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Influencers to Follow in 2018

January 12, 2018 / Employee Engagement

We compiled our top picks of top influencers who are the trendsetters and experts in HR technology, wellbeing, and employee engagement. Follow these five luminary individuals on social or read their articles; we guarantee you’ll feel inspired by their insights, updates and knowledge about the latest and greatest in the HR space.

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Influencers to Follow

Sir Richard Branson


Why we love him: As founder of the Virgin Group and a lifelong advocate of wellbeing, mindfulness and taking care of your employees, Sir Richard Branson will be at the top of our list year after year for living and breathing the endless pursuit of health and happiness.

What we’re reading:

What employee wellbeing means to me: Richard Branson

We are what we repeatedly do


Steve Boese


Why we love him: Steve is contributing invaluable work towards the HR space as a co-chair of the HR Technology conference and co-hosts the HR Happy Hour Show and Podcast so you can hear from industry experts while commuting to the office!

What we’re listening to:

PODCAST – #HRHappyHour 287 – The Business Value of Employee Wellbeing

WEBINAR REPLAY – Hear Steve Boese and Andrew Jacobus, Vice President of Insights and Data Science at Virgin Pulse, discuss how employee wellbeing impacts the business outcomes that matter most.


Sophie Wade


Why we love her: Sophie is a Future of Work Authority and covers topics including attracting, engaging and retaining workforces.

What we’re reading:

Cracking the Code of Behavioral Change for Employees’ Healthy (and More Productive) Well-Being


Josh Bersin


Why we love him: As founder of Bersin by Deloitte, Josh has years of expertise in management, leadership and HR technology. His insights and ability to see future workplace trends makes him an invaluable leader and influencer.

What we’re reading:

HR Technology For 2018: Ten Disruptions Ahead

The New World of Corporate Learning: Micro Learning…


Dan Schawbel


Why we love him: Dan covers innovative topics about the things you care about most – from workplace trends to promoting mindfulness and meditation. He recently interviewed Sir Richard Branson on his views on wellbeing and is often featured in Forbes magazine.

What we’re reading:

10 Workplace Trends You’ll See In 2018

Richard Branson: His Views On Entrepreneurship, Well-Being And Work Friendships

Lindsey Hudson is a Marketing Communications Manager at Virgin Pulse. She enjoys weightlifting, playing the piano and baking in her spare time.


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