Lars Schmidt is a keynote speaker, panelist, and trainer who has presented at events held by LinkedIn, Life Is Beautiful Festival, Glassdoor, HR Tech World Congress, RecFest, 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 Mashable, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, U.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, emcee, presentation, and training sessions.
RecFest Opening Keynote (London) - Employer Brand 2020
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
Working with Lars was a pleasure. He immediately added an extra level of credibility to RecFest, which was reflected in the spike in ticket sales when we announced his involvement. He took time to really understand the vibe and the culture of the event. On the day of RecFest Lars killed it. He hit the right mark, made everyone feel relaxed, and set the tone for the day within the first 30 seconds. Lars also gave the opening talk and was the joint most popular speaker of the day.
Jamie Leonard, The Recruitment Events Co. Managing Director