Top 50 HR Twitterati

Nikos Moraitakis | |

From the most innovative recruiters to the smartest VCs and emerging entrepreneurs, they’re all having 140-character conversations that you can join in. Here’s Workable’s list of the top 50 people you should follow to make sense of the changing HR landscape.

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The Generalists

Tweeting on talent and culture to leadership, tech and law.

  • Suzanne Lucas

    The agony aunt of HR. Under her stage name Evil HR Lady she answers any and all of your questions.

  • Jennifer McClure

    Jennifer McClure Cincinatti

    Popular keynote speaker and specialist on the Future of HR. President of Cincinatti-based Unbridled Talent.

  • Kris Dunn

    Kris Dunn Alabama

    Founder of Fistful of Talent and HRCapitalist blogs. VP of HR who has worked Fortune 500s and startups.

  • Trish McFarlane

    Trish McFarlane Missouri

    Analyst at research firm, Brandon Hall group and co-host on HR Happy Hour radio. Webinar host and Co-founder of HRevolution.

  • Michael VanDervort

    Michael VanDervort Amsterdam/Florida

    US-educated Dutch wanderer with blogging tendencies. Expert on HR and social media.

  • Tim Sackett

    Tim Sackett Michigan

    There isn’t much in HR Tim hasn’t done. He’s got generalist experience across many industries with particular specialisms in recruitment and sourcing.

  • Sharlyn Lauby

    Sharlyn Lauby Florida

    Sage behind the friendly, approacheable HRBartender blog. Tips on everything from leadership to office politics. Writes for Mashable.

  • China Gorman

    China Gorman Nevada

    CEO of Great Place to Work Institute, which teaches companies to do what you’d expect. Nevada based with 40 offices worldwide.

  • Naomi Bloom

    Naomi Bloom US

    Influential figure in HR and managing partner at her own firm, Bloom and Wallace in the US. Speaks, blogs and often goes off topic.

  • Jay Kuhns, SPHR

    Jay Kuhns, SPHR Florida

    Florida-based HR executive with the mantra “no excuses”. A prolific blogger and speaker.

  • Doug Shaw

    Doug Shaw London

    Founder of What Goes Around which advises busines leaders on being better to employers and customers through smarter work practices.



The best in talent acquisition, sourcing candidates and the hurdles of hiring.

  • Kirsti Grant

    Kirsti Grant New Zealand

    Possibly the finest writer of job specs in the world. Head of Talent at Vend, the ‘destroyers of cash registers’.

  • Recruiting Animal

    Recruiting Animal Canada


    As the Twitter handle suggests this is not the sensitive face of recruiting. Pre-eminent recruting radio show host.

  • Craig Fisher

    Craig Fisher Texas

    The CEO of TalentNet which combines live events, with in-house and remote training. A consultant to a slew of Fortune 500 companies.

  • Jörgen Sundberg

    Jörgen Sundberg London

    Founder of LinkHumans, a London based social media agency. Previously in IT Recruitment and with Skandia.

  • Stacy Donovan Zapar

    The most-connected woman on LinkedIn. Creates awesome candidate experience @Zappos. Syndicated blogger and CEO, founder of TenFold Social Training consultancy.

  • Shally Steckerl

    Shally Steckerl Atlanta


    A self-prescribed pain relief for your sourcing agony. Blogs at

  • Greg Savage

    Greg Savage Australia

    Under the moniker ‘Savage Truth’ he consults for top Australian business. Founder of Recruitment Solutions. Speaker and author.

  • Jenny DeVaughn

    Jenny DeVaughn Atlanta

    One of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Most Connected Women, with a growing following on Twitter. Dayjob as Snr Director of Emplyment Branding and Sourcing at ADP.

  • Katharine Robinson

    Former winner of the title of GrandMaster Sourcer at the SouceCon conference in San Diego. Split between Pespico UK and @Sourcing Hat.

  • Gautam Ghosh

    Gautam Ghosh India


    Based in India with Philips, Gautam specializes in HR for large organisations. An expert on social hiring in India and beyond the subcontinent.

  • Andy Headworth

    Andy Headworth UK

    Author, blogger and founder of UK-based Sirona Consulting. Expert in social media recruitment.

  • Johnny Campbell

    Johnny Campbell Ireland

    Invaluable resource for information on talent sourcing with a strong focus on web and social trends.

