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25 Well-Known HR Influencers Worldwide

April 20, 2015

There are several people who have been actively express their insights, in order to create a better HR world. Their voice are supposedly heard by every HR professional around the world, including Asia continent. These people are using their power to help educate and inform, and we can learn from these people all the time.

Here is a list of 25 HR influencers in no particular order. Find them on their website, Twitter, or LinkedIn to keep you stay update on the HR industry.

1. Josh Bersin (@josh_bersin)

As the founder and principal of Bersin by Deloitte Josh’s research on employee engagement is helping everyone understand what truly matters. His insights and articles on Linkedin, Forbes, and Deloitte’s blog are not to be missed.

2. Liz Ryan (@humanworkplace)

Liz is the founder and CEO of Human Workplace. She writes about leadership, personal branding, recruiting, HR practices and life in the new-millennium workplace on Businessweek, Forbes, the Huffington Post, and Harvard Business Review.

3. Jeff Haden (@jeff_haden)

One of the most active writers in HR, Jeff regularly writes for Inc magazine, and is a Linkedin Influencer. His articles get syndicated to many other publications, so he is spreading a powerful message. He is also a ghostwriter, and has written more than 50 books, including six Amazon Business and Investing No. 1’s, along with hundreds of articles and reports.

4. Suzanne Lucas (@RealEvilHRLady)

Suzanne regularly writes for Inc magazine and her own blog, Evil HR Lady. Evil because HR has been known to be evil, but she’s here to help. She is also very active on Twitter, and provides great resources for anyone interested in HR.

5. Shawn Murphy (@TheShawnMurphy)

As CEO and Co-founder of Switch And Shift, Shawn is on a mission to make work more human. Switch and Shift is an interesting platform where writers are able to share their thoughts. It amplifies the message of the human side of business. He is also a speaker and runs a podcast called Work That Matters.

6. Meghan Biro (@meghanmbiro)

Did you read an article about employee engagement online recently? If yes, there’s a very good chance it was written by Meghan. She is the CEO of TalentCulture and hosting the popular #TChat radio show. Also, she writes for Forbes, Entrepreneur magazine, and Huffington Post. Her Wednesday night #TChat’s are incredibly active, and she explores new HR topics every week.

7. George Larocque (@glarocque)

George is the founder of the #HRWins award, which looks out for hot HR companies that you need to know about. He’s also the owner of the InfluenceHR event, which is an interesting conference on how CEO’s, CMO’s and other executives can influence HR.

8. David Hassell (@dhassell)

David Hassell is the CEO of 15Five, an amazing tool for employee feedback. The premise is, employees take 15 minutes to fill out a report of what they did this week, and managers can quickly read the results in five minutes. That frequent communication between employees and managers is important for engagement.

9. David Niu (@davidniu)

David is the CEO of TINYpulse, the easiest way to measure employee happiness. TINYpulse is easy to use and set up, and gives you amazing insight into the mood of your employees. TINYpulse is on a mission to make work better.

10. Ben Peterson (@hwhl)

Ben is the co-founder and CEO of BambooHR, one of the most popular HR software’s on the market, and has a pretty impressive list of clients. Ben has a pretty laid back attitude, but his passion for HR is obvious.

11. Laszlo Bock (@LaszloBock2718)

SVP of People Operations at Google. No other company is as scientific with their HR department as Google is. The insights that Laszlo shares through his writing is incredibly valuable for anyone in HR.

12. Ram Charan (@RamsOutlook)

Ram Charan is a world-renowned business advisor, author and speaker who has spent the past 35 years working with many top companies including GE, Bank of America, DuPont, Novartis, EMC, 3M, and Verizon. He also has written for Harvard Business Review, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time, and USA TODAY.

13. William Tincup (@williamtincup)

Will is the principal analyst at Key Interval research, and is one of the most knowledgeable people about HR tech in the industry. He is very active on Twitter, sharing amazing insights about company culture.

14. Lou Adler (@loua)

Lou is known as the original headhunter, having been in the industry for 30 years. He is an Linkedin Influencer, and writes many insightful posts about hiring and gives great advice for job seekers. He is also the author of The Essential Guide For Hiring and Being Hired.

15. Judith Sherven (@judithandjim)

Judith and her husband Jim work and write together about leadership. Judith writes for LinkedIn as an Influencer inspiring managers to engage their team members across wide-ranging topics from self-branding and professional authority to Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous – the program Judith & Jim trademarked and has been called “the missing link in personal and professional development.”

16. Jeanne Meister (@jcmeister)

Jeanne is a partner at Future Workplace, a consulting firm. She also co-authored 2020 Workplace, and regularly writes for Forbes.

17. Lee Burbage (@leebafool)

Lee is the “Chief People Fool” at the Motley Fool. Motley Fool consistently wins best place to work from Glassdoor.com.

18. Heather Huhman (@heatherhuhman)

Heather is an expert in Gen-Y and entry-level career topics. She is also the founder of Come Recommended, a PR firm dedicated solely to HR tech, which is an exploding industry. She regularly blogs for Forbes, Mashable, and other big websites.

19. Ilya Pozin (@ilyaNeverSleeps)

Ilya is an entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of Pluto.TV, Open Me, and Ciplex. He is a columnist for Forbes, Inc., LinkedIn and TheNextWeb. In 2012, Inc. Magazine recognized Ilya as a ’30 Under 30′ Entrepreneur. In 2013, LinkedIn selected Ilya as one of 100 Top Influencers.

20. Ron Friedman (@ronfriedman)

Ron Friedman, Ph.D. is a social psychologist who specialises in human motivation. He is the author of The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace, and writes regularly for FastCompany, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review. He also founded Ignite80, a consulting firm helping leaders build extraordinary workplaces.

21. Jim Harter (@gallup)

Jim is the Chief Scientist at Gallup. Not much more needs to be said, Jim must be on a list of influential people in HR.

22. Kevin Kruse (@Kruse)

Kevin is a NY Times bestselling author, Forbes columnist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker on leadership, and was named to the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders list by Trust Across America.

23. Joel Gascoigne (@joelgascoigne)

While not specifically in the HR industry, Joel definitely deserves to be on this HR influencers list. Joel is the co-founder and CEO of Buffer, a company that is redefining what it means to be transparent, publishing everything from salaries to term sheets. The Buffer blog is one of the best resources for how to build an amazing company culture.

24. Aneel Bhusri (@aneelb)

Aneel is the co-founder and CEO of Workday, one of the biggest HR software’s out there. In addition to his role at Workday, Aneel serves on the boards of Intel, Cloudera, Okta, Pure Storage, and Tipping Point Community. Before co-founding Workday in 2005, Aneel held a number of leadership positions at PeopleSoft.

25. Steve Boese (@steveboese)

Steve is the co-chair of the popular HR Technology Conference, and the host of the HR Happy Hour Show and Podcast. He also contributes to Fistful of Talent and HR Executive Magazine.

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The original article first appeared on Business 2 Community.

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