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Innovators Leverage Social Data to Find New, Talented People

Social data refers to data individuals create that is knowingly and voluntarily shared by them; it’s existence is validated by the community. 

In cooperation with Datasift’s Data Week, we presented an in depth look into how the rise of social data has changed – and will revolutionize – the way businesses hire. This Smartup Event (elevating innovation in hiring), offered a very accomplished panel – Blogging4Jobs Founder Jessica Miller-Merrell, SmartRecruiters SVP Maksim Ovsyannikov, Founder & CEO Perri Gorman, Datasift Head of HR Bob Lehto, and SmartRecruiters Founder & CEO Jerome Ternynck. Here is the best advice from each innovator leveraging social data to find new, talented people:

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Blogging4Jobs Founder Jessica Founder Miller-Merrell


SmartRecruiters SVP Maksim Ovsyannikov Founder & CEO Perri Gorman


Datasift Head of HR Bob Lehto


SmartRecruiters Founder & CEO Jerome Ternynck.


The social data revolution is in its infancy. Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter are all less than 10 years old. The increase in volume of social data, and the developments in validity of social data, will shape how we find, communication, and work with new, talented people.


David Smooke

David Smooke was the Director of Content Marketing and Social Media at SmartRecruiters and is the Founder of ArtMap Inc & AMI Publications.