Glassdoor Reveals Winners of the 2013 Talent Warrior Awards, Leaders in Social Recruiting

SAUSALITO, CA – 08/28/13 — 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

They include:

  • Arie Ball, Talent Acquisition Vice President, Sodexo
  • Carrie Corbin, Talent Attraction Associate Director, AT&T
  • Carolyn Eiseman, Employer Brand Director, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Steve Fogarty, Employer Branding & Digital Recruiting Senior Manager, Adidas Group
  • Chris Hoyt, Professional Recruiting Marketer, PepsiCo
  • Jeremy Langhans, Global Talent Acquisition Manager, Expedia
  • Chrystal Moore, Senior Recruiter, Philips Healthcare
  • Shannon Smedstad, HR Social Media & Employer Brand Leader, GEICO
  • Melissa Smith, Candidate Developer, Progressive Insurance
  • Will Staney, Director of Recruiting, SuccessFactors

“In today’s competitive hiring environment, using social media to reach top talent is critical. The social recruiting leaders recognized in the Glassdoor Talent Warrior Awards are among those who are at the forefront of their industry — they are constantly thinking of innovative ways to showcase their company’s jobs and culture so that it is top of mind among target candidates,” said Steve Roop, Glassdoor general manager, Talent Solutions.

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. In addition, nominees were evaluated based on their level of social engagement as well as their company’s reputation among employees and job candidates on Glassdoor.

Winners were selected by the Glassdoor Social Leaders Panel — the panel assessed each nominees’ 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. The panel included: Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor board director and former head of HR for both Electronic Arts and PepsiCo; Kris Dunn, CHRO at Kinetix as well as founder of HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent; China Gorman, CEO at CMG Group and former COO for the Society of Human Resource Management; Shannon Seery Gude, vice president of digital & social strategy for Bernard HODES Group, an Omnicom Group Company; and Jessica Miller-Merrell, CEO of Xceptional HR and founder of Blogging4Jobs.

According to a Glassdoor poll released earlier this year, seventy-nine percent of job seekers are likely to use social media in their job search, and more than half (fifty-three percent) of job seekers within the first 10 years of their career say it’s important for employers to engage in social media. Glassdoor provides a platform for employers to enhance their recruiting efforts that brings together their jobs, insights about what makes the company an attractive place to work, and connects various social channels including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. To learn about Glassdoor’s Talent Solutions visit, and to claim your company’s profile, register for a free account.

About Glassdoor
Glassdoor is the most transparent career community in the world that is changing the way people find jobs and companies recruit top talent. Founded in 2007, Glassdoor offers members the latest job listings, as well as access to proprietary user-generated content including company-specific salary reports, ratings and reviews, CEO approval ratings, interview questions and reviews, office photos and more. Members also have the ability to see Inside Connections™ at particular companies via their Facebook network. In addition, thousands of employers are using Glassdoor’s suite of talent solutions that support employment branding and recruiting efforts. Glassdoor is backed by Benchmark Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, Battery Ventures and DAG Ventures. More information about Glassdoor can be found on its Talent Solutions blog, and by following the company on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell (@jmillermerrell) is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.

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  1. Ward Christman says

    Congratulations to all the winners and “job well done” to the judging panel! Will any of the winner’s “best practices” be shared in an upcoming blog post?


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