Who should you follow!!


So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. By follow I mean on twitter, connected to on Linkedin, RSS feeds etc. People or companies that will provide you valuable information about staffing and recruiting. This list is not all encompassing, but hits allot of the biggies.


Now as I am sure I do not have to tell you of course you should follow me :)

Dean Da Costa- (The “Search Authority”)

 Linkedin- http://www.linkedin.com/in/deandacosta

Deandacosta (twitter) -http://twitter.com/Deandacosta

 Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/deandc43

And many more


So enough with the shameless plug J on to the other ones to follow


Shally Steckerl – one of the best and most knowledgeable sourcing experts around.

LinkedIn- www.linkedin.com/in/shally

Facebook- www.facebook.com/shally.steckerl

Twitter- http://twitter.com/shally

And many more


Randy Schrum- A major player in Social Media

Website- www.randyschrum.com

Linkedin- www.linkedin.com/in/randyschrum

   Facebook- www.facebook.com/linkwithrandy

Twitter- http://twitter.com/RandySchrum



Marvin Smith- a pioneer in the staffing world (talent Community)

Linkedin-  www.linkedin.com/in/marvsmith

RSS feed- http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/22414394.rss

And more


Jim Stroud- The “searchologist”, enough said

LinedIn- http://www.linkedin.com/in/jimstroud

Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/thejimstroudshow

And many more


AmyBeth Hale- The “Research Goddess”, again enough said.

Linkedin- http://www.linkedin.com/in/researchgoddess

Her Website- “http://www.researchgoddess.com/”

And many more


Gerry Crispin- CareerXroads knows his stuff

LinkedIn- http://www.linkedin.com/in/gerrycrispin

Twitter- http://twitter.com/ gerrycrispin

And many more


Glenn Gutmacher- One of the best sourcers around

LinkedIn- www.linkedin.com/in/gutmach

Twitter- http://twitter.com/gutmach

And many more



Of course there are more, but these should be at the top of your list.


Now groups you should follow.


AIRs- I think we all know about this one.

SHRM- another one we all know.

Sourcing 7- a great group you can find on Linkedin

NWRA (Northwest Recruiters Association)- if not this one the local one to your geo.

Recruitingblogs- a great resource for info and connections

HCI (Human Capital Institute)- all about talent and more

NAPS (National Association of Personnel Services)-More staffing

ERE- A top talent and staffing site

Recruiting Tools- A place to gain info on tools and more.


Of course there are more but again these are the biggies.

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Comment by pam claughton on December 28, 2011 at 8:56am


I follow a few hr people, mostly ones I followed initially when I first signed up for Twitter. Then I switched my focus to the types of people I want to recruit, which seems more effective for me. I don't spend much time on Twitter though, mostly just have auto-posts of new searches. I'm not sure what is the most effective way to really use Twitter though. I'm definitely open to suggestions for what is working for other recruiters.

Comment by Sandra McCartt on December 29, 2011 at 12:39pm
I won't follow anybody who dumps their tweets into the activity stream on RBC or LinkedIn. If we all did that there would be nothing but mindless tweets and links in the activity stream. Tweets should stay on twitter in my opinion.
Comment by Dean Da Costa on January 4, 2012 at 9:21pm

so one of the main uses for twitter is ro help get information out. Another is to brand yourself. I can understand not wanting to follow peple who put their Activity feed on Linkedin etc, if their activity stream is a non branded form of activity. Meaning the streams that say what they ar edoign at this time, they are king of the water cooler etc. However if the activity is targeted, and helps get valuable information out then following makes sense. I mean one of the reasons I follow Jim Stroud, is because I know he gives out great information about staffing and staffing related issues.


Now as to following people who you want to recruit. I do not disagree with this. But something to rememeber is people who are open to listening about openings and such are going to want to connect with people who are also connected with those who can helop them. An example I was recently contacted by a Sr. Architect who had decided he wanted to start looking and saw I was looking for a Sr. Architect, he heard from a friend of his who followed me on twitter. That friend is a recruiter. This cadidate checked out my twitter page, and my Linkedin page before he contacted me. He saw how connected I am on the staffing world. saw that I was also connected in the High tech world. He read some of my tweets, the ones during the week centered around staffing and HR, and the ones on the weekend usually centered around helping those looking for work. He decided to contact me. I got him hired, he is one of dozens examples just over the last month or 2. Sometimes I do not get them hired with companies I am working with, but I get them connected to other staffing professionals who get them hired, either way they are very very gratefull and recommend me to others. If you look at my linkedin or Twitter follower list you will find a mix of staffing/HR people, Tech people, financial etc. It is good to have a mix. The thing to remember is twitter, Linkedin, recruitersblog, and the others are all related, You should check out my posts on social media architect it will help you understand better.


Hope that helps.

Comment by Sandra McCartt on January 4, 2012 at 9:53pm

There are 30K recruiters on RBC  If all of us dumped out tweets into the RBC status update it would not be a status update.  It would be twitter, get it?

Comment by Dean Da Costa on January 4, 2012 at 11:24pm

Yes and no. I understand what you are saying, however if your tweets are all staffing specific what is worng with letting others see them, I have had numerous people contact me thanking me for the info including from RBC. I mean I have my feeds on my page here and have gotten great feedback. However again if I was one of those who tweet about my day, what I am doing, were I am going, what I had for lunch then no. But since I and others tweet about stuff relavent to staffing then why not? Me having my RSS from twitter comming here or anyplace does not make it twitter. I also post to my blog here, what it does though is allow easy access for others to information they may want.  I mean allot of people take their blog postings here and tweet them is that turning twitter into RBC? No, having my tweets coming to my page as an RSS feed does not make this twitter. It makes this a piece in the social media architecure like it is suppose to be. The idea of RBC is a place to allow recruiters to talk, exchange ideas, share ideas, and share knowledge and more. Since all my tweets are infomation related to staffing and recruiting by definition there is nothing wrong with having a feed coming to RBC.  I hope this clarifies things. If not we can agree to disagree


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