LeaderThe leaders of HR technology run in a tightly knit circle, and together, they are constantly shaping the way technology impacts everyday HR practitioners. The following four leaders in HR technology dominate the social sphere through their active blogs, columns, and talkshows, and they all guide and influence the ways we think about technology in HR.

1. Bill Kutik

Bill Kutik is a veteran in the HR-technology sector with almost 30 years of experience. Kutik is currently the host and managing editor of Firing Line with Bill Kutik, host of the Bill Kutik Radio Show, and the tech columnist for Human Resource Executive magazine.

Kutik’s social media influence in HR technology comes from his experience in reaching audiences through all forms of media outlets, including, print, radio, video, and digital.

Fun fact about Kutik: He scored a 799 out of 800 on the English section of the SATs. Kutik, we’re curious which one you got wrong, too.

2. Steve Boese

Steve Boese, co-chair of the HR Technology Conference and writer/editor for Human Resource Executive magazine, holds more than 20 years of experience in implementing technology solutions for HR and business issues. Boese is also the blogger behind Steve Boese’s HR Technology blog and host of the podcast HR Happy Hour with Trish McFarlane.

Boese’s efforts and expertise have resulted in an impressive 32K followers on Twitter, and his blog was named the No. 1 talent management blog by Fistful of Talent in 2010.

3. Trish McFarlane

Trish McFarlane, CEO of H3HR Advisors and one of the minds behind the HRevolution conference, specializes in the alignment of overall business objectives with HR strategies through communication and technology solutions. Aside from providing HR leadership within organizations, McFarlane exercises considerable influence on the world of HR technology in general as the writer of the HR Ringleader blog, cofounder of the Women of HR blog, and host of the HR Happy Hour  podcast with Steve Boese.

Interested in what McFarlane has to say? Check her out on Twitter.

4. Bryon Abramowitz

Bryon Abramowitz, cloud solutions director at PwC, boasts 18 years of experience as an HR technology consultant who has helped companies implement technology solutions in their recruitment process. Abramowitz’s social influence comes from his blog, The HR Technologist, where he discusses pressing topics in HR technology. Although RIVS doesn’t play favorites, Abramowitz is a Chicago native — so we think that makes him pretty cool.

These social influencers in HR technology serve as resources from which organizations and HR departments can learn quite a lot. Be sure to follow these thought leaders going forward — you definitely won’t regret it.

This article originally appeared on RIVS’s blog.

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