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Troy Hammond

Founder, Talent Army

Troy is the founder of Talent Army and Head of Talent for 8i. You might know him from his cartoon avatar online. He is a lover of social and modern sourcing and is passionate about the industry as a whole and his part in this industry. He really digs sourcing and innovation in the recruitment industry to find talent, and you can usually find him in front of a macbook with headphones on listening to sweet sourcing beats entering search strings into LinkedIn, Facebook graph searching or scouring the web with x-ray sourcing to search the web for talent.

He loves social and is active on all mediums but mostly found on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn and is happy for you to connect with him on all platforms. Previous to Talent Army, Troy was with successful global start-up Vend as their global Talent and Innovation Manager where he helped Vend to grow headcount by 200%, develop innovative talent strategies, educate and train hiring managers and re-design their careers page. Previous to Vend, Troy was a highly successful agency recruiter including executive roles as Country Manager for leading recruitment agencies, one in particular he increased revenue by 280% in year one by teaching the team how to source for talent instead of interviewing available candidates. He has worked with many public and private organisations and assisted them acquire talent by designing and executing on modern recruitment strategies.

Over the last 7 years, Troy has worked hard to lift the profile for recruitment in New Zealand, he writes a highly followed blog, is a highly sought after key note speaker where he certainly speaks his mind on his passion for the industry. Troy also runs a Meetup (#WellyRecMeetup) for 100’s of recruiters where he encourages them to get together, network and share ideas in order to lift the profile and integrity of the recruitment industry. The WellyRecMeetup has now grown from Wellington to Auckland, Christchurch, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

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