For the second year running, Professor Vlatka Hlupic from the Westminster Business School has been voted one of the Most HR Influential Thinkers of 2016. 

The prestigious top 30 list was compiled by HR Magazine and announced during a ceremony at Claridge’s Hotel, London on Monday 19 September.

The HR most influential lists recognise the practitioners, thinkers and academics who have had the greatest influence in the field of people strategy. The peer-based ranking is intended to create a definitive list of the top influencers in the sector and to develop a deeper understanding of what defines influence in HR.

Commenting on the award, she said: “I am delighted to have my work recognised in this way. I feel extremely proud to be part of this prestigious HR community of thinkers".

“Helping individuals, companies and society create happier, more purposeful and successful workplaces is my passion - it’s my life purpose. It gives me drive, energy and motivation, and it’s hugely satisfying to see the practical impact of my ideas.”

The awards were based on a combination of nominations from readers for the work that had inspired and had the most impact on how they approach their role; research conducted by Ashridge Business School and an input from an expert panel of executive head-hunters and HR Director readers. The nominated candidates were judged according to personal influence, practical relevance, visibility, originality, and influence during the past year.

Professor Vlatka Hlupic is Professor of Business and Management at the University of Westminster, CEO of The Management Shift Consulting Ltd, Founder and CEO of the Drucker Society London, and author of “The Management Shift: How to Harness the Power of People and Transform Your Organization for Sustainable Success”, an award-winning best-seller and on of Forbes’ top eight business books of 2014. 

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