insider_h_bussing Heather Bussing Heather Bussing is a writer and employment lawyer who is interested in the intersection of work, people, and technology. She practices law in California, writes for www.hrexaminer.com and usually is seen at conferences taking photographs. Ask her to take yours.
Mervyn Dinnen
Mervyn Dinnen
Mervyn Dinnen is a talent acquisition analyst who looks at emerging trends impacting hiring, retention and engagement in the HR, recruitment and technology sectors. Mervyn is also an award winning recruitment blogger who regularly writes for a number HR and recruitment technology sites and advises on content marketing strategies. Mervyn reports from technology events in the US and Europe and is also a speaker, panelist and chairman at a number of industry conferences.
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Melissa Fairman
Melissa Fairman is an HR Manager with over ten years of experience spanning multiple industries: performance aftermarket, financial services, manufacturing and distribution. Her work is focused on the areas of HR organizational strategy, employee relations, recruiting and training and development. When she isn’t working as an HR Manager she is also the owner and lead writer on her own HR focused blog HRreMix and is a monthly contributor to Performance I Create. As an avid blogger you can also find her covering HR conferences as part of the social media team. You can connect with her in all the usual places:
Her blog: HrRemix
Performance | Create
Twitter @HrRemix
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/melissafairman/
Email: Melissa.Fairman@gmail.com
Paul Hebert
Paul Hebert
Paul Hebert is a writer, speaker and consultant focused on influencing behaviors and driving business results through employees, channel partners and consumers. Over the course of his career, Paul has worked closely with clients to design influence, marketing, motivation, incentive, loyalty, recognition and reward programs to increase effectiveness and reduce costs.

Paul is the Senior Director, Solutions Architecture at Creative Group, Inc where he helps individuals (and businesses) THRIVE by and driving greater employee, channel and customer loyalty – and ultimately business results. He is a regular speaker at state SHRM events, led multiple webinars on engagement, is a contributing author on the Fistful of Talent blog, writer and founding member of the editorial advisory board at the HRExaminer website, co-author of “Enterprise Engagement: The Textbook: A Roadmap to Achieving Organizational Results Through People” and co-author of three books on social media “The Age of Conversation #1, #2, and #3” – and is the Social Media Editor for the Enterprise Engagement Alliance.

Gareth Jones
Gareth Jones
Gareth’s career spans over 24 years and multiple roles having worked across HR, Business Development, Consulting, CRM, Marketing and Recruitment. A regular speaker and blogger on the future of HR and resourcing technology he has spent the best part of the last 10 years challenging conventional thinking, deconstructing business models and pioneering the use of digital strategies to improve business performance. Prior to joining Chemistry, Gareth spent several years immersed in technology and social business, working largely with entrepreneurial tech start-ups in HR/Resourcing and large corporates, helping them to understand and make the most of what digital can offer. Gareth joined The Chemistry Group in April with a brief to scale Chemistry’s products and services through the use of smart technology, with a particular focus on the future of people, mobile and social.
Mary Kaylor
Mary Kaylor
Mary Kaylor is Manager, Public Affairs for the Society for Human Resource Management. She is the managing editor of The SHRM Blog and is the creator, editor and producer of #Nextchat, a weekly Twitter chat that explores HR topics and trends. She is on Twitter at @SHRMKaylor.
Sharlyn Lauby
Sharlyn Lauby
Sharlyn Lauby is an author, writer, speaker and consultant. She has been named a Top HR Digital Influencer and is best-known for her work on HR Bartender, a friendly place to talk about workplace issues. HR Bartender has been recognized as one of the Top 5 Blogs read by HR professionals by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and best business blog by the Stevie Awards.

Publications such as Reuters, The New York Times, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, and Mashable have sought out her expertise on topics related to human resources and the workplace. Sharlyn is the author of “Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers,” which is available on Amazon, and her second book, ”Manager Onboarding,” is available in the SHRM Store.

Her personal goal in life is to find the best cheeseburger on the planet.

Jennifer Payne
Jennifer Payne
Jennifer Payne is an HR veteran with nearly two decades of experience in various aspects of the profession, including employee & labor relations, learning & development, and talent acquisition. She currently oversees talent management, engagement, and employee communications for Tops Markets, a regional grocery chain based in Buffalo, NY. A seasoned blogger, she is one of the co-founders and contributing writers of the Women of HR blog, and has held the role of editor for the past several years. She has regularly served on social media/blogging teams for various conferences, and is excited to now be a part of the HR Tech Insiders. She strives to bring an HR practitioner’s point of view to the topics she explores, and to challenge others to think differently about how they approach their jobs.
Tim Sackett
Tim Sackett
Tim Sackett, SHRM, SCP, SPHR is the President of HRU Technical Resources a leading IT and Engineering Staffing firm headquartered in Lansing, MI. Tim has 20 years of combined Executive HR and Talent Acquisition experience, working for Fortune 500 companies in healthcare, retail, dining and technology. Tim is a highly sought after national speaker on leadership, talent acquisition and HR execution. He also is a prolific writer in the HR and Talent space, writing for Fistful of Talent and his blog The Tim Sackett Project. Tim is married to a hall of fame wife and has three sons and one dog. In 2015, he was named one of the Top 50 Recruiting, and HR Thought Leaders to follow on Twitter by Glassdoor, which gives him mad street cred with his teenage sons. He is a lifelong workplace advocate for Diet Mt. Dew fountain machines and hugs.
Robin Schooling
Robin Schooling
Robin Schooling, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is VP of Human Resources with Hollywood Casino in Baton Rouge, LA and is on a lifelong mission to make organizations better by making HR better. She’s a regular speaker at HR and business conferences, serves on the Advisory Board for HROnboard, is the current Ringmaster at the Carnival of HR, and has been an active ATD and SHRM volunteer leader. The Huffington Post named her one of The Top 100 Most Social Human Resource Experts on Twitter and Glassdoor called her one of the 2015 HR and Recruiting Thought Leaders to Follow. She’s been interviewed, quoted by, or has written for numerous entities including Yahoo, CareerBuilder, Monster, HRM Online Canada, Certified Magazine, HR Examiner, SHRM and Recruiting Daily.

On a never ending quest to find the perfect French 75, Robin is a fervent and unapologetic fan of the New Orleans Saints, and once upon a time received an award as “HR Professional of the Year.” You can read her blog and connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Wes Wu
Wes is a Principal with Ernst & Young’s People Advisory Services practice. Currently located in San Francisco, he leads HR systems in EY’s western region and has spent his entire career designing HR service delivery, technology, talent management, payroll and analytics strategies. He has worked across all industries and focuses on large enterprises with global footprints.

Wes has deep experience providing end to end service delivery design from concept to deployment including the formulation of HR strategy, creation of roadmap plans, developing detailed business cases and executing implementations and enjoys thinking innovatively and creatively about issues.