Breaking through the buzzwords, branding, and BS of HR Technology can be a challenge. A blend of high tech and high touch, the constantly shifting HR vendor landscape makes it difficult for most potential buyers to get real insight into the software, systems and solutions which are all basically designed to do create a perfect balance of personalization and automation. For most vendors out there, the answer, in some way, involves social media.
To really see the power of social in action, however, all you’ve really got to do is turn to Twitter. But with the HR Technology related Twitter chats, news and hashtags spilling over with shameless self -promotion, gimmicky giveaways, and corporate co-opting, it’s easier to get lost in than your average ATS.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of the Top HR Technology Influencers on Twitter. This list (in no particular order, by the way) is by no means exhaustive, but rather, representative of the distinct voices, outlooks, and agendas that define and shape the ongoing HR Technology conversation.
Ultimately, however, all provide the kinds of insights, information, and observations that demonstrate that the real power of social media isn’t about market competition, but about meaningful collaboration.
@BillKutik: Bill Kutik is the “Father” of the HR Technology Conference, and as brains behind the operation, his tweets are required reading for attendees, vendors and anyone interested in the evolution of the technologies powering the new world of work today – and tomorrow.
@WilliamTincup: William Tincup constantly tops the list of most influential voices in HR, and proves his status as reigning industry doyen by eschewing the rampant, often sententious industry dialogue by always telling it like it is. And most of the time, he’s right.
@ImSoSarah: The eponymous founder of consulting firm Sarah White & Associates has built a career – and reputation – as one of the most forward thinking and innovative analysts working in the HR Technology space. Her intimate knowledge of the products and players shaping our industry is first-rate – as is her devotion to extending and informing the candidate experience conversation.
@JasonAverbook: As the CEO and co-founder of consulting firm Knowledge Infusion, Jason Averbook's voice helps steer the human capital conversation – and his tweets provide a real time look at what’s next for our industry, 140 characters at a time.
@Kris_Dunn: One of the most prolific writers covering the HR and recruiting space, Kris Dunn’s punditry (and nearly ubiquitous byline) is often caustic, sometimes snarky, and always dead on. Of course, Dunn’s day job as VP, HR at Kinetix gives his commentary credence (and content) as a business leader and practitioner.
@ElaineOrler: Elaine Orler has been helping large organizations implement and maximize recruitment software for nearly two decades. As the CEO of Talent Function, Orler knows the technology from the front lines; as one of the co-founders of the Candidate Experience Awards, she also understands the real reason the technology’s important.
@Stelzner: As a principal at HR analyst firm Inflexion Advisors, it’s Mark Stelzner’s job to stay on top of the trends and tools shaping the world of work through HR technology – and his Twitter stream deftly blends this expertise with a welcome dose of wit.
@InFullBloomUS: One of the industry’s leading strategy consultants, analyst Naomi Bloom has been paying attention to the HR technology scene as it’s evolved – and underscores her reputation and insightful punditry with every tweet.
@SteveBoese: His former role as Director of Talent Management Strategy for Oracle and current gig as co-organizer of the annual HR Technology Conference would be enough to help make Steve Boese one of the most influential players in talent technology, but it’s his countless side gigs (including HREvolution co-founder, HR Happy Hour host, the brains behind a brilliant blog, etc.) that have the biggest impact – and influence – on the HR Technology conversation.
@Talemetry: Because you can't have B2B social media without shameless self-promotion.
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