Glassdoor, the world’s most transparent jobs and career community, today announced the winners of its inaugural Talent Warrior Awards, a list of the top 10 individuals who excel in social recruiting. More than 300 nominees were considered in the competition which kicked off in early June. Winners of the award displayed strong comprehension and proven success recruiting via various social channels by using a mix of hiring and employment branding techniques.
The 2013 Glassdoor Talent Warrior Award Winners include:
VP Talent Acquisition, Sodexo
“We need to continuously monitor technological innovations and make strategic decisions about how to implement new technologies into our recruitment (and social) strategy. This will be critical as we strive to stay ahead of the survey and maintain our competitive advantage in attracting top diverse talent.”
Associate Director, Talent Attraction, AT&T
“Social has always been more about employment branding as much as it is recruiting.”
Director, Employer Brand, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
“Show the candidate the employment experience and company culture, engage employees and support them in success, and share the stories they choose to share on social.”
Sr. Manager, Employer Branding & Digital Recruiting, Adidas Group
“My perspective is that it’s not about the platform it’s about the experiences we create for our talent. Platforms will change, how we do campaigns will continue to evolve, integration of social into just about every technology around us will be common place, but the human need to be treated well… is universal.”
Professional Recruiting Marketer, Pepsico
“Good recruiting has always been ‘social’ by definition…Using centralized tools and tracking our activity closely, we can maximize the impact we have in the social space.”
Manager, Global Talent Acquisition, Expedia
“It’s the way people expect the world to work. It’s putting the human element back in. It’s leveling the playing field.”
Senior Recruiter, Philips Healthcare
“[Don’t] be afraid to try something new and be open to look for a new pool to take a dip in.”
HR Social Media & Employer Brand Leader, GEICO
“It’s important, as an employer, to listen, educate and be helpful.”
Candidate Developer, Progressive Insurance
“Sourcing candidates through social media is the future of recruiting and it’s here now. Today’s job seeker – active or passive – wants to make a connection with the person on the other side of the communication. The job search process is more emotional than it’s been in the past.”
Director of Recruiting, SuccessFactors
“The future of social recruiting will entail leaving out the word “social.” Recruiting has always been a social job. Just like all other communication platforms (phone, fax machines, etc.) online communication and the technology behind it has advanced and thus so will recruiting alongside of it.”
To be considered for the Talent Warrior Awards, individuals were first nominated by peers or themselves. Once nominated, individuals were then asked to share their strategy and perspective on social recruiting. Winners were selected by the Glassdoor Social Leaders Panel, which evaluated nominees on their approach to social recruiting and how they, and if applicable their team, effectively leveraged social media to promote their company’s employment brand and support hiring efforts.
Read more about the Talent Warrior Awards on Glassdoor’s blog by clicking here.