WILL STANEY

Director of Recruiting, SAP USA

Will Staney is the Director of Recruiting, Strategic Programs at SAP where he is responsible for driving the success and continued development of their strategic sourcing strategies, social recruiting, recruitment marketing, web strategy, employer branding, social community management, career site development, candidate experience, internal and external talent programs. As as well as this, Will is also responsible for keeping up with the latest emerging social, recruiting and HR technologies, to ensure that SuccessFactors is always on the cutting edge.

Before SuccessFactors, he held the position of Talent Acquisition Web Strategy Manager at VMware. Over a period of two years, Will trained the entire global staffing team and implemented social media strategy, sourcing strategies and adoption throughout the organisation that has dramatically changed the way that they find top talent and spread awareness of their employer brand online. VMware’s social recruiting adoption and strategy, spearheaded by Will, has been said to be “leading the charge in terms of innovation, transparency and energy…and many companies have unofficially looked to VMware’s social media adoption as the role model for how they would like to invest in the future.” – Joshua Waldman, CareerEnlightenment.com June, 2011

Staney is an influential voice in the HR and recruiting space. He regularly speaks on new media marketing, recruiting strategies, and employer branding in the HR and social media conference circuits as well as online webinars. His recent speaking appearances include Linkedin Talent Connect, HR Technology Conference Europe, Bersin IMPACT, TalentNet Social Recruiting Conference, Social Media Club of Austin, and more.

In recognition of his prowess, he has received a number of industry rewards, which include the Game Changer award from Workforce Management, the Talent Warrior Award from Glassdoor Inc. and was recently cited by Huffington Post as one of The Top 100 Most Social Human Resources Experts On Twitter.