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Recognized Among Top 25 Online Influencers in Talent Management

Posted on April 15, 2010
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The Top 25 Online Influencers in Talent Management list is the third of a series developed by John Sumser’s HR Examiner. Every 60 days or so, it reviews a different silo in the HR profession.

As stated in its latest ranking announcement, HR Examiner began with the Top 25 Online Influencers in all of HR in December. It was followed with the Top 25 Online Influencers in Recruiting on Valentine’s Day. Those lists and the entire Top 100 Project, which profiles a new key industry player each week, are part of a larger project to understand and identify patterns of influence.

The Top 25 lists are machine generated. The process begins with the creation of a list of keywords that describe the area under investigation. HR Examiner’s partner, Traackr, spiders all of the search engine results for those words. That chunk of content is then mined for the most frequently occurring names.

Once the most commonly repeated names are identified, further automated research begins. HR EXaminer ranked the names and scored in three basic areas:

* Reach:
The traffic enjoyed by the various web presences of the person. Includes a count of social media friends and connections as well as blog traffic.
* Resonance: The number of inbound links, references to and mentions of the person. Resonance is a measure of the depth of influence.
* Relevance: The degree to which the person’s content matches the keywords used to generated the list.

I am grateful to HR Examiner for recognizing me twice, among those ranked. First among those recognized within the “Top 25 Online Influencers in Recruiting” and today announcing I was likewise recognized among the “Top 25 Online Influencers in Talent Management” as the 12th leading Influencer.

It is a pleasure to be recognized by one’s peers. It is a humbling experience.

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