“Anyone who has the chance to meet or work with Lars Schmidt comes away with the same impression: “Is this guy for real?” Seriously. His unending dedication and devotion to candidate experience, community engagement and the talent acquisition conversation are second to none, but unlike most of us in this space, Lars has a day job. The work he’s done building a breakthrough employment brand and social recruiting strategy at NPR are world-class, and his efforts have really gone a long way to positioning NPR as an employer of choice. Which makes sense, given Lars’ dedication to being the face, and voice, of their online recruiting efforts. And you couldn’t ask for a better brand ambassador…or professional colleague.”

Matt Charney: Managing Editor, RecruitingBlogs.com