Select Website 

Recruitment Directory's Blog - Australia's #1 Recruitment Technology Blog!

Back to Menu Back to Menu

Congratulations Thomas. Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters!

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 11:24am Monday 22 February 2010    Print Article

John Sumser has just released HRExaminer's second series of lists documenting the online world’s Most Influential People in HR and its subsets. Australian Thomas Shaw has been included at number 3 of the Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters. Not only is it an honor to be included in John's research, but to be listed as the only Australian and at such a high ranking was a complete shock.

The list was created using software called Traackr. Traackr uses a combination of spidering, processing and analytics to develop its lists. In order to really quantify the dimensions of online influence, Traackr measures three key variables:
  • Reach: A measure of the audience size (number of eyeballs) for each individual. Traffic.
  • Relevance: The degree to which content associated with the individual matches a cloud of keywords prepared for the analysis
  • Resonance: The number of mentions, inbound links and participation found for each individual.
Traackr spiders the web based on searches for those search terms. That massive pile of data is then sorted and sifted in Traackr’s analytic sandbox. Links, references, content, name duplication are all identified, assessed and reexamined. Ultimately, after a number of spider-analyze-spider iterations, the list starts to take shape.

The entire list of the Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters includes the following people. Well done to everyone involved.
  1. Jason Buss (USA)
  2. Bill Vick (USA)
  3. Thomas Shaw (Australia)
  4. Jessica Lee (USA)
  5. Marc Cenedella (USA)
  6. Bill Boorman (UK)
  7. Peggy McKee (USA)
  8. Michael Long (USA)
  9. Paul Debettignies (USA)
  10. Louise Triance (UK)
  11. John R. Sumser (USA)
  12. Dave Mendoza (USA)
  13. Shally Steckerl (USA)
  14. Jennifer McClure (USA)
  15. Alice Snell (USA)
  16. Glen Cathey (USA)
  17. Rusty Rueff (USA)
  18. Ben Yoskovitz (Canada)
  19. Kelly Dingee (USA)
  20. Peter Gold (UK)
  21. Kevin W. Grossman
  22. Josh Letourneau (USA)
  23. Geoff Webb (Canada)
  24. Amybeth Hale (USA)
  25. Dr. John Sullivan (USA)

Article URL:

Article Tags: hrexaminer traackr top 25 most influential online recruiters jason buss bill vick thomas shaw jessica lee marc cenedella bill boorman peggy mckee michael long paul debettignies louise triance john sumser dave medoza shally steckerl jennifer mcclure alice snell glen cathey rusty reuff ben yoskovitz kelly dignee peter gold kevin grossman josh letourneau geoff webb amybeth hale dr john sullivan most influential online recruitment

Comments Hide Comments (4)

Feel free to join in on the conversation. All comments are moderated before publishing. Comments posted by subscribers don't necessarily reflect the views of Recruitment Directory.

 Jay Weerasekara (6:55pm Monday 22 February 2010)

Congrats! Your articles are always informative and eye-opening. Keep up the good work

 Clayton Wehner (1:26pm Tuesday 23 February 2010)

Hi Thomas - well done. I admire your 'blogging discipline' and seemingly endless list of topics to write about. Keep up the good work.

Clayton Wehner

 Kelly Magowan (7:09pm Tuesday 23 February 2010)

This is great Thomas, congratulations and good to see an Australian making the list.

 Dean (2:18am Tuesday 23 March 2010)

It would be interesting to find out how to check ones own stats.

Your Name: * Required
Your Email Address: * Required
Website URL:
Comments: * Required
Enter the code you see in the image above (case sensitive). Click on the image to refresh it.

Back to Menu Back to Menu

Random Blog Articles

Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 9 - Evaluate Impact, Don’t Continue Blindly
Published: 6:09pm Friday 04 September 2009

Are you adding value to your database? Effective database management tips
Published: 10:30am Tuesday 28 July 2009

Are you a Social Recruitment wanker?
Published: 9:47am Monday 07 December 2009

Australian Job Board Statistics - August 2010
Published: 9:00am Sunday 01 August 2010

Saturday fun - Wordle yourself
Published: 9:00am Saturday 13 December 2008