Leading HR Influencers

Engagedly's 2018 Top 100 HR Influencers

Human Resources is a growing field that is beginning to expand and inspire change across a facet of companies and job-types. Engagedly is excited to announce its second annual list of Top 100 HR Influencers.

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Methodology

In order to generate this list, we considered around 300 different professionals within the various sectors of HR. Individuals were selected through a data-driven process that analyzed and scored success in five defining categories. Scores were based on an individuals’ recency, frequency, and relevance in relation to their social media presences, speaking and writing engagements, and innovative contributions to the field. Diversity of the individual was also taken into account so as to ensure that people of all backgrounds were included in the list.

Points to consider

We want to emphasize that this list is not in ranking form. Individuals have been grouped based on the type of work that they have most notably been involved with. These categories are in no way intended to minimize the entirety of these influencers’ careers. 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 credible work. If you know someone who you think should be featured for next year, please nominate them through our website, as we do consider the names that are received there.

Learn more about the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2018 by hovering over their pictures and exploring their Linkedin, Twitter, and personal and/or company websites.

HR Generalists

 

LIZ RYAN

Former Fortune 500 HR SVP | World’s Most Widely-Read Career Advisor | Author: Reinvention Roadmap | LinkedInfluencer

 

ADAM GRANT

Books: GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, OPTION B |Podcast: WorkLife | @TEDTalks | Success is helping others succeed.

 

STEVE BOESE

Co-Host of the HR Happy Hour Show and Podcast | Contributor at Fistful of Talent | HR Executive Magazine columnist.

Ellyn Shook

 

ELLYN SHOOK

Reimagining Leadership and Talent Practices | Member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee and Investment Committee | Strong Advocate for Inclusion and Diversity

 

MICHAEL VANDERVORT

Co-host on HR podcast Drive Thru HR | Volunteer Leader for the Society of Human Resources Management | Speaker | Writer

 

TAWNI L. NAZARIO-CRANZ

Former CHRO @ Netflix | Leading Business Strategist | Culture Transformer | Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech

 

JEFF HADEN

Magazine Contributing Editor | Speaker | Ghostwritten Over 50 Non-Fiction Books | LinkedInfluencer

 

STELA LUPUSHOR

Program Director, Strategic Workforce Planning Council at The Conference Board | Co – Founder of Strategic HR Analytics Meet-up Group

 

JOHN DOERR

OKR Expert | TED Talk | “The two things you really look for in a company are a powerful team and a large market.” | Author:”`Measure What Matters”

 

SUZANNE LUCAS

Writer | Speaker | Career advice and HR explanations with a little bit of snark

 

STEVE BROWNE

Strategic HR professional | Employee Relations | Networking | Company Culture

 

LASZLO BOCK

Author of “Work Rules!” | Ex-SVP of People Ops at Google | Passionate about making work better for everyone, everywhere | LinkedInfluencer

 

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Cisive Board of Direcor’s | Risk Management | 2015 HR Executive of the Year | 2016 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech

 

JOE GERSTANDT

Advocator for Inclusive Culture and Inclusive Employee Experience | Writer | Speaker | Author | Consultant

HR Analytics

 

STACEY HARRIS

Passionate about HR, Learning, and Talent Management | Co-Host of HR Tech Weekly Radio Show

 

DAVID GREEN

Advisor | Award Winning Writer | Speaker & Conference Chair | Future of Work | #HROS volunteer

 

ERIK VAN VULPEN

Writer and Speaker | Top Global Influencer in HR Tech of 2018 | #DigitalHR | Making HR more Data-Driven

 

TRISH MCFARLANE

Anaylst | HR Techie | Author HR Ringleader | Pro Speaker | Co-Host of HR Happy Hour

 

GLEN CATHEY

AI Enthusiast | Global Keynote Speaker | HCIR Expert | Big Data Geek | Boolean Blogger | Talent Acqutision Leader

 

CHARLIE JUDY

Culture-Fueled People-Analytics and Workplace Culture Management | Workforce Technology | Founder | Former Table | First-of-its-kind Culture Management Platform

