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Trends in HR job titles – update

11th, April 2017
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by Tom Haak
in  Trends in HR

HR Job Titles

Having participated in various HR Conferences the last months, I was able to collect some new HR job titles. A list that can inspire you, when you still are in need of a job title.

The Leader

  • Chief Happiness Officer
  • Chief Human Capital Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
  • Chief People Officer
  • Director of Employee Engagement
  • Director of People and ….
    • Capabilities
    • Communications
    • Community
    • Culture
    • Engagement
    • Organisation
    • Places
    • Performance
    • Performance Management
    • Recruitment
    • Values
  • SVP People
  • SVP People Operations
  • SVP Strategy & Culture
  • Vibe Manager
  • VP HR


  • Director HR Analytics
  • Director People Analytics
  • Director People Systems
  • HR Data Analyst
  • HR Data & Process Specialist
  • HR Tech Lead
  • Lead People Data Scientist

Compensation & Benefits

  • Director C&B
  • Director Reward & Recognition
  • Head of HR Compliance
  • Senior Manpower & Compensation Specialist

HR Operations

  • Director HR Operations
  • Director HR Service Center
  • HR Business Partner (HRBP)
  • HR Controller
  • HR Service Center Chatbot
  • SVP of People Operations

Innovation and others

  • Adventure Coach
  • Director HR Transformation
  • Employee Experience Architect
  • Employee Experience Designer
  • Employee Journey Advisor
  • Employee Journey Guide
  • Group head of HR Modernisation
  • Head of HR Excellence
  • Head of Organisational Development
  • HR Scrum Master
  • HR success manager
  • SVP HR Digital & Innovation
  • Vibe Manager & Head of all things Awesome


  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Performance Consultant
  • Director HR Academy
  • Director Leadership Academy
  • Director Training & Development
  • Online Learning Designer


  • A.I. Recruiter
  • Cognitive Recruitment Assistant
  • Director Talent Acquisition
  • Global Head Attraction
  • Head of Active Sourcing
  • Hiring Manager
  • Onboarding specialist
  • Recruitment Manager


  • Director Talent Acquisition
  • Director Talent Strategy
  • Performance Consultant
  • SVP Global Talent
  • SVP Global talent & Culture
  • Talent Champion


Further Reading


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About the Author: Tom Haak


Tom Haak is the founder and director of The HR Trend Institute. Prior to founding the HR Trend Institute in 2014, Tom held senior HR positions in companies as Arcadis, Aon, KPMG and Philips. The HR Trend Institute detects, follows and encourages smart and creative use of trends in the field of people and organizations, and also in adjacent areas.