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Women Leaders in Recruitment – 8 you should follow today

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Women Leaders in Recruitment - 8 you should follow today

Are you in, or thinking of entering the recruitment industry? Here are 8 Women Leaders in Recruitment you should follow today.

One of my favorite things about the recruitment industry is how progressive it generally is, relative to its peers.

For years while other industries have had serious issues with diversity, the recruitment industry has typically represented a high percentage of women and minority groups.

While there is still a lot of work to be done. I’m proud to work in an industry that’s at the leading edge of diversity and inclusiveness.

Here’s a list of some of the most inspiring and intelligent women to follow in the industry.

While it’s by no means an exhaustive list, everyone here is either an existing industry stalwart or a young up-and-comer with disruptive ideas.

Stacy Zapar: LinkedIn & Twitter

With 340,000+ LinkedIn followers and counting, Zapar is a recruiting veteran. Also the founder of The Talent Agency a recruiting consultancy/search firm. She has worked with Zappos, Netflix, Amazon, Walmart, Meetup/WeWork, Petco, TripAdvisor, and other industry giants. Stacy plays a key role to help them attract and hire top talent.

With 20+ years of experience in talent acquisition. Stacy speaks regularly at recruiting conferences worldwide using her expertise to share recruiting tips and strategies. Tips commonly involve but are not limited to, talent attraction, sourcing, employer branding, candidate experience, recruitment process optimization, and social hiring.

Irina Shamaeva: LinkedIn & Twitter

As a Chief Sourcer and Partner of Brain Gain recruiting, Shamaeva is a well-known name in both the corporate and start-up world. Known for being resourceful, creative, and collaborative when it comes to attracting the right kind of talent.

On Twitter, you can find her talking about the trials and tribulations that come with helping job-seekers embrace their workforce trends, network building tactics, talent sourcing tips for recruiters, and upcoming webinars/events that you shouldn’t miss.

Shamaeva also shares informative insights on internet research projects,  productivity tools, search engines, name generation and more on her blog, ‘Boolean Strings‘.

Pat Wadors: LinkedIn & Twitter

Pas has over 30 years of experience in the recruitment & HR industry. Wadors has helped the likes of LinkedIn, Yahoo, Twitter, and Plantronics with talent acquisition, development, and transformation.

As a self-professed introvert, Wadors often discusses key learnings from her career in recruitment and employee engagement, focussing consistently on the value of diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

She also shares thoughtful, forward-thinking advice, coupled with terrific storytelling, on doing what you love, navigating workplace conflict, pursuing your passion, and how she continues to stay motivated in her day-to-day life.

Jennifer Kim: LinkedIn & Twitter

Committed to optimizing workplace experiences and sourcing the best candidates. Kim is a Stanford Graduate who worked with San Francisco based Lever for 4 years where she was responsible for talent acquisition, amongst other things.

She’s a regular, prolific contributor to the LinkedIn Talent Blog. She shares book recommendations for professional development and writes about leadership development, organizational behavior, diversity in technology, future of the workforce, and recruitment analytics.

She regularly shares actionable insights and tips frequently. From her daily adventures of getting employees to be more in-turn with themselves, and be happily engaged with work/life.

Packed with actionable insights, practical advice and humour, Kim provides helpful resources for the contemporary recruiting professional.

Linda Tuerk: LinkedIn & Twitter

With almost 15 years of experience under her belt, Tuerk is a traditional executive search expert in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, with specialization in talent acquisition for IT companies.

Targeting everyone from job-seekers to C-suite executives. Linda adds a fresh, honest, and down-to-earth voice to the rapidly evolving recruitment industry.

She offers an insider’s perspective of hiring processes and maximizing employee potential that is equal parts intriguing and engaging.

She offers an insider’s perspective of hiring processes and maximizing employee potential that is equal parts intriguing and engaging.

Apart from sharing the current HR news and recruitment stats, Tuerk posts about the latest job openings, interview preparation tips and other nitty-gritty of the attracting stellar talent.

Amybeth Quinn: LinkedIn & Twitter

As a Market Intelligence Researcher, Quinn has worked with many big names. Helping companies like Nike, Hewlett Packard, and General Electric to fulfill their talent sourcing and recruitment needs. She primarily helps in marketing, product management, engineering, and operations functions.

Amybeth combines her love for research and teaching. She spends her time collecting, curating and sharing meaningful insights frequently. Thus helping facilitate a seamless hiring process that’s based on market intelligence and talent supply.

She posts thoughtful, forward-thinking advice, coupled with terrific storytelling. Discussing doing what you love, navigating workplace conflict, pursuing your passion, and how she continues to stay motivated in her day-to-day life.

Amy Miller: LinkedIn & Twitter

As a Recruiter for Microsoft, Miller aims to “make tomorrow better” by hiring the right people. Bringing their insatiable curiosity to the table of the company that makes more than half a billion dollars of revenue every day.

She’s also a regular contributor on RecruitingDaily. She focuses on educating the readers about disrupting the recruitment process and why experience matters more than education. Also, how to be better at negotiation and handling personal work matters professionally and more.

Amy Richman: LinkedIn & Twitter

Amy has over 18 years of experience. Richman has led many global recruitment initiatives. These include candidate selection, application tracking, and employee brand identification. Amy has worked for Gartner, Starwood Hotels, and Pitney Bowes.

Her focus has always been on attracting the best talent, ensuring a positive candidate experience and showcasing the company’s collaborative culture and winning legacy. 

Richman frequently shares tips and hacks. As well as suggestions for creating a healthy working environment. She also discusses standing out in an interview, connecting talent to value, the right resume language, and other recruitment-related queries.

If you’re interested in breaking into recruitment or already belong to the industry, I’d highly recommend following all 8 of the people on this list.

The amount of value they deliver and the ideas they come up with are insightful, actionable and fundamentally inspiring.

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