Top 25 Online Influencers in Talent Management v3 for 2011

This is HRExaminer's updated List of online influencers in Talent Management published May 25, 2011.
Top 25 Online Influencers in Talent Management v2 for 2011


May 25, 2011 – You may have noticed that we’ve accelerated the pace with our Top 25 Lists. For the moment, we’ll look at the lists once a month. As of right now, there are four:

  • Leadership
  • Recruiting
  • Talent Management
  • HR

Each will be updated 3 times a year. That’s the pace of change in social media.

The lists are built using an entirely automated process. We generate a set of keywords, the web is spidered for content featuring those words, the resulting content is sifted and scored.

Scores are developed in three areas. They are relative to the group of people on the list (so someone always scores 100):

  • Reach: audience size/traffic including blog visitors, friends and connections
  • Resonance: word of mouth; RT’s and inbound links among other things
  • Relevance: the degree to which the content matches the keyword set

This month, we’re taking a look at influence in the Talent Management space. Increasingly, it seems like the Human Capital / Human Resources space is being subdivided into Social Media, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition (sometimes a part of TM), Learning and the Administrative stuff.

Talent Management is the subset of silos that include Compensation, Incentives, Succession Planning, Development Plans and Learning Management (but not the training itself), Competencies and Workforce Planning.The people on this particular iteration of the list are the ones who generate content and audiences on the subject.

There are some challenges with our measurement approach. It doesn’t inherently capture all aspects of industry influence. Some easily observable social media celebrities don’t usually make our lists because their focus is wider than our measurement or their approach is slightly skewed from what looks like the norm.

At the current moment, this is what the horse race looks like in the Talent Management Sector. If you know someone on the list, congratulate them. Our method is an unbiased measurement system that uses the absolute minimum of human intervention.

Again, Congratulations to the Top 25 Influencers in Talent Management.