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Top 100 v1.47 Kris Dunn

Top 100 v1.47 Kris Dunn

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by .

By John Sumser At a party the other night, someone said that Kris Dunn is so omnipresent because he never sleeps. Kris’s output is prodigious; he seems to be everywhere. There are very few VPs of HR who hold a candle to his insight and contribution. He is the quintessential next generation HR Leader. If [...]

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Top 100 v1.43 Jeff Kaye

Top 100 v1.43 Jeff Kaye

Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by .

It’s really hard to have influence across the industry while holding down a job. The people with the broadest reach are consultants, vendor CEOs, academics, pundits, conference coordinators, leaders of professional associations, marketing folks, or people from well outside the mainstream of the industry. If you keep your nose to the grindstone and deliver real [...]

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Top 100 v1.42 Eric Winegardner

Top 100 v1.42 Eric Winegardner

Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by .

By John Sumser The first thing you don’t think when you meet Eric Winegardner is, “This is the corporate VP of Product Adoption at a Billion dollar company.” Maybe, “Where does that dude get all of that energy.” Or, “Who picks his shoes.” Or, “Man, if I was only that good looking.” Kidding aside, Eric [...]

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Top100 v1.39 Bruce Steinberg

Top100 v1.39 Bruce Steinberg

Posted on 29. Oct, 2009 by .

By John Sumser The Staffing Industry is not always seen as an integral part of HR. A complex universe of independent search consultants, sourcing professionals, temp agencies, boutique power brokers and contingency firms, the members of the staffing industry often have trouble acknowledging each other. With a host of competing trade groups, the industry is [...]

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Top 100 v1.38 Debbie McGrath

Top 100 v1.38 Debbie McGrath

Posted on 27. Oct, 2009 by .

By John Sumser There are not very many people on the HR landscape with 20 years in the spotlight. Debbie McGrath, a scrappy Canadian entrepreneur, has been building companies and harnessing technology since the late 1980s. Today, she runs the largest online destination for HR professionals, HR.com. In 1989, Debbie founded the CEO Group. The [...]

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Top 100 v1.37 Wes Wu  The Technologist

Top 100 v1.37 Wes Wu The Technologist

Posted on 23. Oct, 2009 by .

By John Sumser In nearly five years of consistent publishing, SystematicHR has become the preferred information source for a generation of HR Information Systems people. With a body of nearly 900 articles and 2,200 literate comments, there is no other authoritative discussion on the subject. It is, as the tagline suggests, the intersection between HR [...]

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Top 100 Influencers v1.35 Libby Sartain

Top 100 Influencers v1.35 Libby Sartain

Posted on 13. Oct, 2009 by .

By John Sumser One name comes up repeatedly. I’ve asked over 400 people who they think the most influential people in the industry are. Lots of academics are near the top of the list. To my surprise, Libby Sartain is the person most mentioned. Her relentless speaking and writing coupled with powerful stints at Yahoo [...]

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Top Influencers v1.34: Jason Davis

Top Influencers v1.34: Jason Davis

Posted on 09. Oct, 2009 by .

By John Sumser Increasingly, when Jason Davis speaks, people around the industry listen. The Canadian entrepreneur (who runs RecruitingBlogs.com) is a high energy player whose creative output is vast. When Davis tries an experiment, people around the industry watch and imitate. Jason has been at the forefront of one wave of innovation after another for [...]

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Top 100: Status Update

Top 100: Status Update

Posted on 06. Oct, 2009 by .

By John Sumser Top 100: At the 1/3 point 33 people into the Top 100 list is a good time for a reckoning. I began the process of identifying the industry’s key influencers over five months ago. 145 interviews, 33 profiles, and hundreds of hours later, it’s the one third of the way there. Moving [...]

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Mike Foster v1.33 The Builder

Mike Foster v1.33 The Builder

Posted on 02. Oct, 2009 by .

By John Sumser Mike Foster founded AIRS and the Human Capital Institute. Foster, a serial entrepreneur, saw windows of opportunity and exploited them. The two institutions changed the face of the Recruiting and HR segments. AIRS is the precursor to today’s sourcing gold rush. Rooted in the focused use of search engines and internet tools [...]

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