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Bryan Chaney

Guest Writer

Bryan Chaney is a global talent sourcing and attraction strategist and a cofounder of the Talent Brand Alliance. He’s worked at IBM, Twilio, and currently leads employment brand for corporate recruitment at Indeed. Bryan has worked in recruitment, technology, and marketing, providing him insights into the marketing of hiring, the importance of technology, and the buying process that candidates make when applying for jobs. You can follow along with him at @bryanchaney.


Chris Russell

Guest Writer

Chris Russell is the Managing Director of RecTech Media, a company whose mission is to inform the modern recruiter.

Dr. Charles Handler

Guest Writer

As a technologist, futurist, business advisor, and selection systems scientist I have spent over 20 years helping organizations across the globe to realize quantifiable value through their processes for selecting and developing human capital.

Specialties: I help clients take a results oriented, systems approach to their employee selection processes, partnering with them to create a technology based process which clarifies the links between human capital and the ability to achieve organizational goals and objectives. My methodology focuses on helping clients to evaluate the financial impact of the entire selection system while also building linkages between the selection systems and other core areas of HR such as training and development.

For more information, visit my company: RocketHire

George LaRocque

Contributor

George LaRocque, Principal Analyst and Founder of WorkTech, has more than 25 years in the HCM industry. A former practitioner in talent acquisition, talent management, and HR, he turned technology vendor executive for some of the market’s largest brands. Now he’s an HCM market analyst and advisor focused on users and developers of HR technology. He was the publisher and founder of HRWins research and reports on workforce trends and related innovation in tech. He was instrumental in launching the UNLEASH media business and site during 2020. He helps employers understand the trends that are impacting their workforce today and in the future. He helps HR service providers and technology vendors with a unique perspective on HR customers and the changing workforce.

HR Dive

Contributor

HR Dive provides in-depth journalism and insight into the most impactful news and trends shaping workforce management. The daily email newsletter, website, and app cover topics such as talent acquisition, HR management, learning and development, diversity and inclusivity in hiring, compensation and benefits, onboarding, and more. HR Dive is a leading industry publication operated by Industry Dive. Our business journalists spark ideas and shape agendas for 7+ million decision makers in the most competitive industries.

Heidi Cardenas

Contributor

Heidi Cardenas is a freelance writer with a background in human resources and business administration. She enjoys writing in these topic areas, especially recruiting, career development, job search, and employee engagement. She writes in a wide variety of formats including articles, blog posts, sales letters, features, email blasts, web copy, social media posts, e-books, white papers, and much more.

Jacquelyn Adams

Contributor

Jacquelyn Adams is an award-winning engineering leader who focuses on the future of work and reskilling workforces. She is a recognized professional consultant, writer, and speaker for multiple industry-leading institutions.

Jamie Verga

Reporter

Jamie Verga is a Research Analyst and writer for RNN. A native of Gloucester, Massachusetts, he focuses on national as well as local coverage, as well as managing and curating RNN's "People on the Move" features.

Jen Leon

Contributor

She has over 15 years of corporate talent acquisition leadership experience with organizations such as Thermo Fisher, Philips, and Arrow Electronics.  Jen’s background as a practitioner involved evolving recruiting staffing organizations to become a robust, metrics-driven, service-delivery talent acquisition consultative talent acquisition function. As a consultant with Korn Ferry, she worked closely with the Recruitment Process Outsourcing division to align Employer Brand and Talent Communications initiatives for clients.  In her current role as Senior Consultant for HireClix, she provides hands on guidance as well as thought leadership to TA global clients. Jen’s approach focuses on having the right recruiting foundation formula which can evolve with business and recruitment needs.

Julianna King

Reporter

Julianna King is an MBA student at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. She brings a degree -as well as work experience -in business and marketing to her reporting, and focuses on issues around campus recruitment.

