Lars Schmidt is a keynote speaker, panelist, and trainer who has presented at events held by LinkedIn, Life Is Beautiful Festival, Glassdoor, Recruiting Trends, Human Capital Institute, Social Media Week, Recruiting Innovation Summit, and more. He offers recruiting, branding, and technology-related keynotes, presentations, and training sessions. His work at the intersection of recruiting and employer branding has been covered in MashableWall Street JournalWashington PostU.S. News, and more.

As a professional speaker, Lars explores the intersection of recruiting, talent branding, culture, social/digital engagement, and technology. He’s available for keynote, presentation, and training presentations.


LinkedIn Talent Connect 2015 Live Stream Host

LinkedIn Talent Connect 2015: Opening Customer Keynote

Glassdoor Employer Brand Summit 2016: Open Source Comes to HR / Emcee

"Is Lars one of the industry’s foremost thought leaders when it comes to employer branding, candidate experience, and innovative recruiting practices? Yes. But he’s also an engaging speaker, a fantastic event MC and marketer. I was lucky enough to have Lars serve as the Master of Ceremonies of our inaugural Employer Branding Summit at Glassdoor that had 100 attendees in the room but over 5,000 watching the live stream globally. He effortlessly switched between gears, from delivering a dynamic keynote presentation to engaging other speakers in Q&A following their presentations and answering questions from the audience on the fly. Always ready with thoughtful insights but witty enough to keep people laughing even 6 hours in, I can’t imagine a better MC for a recruiting or employer branding event than Lars."

- Alison Hadden, Glassdoor Director of Brand Strategy

"Lars graciously accepted my invitation to speak on a panel during Social Media Week on how to leverage social media to find a job. The event was a smashing success in no small part thanks to his subject matter expertise and ability to both entertain and enlighten the crowd at the same time. He is a genuine pleasure to work with, a fantastic communicator, and an all-around great guy."

Kathryn Minshew, The Muse Founder & CEO


Scheduled and Past Speaking Events