HR Tech

 

MEGHAN M. BIRO

WorkTrends Analyst | Brand Strategist | Podcaster | Author | HR and Tech Evangelist | #Digital | #FutureOfWork @Forbes

 

WILLIAM TINCUP

Writer | Speaker | Advisor | Consultant | Investor | Conducted over 1000 HR Podcasts | #HRTech | #Recruiting

 

JOHN SUMSER

Online Magazine | Writer | HR Tech Researcher

 

SOUMYASANTO SEN

HR Tech & People Analytics Leader | Evangelist Human+Machine & Future of Work | Keynote Speaker & Writer

 

ESTER MARTINEZ

2016 LinkedIn Top Voices List | HR Tech

 

ALAN WALKER

Recruitment Improver | #ChatTalent Editor | Webinar & Podcast Host | Straight Talker | Blogger

 

JEREMY ROBERTS

Event Organizer @HIREconf | Keynote Speaker | #Startups | #HRTech

 

TIM SACKETT

Experienced HR Pro | Fistful of Talent | Employment Branding | Performance Management

 

FRIDA POLLI

HR Tech Startup | Award Winning Neuroscientist | Talent Acquisition | Entrepreneur | Technophile | Writer

 

GEORGE LAROCQUE

HR Tech Vendor Advisor | HR Tech Analyst | Leading Consultant with HCM Tech Vendors on Branding, Marketing, and Sales | Speaker | GoToMarket | Product Positioning | Strategy

 

SARAH BRENNAN

Making the Future of Work More Human | Speaker | Consultant | Researcher | Mentor | GenZ Mom | #HRTech Analyst | #Talent | #GirlsInTech

 

PAUL DEBETTIGNIES

Minnesota IT Recruiter | Minnesota Headhunter, LLC | Blogger | Startup Adviser & Evangelist | Speaker & Consultant on Recruiting & HR

 

BARRY FLACK

HR Tech Advisor | Interim & Consulting Assignments | Conference Speaker | Blogger

 

RAYANNE THORN

Writer| Talk Radio @HRLatte | Moderator | Social/Mobile Tech Junkie | Innovative Content and Strategy

 

JARRET PAZAHANICK

SAP Mentor Alumni |Managing Partner at EIC Experts | HR Expert | ASUG News | CloudAve | CN and LinkedIn Author

 

KIERAN SNYDER

Data Driven Recruiting | Linguist | Writer | Previous Product Leadership Roles at Microsoft and Amazon

 

HEATHER HUHMAN

HR Tech Writer | Workplace Expert | Gen Y Career Expert | Experienced Hiring Manager | Host of @infertilityshow | Media Relations & Content Marketing

 

JEANNE ACHILLE

Women in HR Tech Summit @Annual #HRTechConf | #PR Pro | #Entrepreneur | #Diversity & #Inclusion #Speaker

Talent Management

Mary Kaylor

 

MARY KAYLOR

Managing Editor of the SHRM Blog | Creator and Rroducer of #Nextchat | @HRTechConf Insiders Blogger

 

JAY KUHNS

Hospital #HR VP | Healthcare Leadership Blog #NoExcuseHR | Speaker | HRIS Tech

 

MARCUS BUCKINGHAM

Best-Selling Author | “Nine Lies About Work” | Researcher | Founder of the Strengths Revolution | Researcher of People & Performance

 

JESSICA MILLER-MERRELL

Founder | Podcast Host | Workplace Anthropologist | Digital Marketer | Content Creator serving B2B markets | Human Capital

 

MATT CHARNEY

Chief Content Officer @allegisglobal | HR & Recruiting Nerd | Social Marketing Strategy

 

EVAN SINAR

Author & Top Influencer on #Leadership | #Dataviz | #Analytics | #DataScience | #iot

 

JEANNE MEISTER

Founding Partner at Future Workplace. Business Operations Advisor.

