Engagedly Announces the Top 100 Global HR Influencers of 2023

The Seventh Annual list celebrates the achievement of people strategists who are making a difference in the workplace

ST. LOUISSept. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Engagedly, a pioneering provider of AI-powered, cloud-based talent management solutions, proudly presents its seventh annual “Top 100 HR Influencers of 2023.”

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In an era of innovation, growth, and technology, Engagedly recognizes and applauds the HR disruptors who have propelled the industry forward. The selection process for this prestigious list was meticulous and comprehensive. Engagedly initiated an open call for nominations, inviting HR professionals across the globe. This resulted in an overwhelming response, with over 400 nominations flooding in worldwide.

To identify the Top 100, Engagedly’s team employed a rigorous evaluation methodology, considering factors such as the recency and frequency of contributions, innovation, the breadth of followers on Twitter and LinkedIn, the number of speaking engagements, and publications. After a meticulous evaluation, the final honorees were chosen. The list includes some of the leaders in the space like Angela DuckworthJosh Bersin, and Adam Grant, and surprising new ones like Geena Davis.

Sri Chellappa, President/CEO and Co-Founder of Engagedly shared his perspective on the significance of this recognition: “In these challenging times, HR leaders have been at the forefront of driving organizational success, adapting to hybrid work environments, and nurturing positive workplace cultures. This annual accolade aims to highlight the exceptional work of HR professionals and provide them with a platform for acknowledgment and appreciation.”

It is important to note that the list is not ranked or ordered in any specific manner. Instead, it celebrates these influencers’ diverse contributions across various HR domains, including HR Tech, Analytics and Strategy, Leadership and Development, Talent Acquisition, Organizational Development, Total Rewards, and Diversity and Inclusion. These categories reflect the multifaceted nature of the HR industry and the wide-ranging impact of these individuals.

Engagedly recognizes that HR is a field that is constantly evolving and expanding in all directions. As Engagedly continues to pioneer innovations in the HR industry, it remains committed to honoring those who are driving positive change and shaping the future of HR.

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Engagedly Announces The Top 100 Global HR Influencers of 2022

Engagedly Announces the HR Influencers List for 2022

St. Louis, MO, August 03, 2022 – Engagedly is excited to announce its sixth annual list of “Top 100 HR Influencers of 2022”. Some of the key people on the list are Josh Bersin from Bersin Academy, Jennifer Kirkwood at IBM, Verna Myers at Netflix, Melonie Parker at Google, Lou Adler of The Adler Group, Ellyn Shook of Accenture, Angela Duckworth, Adam Grant, Jeanne Meister of LinkedIn, Leena Nair of Chanel, Marcus Buckingham among many others who have led the thought leadership in people practice in these volatile times.

This annual event aims to recognize Human Resources and People Services disruptors from across all domains of HR who are making tremendous strides in innovation, growth and technology.

The nominees were selected through extensive research and open nominations announced on their website, social media, and press releases. The nominations were then scored on the basis of recency, frequency, innovation, follower count of Twitter and LinkedIn, and finally the amount of speaking engagements and publications. Engagedly’s research team narrowed the list down to a 100 from nearly 500 nominations gathered from different sources and from our own research.

Engagedly’s President and Co-Founder, Sri Chellappa, explains the intention behind this recognition in his own words, ” The last two years have been challenging for people leaders and all those who are into people practice. It would have been impossible for organizations to transition from a physical office to remote work and then to hybrid work. This year’s honorees are leaders and visionaries who have made a significant difference with their innovative work and ideas in these challenging times. It gives me immense pleasure to announce the 6th annual list of Top 100 HR Influencers by Engagedly.“

Engagedly emphasizes that this list is not in any specific rank or order. Individuals have been categorized based on the type of work they have most notably been involved with, like HR Tech, Analytics and Strategy, Leadership and Development, Talent Acquisition, Organizational Development, Total Rewards, and Diversity and Inclusion. These categories are in no way intended to minimize the entirety of these influencers’ accomplishments. HR is an industry that is growing in all directions, and it is difficult to perfectly formulate a process that will recognize all HR professionals that are doing incredible work.

Check their complete list of top 100 HR Influencers here.

Also check the winners of 2021.


About Engagedly

Engagedly is a fast-paced growth provider and an award-winning talent management solution provider. Built upon best practices and decades of research, Engagedly’s People + Strategy platform is evolving performance management, development and engagement to drive successful organizational outcomes across the globe. 

To know more about Engagedly, visit https://engagedly.com/ or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

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Engagedly: Nominations Open for Top 100 HR Influencers of 2021

Engagedly Announces Nominations Open For HR Influencers Of 2021 

St. Louis, MO, May 28, 2021 – Five years running, Engagedly opens nominations for the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2021. 

This annual event aims to recognize HR and People Services disruptors and icons, spanning across functions. HR continues to make tremendous strides in areas such as innovation, growth and technology. By recognizing the hard work of those who work tirelessly to reinvent and revitalize the HR industry, especially through the tough times, Engagedly hopes to bring major accomplishments to the forefront. 

“We are excited to launch the nomination process for our 5th edition of Top 100 HR influencers where we celebrate the contributions of the thought leaders who are moving the conversations forward on innovations and best practices for people in workplaces,” said Sri Chellappa, President and Co-Founder of Engagedly.

Engagedly invites you to nominate people you believe have made a positive impact in this space. This is your chance to nominate the Human Resources rock stars you admire, people you feel have made tremendous advances in People Services- you can even nominate yourself! 

Click here to nominate.

The nomination period closes on June 30th, 2021, so get in your nominations before the last date.

Access Last Year’s List here: Top 100 Human Resources Influencers of 2020


About Engagedly

Engagedly helps organizations digitize their performance management and improve employee engagement. Engagedly’s cloud platform is built to engage, motivate, develop, and drive performance. It offers an easy-to-use and comprehensive set of features to ensure that people’s reviews are effective and easy so that employees stay engaged and productive. The automated performance management system makes it easier for HR managers to develop a culture of frequent feedback at the workplace which eases the whole process of employee performance evaluation.

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Engagedly: Top 100 HR Influencers Of 2020 Nominations Open

Engagedly Announces Nominations Open For HR Influencers Of 2020 

St. Louis, MO, March 03, 2020 – For the fourth year running, Engagedly announces nominations open for the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2020 list. 

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St. Louis, Missouri – June 6, 2019 – For the third year running, Engagedly announces nominations open for the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2019 list.

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