Wherever you are in the world, whichever industry you belong to, if you are part of a Human Resource team, the key parameters of your overall tasks will always revolve around hiring the right talent, retaining them, engaging with them, while at the same time constantly motivating them. Human nature is complex and having to manage people has always been tricky.
Here are a few HR Tech leaders who have not only aced the human resource management game but have also shone light on the fact that implementation of the right kind of HR technology can actually eliminate the challenges of traditional HR.
Laszlo Bock, CEO and Co-Founder of Humu
Laszlo Bock, CEO and Co-founder of Humu is a seasoned HR veteran with an experience of around two decades in the HR industry. Humu, came into existence in 2017 to help companies use behavioral science and machine learning to build stronger teams. Laszlo in his past has served as a SVP of People Operations in Google. During his tenure at Google, the company received titles like the best company to work for. He is the author of “WORK RULES! Insights from Inside Google to Transform How You Live and Lead”, the book, when released, was named among the top 15 business books of the year.
Kris Dunn is the Chief Human Resource Officer and Partner at Kinetix. Kinetix is a recruitment process outsourcing firm (RPO) for growth companies with specialisation in recruitment, staffing and consulting. His past experience comprises of being a HR professional in companies like Workforce, DAXKO and more. His passion for creating significant HR and HR technology related content led to the commencement of his two blogs – The HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent where he has been sharing some pretty interesting and insightful HR tips and trends since the last 7 years.
Laurie Ruettimann is currently working as an instructor with LinkedIn. Laurie comes with many talents. She is not only an amazing HR leader but also an inspiring author, speaker and entrepreneur. Her independent and strong willed nature inspired her to create two courses on LinkedIn, namely – self- leadership and conflict resolution. She has experience with companies like Monsanto, Pfizer and others. Her podcast – Punk Rock HR is yet another testament to the motivating work she is doing in the Human Resources sector.
Pat Wadors is the Chief Talent Officer at ServiceNow and Board member of Accolade, Zenefits, and El Camino Hospital. ServiceNow develops a cloud computing platform that helps create digital workflows which automate the company’s operation. Pat’s passion for caring for people and their families, especially during these difficult times, led her to partner with some like-minded CHRO’s of Accenture, Verizon and Lincoln to design and launch People+Work connect. People+Work connect is a free forum to link workers who have lost their employment due to the Covid 19 crisis to prospective employers who have a sudden rush to recruit staff.
Dave Ulrich is the Co-founder and Principal of The RBL Group, a consulting and development firm. Dave has served the industry for more than three decades and is the man you would look up to for his influential leadership, empathy and revolutionary HR insights. He is a recipient of titles like “father of modern HR” and “HR thought leader of the decade” and has also been ranked as a #1 management guru by Business Week. Dave identifies trends and communicates his thought leadership via his writing, teaching, and consulting and is an author of 30 books and over 200 articles.
Jessica Miller – Merrell is the CEO and Co-founder of Duo Works, a co-working, shared office and meeting space for work professional. She is the Chief Innovation Officer at Workology, a platform that encourages people to discuss insightful HR trends, tools, and case studies, and Chief Strategist and Consultant at Xceptional HR – a consulting company that works in the HR, Talent Management, and Recruiting industries. Given her extensive background of over 15 years, she is definitely a multi-talented leader in the human resources industry. Apart from proving her mettle as an exceptional HR leader Jessica is also seen writing, speaking, and podcasting on various HR related trends.
Jim Stroud is currently the VP of Marketing at Proactive Talent, a recruitment strategy consulting and staffing company. Jim embodies the spirit of an expert in sourcing and recruitment strategy. His clients include companies like Microsoft, Google, MCI, Siemens amongst several others. Some of his key achievements include an award winning blog JimStroud.com, production of HR related web series, he is the author of 5 HR themed books, and also has his own YouTube series – “The Jim Stroud Show” and “The Jim Stroud Podcast.”
Hung Lee is the Co-founder and CEO of Workshape.io, an online recruiting platform. With the help of his platform he is always looking for sustainable ways of bringing talent and suitable jobs together. In addition to his role at Workshape, Hung publishes weekly newsletters in his role as a community builder at Recruiting Brainfood where he loves to give HR and HR Tech insights into various aspects of recruitment. Hung has served the industry for over a decade, reinventing himself by serving in many roles.
Kieran is the CEO and Co-Founder of Textio, an innovative augmented writing platform launched in 2014. For the uninitiated, augmented writing is technology that serves as a writing coach. Kieren has worked with companies like Microsoft and Amazon and has in-depth knowledge about all stages of product management, may it be product marketing, pricing or licensing. She is not only an established HR tech leader but is also an accomplished data writer and holds a PhD in Linguistics and Cognitive Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
If there is one leader who exemplifies a bias-free recruitment world, it is Frida Polli. Frida is the CEO and Co-founder of Pymetrics. Her neuroscience background and her passion for technology inspired her to create an AI powered people recommendation engine called Pymetrics. Pymetrics uses game based technology to analyse people and measure their behavioral aspects and ascertain their talent so their skills can be put to use in the best possible manner without any discrimination. Some renowned companies like Accenture, Infosys, LinkedIn, Unilever have successfully implemented Pymetrics in their talent acquisition processes. Frida is also a frequent speaker at various HR tech conferences around the world.