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A chill came over the hiring landscape towards the end of 2022 when layoffs from major employers set the stage for a tech winter. As we kick off the new year, the future remains bright for the tech sector – but if the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that nothing is a sure thing. As Ashley Stahl recently wrote in Forbes, “we’re living in unprecedented times…and we always will be.”
This uncertainty brings about more questions about the fate of talent in the tech space. Hiring the right people is crucial to the success of every tech company. How will those tasked with tech recruitment adapt? What established ideas and practices need to be challenged? Who is making waves and shedding light on what works today in the uber-competitive tech space?
We’ve curated a list of the top tech recruitment leaders who are making an impact at their organizations and with the HR community at large.
With more than 16 years of experience leading global finance and technology teams for the software giant, Pooja is a must-follow not just for tech recruiters, but future people team leaders. Along with data science and tech updates, her uplifting LinkedIn posts focus on empowering women in tech and leadership that unlocks potential.
Dualta kicked off his talent career at Robert Walters, and he has stayed true to his technical recruiting roots. He founded his boutique, global recruitment agency in 2015 and in 2020, launched RecWired, a recruiter community and software marketplace. Dualta frequently shares his takes on work trends, along with tips and inspiration for anyone looking to start their own recruitment firm.
After more than six years of recruiting and training recruiters at Amazon, Adam launched his own talent consulting company earlier in 2022. A frequent speaker at sourcing conferences, he shares his expertise on efficient, scalable sourcing methods, recruiting tech, and talent intelligence. He also advises the team at DevMatch, a coding skills assessment platform.
Noelia’s early experience in talent led her to found Robin Labs, a neurotechnology platform that uses short, fun games to reveal individual skills and potential. She posts and speaks frequently (in Spanish and English) on topics related to mental health in the workplace, increasing entrepreneurship among women, and the intersection of tech and human intelligence. Noelia also recently launched a LinkedIn learning course on creating an agile learning mindset.
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A 15+ veteran of the recruiting industry, Hung Lee's name is now synonymous with Recruiting Brainfood and the content he creates for and with recruiters. He launched Workshape.io to match tech talent with start-ups and is now dedicated to building the Recruiting Brainfood community to elevate recruitment for candidates and companies. His weekly newsletter and his high-energy Brainfood Live sessions cover the most talked-about headlines, trends, and techniques in talent management.
A former software engineer and data analyst herself, Sheree is now an in-demand authority on diversity and equity in the workplace. She sits on the advisory board of several non-profits focused on increased representation in tech, and champions inclusive hiring practices and cultures. Her book, Demanding More, is a must-read for talent professionals striving to make a real impact on their organization’s DE&I initiatives.
Chris has bounced between real estate and HR tech platforms throughout his career, including more than three years as the Head of Product at Indeed. At Laskie, he’s overseen the launch of ReverseApply, in which “jobs apply to you.” His content, often sarcastic or outright mocking, pokes holes in traditional hiring practices and LinkedIn culture, with a focus on the tech world.
Asha spent two decades as the CEO of a data management company, and now leads the WLDA network of senior leaders in creating an impactful, equitable digital world. She is a champion for AI and big data in driving business growth and better leadership. Asha’s posts shed light on how HR technology can benefit organizations of all sizes.
Joel shares his “real recruiter” experiences and honest opinions almost daily. Come for the cheeky commentary on working with candidates and hiring managers; stay for his insights on improving the hiring experience for everyone. Beyond LinkedIn, you’ll find him delivering well-timed content on Twitter, TikTok, and behind the mic on his podcast, Recruiting is No Joke.
Following these HR influencers and top recruitment leaders in tech will help you stay on top of talent trends this year. You can also follow Fetcher on LinkedIn and Twitter for more HR tech and recruiting updates. Or, schedule your demo with our team if you’d like to learn more about our automated sourcing platform.
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