September 12, 2014 15:00 ET

Glassdoor Reveals Winners of the 2014 Talent Warrior Awards, Leaders in Talent Acquisition

Recruiting and Employer Branding Experts Across Industries Stand Out for Innovative Hiring Approaches

SAUSALITO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2014) - Today Glassdoor announced the winners of its second annual Talent Warrior Awards, recognizing talent acquisition leaders for their innovative recruiting efforts and successes in the competitive war for talent. Winners were announced at the Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit, held today in San Francisco for top influencers and thought leaders in employer branding, recruitment marketing and talent acquisition. More than 500 nominees were considered in the competition, which kicked off in early June. Winners of the award displayed proven recruiting success using strategic and forward-thinking hiring and employment branding techniques.

The 2014 Glassdoor Talent Warrior Award Winners are:

  • Jennifer Newbill, global talent acquisition program manager, Dell 
  • Kimberly Bocian, vice president global talent acquisition, Ericsson 
  • Tiffany Ligon, senior recruiting manager, Evolent Health
  • April Eldred, vice president global talent acquisition, Forrester Research
  • Dustin Carper, employment brand strategist, Groupon
  • Celinda Appleby, global talent acquisition digital media program manager, Hewlett Packard
  • Cindy Cloud, senior manager global talent attraction and recruitment marketing, Informatica
  • Chrissy Glover, employer brand marketing manager, Opower
  • Elaine Poucher, recruiting director, Protiviti 
  • Suzanne Myers, director talent acquisition, RealPage

"Today, hiring is more complicated than ever before. Cutting edge technology and employer branding efforts are critical for recruiting top talent," said Steve Burton, VP of marketing at Glassdoor. "The Glassdoor Talent Warrior Awards honor the individuals who truly take risks and push the limits to operate on the front lines of the recruitment landscape."

To be considered for the Talent Warrior Awards, individuals were first nominated by peers or themselves and then completed an essay-style submission explaining what made their hiring strategies unique. From there, a judging panel including 2013 Talent Warriors reviewed the submissions to determine the hiring professionals who truly stood out for their cutting edge approaches to talent acquisition.

The panel of judges included:

  • Arie Ball, vice president talent acquisition, Sodexo
  • Carolyn Eiseman, director of employer brand, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Steve Fogarty, senior manager of employer branding and digital recruiting, Adidas Group
  • Chrystal Moore, senior recruiter and talent advisor, Philips Healthcare
  • Shannon Smedstad, director of employer branding, CEB
  • Melissa Smith, senior talent search specialist, Progressive Insurance
  • Will Staney, head of global recruiting, Glassdoor

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About Glassdoor
Glassdoor, founded in 2007, is the leading career community designed to help job seekers find jobs and address critical questions that come up during the search, application, interview and negotiation phases of employment. Glassdoor provides the most transparent look at company culture, work environment, salary and compensation and the interview process thanks to the millions of insights shared by employees, job candidates and employers. For employers, Glassdoor offers recruiting and employer branding solutions to help maximize talent acquisition strategies and optimize results. As of August 2014, Glassdoor welcomes more than 25 million members to its desktop and mobile platforms. Glassdoor is backed by Benchmark, Sutter Hill Ventures, Battery Ventures, DAG Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group and Tiger Global. is a registered trademark of Glassdoor, Inc.