Leading HR Influencers

Engagedly's 2022 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 sixth annual list of Top 100 HR Influencers.

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Methodology

In order to generate this list, we considered around 400+ 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’ regency, 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 2022 by hovering over their pictures and exploring their LinkedIn, Twitter, and personal and/or company websites.

Analytics and Strategy

Influencers in this category are recognized for their outstanding analytical and strategic methods and ideas that have helped to improve some factor or factors of the operations within HR.

Alain Roumilhac


President of ManpowerGroup France

 

Whitney Johnson


CEO of Disruption Advisors, Author, Podcast Host

 

Tyrone Smith Jr.


Global Head of People Analytics & Insights at Udemy, Adjunct Associate Professor at USC

 

Tom Haak


Founder of HR Trend Institute, Speaker

 

Sarah White


CEO of Aspect43, Speaker

 

Mel Robbins


Founder of Mel Robbins Media and 143 Studios, Author, Podcast Host, Speaker

 

Lynne Oldham


Chief People Officer of Stash

 

Keith McNulty


Global Director of Talent Science and Analytics at McKinsey & Company, Author

 

Jen Phillips Kirkwood


Global Data & Digital Head of Strategy at IBM, Speaker

 

Javier Calzolari


Founder of HumanosReales, Speaker

 

Geetanjali Gamel


Head of HR for Global Commercial Strategy Organization at Johnson & Johnson

 

Elizebeth Varghese


Talent & HR Strategy Reinvention Leader at IBM, Author

 

David Green


Founder of Zandel, Executive Director of Insight222, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host

Diversity & Inclusion

Influencers in this category are recognized for their outstanding contribution towards promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion.

 

Vernā Myers


VP of Inclusion Strategy at Netflix, Author, Speaker

 

Traci Wade


Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Oracle

 

Risha Grant


CEO of Risha Grant LLC, Author, Speaker, Radio Host

 

Reginald Miller


Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at McDonald’s

 

Melonie Parker


Chief Diversity Officer of Google

 

Maxine Williams


Chief Diversity Officer of Meta, Member on Board Of Directors for Doma

 

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre


Chief Diversity Officer of Microsoft

Juliet Bourke


Professor of Practice at UNSW Business School, Author, Speaker

 

Jennifer Brown


Founder of Jennifer Brown Consulting, Author, Speaker

 

Jarvis Sam


VP of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Nike

 

David L. Casey


Chief Inclusion and Social Impact Officer for Tapestry

 

Dalila Wilson-Scott


Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast

 

Amy C. Waninger


CEO of Lead at Any Level, Speaker, Author, Podcast Host

Employer Brand/Talent Acquisition

Influencers in this category are recognized for being outstanding leaders within the recruitment sector who promote innovative and inclusive acquisition methods.

 

Abhishek De


Director & Global Head of Talent Acquisition at BrowserStack

 

Glen Cathey


Head of Digital Strategy & Innovation at Randstad, Speaker

 

Greg Savage


Founder of The Savage Recruitment Academy, Author, Speaker

 

Hung Lee


Curator at Recruiting Brainfood

 

Jan Tegze


Director of Talent Acquisition at Invicti Security, Author

 

Jessica Miller-Merrell


Founder of Workology, Co-founder of Duo Works, Speaker, Podcast Host

 

Katrina Collier


Founder of Katrina Collier Limited, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host

 

Liz Ryan


Founder of Human Workplace, Author, Speaker

 

Lou Adler


Founder of The Adler Group, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host

 

Sam Neo


Founder of People Mentality Inc., Stories of Asia, & StoryBuddy, VP of Singapore Human Resources Institute

 

Shally Steckerl


President of The Sourcing Institute, Author, Speaker

 

Shikha Gupta


Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at Birlasoft, Speaker

 

Susanna Frazier


Technical Sourcing Specialist at Humana, Author, Speaker, Podcast host

 

Tim Sackett


President of HRU Technical Resources, Author, Speaker

 

Yuri Kruman


CEO of HR, Talent & Systems, Author, Speaker

HR Tech

Influencers in this category are recognized for their outstanding achievements in this rapidly growing sector of the HR industry.

 

Ben Taylor


Chief AI Strategist for DataRobot

Ellyn Shook


Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer of Accenture

 

Josh Bersin


Founder of Bersin by Deloitte, Board Member for UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Speaker

 

Juan Luis Betancourt


CEO of Humantelligence & Gonza Executive Search

 

Marc Coleman


Founder of UNLEASH.ai

 

Meghan M. Biro


Founder of TalentCulture, Author, Podcast Host

 

Philippa Penfold


Co-founder of People Collider, Associate Faculty at Singapore University of Social Sciences

 

Soumyasanto Sen


Co-Founder of De3Fi, Author, Speaker

 

Steve Boese


Co-founder of H3 HR Advisors, Speaker, Podcast Co-host

 

Steve Goldberg


Founder of SBG Consulting

 

Trish McFarlane Steed


Co-founder of H3 HR Advisors, Author, Speaker, Podcast Co-host

 

William Tincup


President and Editor of RecruitingDaily, Speaker, Podcast Host

Leadership & Development

Influencers in this category are recognized for their outstanding leadership skills that they teach and their achievements in executive advising, coaching, and consulting.

