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HR's Most Influential is back

HR magazine is calling for nominations for this year's HR's Most Influential ranking, the definitive list of the most influential practitioners and thinkers in the HR sphere


In 2011 we want to widen the ranking so are calling for nominations from the HR community. We want to know who you think has had the most influence over the past year and why.

Please send your nomination, with a short description as to why you are nominating that person/people, and your own name and position to most.influential@markallengroup.com by 1 April. All nominations will be confidential. Only nominations from named people will be counted.

A shortlist will be developed and circulated to 12,000 HR directors for ranking. The full list will be unveiled at a prestigious event in the autumn.

HR’s Most Influential is produced in association with Ceridian. Its managing director, Doug Sawers, said that the role of HR leaders was more critical than ever.

"Given such challenging economic circumstances and an environment in which premium performance is both rare and more visible than ever, many organisations are now in a process of constant change. During this period of fast-paced change, the role of HR leaders has become critical than ever, guiding organisations to effective end results and truly influencing broader political debate," he said.

"Progressive and innovative change needs to be part of a process that delivers real results while minimising risk and, today more than ever, influential and effective HR leaders are at the heart of these changes. We strive to support and enable HR leaders on these journeys and are proud to be extending our sponsorship of HR’s Most Influential, which highlights HR leadership and influence at its best."

The methodology for HR’s Most Influential has been developed by Ashridge Business School.

"We are delighted to again be the research partner for this year's Most Influential ranking. We are building and developing last year's methodology to create the most definitive and robust list ever of the individuals who have such a major impact on the HR profession," said Vicki Culpin, research director at Ashridge Business School.