When the going got tough, these folks sped up.
By The Editors
The Great Recession has been longer and more enduring than any economic slowdown since the 1930s. It has brought wrenching dislocation and arguably created—or, more accurately revealed—structural deficiencies in the economies of the West.
In such an unnerving marketplace, human resources leaders have found themselves on the front lines. They mediate, after all, between the C-Suite and those on the factory floor or in the field making cold calls or in the back office with the green eyeshades on.
Big deal. Or, more to the point, big deals. Faced with such adversity, the best within the HR world have recognized the adage that with crisis comes opportunity. While others have been sidelined, these leaders seized the field to make new, game-changing plays.
This year’s list of HRO Today Superstars is smaller, not because of macroeconomics; indeed, making the selections below was excruciating. Many worthies were left off the list. But the editors have decided, going forward, we want this space to recognize the pinnacle of the profession. So, as we all look for ways to spur performance in the new normal, look up.
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