The Value (or Value?) of HR Influencer Lists

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Jun 14, 2021
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On episode 66 of The HR Famous Podcast, longtime HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to discuss the Top 100 HR Tech Influencers of 2021 and whether geriatric millennials are coming to save the world or not!

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Show Highlights

1:00 – JLee is in the D.C. metro area and is currently being overrun by cicadas!

3:00 – JLee, Tim, and KD were all named part of the top 100 HR Tech influencers of 2021! Our podcast has influence!

6:30 – Tim is getting reached out to by not-so-reputable HR tech companies to be on their “top 10 lists,” but he only wants to be on the robust, well-researched lists.

9:45 – JLee doesn’t know if any of the other hundreds of other HR employees at her company know about her being on this list. She asks the crew the question, “Does this event matter?” Tim thinks it’s great for the speaker bio.

15:00 – JLee hasn’t been on lists for awhile but she’s back since starting HR Famous and starting back on the conference circuit. She says that getting back out there has helped her open her eyes and see what else is going on in the world.

18:00 – KD says that he may not get more business from being on this list, but he’s at the company he’s at now because of being out there in the HR space. His last two career opportunities have come from being more active than normal in the HR space. He also considers the HR tech/HR Executive Magazine list to be the gold standard.

19:45 – An article has been going around JLee’s office about “geriatric millennials” and their eagerness to go into a world of hybrid work.

21:00 – What’s a geriatric millennial? They were not digital natives and remember a time before cell phones and other technological advancements. JLee is the resident geriatric millennial of the pod.

23:45 – Geriatric millennials have the ability to go between the online and offline world where older and younger generations may struggle at being online/offline. Also, they have had to learn how to adapt to different digital technologies quickly.

30:00 – KD calls BS on the concept that everyone in a generational slice is going to have impact in the world, noting that high performers throughout time in the 35-to-40 range are always “next up” in the world of work. But not everyone within a certain age group is going to save the world. There will always be high-potential earners in every group, and they’ll rise to create change.

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