Like the Oscars where nominees are selected by peer members, these Recruiting Awards are unique because we're the first to pair a crowdsourced vote with a judging panel filled from the front lines of recruiting and HR leadership.

Jason Buss

editor, TalentHQ and your fellow VP of Talent Acquisition & Diversity

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Recruiting Trends

Since 1970, Recruiting Trends has been dedicated to serving the recruiting industry. In April of 2006, it went online as RecruitingTrends.comsupplemented by a twice-weekly newsletter, Recruiting Trends Bulletin. Recruiting Trends reaches senior-level recruiters and human resource and talent management leaders at small, medium, large, and global organizations and is the industry source for key decision makers and influencers in the profession to read about what’s going on in their world.

Updated daily, includes articles that explore current and future trends, highlight leading-edge best practices, identify tactical recruiting expertise, and offer industry insight; news and research items; and a weekly Data Watch article.

Recruiting Trends also hosts Best Practice Webinars featuring panel discussions by today’s recruiting experts on relevant sourcing, recruiting, and on-boarding topics. In addition, Recruiting Trends hosts live events, including The Recruiting Conference.


Checkster stands for giving individuals and organizations tools that will help them recognize and grow their talent. Checkster aims to improve the world’s productivity and harmony by increasing job fit and work achievement, as well as personal career satisfaction and fulfillment.

Checkster provides Personal Feedback tools that are revolutionizing traditional 360 degree feedback methodologies and employer reference checks. Individuals now have unprecedented access to tools that help them grow and develop within their career. Employers can leverage Checkster to hire, retain, and grow the right talent.

JOBS2WEB a successfactors company

Jobs2Web is an interactive recruitment marketing company. We use interactive marketing technology to help our clients efficiently find better, engage better, and know better candidate activity from multiple channels of recruiting. Our clients are able to find better candidates at a lower cost.

Founded in 2003, Jobs2Web is headquartered in Minnetonka Minnesota where we serve over 150 clients today. Our team is comprised of a powerful combination of leaders in recruiting, interactive marketing, software development and applicant tracking technologies which have helped us to see the industry from every direction. In 2009 Inc. magazine recognized Jobs2Web as one of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies (#228), and Human Resource Executive magazine awarded our Recruiting Dashboard the 2009 Top HR Product of the Year.

We understand the unique recruiting challenges organizations – and the competitive market for talent. You deserve a partner that can develop and deliver both leading edge and cost effective solutions designed to meet your hiring needs.


As of August 2, 2012, LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 175 million members in over 200 countries and territories. LinkedIn started out in the living room of co-founder Reid Hoffman in 2002. The site officially launched on May 5, 2003.

At the end of the first month in operation, LinkedIn had a total of 4,500 members in the network. As of June 30, 2012 (the end of the second quarter), professionals are signing up to join LinkedIn at a rate of approximately two new members per second. The company is publicly held and has a diversified business model with revenues coming from hiring solutions, marketing solutions and premium subscriptions.

LinkedIn was the inaugural recruiting awards sponsor and host where our first Recruiting Awards winners were announced live at The LinkedIn 2011 Talent Connect Conference in Las Vegas, NV.


Talent HQ’s creator and editor is Recruiting & Diversity Leader, Jason Buss. Talent HQ is a premier online news and information channel for the Recruiting and Human Resources community.

Buss brings 15 years of leadership experience to Talent HQ, and delivers both original and practical content – from the viewpoint of a practitioner (realistic). The content and articles from the site are also aggregated to several other HR and Recruiting sites in the industry.