Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR; Editor & Chief Blogger
Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR is an author, speaker, human resources professional, and workplace social media expert who has a passion for recruiting, training, and all things social media. She is the president and CEO of Xceptional HR and a leader in the HR community with more than 12 years of industry experience and is the author of Tweet This! Twitter for Business.
Workplace Social Media Expert
Jessica is a professional blogger and has managed Blogging4Jobs since 2007. Recently, Blogging4Jobs was named a top career site for job seekers by Forbes Magazine. HR Examiner Jessica as the second most influential recruiter on the Internet and the seventh most powerful woman on Twitter. She is a columnist for both SmartBrief and Huffington Post in addition to Blogging4Jobs. Jessica has interviewed for professional articles in CIO Magazine, CBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, and SHRM’s HR Magazine.
Jessica is an entertaining and informative presenter on both human resource issues and workplace social media topics. Jessica’s speaking engagements include Working Women’s Magazine, SHRM’s Annual Conference and the National Association of Convenience Stores. Jessica was named the 2nd most influential recruiter on the Internet and the 7th most powerful woman on Twitter.
Her company, Xceptional HR provides businesses with workplace social media, recruitment strategies, and human resources consulting. Jessica earned a Senior Professional in Human Resource designation in 2008 and earned a Bachelors degree in Anthropology and Business from Kansas State University. Jessica is from a small town in Kansas and resides near Oklahoma City with her husband, Greg and daughter, Ryleigh.
To learn more about Jessica or her company, visit her blog www.blogging4jobs.com or her company’s website at www.xceptionalhr.com. Contact Jessica via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 405.293-2564. Jessica’s professional bio is also available to download as well as a color high definition headshot and a 150×150 headshot. A 100 word bio is also available to download as well.
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Rayanne Thorn, Serial Blogger & Contributor
Rayanne Thorn jumped in feet first with social media and has been writing online about business, social media, motivation, and the recruiting industry for several years and writes Bonus Track three times a week. She describes social media as “The New Front Porch” and is eager to be a part of the constant evolution of how we communicate and maintain business, as well as personal relationships.
In 2009, after many years as a recruiter, she jumped to the vendor side helping HR technology companies reach HR practitioners in a meaningful, value-based, and fun way. Most recently she is the VP of Communications and Branding for Evenbase, a digital media and recruitment group. Along with new media, marketing, and communications responsibilities will be the opportunity to remain an active recruiter as Broadbean continues its growth in the states.
Spare time is rare but when she has some, she loves spending time with family, writing, walking, and sleeping – in that order. Learn more about Rayanne and her recent move to Blogging4Jobs. Connect with Rayanne at 949.706.3842 or on Twitter at @ray_anne.
Ryleigh Merrell, Mini-B4J and CMO
Ryleigh is the second newest edition to the Blogging4Jobs team in December 2008 and was introduced to the world by her proud parents who tweeted about her arrival & upcoming arrival on Twitter. Known as Mini-B4J, she enjoys Curious George, bananas, and laughing. As a marketing expert and authority on all things related to social media she brings creative insights to clients. As the Chief Marketing Officer, Ryleigh specializes in targeted marketing campaigns that involve a new and original point of view from the eyes of a toddler. She also really loves cereal puffs and kitty cats. You can learn more about Ryleigh on Twitter @ryleighmerrell.
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