Steve Ward

Social Recruiting Strategist | Head of Staffing Agency Solutions, Candidate.ID

Steve Ward

Social Recruiting Strategist | Head of Staffing Agency Solutions, Candidate.ID


Generally regarded as the original practising Social Recruiter.
I’m a practical Social Recruiting & Talent Attraction Strategist as well as speaker and advisor on integrating Social Media into Recruitment & Branding. I help companies in growth, strategically be a magnet to the talent they want.
I am also Head of Staffing Agency Solutions for the brilliant talent pipelining software, Candidate.ID, and Advisor to Hoxo Media, the recruitment industry’s very own social media branding agency.

A passionate expert, ideas-sharer and keynote speaker in talent attraction strategy, recruitment marketing, sourcing, social selling, campaign management, talent networks and pipelines and recruitment branding. Big heart for engaging emerging talent into Digital also.

– Winner and/or finalist of `Best Social Media Strategy` at the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Marketing & Advertising Recruitment Awards & Commended for Best Niche Agency, Best Candidate Experience, Best Recruitment Video.

A regular speaker both in UK and globally, here’s a selection of key Speaking Engagements:
– Speaker at the CIETT Global Recruitment Conf on May 2013 on Social Media in agency recruiting.
– Speaker at Next-Gen Recruitment Summit Africa June 2014 on ‘Cutting Edge Digital Recruiting Strategies’‚Äč
– Speaker at Inspiring Futures’ Graduate Conference at LinkedIn on Using Social to Get a Job, Dec 2015
– Speaker at Recruitment International’s Exec Leaders on Using Social to be a Magnet to your Market in March 2016
– Keynote Speaker at HR Norge in Oslo, April 2016 on Building Authentic Employer Brand through Social
– Keynote Speaker at HR TechTank in Melbourne, Australia; November 2016. Talks to be on Personal Branding & People-Based Social Media.
– Speaker at RecTechFest, London, October 2017; on Social Referral.
– Keynote Speaker at Digital HR Summit, Amsterdam, March 2018 on Social for Branding & The Digital Candidate Journey.