While social media can be a great way to find new resources, news, and connections to boost your HCM career, it can be tough to cut through all the noise and find which accounts are actually useful for you. So we decided to put together a list of 10 people influencing HR today that you should follow.
These are all individuals’ accounts, and do not include any corporate or publication accounts. So, without any further ado, and in no particular order, here are the 10 people that you should be listening to on Twitter:
The creator of HR Tech Conference, one of the industry’s largest events, Bill Kutick is a well of information on HR tools and technology. For even more info on what’s happening in the HR tech world, check out his tech column for HRE Online.
He’s the current Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference, hosts the HR Happy Hour podcast, contributes to HR publication Fistful of Talent, and has a column in HR Executive magazine. Steve Boese has a lot to say, and lots of people are listening, with good reason. Also, we hold him dear in our hearts, as he was one of the first people to follow us when we joined the Twitter-sphere this year. Thanks, Steve!
William Tincup has done it all – he’s a staple on the HR speaker circuit, he’s a prolific writer and blogger, and he co-hosts DriveThruHR, a daily radio program that covers a myriad of important HR issues and topics.
We love Laurie Ruettimann because she is an advocate for HR practitioners, a group of professionals who are maligned and made the butt of jokes far too often. She is tackling the negative stereotypes and misinformation surrounding this industry in her blog and her book, “I Am HR: 5 Strategic Ways to Break Stereotypes and Reclaim HR.”
Tim Sackett, contributor to Fistful of Talent and author of the book HR’s Guide to White People, is sassy, and we love it. He is able to relate to HR practitioners and connect to them – and the challenges they face – through his snarky, on-point humor. Case in point: check out his new Twitter name: Tim from Kmart.
Arie Ball worked her way up to the VP of Talent Acquisition at worldwide enterprise corporation Sodexo after spending time in many different departments and diametrically opposite job functions. This combination of practical hands-on experience is what makes her so successful as a HCM professional. Plus, she’s a Boston sports fan!
Mark is an HR entrepreneur, with several successful ventures under his belt, including Inflexion Advisors, a development consulting firm. He is also the founder of JobAngels, a free career management program for the non-profit organization Life Management Community. You have to love a HCM professional using his influence for good!
Aside from having the best Twitter handle on this list, Carmen Hudson is the founder of Tweetajob, an online recruitment platform that improves the job search for applicants and hiring managers. Her feed is an interesting mix of info on talent acquisition and HR tech – with a healthy dose of humor mixed in.
Kris Dunn understands the value of information: not only is he the founder of and principle contributor to the HR Capitalist, he also founded Fistful of Talent, maybe the industry’s funniest, most honest and useful digital publication on talent acquisition and workforce management.
Sarah White is the founder of Accelir, an advisory firm that helps organizations foster growth through strategic talent acquisition, and advises companies big and small on how to maximize their talent potential. She has also founded or co-founded several HR publications, including HRTechBlog and WomenofHR.
Want to put these HR influencers in your Twitter feed? We’ve put them all together in one handy Twitter list – head on over and start following!