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Celebrating the Top Gem User Award Winners of H2 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 H2 Top Gem User Awards! The Top Gem User Awards recognize sourcers and recruiters who write the most compelling, targeted messages that drive extraordinary engagement and successfully convert passive talent into job applicants. We give these awards out twice a year. Across thousands of Gem users, the winners combine their craft with Gem to achieve the highest number of replies and interested rates. In addition, they show a strong ability to adapt, innovate, and breakthrough in a new recruiting world. 

Meet the Judges: Gem Pipeline Analytics 

The methodology of our winner selection is based on data analysis by Gem’s analytics team. Based on users’ outreach and engagement data on the Gem platform, these winners show their ability to leverage Gem to craft and execute extraordinarily engaging outreach.

Award Categories

Candidate Whisperers 

This award highlights sourcers and recruiters who write compelling, targeted messages that engage prospective job candidates and successfully convert them into job applicants.

Winners (in alphabetical order):

Cibelle S, Senior Recruiter at Terminal

Dmitry P, Lead Sourcer at TripActions

Francesca Vera M, Recruiter at Bending Spoons

Halley M, Talent Researcher R&D at Twilio

Liz K, Director of Talent, First Round Capital

Maria Paula V, Technical Recruiter at Twilio

Meghan O, Sales Recruiter at MongoDB

Michelle D, Talent Acquisition Manager at LogRocket

Patrick M, Recruiting Manager at LogRocket

Paula M, Talent Researcher at Twilio

Insights shared by the winners: 

“Be fast and thorough. Each touchpoint is more important than ever, and you have to make sure you share and receive as much info in each call/email/Zoom to build a relationship and move quickly to maintain momentum. Being remote has made opportunities feel much more fleeting, so every little thing matters when touching base with a candidate.”
Patrick M, Recruiting Manager at LogRocket
“I think it's important to pass the message that, even if a job is offered remotely, this doesn't mean that one is cut out of the company culture and environment. This is a nice point to raise with remote candidates.”
Francesca Vera M, Recruiter at Bending Spoons
“Timing is everything. If you don’t get a response try again (with a different approach in 3-6 months). Life changes quickly, and talent might be ready to engage next time. I use a number of unique touches with multiple sequences.”
Dmitry P, Lead Sourcer at TripActions

Response Wranglers 

This award highlights sourcers and recruiters who not only send a high volume of emails but also write compelling, targeted messages that drive extraordinary engagement.

Winners (in alphabetical order):

Andrew Q, Technical Online Sourcer at Dropbox

Crystal A, Technical Sourcer at Pinterest

Dori L, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at Conductor

Emilie P, Recruiter at Osso VR

Jacob R, Talent Sourcer at Box

Kathryn K, Technical Sourcer at Dropbox

​​Katherine N, Talent Advisor at Terminal

Lauren M, Technical Recruiter at DoorDash

Matthew S, Senior Technical Recruiter at Robinhood

Netta B, Technical Recruiter at Dropbox

Insights shared by the winners 

“Do your best to get to know candidates and help them feel valued. And don't keep them waiting for a response from you.”
Kathryn K, Technical Sourcer at Dropbox
“It’s important to be diligent, but it’s also important to be accessible. If candidates feel a sense of familiarity with you—if they see you as an accessible, informative resource—they’re more likely to respond.” 
Dori L, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at Conductor


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Campaign Manager
December 21, 2021
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