Today’s world of content is vast. We consume content that goes beyond just books and video tutorials. Even in the world of HR and recruitment, the most consumed form of content is usually recruiting podcasts and HR influencers. Influencers are the new source of knowledge and help us to stay updated with the trends. So, to give you a jumpstart on following the best influencers out there, here is a list of the top 10 HR influencers to follow in 2021.
As the world is resetting itself after the pandemic, the HR departments also need to buckle up and accommodate the existing trends, meanwhile, introducing new trends. In conclusion, the HR world needs to develop ways that provide a high return on a company’s investment in its people. Influencers are the torchbearer of trends. So, without much ado, let’s dive into the list of the top 10 HR influencers you need to follow in 2021 to stay at the top of your hiring game.
Top 10 HR Influencers To Follow In 2021
Meghan M. Biro
Meghan M. Biro is the founder and CEO of TalentCulture. TalentCulture offers a wide range of HR and content consulting services. Meghan has been invited as a guest in numerous online forums and radio shows and podcasts. In addition, she was also featured as a speaker at various global conferences. Meghan hosts a podcast and Twitter chat called #WorkTrends which revolved around HR industry news and trends. She has been a regular contributor at the Forbes Huffington Post. So, Meghan has served as a high-tech recruiter for big brands like IBM, Microsoft, and Google. She regularly creates content on HR Tech and talent management.
Suzanne Lucas is the creator, writer, and speaker in the very famous EvilHRLady. EvilHRLady needs no introduction. It is the trailblazer and a legend in the HR blogosphere. Suzanne is famous for her unique insights and biting wit. Her specialty is that she makes complicated HR topics very easy and simple to understand. Her advice on HR issues is always cut-to-chase and you’ll never find them dull or not working out. They’re always effective and hundreds of HR professionals have benefited from her blogs. Do a quick search for her blogs and chances are you will find the solution to your problems.
If you’ve heard of HR Happy Hour, then you definitely must have heard about Trish McFarlane, who’s the host of the podcast. She’s also the CEO and Principal Analyst at H3 HR Advisors. Trish has experience of over 15 years in Big 4 Public Accounting, PR, Group, and IT. In addition, she has rich experience and expertise in leadership, performance management, and training and development. She also constantly tweets about human capital management, analytics, talent acquisition, and recruitment. Needless to say, her tweets are impactful and insightful.
Liz Weber is the CEO of Weber & Weber Business Services, LLC(WBS). She is known for her candor, crystal clear insights, and straightforward approach to providing solutions. Liz Weber is a sought-after management consultant, trainer, and speaker. She is one of fewer than 100 people in the U.S. who hold the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC) titles. These two certifications are the highest earned in the respective professions. Liz is the author of nine leadership books. So, Liz Weber is definitely your go-to influencer if you’re looking for clear and executive coaching on strategic and succession planning.
Known as the “teamwork doctor”, Liane Davey specializes in creating high-performance teams. So, she has helped teams from the frontlines to the boardroom. Liane has worked with organizations from across the globe including Fortune 500 companies. So, Liane possesses a unique perspective on the challenges a team can face and how to overcome them. She aims to transform the way people communicate, connect, and collaborate. Liane is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done and The Good Fight: Use Productive Conflict to Get Your Team and Organization Back on Track.
Lauri is a former human resources leader. In addition to this, she’s also a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. Lauri’s Twitter and LinkedIn are full of insightful illuminations. So, her followers get to experience the daily trials and tribulations that she shares. She helps numerous organizations, individuals, and teams to accept, embrace, and work towards changing their failures into success. Ruettiman has an experience of over 14 years as an HR professional before she became a consultant, speaker, and writer.
It’s unlikely that you’re into HR and you haven’t heard the podcast HRSocialHour. And if you’ve heard of HRSocialHour, then you definitely know who Jon Thurmond is. In addition to being the host of the podcast, Jon also runs the #HRSocialHour Twitter chat. Here, Jon encourages the entire HR community to participate and talk about all the social things in the field of recruitment and HR. In addition to this, Jon also has experience in managing a full-cycle recruitment team filling almost 2000 jobs a year. He leads day-to-day relationships with multiple unions in a Labor Relations role, meanwhile, working as an HR Manager in a utility engineering and construction firm.
Jennifer is a sought-after speaker and coach. In addition to this, she’s the CEO of Unbridled Talent and DistruptHR. She is a firm believer in the importance of building and maintaining professional relationships. Jennifer has a rich overall experience as a Business Leader, Human Resources Executive, Executive Recruiter, and coach. She combines her experiences into building an informative and entertaining education curriculum to help empower clients to realize their potential.
Greg has been the founder of three highly successful businesses; Recruitment Solutions, Firebrand Talent Search, and Eloquent Staffing. Currently, he is working as the founder and director of People2People Recruitment. In addition to this, Greg is the speaker, author, and advisor of Savage Truth. Greg has been listed in the LinkedIn ‘Top Voices’ in the year 2018. In addition to this, he also was voted ‘The most influential recruiter’ in Australia in the past 60 years. He also has experience of over 40 years in the HR and recruitment industry.
Sharlyn Lauby is the author of the blog HR Bartender. She’s also the president of ITM Group Inc, a Florida-based training and human resources consulting firm focused on working with companies to retain and engage talent. She writes with experience in the Human Resource area, also including organizational development and training. She has always perceived human resources as a strategic partner and the marketing department for a company’s internal clients rather than administrative. In addition to this, she’s actively engaged in Twitter with professionals and consultants alike.