Wednesday 21 January 2009

Are UK HR bloggers Your most influential?


    The UK's HR magazine is once again looking for nominations for its HR Most Influential rankings.

This ranking supposedly identifies those who have had the biggest impact on the HR community's thinking and practice over the previous 12 months and judges attributes such as influence, relevance, visibility, originality of thought, clarity of idea and demonstrations of leadership (?).

With the increasing awareness of social media within HR, it would be great to see some UK HR bloggers in this list.

So am I, through this blog, or through other means, one of the people who have influenced you the most?

And if not, how about Jackie Cameron, Susanna Cesar-Morton, Richard Donkin (who was #9 last year and I think will get on anyway), Andy Headworth, Nick Jefferson, Queen of the Comments Jo Jordan, Jane Knight, Chief Ranter Scott McArthur, 'Rick', Don Taylor or Louise Triance?


To register your most influential HR people for 2009, email with the names of the two or three people who have made the biggest impact on you in the past year (the categories are most influential HR thinker, and most influential HR practitioner). Closing date is 6 February.



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  1. Louise Triance ran a best UK blogger with a final five:

  2. Thanks Ivan, yes, I have been aware of this (UK Recruiter's feed is one of many I subscribe to in my reader).

    My list is obviously broader than just recruitment, and other than Louise herself, and Susanna, includes other recruitment bloggers that didn't make Louise's top 5 - not a surprise I didn't go through anything like the thorough process Louise did to put my short list (rather than short-list) together.

    But in addition, I'm clearly coming from a different, and I believe, more strategic perspective, and am therefore looking for other things in the blogs / bloggers I recommend.

  3. It is a shame that only blue chip HR officers make it into the top list: Dave Fairhurst (McD) and Imelda Walsh (Sainsbury's) may be influential buy don't represent the influence of some of the most evanglising entrepreneurs out there.

  4. Thanks Richard. Yes, I thought it was a very boring and rather stale list. Disappointing!

  5. I think, that it just also very cool and scary at the same time, when you see how HR (especially in the New Media sector) using social media... stalking was never that easy with facebook etc.

  6. Tim Elkington had a big influence on me. I have never missed the new entries in his blog, and I like his way of thinking

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