Miriam Dushane is Managing Partner of Alaant Workforce Solutions, which is recognized as one of the nation’s leading firms in helping employers attract, acquire, engage and retain the best 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. Generating more than $10 million in annual revenue while placing more than 3,000 professionals with over 300 companies, the firm has been recognized by Forbes for three years in a row (2017-2019) on its exclusive list of America’s Best Recruiting Firms. The company also received the prestigious ClearlyRated Best of Staffing® Client Award for excellence in client service for the past three consecutive years (2017-19) – an honor bestowed on fewer than 2 percent of all staffing agencies in North America – and in 2019, received a Best of Staffing® Talent Award in its initial pursuit. And, it was chosen in 2016 by the Albany Business Review as one of the Capital Region’s Best Places to Work.
In September 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.
A SHRM Certified Professional and PHR with more than 20 years of human resources experience, Ms. Dushane specializes in recruitment, employee relations, and training and development, serving industries that include IT, science and engineering, health care, accounting and sales. Her career has been guided by two central tenets: always doing the right thing over turning a profit, and leading by example.
Ms. Dushane is a passionate community advocate and leader, recognized for her service to a host of organizations focused on education and workforce development. She is currently Board Chair of Albany Can Code, a nonprofit organization providing skills training in computer programming, which she joined in 2016. She is also on the board of the Tech Valley High School Foundation, and prior to that served a three-year term 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. In 2015, she was recognized as a Woman of Excellence by the Capital Region Chamber in the category of Excellence in Management (1-99 employees), and in 2017, she was honored by the Albany Business Review as one of its Women Who Mean Business.