 

KEVIN W. GROSSMAN

TheCandEs President | TAS/HCS Cert #HR #Recruiting | ATAP Charter Member | @SJSU Alum | Writer | Podcaster

 

JOSH BERSIN

Learning Analyst | Founder of Bersin by Deloitte, Research and Advisory Firm focused on Management, Leadership, HR Tech | LinkedInfluencer

 

SHARLYN LAUBY

Human Resources management/leadership consultant | Speaker

 

GEOFF WEBB

Marriott International via PeopleScout RPO at PeopleScout | Talent Community Management | Co-Founder of TRU

 

PAUL HEBERT

Incentive, Reward & Recognition Personality | Humanizing the Organization | Creating Thrivability!

 

ALEC LEVENSON

Economist | #HRAnalytics | #HCM | #BigData

 

JENNIFER MCCLURE

Keynote Speaker | Podcaster | Creating #ImpactMakers by helping leaders to build careers that they love & lives that matter

 

AMBROSIA VERTESI

Co-Founder #HROS @HROpenSource | Former VP Talent @Hootsuite | Keynote Speaker | Strong Advocate for social HR

 

KATHRYN MINSHEW

CEO & Founder @TheMuse | Author of @TheNewRules of Work | Speaker | Inc.’s 35 Under 35 | WSJ & HBR contributor | LinkedInfluencer

 

ALLISON POLIN

OD Consultant |Speaker | Author | Facilitator | CEO at Break the Frame, LLC | Coach

 

MATT BUCKLAND

Blogger | Successful Recruiter in Software Development, Trading, Financial Services and Sales

 

FRANCINE KATSOUDAS

Learning is my currency |Innovation is my passion | Women Leaders & Sisterhood

 

DOROTHY DALTON

CEO @ 3Plus International | International Talent Connector & Strategist | Executive Search and Career Transition Coach | Coach | Conscious recruitment of diversity and bias

 

VICTORIO MILIAN

HR Pro con sede en Nueva York | Escritor | Orador | Coaching de carrera | Fotografía digital

Talent Acquisition

 

JT O’DONNELL

18+ Yrs HR, | Recruiting | Career Coaching | Speaker | Trainer | Professional Development | LinkedInfluencer

 

GREG SAVAGE

Investment. Speaking. Consulting. | Founder & Owner of Recruitment Solutions | @firebrandtalent | @people2people | @consultnz

 

WILL STANEY

Co-Founder @TalentBrandOrg | TA Leader turned Consultant | Speaker | Employer Branding | @ATAPGlobalAdvisory Council Member

 

GERRY CRISPIN

Co-Founder CareerXroads Colloquium a peer-to-peer TA Community | Talent Board

 

JEROME TERNYNCK

the Hiring Success Company | Entrepreneur | Recruiting | Tech | SaaS Evangelist

 

MERVYN DINNEN

HR & Talent Analyst | International Speaker on HR Trends | #7 #SageTop100 Global Business Influencers

 

JIM STROUD

Producer of the “It’s All Recruiting” Podcast | Youtuber of “Jim Stroud Show” | Consultant | Social Recruiting | Job Search Strategy

 

JÖRGEN SUNDBERG

Publication: Employee Advocacy | Undercover Recruiter

 

SUSAN S. LAMOTTE

Founder, CEO, and Principal Brand Strategist of exaqueo. Improving Talent and Recruitment Strategies.

 

BRYAN CHANEY

Recruitment MKT | Talent Attraction | Co-Founder @TalentBrandOrg | Future Author | #ebchat | Global Brand Employer and Talent Attraction @InsideIndeed

 

MAREN HOGAN

Helping with recruiting, talent acquisition and HR, marketing, community and social | #TBEX #HRTech

 

LOU ADLER

Performance-based Hiring Learning Systems | The Original Headhunter Author – The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired and Hire With Your Head | LinkedInfluencer

 

BILL BOORMAN

Social Recruiting Product Advice | Social Recruiting Integration | Social Referral Programs | Blogger | Keynote Speaker

 

RICH DEMATTEO

Leading Social Media & Careers Expert | Founder of @JobHuntChat | Mr. Job Man | Career Blogger: Corn on the Job

