No platform provides more unfettered access to innovators and thought leaders in the world of talent acquisition, training, and human capital than Twitter.
Following the right people will deliver information on new trends and creative ideas right to your desktop or mobile device.
But with an endless amount of accounts on the platform, who should you follow?
Twitter in particular can get overcrowded. And the influx of tweets is not easy to scan through. To help you make the most of the platform, we handpicked the HR professionals who share valuable and timely info so you don’t have to spend days sorting through accounts to figure out who’s still active.
With that in mind, here’s our list of the 30 top experts to follow on Twitter right now according to their industry and influence:
Coaching and training
1. Matt Monge
Matt is an award-winning speaker and trainer who specializes in leadership, culture, organizational development, and branding. He’s got a special connection with finance brands and regularly contributes to CU Insights, an industry publication for credit union leaders. Through his company, he helps employers build better workplace cultures and cultivate a clear organizational identity.
Company: The Mojo Company
Further info: NTCUE Interview with Matt Monge
2. China Gorman
China has a reputation as an effective turnaround leader with vast experience in the human capital management (HCM() marketplace. Currently, she’s an advisor and speaker and serves on the board at Motivis Learning and HRCI. Her Twitter feed is a valuable resource for new trends and insightful views into the modern world of HR and talent. She also takes part in regular tweetchats where you can get some of her wisdom.
Further info: Fox Business Interviews China Gorman
3. Ryan Kahn
Ryan is one of the world’s leading HR gurus and career coaches, regularly participating in live events and taking questions from anyone who’s interested in growing their careers. He’s known for his candid-yet-constructive approach to coaching, which comes across on his Twitter feed. Ryan is also known for being the former career coach on MTV’s Hired.
Company: The Hired Group
4. Minda Harts
Minda is an acclaimed keynote speaker, adjunct professor, and founder of the Memo LLC, a career development company for women of color. She’s conducted workshops and keynotes for Bloomberg, Google, SXSW, and more. She’s also the author of The Memo best-seller that helps women of color land successful roles.
Companies: The Memo, LLC
Further info: The Minda Hart Interview - Karen Hunter Show
5. Jennifer McClure
Jennifer is part of the community on Twitter that’s dedicated to disrupting the HR space by introducing lasting change and positive growth at organizations. She’s spoken at more than 350 industry-related conferences and events both stateside and abroad, including Europe, Australia, and Asia. Jennifer also hosts a podcast called Impact Makers where she talks to guests about using their work to leave a positive mark on the world.
Further info: Triggers Case Study #4: Jennifer McClure
6. Stacy Donovan Zapar
Want all the latest news on recruiting? Stacy is the founder of The Talent Agency, a company that helps organizations to put together the best teams possible through coaching, consulting, and search. She’s also a keynote speaker. With 20 years of experience to back up her knowledge, she’s helped leading businesses like Zappos, Netflix, TripAdvisor, Amazon, Virgin, Restoration Hardware, and Best Buy attract top talent. If this is not enough to convince you to give her a follow, she holds an impressive number of distinctions—including Trendsetter of the Year in Talent Acquisition (awarded by SHRM's HR Magazine) and is number 6 on Top 100 HR Experts List by the Huffington Post.
Company: The Talent Agency
Further info: How to Reach Top Talent | Stacy Donovan Zapar
7. Jessica Merrell
A self-proclaimed “divergent thinker,” Jessica’s tweets focus on HR, talent acquisition, and tech. With over 15 years in the HR industry, she founded the go-to HR and workplace resource hub Workology. She’s also a trainer and speaker and has interviews on several magazines including HR Magazine, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and The Economist. Forbes has named her one of the top 50 most influential social power users and even hosts her own podcast. What better reasons would there be to follow her?
Consultants and authors
8. Sharlyn Lauby
Sharlyn is perhaps best known on the web as the author of the HR Bartender and Unretirement Project blogs, where she writes about topics related to employee relations, organizational development, training, culture, and more. You can also find some of her knowledge on the Mashable blog, Thrive Global, or just on LinkedIn.
Further info: An Interview with "HR Bartender" Sharlyn Lauby #SHRM16
9. Kris Dunn
Kris is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer of Kinetix and is also commonly known for his blogs in the HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent. Throughout his career, he's been behind different Fortune 500 companies, helping them hire the right people and ensure employee satisfaction. Besides being a top speaker in his industry, he aims to keep HR transparent and uses Twitter to share this vision.
