• Snehil Sharma

List of Recruitment Influencers to Follow in 2021

The recruitment industry has seen many changes in the last few years. HR professionals are adopting innovative recruitment strategies to ensure successful sourcing and recruiting. In this era of technology, I wonder how HR professionals stay up to date with recruitment news.



If you are an old school like me, you have subscribed to emails for newsletters and even subscriptions to magazines. These sources are also one of the excellent platforms to gather information.


To help you keep up with the latest recruitment trends and strategies, I have compiled a list of recruitment thought leaders. What I believe is that to be the best, you must learn from the best. Trust, they all are worth your time.


1. Matt Charney: An Executive Editor for Recruiting Daily


A Valuable Reason to Follow Him: He is best at providing candid insights and extensively researched articles on topics of HR technology, Social Media, and Recruitment. 

Expert In: Recruiting

Where You Can Read Him: Snark AttackRecruiting Dailyfistful of talent

2. Bill BoormanManaging Director -Technology & innovation of RecruitingDaily.com

A Valuable Reason to Follow Him: Bill is a social recruiting expert, working in and around recruiting for the last many years. With a vision to make recruitment better, his key areas are production and social recruiting. 

Expert In: Recruiting Marketing

Where You Can Listen to Him: RecruitingDaily Podcast


3. Tim SackettPresident at HRU Technical Resources

A Valuable Reason to Follow Him: He blogs about general HR and talent acquisition issues. Tim believes that improving organizations' core talent base is the most essential thing. 

Expert In: Recruiting, HR Technology

Where You Can Read Him: fistful of talentThe Tim Sacket Project

4. Andy HeadworthManaging Director of Sirona Consulting Ltd.

A Valuable Reason to Follow Him: Andy is the perfect choice if you want to learn more about leveraging social media technology to improve the organization's recruitment strategy, social recruiting, and recruitment marketing. 

Expert In: Sourcing, Social Recruiting


Where You Can Read Him: Sirona Says Blog

5. Jim StroudRPO SR Recruitment Strategies & Support Director at Randstad Sourceright US 


A Valuable Reason to Follow Him: Jim Stroud is another expert in social recruitment. He is also a prolific blogger, tweets on sourcing, and especially AI. 


Expert In: Sourcing, Social Recruiting


Where You Can Listen and Read Him: ArticlesIts All recruitingThe Jim Stroud Show


This list of influencers is active on social media, but we have also shared the platform where they have shown their knowledge of valuable articles and podcasts so that you don't have to 'reinvent the wheel.'