Steve Levy

Talent Acquisiton, Recruiting, and Sourcing in New York

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There’s no such thing as a “former” Marine, Jesuit, Bartender or Engineer; on many levels I still consider myself to be an engineer. While I might now be labeled as “HR” (or even worse as an #*£@%¶¡! Recruiter), in reality I’ve been immersed in the technology sector my entire professional life.

While I’ve long forgotten my programming languages, I’ve cozied up to, recruited, and counseled enough technology leaders, game changers and rebels over the years to know how they think and act, and where they hang out. I've also been fortunate to build some incredible technical and non-technical teams for start-up, growth, and turnaround organizations.

While my daily activities involve still loving all aspects of sourcing, recruiting, branding, social media, and talent strategy, I also find time to advise recruiting tech startups including Hiretual, eTeki, Crowded, and day100. Even more exciting is the 2017 launch of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals – the first ever global association for the recruiting profession.

In addition to my player/coach/mentor work in recruiting, I’ve been part of SHRM’s initiative to develop ANSI standards for Workforce Planning, been recognized as one of the most Social HR Experts on Twitter, Top People Mentioned by Recruiters, people to Follow in Social Media Recruiting, and Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers MUST Follow.

I seem to be well-respected as someone who combines old school and "new cool" techniques to identify and engage exceptional talent (some might also refer to what I do as “cyberstalking” but I prefer calling it “research”). As a New Yawkah, I don’t sugar coat the challenges facing businesses in their quest for talent – which I suppose is why I’m often asked for “scintillating quotes” on current and future recruiting and retention issues.

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  • Work
    • Recruiting Inferno
  • Education
    • Hofstra University
    • University of Vermont