Anthony Knierim, also a former SourceCon Spotlight, began in the sourcing/recruitment world on the agency staffing side in 2004 where he worked for the Allegis Group. There, he sold Business Professional Services and IT Staffing Services. Anthony has always had an infatuation with Social Media and utilizing various channels for research/sourcing. He quickly found the potential of Social Media in business and felt it was going to drastically change the recruitment industry. He became very interested in working on the ‘other side’ (working in house for a larger corporation) in a place that had high volume hiring. In researching new opportunities he found that Accenture was hiring a new contract position as a Pipeline Generation Expert; they were looking to build out a more efficient and effective sourcing structure. Anthony played a key role in building out the onshore PGE team from 2 to about 15. He was with Accenture for 2 ½ years working with various cross client teams and was heavily involved in leading efforts for researching and innovating ways to utilize Social Media for Employment Branding both internally as well as on the client side.
In November of 2009, Anthony left Accenture to work at Hewitt Associates as the Global Branding Manager. There, he is responsible for Employment Brand strategy focusing on building Talent Communities.
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Anthony’s quick rise in our tight-knit community compelled us to ask him to be a regular contributor to The Source. He is still just in his mid-20s and therefore considered to be part of “GenY”, and we are excited to learn from his fresh perspective of the Corporate world.