Kara Yarnot

Contributor

Kara has over 17 years experience in talent acquisition. Prior to her move into consulting leadership, Kara held TA leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies as SAIC, Boeing, and Intel. She founded Meritage Talent Solutions, a strategic recruitment consulting firm, in 2013 to bring innovation and disruption to the talent acquisition industry. In 2017, HireClix acquired Meritage and Kara joined the leadership team. Her past and current clients include Schneider Electric, CVS Health, Commerce Bank, BART, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Hudson’s Bay Company, CoreCivic, McKesson, and Parsons.

Katrina Kibben

Contributor

Katrina Kibben has been writing about, and for, the recruiting industry for over a decade. She specializes in copywriting with her firm, Three Ears Media. Her style is simple, straight-forward, and to the point. She focuses on practical tips and case studies she's seen work in this market with her personal spin and sense of humor.

Kevin Grossman

Contributor

Currently I'm the Talent Board president and a board member responsible for the Candidate Experience Awards worldwide. Founded in 2011, it’s the first nonprofit research organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience with industry benchmarks that highlight accountability, fairness and business impact. I also hosts the popular Talent Board #TheCandEs Shop Talk podcast that covers recruiting and candidate experience.

I'm an HCI certified Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS) and Human Capital Strategist with 20 years of domain expertise in the human resource and talent acquisition industry and related technology marketplace. I've been a prolific "HR business" blogger and writer since 2004 and my first business book on career management titled Tech Job Hunt Handbook was released in December 2012 from Apress. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from San Jose State University.

An avid reader, a grateful father and husband, I write regularly about responsible parenting and personal leadership at GetOffTheGround.blogspot.com.

Krystal Hicks

Contributor

Krystal Hicks is the founder of JOBTALK, a company that grew out of her side gig providing talent, recruiting, and job-hunting advice to companies and individuals. Before going out on her own, she managed U.S. Talent Acquisition for the Swiss chocolate maker Lindt, and was the former Director of Career Services at the University of New Hampshire.

Lauryn Sargent

Guest Writer

Hi! I'm Lauryn Sargent, a cofounder and partner in Stories Incorporated.

I am most proud of how Stories Inc. is helping to improve the world of work.
We partner with companies to discover and communicate what's unique about their employee experience through team member stories. Then, we give candidates real insight so they can make informed life decisions.

I also love to help advance the employer branding and recruitment marketing discipline by sharing what we've learned after creating thousands of pieces of culture content.

Martin Burns

Editor-in-Chief

A writer from a young age, after graduating from St. Lawrence University with a degree in writing poetry, Martin discovered that you cannot - in fact - send saucy limericks in lieu of checks for student loan payments. So he began his professional career in the publishing industry, ultimately moving into acquisition editing for Allyn & Bacon. Since making the move into the recruiting industry, he has scaled talent acquisition operations for rapidly growing global start-ups as well as taking on leadership roles with major multinationals. He brings broad and deep expertise in talent acquisition as well as communications to his role as editor-in-chief of Recruitment News Network. Along with his role with RNN, he serves as HireClix’s in-house technology “geek” and copywriter, regularly with major HireClix clients on recruitment initiatives and generally keeping his hand on the pulse of the industry. He also founded, and co-admins, the popular Facebook group Talent Product Plays.

Moe Hutt

Contributor

Talent Acquisition Consultant for HireClix, and president of RecruitDC, Moe Hutt has designed and implemented enterprise intern, employee referral, contingent, workforce and recruiter training programs for fortune 500, Federal Government and medium to large-sized organizations throughout her 15 year tenure in the recruitment industry. While working with HireClix as a consultant, she has managed technology implementation, process optimization, and employer brand projects. Her program development and consulting experience has provided Moe with the expertise to solve any complex recruitment challenge.

Moha Ennanji

Moha Ennaji has research interests in North African culture and gender issues, language and migration. He is the president of the International Institute for Languages and Cultures. His most recent publications are:

Muslim Diaspora in North America and Europe (Palgrave, 2016, Editor), Muslim Morocca Migrants in Europe (Palgrave, 2015), Minorities, Women and the State in North Africa (Red Sea Press 2015, Editor). Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa (London, Routledge, 2014). Language and Gender in the Mediterranean Region, IJSL Issue 190, Editor (The Hague, 2008), Women in the Middle East, (Routledge, 2010). Gender and Violence in the Middle East (Routledge, 2011, both co-edited with F.Sadiqi.

