiring to firing, these top influencers provide tips and tactics on how to source the best candidates for your team.
- @shally | Shally Steckrl
Shally provides key insight into what it takes to source a great team and how to build great recruiting skills.
- @meghanmbiro | Meghan M. Biro
Meghan tweets on how to use social branding and content marketing to source the right candidates for your recruiting firm.
- @deandacosta | Dean Da Costa
Dean offers sourcing advice on topics ranging from staffing to technology and how to get the most out of your recruiters.
- @stacyzapar | Stacy Donovan Zapar
Stacy offers recruiters advice on how to manage their time effectively, increase social engagement and build great candidate experiences.
- @glencathey | Glen Cathey
Glen posts on his insights into Boolean search and how recruiters can use social media networks such as LinkedIn to their advantage.
These 20 influencers provide insight into how recruiting is a multi-functional job with many roles that need to be filled. Follow them on Twitter for tips, knowledge and advice into how to succeed as a recruiter.
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