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Top 40 "HR Heads" 2021

#wisoimpact - We congratulate Prof. Dr Dirk Sliwka!

Portrait of Prof. Dr Dirk Sliwka

For the tenth time, the editors of „Personalmagazin“ have chosen the 40 leading minds in HR management in Germany. "He is an authority among HR economists" is the laudation for WiSo professor Dirk Sliwka, awarded in the category science (video). Every two years since 2003, the editors have compiled a list of the "40 Leading HR Heads" (#40Köpfe) who stand for the transformation of HR and actively shape the world of work.

Dirk Sliwka, Professor of Management at the Seminar of Personnel Economics and HRM of the Wiso Faculty and coordinator of the WiSo Key-Research Initiative Behavioural Management Science, has distinguished himself not least with his work on individual performance appraisal and the effectiveness of bonuses. He is also a member of the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy. In 2013, the University of Cologne awarded Prof. Sliwka the Hans Kelsen Future Prize in Law and Economics. He also regularly achieves top positions in researcher rankings. The Wirtschaftswoche researcher ranking lists Professor Sliwka among the top 100 researchers in business administration in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is also among the 100 best researchers in the German-speaking world in the major Lifetime Achievement Ranking 2020.

"We select 40 HR heads to present the performance of the HR community," Reiner Straub, publisher of Personalmagazin, explains the current selection. The ranking recognises the achievements of the last two years. The 40 HR heads had not only done outstanding work in their field but had also actively participated in the debates and the further development of the HR community. In addition to acute crisis management, HR management continues to work on topics such as digitalisation, diversity, corporate culture, qualification and new working worlds, said Straub.

In addition to Professor Sliwka, the leading figures in academia include: Prof. Dr. Torsten Biemann (University of Mannheim), Prof. Dr. Heike Bruch (University of St. Gallen), Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kabst (University of Paderborn), Prof. Dr. Uwe P. Kanning (Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences), Prof. Dr. Simone Kauffeld (TU Braunschweig), Prof. Dr. Martin Kersting (University of Gießen), Prof. Dr. Carsten C. Schermuly (SRH Berlin), Prof. Dr. Gregor Thüsing (University of Bonn) and Prof. Dr. Antoinette Weibel (University of St. Gallen).

We are pleased that the WiSo Faculty is represented in this illustrious circle and congratulate Professor Sliwka warmly.