 

SABRINA BAKER

HR Consulting | Speaker | Writer | Founder of Acacia HR Solutions | Small Biz | California HR Consultant| Small Business People Developer | outsourcer

 

STACY ZAPAR

Founder of The Talent Agency (Recruiting for Recruiting) & Tenfold (Talent Acquisition Strategy & Training) | Speaker | Consultant | Trainer |Recruiter | #R4R

 

JACKYE CLAYTON

Named Time’s Person of the Year 2006 | Success @HiringSolved@DrPepper | #Recruit-osphere | #HRTech Geek

 

JOHNNY CAMPBELL

Online Recruiting Expert | Speaker | Helping Recruiters Learn and Work Smarter since 2010

 

SHALLY STECKERL

Providing Talent Sourcing and Recruitment Scholarships | Building Enterprise Recruiting Engines for Fortune 500 Brands

 

CRYSTAL MILLER LAY

Forbes Agency Council | Speaker | Writer | Working with #HR orgs to make #employerbranding, #HRTech, culture & #recruitmentmarketing better | Advisor | #TheCandES

Organizational Development

 

JON INGHAM

Author of ‘The Social Organization’ | Focused on Innovating HR/OD Strategy and the Future of Work

 

JASON LAURITSEN

Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture Expert | Workshop Facilitator | Taller hHlf of @TalentAnarchy

 

JEREMY SCRIVENS

Positively disrupting organisations to #collaborate at scale in the Social & Summit Rooms | Digital Transformation | People First

 

GAUTUM GHOSH

Talent Advisory Services @v_beyond. | Employe Branding | Social Media | HRTech | XLRI Alumnus Blogger since 2002

 

JASON AVERBOOK

CEO & Co-Founder of Leapgen | Thought Leader | Analyst | Keynote Speaker | Consultant | Author of “HR From Now to Next” | Future of Work

 

DWANE LAY

Speaker | Social Media | Blogger | MBA | SPHR | VP of Customer Experience for @Dovetail

 

DANIEL CROSBY

President at Nocturne Capital | Author of The Laws of Wealth: Psychology and Secret to investing success | Podcast | Behavioral Finance Expert

 

DAVID D’SOUZA

OD & #Learning | People Development | Future of Work | Author: “Humane, Resourced” and “This Time, It’s Personnel”

 

MARK STELZNER

Leading HR Consultant and Strategic Advisor | @VoiceOfHR | Founder of @JobAngels

 

KATELIN HOLLOWAY

PeopleGeek | Culture Curator | Aspiring Children’s Book Writer | Diversity & Inclusion | Talent Management

Leadership & Development

 

LOLLY DASKAL

Dedicated to bringing Heart Based Leadership to organizations & individuals | Coach | Consultant | Speaker | Columnist | Best Selling Author: The Leadership Gap

 

CONOR NEILL

Vistage Chair | Teacher at IESE Business School | Keynote Speaker on Leadership Communication & the Psychology of Mental Strength

 

GORDON TREDGOLD

Inc Top 100 Leadership Expert Keynote Speaker | Business Coach and Consultant | Speaker | Author | Contributor at Forbes, Entrepreneur, & Inc.

 

BRIGETTE HYACINTH

Best-Selling Author on Leadership

 

DAVID L PETERSON

Executive Coach | Serial Entrepreneur | Bestselling Author of Grounded (Little River, 2016) | Leadership | Fintech

 

DAVE ULRICH

HR & Leadership Thought Partner | Co-Founder of @rblgroup | Rensis Likert Professor at @MichiganRoss.

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JENNY DEVAUGHN

Leads Strategic Outreach to Inform and Engage over 50,000 Associates at this Global Human Capital Management Company

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JEFFREY PFEFFER

Author #LeadershipBS | Speaker | Advisor on Inclusive Employee Experience | LinkedInfluencer

 

JAMES CITRIN

Board Director of Girl Effect. Author. Keynote Speaker

DAVID ROCK

Board Member of the BlueSchool | Speaker

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