Top HR Experts to Watch for in 2020

Have you been keeping an eye out for the hr experts that have been making a wave within the community? As the human resources experts and community is a continuously growing industry we have been on the lookout for people who have stuck out as true leaders.

Below lies a list of professionals who have made some sort of impact in our community  that we feel should be recognized for their efforts. This is a diverse list of hr experts that include CEOs and founders, TED Talkers, LinkedIn Influencers, inspirational speakers, writers and podcasters! All bringing something unique and interesting to the table. 

So take note of these hr experts as they are the people-people that you should keep an eye out for come 2020. Some are even speaking at upcoming conferences that would be worth the follow! 

Suzanne Lucas

Suzanne is full of wisdom. She is a writer, speaker and hosts workshops. You can rely on her to give excellent HR advice and answer any questions! Her blog the evilhrlady.org is a must-read. 

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John Doerr

Author of “Measure What Matters”, John shares his keen observations and insights on featured TED Talk and within the community telling stories of ambitions leaders and teams.

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Sharlyn Lauby

Writer, speaker, consultant, and author of the HR Bartender blog. Sharlyn focuses her work within companies to retain and engage talent.

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Steve Browne

Steve Browne

Expert in employee relations, networking, and company culture, Steve Brown is a strategic HR Professional. He is also author of “HR on Purpose!”

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Joe Gerstandt

Joe is an advocate for Inclusive Culture and Inclusive Employee Experience. He has been a keynote speaker at many HR and Leadership events. Joe works with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, government entities and everything in between.

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David Green

David Green

David is a globally respected and award-winning writer, speaker, conference chair and executive consultant on people analytics, data-driven HR and the future of work. #HROS Volunteer

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Steve Boese

Steve Boese

Steve Boese is Co-host of the weekly HR Happy Hour Show and Podcast, Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference and writer of Human Resources Executive Magazine. He has over 20 years of experience implementing enterprise technologies for Human Resources.

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Erik Van Vulpen

Erik is a writer and speaker on HR analytics. He is a Top global Influencer in HR Tech of 2018 and is making HR more Data-Driven

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Jim Stroud

Jim Stroud

Producer of the “It’s All Recruiting” Podcast and Youtuber of “Jim Stroud Show”. Jim Stroud has created and sold five online properties, managed an award-winning blog, published a weekly newsletter for jobseekers, a recruiter training magazine and co-hosted a popular technology podcast.

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Jon Thurmond

Jon Thurmond

“I’m one of those HR people that didn’t plan for a career in it.” Jon took a job as an HR manager at a utility construction firm. He produces the HR Social Hour Half Hour podcast and hosts the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter.

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Jeanne C. Meister

Jeanne C. Meister

Contributor to Forbes, Financial Times and Fast Company to name a few. Jeanne C. Meister, founder of Future Workplace Network is an activist of driving her clients to think differently about work. Jeanne is a keynote speaker and co-author of The 2020 Workplace & THe Future Workplace Experience.

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Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure

CEO of Unbridled Talent & DisruptHR. Jennifer is Keynote Speaker that excels at sharing her best practices and strategic discussions based on her 25 years of experience leading hr and talent acquisition efforts. Jennifer is also a Podcaster and helps leaders build careers that they love & lives that matter.

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Wendy Dailey

Wendy Dailey

With over 20 years of HR experience, specialties in strategic planning, compensation, and talent acquisition to name a few. Wendy is an advocate of responsible social media engagement and interaction as an HR blogger and co-host of the #HRSocialHour twitter chat and podcast.

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Jazmine Wilkes

Jazmine Wilkes

Speaker, Blog Writer (HRJazzy.Blog), Contributor, HR Professional, and Connector. Jazmine has a passion for creating an environment that’s welcoming to both emerging and established professionals.

