Talent Acquisition Is Being Disrupted: Top HR Companies To Watch 2015 [#hrwins]


HRWins It's been an amazing ride here at Amplify Talent since we launched in 2013. We're incredibly fortunate to be able to partner with leading companies like Hootsuite, SpaceX, NPR, Cracker Barrel, and Cognosante to develop progressive talent strategies.

Last week we received news that we've been selected as one of LAROCQUE's Top 25 HR Companies to Watch. We're honored and grateful to be included among companies we admire who are truly re-shaping the industry like Universum, Glassdoor, RolePoint, Clinch, and The Muse.

Firms like Amplify Talent, who establish talent strategies that are as strategic as they are rooted in common sense. Leveraging the latest technology and the latest thinking in talent acquisition.  - George Larocque, Principal Analyst - The Starr Conspiracy

If you're not familiar with Amplify Talent, we felt this might be a good opportunity to introduce ourselves and share our mission and values.

Launched in 2013, Amplify Talent partners with organizations across a broad range of industries to optimize their recruiting and employer branding efforts. We deliver real results to real employers all over the world.

Talent isn’t just a buzzword here; it’s our passion, and it’s that passion that’s fueled over a decade and a half of building and driving world-class recruiting programs at industry leading companies like NPR, Ticketmaster and Magento.

We’re never satisfied, and are always looking at what’s next to make sure that we’re able to evolve along with the recruiting industry, stay on top of trends, and use emerging best practices, technologies and tools to deliver sustainable, scalable and successful talent solutions focused on delivering results – and adding value.

Amplify Talent acts not as a provider, but as a true partner, working in tandem with our clients to develop, drive and deliver customized, comprehensive and compelling talent acquisition strategies which help them recruit more effectively and efficiently.

Our guiding principals at Amplify Talent are our Mission and Values. They serve as our foundation, shaping and driving every decision we make.


The mission of Amplify Talent is to operate on the leading edge of recruiting and branding. This expertise creates continual competitive advantage for our clients by connecting them with exceptional talent.


Recruiting is the foundation for every company’s success. That’s why finding the right talent for the right roles must be a core competency for every business today – and tomorrow.


Be leaders. Show. Don’t tell.

Be curious. Continuous questioning drives continuous innovation.

Be honest. Trust is everything. Without integrity, we’re nothing.

Be humble. Let your actions speak for themselves.

Be open. Transparency builds best practices and better results.

Be generous. Add value, don’t ask for it.

Be bold. Calculated risks create measurable progress.

Be resourceful. There’s no such thing as a silver bullet.

Be passionate. Love what you do. Life’s too short not to.

Be agile. Change is constant. Plan for it or plan to fail.

Be hungry. Expect Nothing. Earn everything.

Thanks for taking a moment to get to know us. We feel very fortunate to work in this space, at such a dynamic time. Recruiting is indeed being disrupted. It's evolving into more of a creative field. Yes, creative. The list below provides some great resources if you're looking to optimize your own recruiting efforts. Be sure to check out the full article below for other companies to keep an eye on.

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This batch of #hrwins Top HR Companies To Watch for Talent Acquistion was exciting to put together. I cut my teeth in this space as a recruiter and talent management professional over a period of 10 years. Then, I moved on to the tech side, launching some of the biggest brands in this segment to this day. What really fueled my passion for the space over those first 20 years of my career was the pace of innovation and change I saw at the time. The promise that we offered talent acquisition leaders with technology as the world of work and the workforce was changing.

We’re at a similar point in time again.

The trends that continue to change technology  like the emergence of the cloud, mobile-first development, the maturation of social media and networks, data (big and analytics), the focus on User-Experience, measurable engagement, small and medium sized businesses (SMB) with more sophisticated technology expectations, etc.  These tech and market trends combine with rapidly evolving workforce trends, like the emerging contingent workforce, implications of the Affordable Care Act, baby boomers exiting the workforce (they will, trust me), a digital native workforce entering (I don’t like the M-word), and cultural shifts in what we expect from our employers.

The combination of these and other tech and workforce trends create a perfect storm of sorts. A time where tech is taking major steps forward, faster than ever before, to deliver a more meaningful experience to both candidates and employers.

When I launched the #hrwins a few years ago as a celebration of innovation for HR the intent was to celebrate not just tech, but innovation happening in HR process and initiatives because that’s where it matters most. But, we have a tendency to focus on technology as innovation.

In this #hrwins for the first time we see a few organizations that are not just providing tech, but providing guidance to talent acquisition leaders in several forms.

Organizations like The Talent Board, creators of the Candidate Experience Awards. Through their relentless commitment to data driven insight and collaboration, they’ve called attention to areas in talent acquisition needing to be addressed for decades – and both employers and tech vendors have responded.

Firms like Amplify Talent, who establish talent strategies that are as strategic as they are rooted in common sense. Leveraging the latest technology and the latest thinking in talent acquisition.

And, firms like Branded Strategies, an employer branding agency that helps employers see their true identity and then bring it to the market with creative honesty.

The technology vendors in this list are all committed to improving the experience for both HR technology users and the candidates and employees that the technology impacts. I’m seeing great things happening in the field with employers and with tech vendors. It’s an exciting time to be in HR and HR technology.

With that, I give you the new crop of 2015 #hrwins Top HR Companies To Watch for Talent Acquisition