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, New York, Alaant is the next generation of Linium Recruiting, which Ms. Dushane launched in 2006 and built into a powerhouse. The firm has been recognized by Forbes for 5 consecutive years as one of America’s Best Recruiting Firms (2017-21). It has also received the prestigious ClearlyRated Best of Staffing® Client Diamond Award for Excellence in Client Service for 7 straight years (2017-23) – an honor attained by fewer than 2% of all staffing agencies in North America – and a Best of Staffing® Talent Diamond Award for 5 years in a row (2019-23). Alaant was named in 2019 by HR Tech Outlook as one of the nation’s Top 10 Employer Branding Consulting/Services Companies. And, the firm was chosen in 2020 by NYS-SHRM as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York, and prior to that, 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 top professionals with over 400 companies.
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 serves as Board Chair of CanCode Communities, a nonprofit that provides computer coding education and training to empower underemployed and underrepresented individuals. She has been active for many years in the Capital Region Human Resource Association, is on the board of the Tech Valley High School Foundation, and formerly served on the Tech Valley High School Business Alliance. In 2023 Ms. Dushane was appointed Chair of the American Staffing Association’s Engineering, IT, and Scientific Section Council. ASA is the professional trade association of the $161 billion U.S. staffing and recruiting industry. In 2022, she was named by the Albany Business Review to its “Power 50” list of business leaders who play a significant role in shaping the region. In addition, she was recognized by the Albany Business Review as one of its Women Who Mean Business (2017), and by the Capital Region Chamber as a Woman of Excellence in the category of Excellence in Management (2015).