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Laurie Ruettimann

Laurie Ruettimann

Writer, speaker, and entrepreneur⁣ helping companies and leaders rethink HR⁣⁣⁣⁣. Laurie is an HR leader and known for her commonsense style and straightforward approach. Laurie keynotes events all around the world and hosts a podcast called “Let’s Fix Work”.

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J.T. O’Donnell

J.T. O’Donnell

J.T. has 18+ years of experience in the development and delivery of HR, employment, recruiting, job search, and career development tools and resources. J.T. O’Donnell is the CEO and founder of Work It Daily. She helps with professional development and is a career counselor & coach.

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Karen Azulai

Karen Azulai

Passionate about the future of recruitment and am motivated by raising awareness to the upcoming changes in our industry. Karen Azulai is the co-founder of HRTechnation.com and advisor of HR Tech startups, as well as a keynote speaker.

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Barry Flack

Barry Flack

Season Global HR Executive, leader, and strategist. Barry is Keen to help businesses to adapt to the changing world of work. He does this through his writing, speaking, advisory, training, consultancy, blogging and being a keynote speaker.

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Susan P. Joyce

Susan P. Joyce

Job search expert, and publisher of Job-Hunt.org where hundreds of articles are written by experts and organized into guides on various topics. Susan is passionate about helping job seekers understand how to quickly and successfully find new jobs.

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Bill Boorman

Bill Boorman

“I never wear a suit and I always wear a hat. I have a simple vision to make recruitment better for everyone.” Bill is a specialist in social recruiting integration and infrastructure and a keynote speaker. Bill is a standup comedian that covers life spent in recruiting and HR if you are looking for a laugh!

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Jeanne Achille

Jeanne Achille

Passionate about creating communities and supporting workforce diversity and inclusion, Jeanne is a frequently quoted spokesperson, speaker, and content contributor.
Jeanne is the program chair for the Select HR Tech Conference and the Women in HR Tech Summit,

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Alan Walker

Alan Walker

With 15 years of experience in Talent, Recruitment and HR, Alan is Founder and SEO of Udder – Talent Tech Consulting where he helps vendors grow into their businesses. Alan is also a blogger, webinar and podcast host and editor of #ChatTalent.

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Meghan M. Biro

Meghan M. Biro

Meghan M. Biro is a globally recognized Talent Management and HR Tech brand strategist, analyst, digital catalyst, author and speaker. Founder and CEO of TalentCulture and Founder of the #WorkTrends Community, Meghan is also an Author and Podcaster!

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Adam Grant

Adam Grant

Author of three New York Times bestsellers, Give and Take, Originals and Option B. Adam also hosts a Podcast called WorkLife and has multiple TED talks. Adam is successful in helping other succeed.

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Laszlo Bock

Laszlo Bock

Author of “Work Rules!” and Founder of Humu, Laszlo is passionate about making work better for everyone. Past SVP of People Operations at Google for 10 years where he was named “Human Resource Executive of the Year” by HR Executive Magazine. LinkedInInfluencer

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Sarah Brennan

Sarah Brennan

Founder of Accelir Insights, Sarah Brennan is a seasoned executive and HR analyst focused on shaping the future of work through insight driven consulting & speaking. Sarah’s focus is on revenue and growth, research and insights, product, sales and customer success to name a few.

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Matt Charney

Matt Charney

Matt is the Executive Editor for Recruiting Daily the #1 online media resource for the recruiting world.

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Liz Ryan

Liz Ryan

Liz, CEO of Human Workplace is a former Fortune 500 HR SVP and the world’s most widely-read career authority. Liz is the author of “Reinvention Roadmap: Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and Career You Deserve” and an electrifying public speaker.

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Sabrina Baker

Sabrina Baker

Founder of Acacia HR Solutions, and co-founder of DISRUPTHR Los Angeles, Sabrina is eager to empower people in the HR field as a small business people developer.

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Kevin W. Grossman

Kevin W. Grossman

Kevin is the President and Board Member of Talent Board HR and #TheCandEs are focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience.
Kevin is a blog writer and podcaster.

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