About Tom

Tom is one of Europe’s most experienced social media recruitment specialists, having worked as a recruiter himself in London, across the Nordics countries, and having resourced projects across the globe, always with the help of social media.

Tom Laine is one of the most experienced Linkedin experts in Europe, and a top-ranked social media recruitment and employer branding trainer, ranked no. 4 in the Top HR Influencers’ list by Rise Global.

Tom’s Linkedin activity has spanned for over 14 years, during which time he has worked for organisations such as Oracle in Denmark as a Nordic Channel Campaign Manager, for Manpower Group building Nordic resource channels, for 3 different recruitment agencies in London, and has founded the first Nordic social recruitment agency (sold to VMP Group in 2011). Tom is also known as the most networked Finnish person in Linkedin. 

 

Since selling his recruitment agency, Tom has trained hundreds of organisations across Europe, Middle East and Asia, including the likes of Manpower, Adecco, Antal, Barona, Nokia, Microsoft, Elektrobit, Atria, Digia, UPM, Re/Max, Louis Vuitton, SEB, ING Bank, Metlife Alico, Gartner, Bell, Mercedes Benz, Ikea, Panda Retail, Velux, BPG Group, and Nada Dairy, to name a few.

On top of his training and keynote activities, Tom has written several books about and around social media, writes guest blogs to e.g. Recruiting Daily, has given speeches at special events such as the TEDx, and is a frequently interviewed specialist by top publications and national news broadcasts.

Here below you can find some pictures along the road during the last few years when I’ve done more International trainings and met some incredible people at extraordinary places.

Best Regards, Tom

Meeting HM the Queen of Sweden for lunch, together with business partner Ykä Marjanen
Meeting HM the Queen of Sweden for lunch, together with business partner Ykä Marjanen
Training in Saudi Arabia
Training in Saudi Arabia
With Guy Kawasaki
With Guy Kawasaki
Ringing the Nasdaq closing bell in New York for Innopinion, one of Finland's top 8 most promising startups in 2012, together with the Minister of Economic Affairs Jyri Häkämies and Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka among others.
Ringing the Nasdaq closing bell in New York for Innopinion, one of Finland's top 8 most promising startups in 2012, together with the Minister of Economic Affairs Jyri Häkämies and Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka among others.
Tom with the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö
Speaking at Crowdsourcing Week Europe 2014 in Denmark
Speaking at Crowdsourcing Week Europe 2014 in Denmark
Lunch with HM the Queen of Sweden at the Swedish Embassy in Helsinki
Lunch with HM the Queen of Sweden at the Swedish Embassy in Helsinki
Tom speaking at the World NGO Day
Tom speaking at the World NGO Day
With former Apple CEO and Coca Cola CEO John Sculley in Dublin
With former Apple CEO and Coca Cola CEO John Sculley in Dublin
Tom giving keynote at Brand2Future event in Belgium
At the Web Summit in Dublin with Robert "Scobleizer" Scobble
At the Web Summit in Dublin with Robert "Scobleizer" Scobble
With the Chairman of Nordnet
With the Chairman of Nordnet
Training in Ukraine
Training in Ukraine
Tom speaking at TEDx Turku 2017
Tom speaking at TEDx Turku 2017
With Web Summit Founder Paddy Cosgrave in Dublin
With Web Summit Founder Paddy Cosgrave in Dublin
In Moscow after a training, watching a KHL game
In Moscow after a training, watching a KHL game
With the former Prime Minister of Finland Matti Vanhanen
With the former Prime Minister of Finland Matti Vanhanen
Hosting a panel with Bill Reichert at Midnight Pitch Fest
Hosting a panel with Bill Reichert at Midnight Pitch Fest
With the minister of Economic Affairs Jyri Häkämies at the Ministry together with colleagues from Starttaamo and SomePitching, BAF and KPMG
With the minister of Economic Affairs Jyri Häkämies at the Ministry together with colleagues from Starttaamo and SomePitching, BAF and KPMG
With the Mayor of Oulu at Smart City event, hosting a panel
With the Mayor of Oulu at Smart City event, hosting a panel
Tom at Tampere ELY center event
Tom at Tampere ELY center event
Annual TROL seminar promo shoot with the great Arman Alizad (from TV series Kill Arman, etc.)
Annual TROL seminar promo shoot with the great Arman Alizad (from TV series Kill Arman, etc.)
Training session in Dubai starting
Training session in Dubai starting
Speaking at Finland hall in Helsinki 2014
Speaking at Finland hall in Helsinki 2014
Tom with business partner Ykä Marjanen at World NGO Day, together with the Finnish Minister of Development Pekka Haavisto and the Founder of World NGO Day Marcis Liors Skadmanis
Tom with business partner Ykä Marjanen at World NGO Day, together with the Finnish Minister of Development Pekka Haavisto and the Founder of World NGO Day Marcis Liors Skadmanis
Tom with business partners from Sopimusvuori at the Swedish Embassy in Helsinki, together with the Finnish Minister of Social affairs Paula Risikko.
Tom with business partners from Sopimusvuori at the Swedish Embassy in Helsinki, together with the Finnish Minister of Social affairs Paula Risikko.
With Justin Kan from YCombinator
With Justin Kan from YCombinator
At MPF 2014 as a panelist with e.g. Paul Bragiel
At MPF 2014 as a panelist with e.g. Paul Bragiel
With Minister of Economic Affairs Jyri Häkämies
With Minister of Economic Affairs Jyri Häkämies
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