6. July 2023 | Note-Blog

Prof. Simone Kauffeld once again one of the “40 leading HR minds”

Personalmagazin again honoured leading minds in the HR industry in 2023. Picture credits: Simone Kauffeld

For the eleventh time in total, “Personalmagazin” chose leading personalities from management, science and consulting who have a particularly great influence on the industry around HR management. Prof. Simone Kauffeld, who has held the Chair of Work, Organisational and Social Psychology at TU Braunschweig since 2007, has now been named one of the “40 führende HR-Köpfe” (40 leading HR minds) (2023) for the third time.

Experts from management, consulting and academia are selected who set an example for others in the HR field, advance the topic of HR, are an influential figure in the HR industry and are active in their professional lives. The 40 most important personalities were selected from approximately 150 nominations from readers of “Personalmagazin” and the Haufe Personal portal. Simone Kauffeld was awarded in the category “Science”. The Personalmagazin writes on the reasons for the award:

“Current psychological research results are more in demand than ever before in the practice of personnel work. Probably no one in psychology pursues this cooperation as intensively and successfully as Simone Kauffeld. At her chair at TU Braunschweig, 30 staff members work in parallel on numerous funded projects. The 55-year-old has just secured a project worth millions from the BMBF: In the Regional Competence Centre for Work Design, she will work with 42 partners on topics including work and health, competence development and knowledge transfer, and cooperation in the circular economy. She is also an editor of several trade journals and has (co-)published almost 50 technical papers in 2022 and 2023 alone. How does she manage this? She herself sees the reason for her success in the fact that she sees the connections between the topics and uses synergies. This is also exactly what she pursues in her heartfelt topic, the “Veränderungsmacher*in” (Change Maker) programme: The programme creates synergies between human resources and organisational development by qualifying employees across companies and enabling them to become shapers of their organisation. It also has made an impact in that former students have become top academics.”