10. Suzanne Lucas
Suzanne is a former HR professional-turned-writer who now runs her blog, Evil HR Lady, and is a freelance writer and speaker. She’s a thought leader in the truest sense and uses the writing medium to share her best advice with organizations and individuals and has been publishing expert articles on Inc.com and sharing bits of wisdom on CBS Radio. She also takes the time to answer your inquiries on both Twitter and LinkedIn.
Companies: Evil HR Lady
11. Laurie Ruettimann
Laurie Ruettimann has worked as an HR leader for companies such as Monsanto and Pfizer. She is now a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur along with running her own podcast, Punk Rock HR. She created The Cynical Girl and Punk Rock HR websites, the latter being named as one of its top 100 websites for women by Forbes. Her tweets directly reflect her beliefs in self-leadership and accountability as pillar skills for the future of work. She spoke at several events at 92nd Street Y and Harvard Business School and later founded GlitchPath, a startup focused on project management.
Companies: HR Books, GlitchPath, Inc.
12. Jeanne Meister
Jeanne is the professional to follow to stay up-to-date with the future of work. She’s a partner at Future Workplace, a firm that helps companies rethink the future of their workplace. She has received the Distinguished Contribution in Workplace Learning Award by the ATD and the Colin Corder Award for Excellence in Workplace Learning by Learning & Performance Institute. To keep up with some of her findings and research, check out her contributions in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Management Update, Forbes, Journal of Business Strategy, and more.
Companies: Future Workplace
13. Perry Timms
Perry is the founder of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and PTHR, a company that aims to offer transformational HR services to help people lead fulfilling lives through improved work opportunities. He is also the author of Transformational HR along with being a professor at Hult International Business School and a WorldBlu® Certified Consultant and Coach.
Further info: The People Project - What is agile working - Perry Timms
14. Bruce Daisley
Bruce Daisley is a best-selling author and EMEA VP at Twitter. Daisley frequently addresses the need for laughter in the workplace. In addition to his work at Twitter and Culture, he’s the author of The Joy of Work and host of Eat Sleep Work Repeat, a podcast about “making work better,” a topic he also bases his newsletter on.
Companies: Organiser at Culture / VP EMEA at Twitter
15. Whitney Johnson
Whitney is one of the 50 leading business thinkers according to Thinkers50, a list of extraordinary innovators in management and business thinking. As the CEO of WLJ Advisors, her mission is centered in helping high-growth organizations sustainability develop their talent.
Company: WLJ Advisors
Further info: A Very Special Interview with Whitney Johnson
16. Kevin Monroe
With his background in ministry, Kevin is more used to taking orders from a higher power than the CEO. His deep connection to people offers powerful insight into providing “soul care” for employees. He’s also the host of the popular Higher Purpose podcast.
Company: X Factor Consulting
17. Trish McFarlane
Trish is the CEO and principal analyst for H3 HR Advisors and host of the HR Happy Hour podcast. A former executive with more than 20 years of experience in public accounting, healthcare, and manufacturing, she uses Twitter to share and retweet valuable insights with her followers.
Company: HR Happy Hour
Further info: The HREvolution: An Interview with Trisha McFarlane
18. Kevin Grossman
If you’re excited about the upcoming Candidate Experience Awards, you should follow the guy who helps make this annual event possible. Kevin is President at the Talent Board with more than 20 years of top-level HR and talent acquisition expertise. Kevin also hosts the popular Talent Board The CandEs Shop Talk podcast.
Company: Talent Board
Further info: The Future Of Candidate Experience – Kevin Grossman
19. Jason Lauritsen
Author and HR influencer Jason Lauritsen believes that work “can and should be a fulfilling experience for people.” He’s spent years helping improve workplaces so that employees can become better people both at work and outside the office. He’s also the author of Unlocking High Performance and Social Gravity.
20. Greg Savage
Greg is a trusted voice in the global recruitment and professional services community. In addition to founding numerous successful businesses, he’s also a regular keynote speaker at conferences. He’s the author of the bestselling book The Savage Truth and tweets some of the most insightful HR-related articles several times per day.
Further info: The New Age Hiring – Greg Savage [Interview]
21. Alison Green
Alison writes on her Ask a Manager website which has been named the Forbes Most Influential Career Site and won several awards and features in the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall St. Journal, USA Today, CBS News, ABCnews.com, and more. She also regularly writes for outlets like New York Magazine, Inc., and Slate and you can access some of her wise knowledge in her book: Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work.
