HR power players battle for a place in top 40 list

first_imgHR power players battle for a place in top 40 listOn 7 May 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article One of the talking points of the HR year is Personnel Today’s annual line-upof the profession’s movers and shakers – the top 40 HR power players. The listis our view of the most high-profile and influential people in the HR arena. This year’s list is, as always, a barometer of the HR climate. The presenceof several supermarket HR chiefs reflects the performance of those companiesand the big role played by HR in achieving that. The heads of equal opportunities bodies are prominent too, following a yearwhen equal pay and work-life balance issues were rarely out of the news. Some of our ranking may seem provocative. Putting Work Foundation chief WillHutton ahead of CIPD leader Geoff Armstrong, for example, might seemcontroversial. But we feel Hutton has done more to set the agenda for theworkplace on the national stage in the last year than Armstrong has, whateverthe latter’s other achievements. We urge anyone in a junior HR job to read through the achievements of the HRpower players. They may seem remote from you now but their stories may give youtips about how to get your foot a little higher up the ladder. One way to raise your profile is to enter the Personnel Today Awards thisyear. Success could be a big step towards a higher profile job and, over time,a place in our power players’ list. HR jobs and salaries may have taken a dip but the power players list tellsus that the longer term future of HR is robust. As Oracle HR head Vance Kearneysays: “HR is where the action is going to be for the next 10 years.” Anybody who doesn’t want a piece of the action is in the wrong profession.You could try accountancy, perhaps. By Noel O’Reillylast_img read more