HR Most Influential Hall of Fame

The HR Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest accolade bestowed by HR magazine on an individual in recognition of their outstanding and exceptional contribution to HR thinking or practice. Winners take their place in the HR Most Influential Hall of Fame.

Edward E Lawler

Edward E Lawler, director, Center for Effective Organizations and distinguished professor of business, University of Southern California

Edward E Lawler has been honoured as a top contributor to the fields of organisational development and behaviour, corporate governance, compensation and HR management. As well as being a director of research group the Center for Effective Organizations, he is the University of Southern California’s distinguished professor of business.

Charles Handy
Will Hutton
Lynda Gratton
Cary Cooper
Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Dave Ulrich was voted the Most Influential Thinker of the Decade at HR Most Influential 2015. He studies how organisations build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability and talent through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award-winning databases that assess alignment between strategies, organisation capabilities, HR practices, HR competencies, and customer and investor results.

David Fairhurst