 

Adam Grant


Professor at Wharton School of Business, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host

 

Angela Duckworth


Professor at University of Pennsylvania, Founder of Character Lab, Author, Podcast Host

 

Brigette Hyacinth


Best-selling author, Speaker

 

Emily He


Corporate VP of Microsoft

 

Ian Ziskin


President of EXec EXcel Group, Co-founder of inSITE Group & Consortium for Change

Jacob Morgan


Founder of The Future of Work University, Author, Speaker, Podcast Co-host

 

Jeanne Meister


Founder of Future Workplace Academy, Executive VP of Executive Networks on LinkedIn

 

Jeff Haden


Best-selling author, Speaker

 

Jennifer McClure


CEO of Unbridled Talent & DisruptHR, Speaker

 

JoAnn Corley-Schwarzkopf


Executive Advisor at JoAnn Corley Companies

 

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.


President and CEO of SHRM, Author

 

Lars Schmidt


Founder of Amplify, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host

 

Leena Nair


CEO of Chanel

 

Lolly Daskal


Founder of Lead From Within, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host

 

Ramakrishna Rao


Chief Learning Officer at Page Industries

 

Shyam Sharma


President of Claris Limited

 

Stacy Donovan Zapar


Founder of The Talent Agency, Speaker

 

Travis Bradberry


Chief People Scientist of LEADx, Author

Dave Ulrich


Professor at University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Author, Speaker

Organizational Development

Influencers in this category are recognized for their outstanding ideas and methods that have improved the ways in which companies are organized and their efficiency in operation.

 

Gautam Ghosh


Digital and Social HR Consultant, Speaker

 

Jim Knight


Founder of Knight Speaker, Author, Speaker

 

Joey V. Price


CEO of Jumpstart:HR, Advisory Board Member for UKG, Podcast Host

 

Katarina Berg


CHRO at Spotify & Non-Executive Board Member at Personio, Speaker

 

Kathleen Hogan


Chief People Officer of Microsoft, SHRM Executive Council

 

Melissa Daimler


Chief Learning Officer at Udemy, Author, Speaker

 

Natal Dank


Head of Learning &Co-founder at PXO Culture, Speaker

 

Vineet Gambhir


Chief People Officer at DataLink Software

Talent Management

Influencers in this category are recognized for their new ideas that have improved the employee experience and created positive company cultures.

 

Alexis Fink


VP of People Analytics and Workforce Strategy at Meta

 

Bruce Daisley


Best-selling author, Speaker, Podcast Host

 

Cary Cooper


Professor of Organizational Psychology & Health at University of Manchester

 

Claude Silver


Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia, Speaker

 

Edie Goldberg


Founder of E. L. Goldberg & Associates, Author, Speaker

 

Karen Jaw-Madson


Principal of Co.-Design of Work Experience, Author, Speaker

 

Kristen A. Pressner


Head People & Culture at Roche Diagnostics, Speaker

 

Laurie Ruettimann


Founder and Podcast Host at The Punk Rock HR, Author, Speaker

 

Michael Arena


Professor of Organization Dynamics at University of Pennsylvania, Author

Robin Schooling


VP of Technology Consulting for Cielo Talent, Podcast Host, Speaker

Anna Tolmachova


Human Resources Director at METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine

Marcus Buckingham


Founder of The Marcus Buckingham Company, Head of Research at ADP Research Institute, Author, Speaker

Total Rewards

Influencers in this category are recognized for their outstanding advocacy for employee rights and ensuring fair treatment, compensation, and benefits.

 

Bob Chapman


CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies

 

Danny Meyer


Founder of Shake Shack & Union Square Hospitality Group, Author, Speaker

 

Garry Ridge


CEO of WD-40 Company, Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego

 

Jörgen Sundberg


CEO of Link Humans

 

Katelin Holloway


Co-founder of Seven Seven Six, Speaker, Podcast Host

 

Kathryn Minshew


Founder of The Muse, Author

 

Kristen Hadeed


Founder of Student Maid & kristenhadeed.com, Leadership Consultant, Author, Speaker

Laszlo Bock


Co-founder of Humu & Gretel.ai, Author

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