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27 Recruiting Experts on Twitter You Need to Follow

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To paraphrase Ferris Bueller: recruiting news moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop to check it out once in a while, you could miss it.

As a recruiting professional, you know the industry is changing rapidly.

From new recruiting trends like gamification and video hiring, to advanced features in applicant tracking software, and buzzwords like ‘candidate experience’ now, more than ever, you need a real-time source of recruiting industry information.

And there are few platforms quite as real-time as Twitter.

With over 350,000 tweets sent every minute, the social networking tool is a powerful fire hose of information.

But to get the right information, you need to follow the right people.

Below, I’ve compiled the top 27 recruiting experts on Twitter you need to follow if you want to keep up-to-date with your profession and the fast-moving recruiting world.

These experts were selected based on number of followers, the relevance of their actual tweets to recruiting, and how much I liked them.  They are broken out by individuals, and then publications/organizations.



Recruiting Animal, Host of “Recruiting Animal” recruiting podcast


Craig Fisher, Director of Talent Marketing for CA Technologies


Greg Savage, Founder of Firebrand Talent Search, People2People and Recruitment Solutions


Jim Stroud, Author of Resume Forensics, Host of “It’s All Recruiting” podcast


Josh Bersin, Founder of Bersin by Deloitte


Kevin Grossman, VP at the Talent Board


Kris Dunn, Founder of Fistful of Talent and The HR Capitalist


Kevin Wheeler, Chairman of the Future of Talent Institute


Steve Levy, Founder of Recruiting Inferno


Lou Adler, Author of Hire With Your Head


Meghan Biro, CEO of Talent Culture


Chris Hoyt, Founder of CareerXroads


Shally Steckerl, Author of The Talent Sourcing and Recruitment Handbook


Sharlyn Lauby, Founder of HR Bartender blog


Steve Boese, HR Technology Conference Chair, Host of “HR Happy Hour” HR podcast


William Tincup, HR consultant and CEO of Tincup & Co.

Publications and Organizations


Blogging4Jobs blog network and online publication, founded by @jmillermerrell

@ERE_net online publication


Fistful of Talent group talent management blog


Social Hire recruiting agency and blog


HR Bartender blog


theHRDIRECTOR Magazine

@HRdotcom publication and social network, founded by @dmcgrath


Recruiting Blogs content network


TalentCulture blog


Talent Management Magazine


Undercover Recruiter blog



Capterra’s own awesome account focused on recruiting technology, HR, and talent management


There are a ton of great recruiting influencers on Twitter.  What insightful experts did I miss?  Any funny accounts you’d recommend?  Add them in the comments!

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JP Medved

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J.P. currently works as a Content Editor at Capterra, a privately held technology and online media company focused on bringing together buyers and sellers of business software. He is a graduate of Georgetown University where he founded The Georgetown Federalist. Follow him on Twitter at @rizzleJPizzle.


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