Miriam Dushane is Managing Partner of Alaant Workforce Solutions, which is nationally recognized as a leader in helping employers attract, acquire, engage and retain premier talent.
Headquartered in Albany, NY, Alaant is the next generation of Linium Recruiting, which Ms. Dushane launched in 2006 and built into a regional powerhouse. The firm has been recognized by Forbes for four consecutive years as one of America’s Best Recruiting Firms (2017-20), and has received the prestigious ClearlyRated Best of Staffing® Client Diamond Award for excellence in client service for five straight years (2017-21) – an honor attained by fewer than 2% of all staffing agencies in North America – and a Best of Staffing® Talent Award for three years in a row (2019-21). In addition, Alaant was named in 2019 by HR Tech Outlook as one of the nation’s Top 10 Employer Branding Consulting/Services Companies. And, the company was chosen in 2020 by NYS-SHRM as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York, and in 2016 by the Albany Business Review as one of the Capital Region’s Best Places to Work.
In 2018, Ms. Dushane rebranded the business as Alaant, broadening its expertise and resources to expand into two innovative practice areas – Employer Brand Strategy and Talent Acquisition Partnerships – that enable employers to build motivated, high-performing workforces for long-term success. Ms. Dushane is responsible for oversight of all operations, including recruitment efforts, business development, complete P&L, and employee management, and under her leadership, Alaant has placed more than 4,000 professionals with over 400 companies in the past decade.
A SHRM Certified Professional and PHR with more than 20 years of human resources experience, and a member of the New York Staffing Association Board of Directors, Ms. Dushane specializes in recruitment, employee relations, and training and development. She is guided by two central tenets: always do the right thing over turning a profit, and lead by example.
Ms. Dushane is a passionate community advocate and leader. She is co-founder of The BRIDGE Network, which promotes and advances diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and greater community. She serves as Board Chair of AlbanyCanCode, a nonprofit that provides computer coding education and training to empower underemployed and underrepresented individuals. She is also on the board of the Tech Valley High School Foundation, and formerly served on the Tech Valley High School Business Alliance. Ms. Dushane has been active for many years in the Capital Region Human Resource Association, serving as Chair of the Legislative and Public Relations Committees and Secretary of the Executive Committee. She has been recognized as a Woman of Excellence by the Capital Region Chamber in the category of Excellence in Management (2015), and by the Albany Business Review as one of its Women Who Mean Business (2017).