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Top HR Influencers to Follow in 2020

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There is no shortage of information online to stay on top of HR and talent management trends. Whether it’s through magazine articles, podcasts or social networking, make sure you’re learning from the best & brightest.

Below is our list of the top 10 HR influencers in 2020:


Johnny is the president and CEO of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). He is a global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership and a contributor to USA Today. He has spent over 20 years as a lawyer, HR executive and CEO.

Check out: His weekly column “Ask HR”



With over 20 years of experience Sarah provides practical guidance for leading and managing people. She hosts the podcast “Leading in Color” to promote inclusion and diversity in leadership. Sarah is a writer, speaker, coach and consultant bringing heartfelt, honest and humble advice on key issues in the workplace.

Check out: Leading in Color Podcast



Trish is CEO and Principal Analyst of H3HR Advisors, co-host of The HR Happy Hour podcast and CEO/co-founder of HRevolutionize.

Check out: The podcast


Meghan is a globally recognized Talent Management and HR Tech brand strategist, analyst, digital catalyst, author and speaker. She is founder and CEO of TalentCulture, and is a regular contributor to Forbes, the Huffington Post and numerous radio shows.

Check out: Company Culture and Leading from the Heart



Kevin is The Talent Board president and a board member of the Candidate Experience Awards. These awards focus on elevating and promoting a quality candidate experience through a data-based approach.

Check out: The #CandEs Podcast



Suzanne has over 10 years of experience in the HR space and is a frequent contributor to Inc. and Forbes. She is most recognized for her career advice with a little “snark.”

Check out: Her Twitter



Dawn is a professor at Wharton School of business and hosts the Sirius XM Radio show “Dr. Dawn on Careers.” As a regular contributor to Forbes, she focuses on giving career switchers the strategies to break through into new industries.

Check out: Her book



Jeff is a frequent contributor to Inc. with over 20 million readers annually. He is a speaker, author and LinkedIn influencer.

Check out: The Motivation Myth



Kieran is CEO and Co-Founder of Textio and an expert in natural language processing and data science, which Texito uses to determine the success of a job ad. She contributes frequently to news outlets such as Forbes, Fast Company and Fortune.

Check out: Her Fortune articles



Kris is the CHRO of Kintix and Founder of HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent. He has led HR practices for several Fortune 500 companies and creates daily content on HR best practices.

Check out: The HR Capitalist



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