Companies: Ask A Manager
22. Matt Alder
Matt uses his 20-plus years of experience to guide companies through the digital transformation of HR and recruiting. Some of his main areas of interest include helping organizations find the best employees for their needs, improving their ROI, and using innovative talent acquisition marketing tactics. He is also the host of his Recruiting Future Podcast where he interviews other HR and recruitment leaders. Additionally, he has delivered keynotes in over 15 countries and is an active writer on the future of work. His books include Exceptional Talent and Digital Talent.
23. Meghan M. Biro
Megan is a leader in the conversation about the future of work and technology as it relates to HR and leadership. Her professional background spans recruiting, tech, marketing, and digital media. She’s also a regular Forbes contributor and hosts a #WorkTrends podcast and Twitter chat anyone who’s interested in HR news can participate in.
Company: Talent Culture
Further info: Interview: Meghan M. Biro, Connecting on HR Technology
24. Josh Bersin
Josh is perhaps best known as the founder of Bersin by Deloitte, an innovative research center in HR, corporate talent, and training. Josh also hosts a YouTube channel with more than 2.5K subscribers. His main mission and messaging focuses around offering education opportunities to HR professionals and their teams.
Company: Josh Bersin Academy
25. Laszlo Bock
Laszlo is the author of WORK RULES! Insights from Inside Google to Transform How You Live and Lead and the former senior advisor for people operations at Google. He currently runs Humu, a company that uses AI to improve people’s habits within the organization and increase employee happiness. He’s helped hire Google employees over the course of 10 years, a timeframe during which Google was named the Best Company to Work For. He was also named "Human Resources Executive of the Year" by the HR Executive Magazine in 2010.
Further info: Laszlo Bock on how Google's hiring process works
26. Steve Boese
Steve is the co-chair of the HR Technology Conference at H3 HR Advisors and also regularly writes for the Human Resource Executive Magazine. He is a co-host of the HR Happy Hour Show and previously worked as a Director of TaIent Management, Product Strategy at Oracle. Having more than 20 years of experience in the field, his tweets focus on implementing enterprise technologies for HR, recruiting, finance, and distribution.
Company: H3 HR Advisors
27. William Tincup
William Tincup is the President of RecruitingDaily, a go-to source for the latest news on recruiting and insights from experts. He’s interested in promoting HR along with technology and uses this passion to write, speak, and advise on the matter. He has managed over 1,000 HR podcasts and is currently on the board of advisors for several companies, including Gustav, Altru, and Frrole AI.
28. Jeff Waldman
Through his SocialHRCamp company, Jeff holds conferences to teach HR representatives more on how they can integrate social media and emerging technologies into recruitment and people management. Having worked for all kinds of small and large companies, Jeff has managed to get close insights into all aspects of sector companies in all facets of human resources. Jeff’s tweets are always in tune with the latest changes in the world of tech and he’s been speaking at events on topics ranging from HR and employer branding to leadership and diversity. He also regularly writes on TalentCulture, HR Tech Europe, SocialHRCamp, and other websites.
Company: Jeff Waldman HR, SocialHRCamp
Further info: In the Company of Perks: An Interview With Jeff Waldman
29. Hannah Fleishman
If you’re looking for an HR company culture expert who also tweets on marketing-related topics, Hannah is the employer branding manager at HubSpot and shares her thoughts and findings from both industries. You can keep up with her updates if you want to find out more on HubSpot's mission to create a flexible and diverse culture through workplace awards, social media marketing efforts, and so much more.
30. Pat Wadors
Pat Wadors is the former Senior Vice President, Global Talent Organization at LinkedIn and currently serves as the Chief Talent Officer at ServiceNow. She’s managed LinkedIn’s transition through the acquisition by Microsoft and had been sharing via Twitter key insights from her experience at all companies she’s helped. She’s a board member for Zenefits and Accolade and is a strong supporter of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Stay up to date on all things HR!
Most of the HR company culture experts on this list also have their own website or LinkedIn account so you can keep up with the insights and news they share regularly, regardless of where you spend more time. Many of them are also actively taking questions from followers and will be more than happy to answer your own inquiries.
Bottom line: If you’re interested in building a better culture, you need to follow at least some of these influencers. Take my word for it: You won’t regret it.
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