  • Jeff Dickey-Chasins

    Jeff Dickey-Chasins Iowa

    The self-proclaimed Job board doctor. Worthwhile follow on trends and evolution of online recruiting.


Company Builders

Our favourite follows for insight into growing great companies and nurturing talent.

  • Jason Fried

    Jason Fried Chicago

    Founder and CEO at Basecamp, the project management app. Co-author of best-seller Getting Real.

  • Joel Spolsky

    Joel Spolsky New York


    Famous in dev ciricles for his blog and book on recruiting devs. Founder of Fog Creek Software and Stack Overflow.

  • Michael Wolfe

    Michael Wolfe San Francisco

    San Francisco-based expert on starting and scaling staartups. Entrepreneur with Pipewise, Kana and Vontu under his belt.

  • Reid Hoffman

    Reid Hoffman San Francisco

    Entrepreneur, Strategist, Investor with Paypal, Linkedin, Facebook, among others. Author of Startup of You.

  • Sam Altman

    Sam Altman San Francisco

    About-to-be president of Y Combinator. Programmer, Entrepreneur and blogger whose best work includes this amazing article on hiring.

  • Joel Gascoigne

    Joel Gascoigne San Francisco

    Founder and CEO of Buffer, the better way to handle sharing on social media. Good follow on company culture.


The voices worth listening to in HR media and beyond.

  • Laurie Ruettimann

    Twitter mainstay for US HR watchers. Consultant to top executives on talent and tech trends.


  • Kathryn Minshew

    Kathryn Minshew New York

    Founder of @DailyMuse and one of Forbes 30-under-30. Careers-focused contributor at Wall Street Jounral and Harvard Business Review.

  • Matt Charney

    Matt Charney Texas

    Managing Editor of Background in social marketing and self confessed HR nerd.

  • Ted Coine

    Ted Coine Florida


    An interviewer of fascinating people. Also Forbes Top 10 Influencer, blogger and the other half of SwitchandShift.

  • Jessica Merrell

    Jessica Merrell San Francisco

    Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blogging4Jobs. Rated as Top 50 Power User by Forbes. Speaker on recruiting and leadership.

  • Jeremy Roberts, SPHR

    Jeremy Roberts, SPHR Texas

    Mainstay of the conference circuit. Creator of cool events for recruiters and sourcers. Editor of @Sourcecon.

  • Jessica Stillman

    Jessica Stillman Cyprus/UK

    Globe-trotting writer with an interest in unusual career paths. Good follow for Startup CEOs.

  • John Hollon

    John Hollon California

    VP of editorial at and an award-winning writer with a focus on best business practice.

  • Bill Kutik

    Bill Kutik Connecticut

    The father of the popular HR Tech Conference. Best-known as host for his own twice-weekly US radio show also tech columnist for HRE.

  • Sue Meisinger

    Sue Meisinger Virginia/Massachusetts

    Former CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management. Regular columnist and speaker. Splits time between VA and MA.

  • Paul Taylor

    Paul Taylor New York

    Reporter, columnist and editor of the FT’s widely respected Connected Business section.

  • William Tincup, SPHR

    A distinctive surname and a powerful voice. Co-host of DriveThruHR, Fistful of Talent writer with a huge Twitter following.


HR Tech

Cream of creators and analysts in the fast-expanding field of HR Tech.


  • John Sumser

    John Sumser California


    HR Tech analyst and advisor to major companies such as Glassdoor and Work4Labs.

  • Aneel Bhusri

    Aneel Bhusri San Francisco

    VC with Greylock who is also co-founder and joint CEO of Workday, a leader in enterprise cloud solutions for HR.

  • Ramon Ray

    Ramon Ray New York

    The doyen of small business growth. Tech evangelist with Smallbiztechnology. Regular speaker and writer.

  • Jerome Ternynck

    Jerome Ternynck San Francisco

    Founder and CEO of social recruiting platform Smart Recruiters.

  • Don Charlton

    Don Charlton Pittsburgh

    Entrepreneur and founder of popular applicant tracking system, The Resumator.

  • Alex MacCaw

    Alex MacCaw San Francisco

    Creator of dev sourcing tool, engineer and published author.

  • Jeff Weiner

    Jeff Weiner California

    CEO LinkedIn. Not an enormous amount that needs to be added.

  • Steve Boese

    Steve Boese New York

    HR Executive Mag columnist and co-host on HR Happy Hour show. Currently co-chair of the HR Tech Conference.

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