Neil Costa

Publisher

Neil Costa has twenty years of experience in digital & recruitment marketing, with success in marketing, strategic alliances, sales, and business development. He has a strong depth of knowledge managing ROI and P&L impact on businesses, along with extensive experience in customer-facing roles and public speaking about recruitment marketing, recruiting analytics and building an employer brand. Neil’s specialties include interactive marketing, negotiation, social media, P&L management, and marketing know-how.

Pavle Stojkovic

Guest Writer

Pavle is a people-centric entrepreneur, a plant-powered athlete, and aspiring Stoic. He currently serves as the Chief People Officer at The Athletic Media Company. Prior to The Athletic, he served as Head of People at Getaround. When he’s not building people programs, he can be found pressing tofu or running the trails of the Presidio in San Francisco.

Phil Strazzulla

Guest Writer

Phil Strazzulla started his career off working in venture capital at Bessemer Venture Partners where he nerded out on early stage software companies.  He went off to get his MBA at HBS, taught himself to code, and found himself in the HR space as an entrepreneur running a small SaaS business.  Fast forward a few years and he started a blog to try and help HR and recruiting teams find and buy the right tools called SelectSoftware.  When not learning and writing about HR Tech, Phil can be found struggling to find fairways on the golf course, meditating, or trying out a new recipe.

Roy Maurer

Guest Writer

Roy covers talent acquisition, immigration, HR technology and labor markets for SHRM Online. Before joining SHRM in 2008, he was an editor and reporter covering state and city government in Indiana, arts and culture in Los Angeles and theater in Washington, D.C. Before that he was a filmmaker and screenwriter and before that a photographer in the United States Marine Corps.  He has a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree in film production from Columbia College.

Contact him at roy.maurer@shrm.org and follow him on Twitter @SHRMRoy​.

Stephen O'Donnell

Contributor

From his home-base in Glasgow, UK, Stephen O'Donnell has been actively involved in the professional recruitment sector since 1987, owning and running recruitment agencies since 1993. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (REC).

Stephen's expertise is in online recruitment, where, in 2000, he established the UK's first comprehensive online portal to every recruitment resource, including recruitment agencies, employers, consultants, job-board and publications. He has devised, and continued to run, the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs) since 2001. He is a smart participant in the global dialogue around recruitment, a cracking wit, and worth connecting with.

Susan Collins

Contributor

Perpetually inspired by people, processes, and ideas—Susan is always on the hunt for inspiring leaders. Her no-nonsense approach along with her insatiable curiosity has and continues to bring genuine, top talent through the doors of any company she works with or for. She is also responsible for strategy, technology & education around the recruitment function and is driven by the possibilities of making every day just a little better than yesterday for those around her.


Her passion for retail and networking led her to the development of Retail Networking Solutions. As a co-founder of RNS she facilitates up to 40 brand-neutral networking events a year for the retail field and is in constant communication with their almost 16,000 LinkedIn followers.

She believes everyone should (finally) get serious about turning their network into a personal and professional superpower. Through personalized coaching and strategic network building, she helps leaders make and maintain critical relationships that grow careers, generate business, and unlock infinite opportunities.

Tamara Montag-Smit

Assistant Professor of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Veronica Funk

Illustrator

Veronica is a graphic designer and illustrator that specializes in visual storytelling. She graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019 with a degree in Sequential Art. She currently works as a graphic designer at HireClix.

William Wiggins

Contributor

William Wiggins is a leading voice in the global human resources community. He has held consulting and strategic HR roles at Mercer Human Resources Consulting, Kaiser Permanente, and Williams-Sonoma. He has a proven track record for building employee engagement through leadership training and development, and building sound employee recognition programs. He is an industry leader when it comes to building strong collaborative HR partnerships and leadership teams that focus on the staff engagement, retention, career development, and staff recognition programs. William’s training curriculum includes Crucial Conversations, Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace, and EEOC 101. He believes that an organization’s human capital is their most valuable asset.