Humans of HR

The HR World speaks to industry leaders about their careers and life – what advice would they pass on and what wisdom brought them to where they are now.

Latest Humans of HR Feature

David Mason Humans of HR

“You cannot create change for the future without respecting the past”

In this edition we caught up with David Mason, Head of Global TA Delivery at Philip Morris International who believes you cannot create change for the future without respecting the past.
Lisa Haggar

“I’m outspoken. I’m Marmite and I’m okay with that.”

In this edition we caught up with HRD Lisa Haggar who believes the handbook needs to be thrown out in order to put people back at the heart of HR.
Jayne Casey

‘HR holds the moral compass of an organisation’

In this edition we caught up with HRD Jayne Casey who believes HR's sweet spot is combining people management with commercial outcomes.
Kathryn Kendall

‘Kindness is the most underrated skill in business’

In this edition we caught up with Benefex Chief People Officer Kathryn Kendall who spearheads a culture of inclusivity and believes ‘life is too short to dread Monday mornings’.
Adrienne Percival Flourish Zone

“There’s a danger ‘productivity’ could become a dirty word” – meet the tech founder putting business at the heart of employee wellbeing

FlourishZone CEO Adrienne Percival on defeating "wellbeing overwhelm" and why hyper-personalisation is the answer.
Marine Fournier Powell

This Much I Know: Marine Fournier

We caught up with Marine Fournier, international HR specialist, who believes in the power of technology to change the daily world of HRs.
Karen Sinnott

This Much I Know: Karen Sinnott

We caught up with Karen Sinnott who is a passionate organisational development advocate and believer in the power of HR to support the UK's recovery post-lockdown.
Kim Clarke

This Much I Know: Kim Clarke

In this latest edition we speak with Kim Clarke, HRD and specialist in the financial sector human resource leadership. 
This Much I Know: Barry Hughes

This Much I Know: Barry Hughes

“Data is everything. It helps you shape a factual story in order to influence business leaders on people initiatives, which can improve retention of securing new talent. That’s what makes HR so valuable and exciting right now.”
Matt Elliott, Chief People Officer of Bank of Ireland.

This Much I Know: Matt Elliott

“This is a special time in business - things are changing and business can help lead societal change.”
Orlagh Hunt

This Much I Know: Orlagh Hunt

“You’re better off not asking people’s opinion at all if you’re not going to take it seriously” - Orlagh Hunt, founder of Human Leadership Consulting
Ray Berg, Managing Partner of Osborne Clarke

If you remain willing to be challenged, you can change your perceptions and open your mind – Ray Berg, Managing Partner of Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke managing partner Ray Berg has put diversity at the heart of Osborne Clarke’s business strategy. Ray believes diversity is key to providing equality of opportunity across the whole firm.
Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE

“There is no such thing as a standard or run-of-the-mill human being,” – Stephen Hawking

Our HR World leadership series kicks off with Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE. Chris is a champion of diversity and digital. He is Britain’s most successful Paralympic swimmer, winning nine gold medals, ex-Director of Paralympic Integration at London 2012 and non-executive director at Channel 4.

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Lisa Haggar

“I’m outspoken. I’m Marmite and I’m okay with that.”

In this edition we caught up with HRD Lisa Haggar who believes the handbook needs to be thrown out in order to put people back at the heart of HR.
Jayne Casey

‘HR holds the moral compass of an organisation’

In this edition we caught up with HRD Jayne Casey who believes HR's sweet spot is combining people management with commercial outcomes.
Kathryn Kendall

‘Kindness is the most underrated skill in business’

In this edition we caught up with Benefex Chief People Officer Kathryn Kendall who spearheads a culture of inclusivity and believes ‘life is too short to dread Monday mornings’.
Adrienne Percival Flourish Zone

“There’s a danger ‘productivity’ could become a dirty word” – meet the tech founder putting business at the heart of employee wellbeing

FlourishZone CEO Adrienne Percival on defeating "wellbeing overwhelm" and why hyper-personalisation is the answer.
Marine Fournier Powell

This Much I Know: Marine Fournier

We caught up with Marine Fournier, international HR specialist, who believes in the power of technology to change the daily world of HRs.
Karen Sinnott

This Much I Know: Karen Sinnott

We caught up with Karen Sinnott who is a passionate organisational development advocate and believer in the power of HR to support the UK's recovery post-lockdown.
Kim Clarke

This Much I Know: Kim Clarke

In this latest edition we speak with Kim Clarke, HRD and specialist in the financial sector human resource leadership. 
This Much I Know: Barry Hughes

This Much I Know: Barry Hughes

“Data is everything. It helps you shape a factual story in order to influence business leaders on people initiatives, which can improve retention of securing new talent. That’s what makes HR so valuable and exciting right now.”
Matt Elliott, Chief People Officer of Bank of Ireland.

This Much I Know: Matt Elliott

“This is a special time in business - things are changing and business can help lead societal change.”
Orlagh Hunt

This Much I Know: Orlagh Hunt

“You’re better off not asking people’s opinion at all if you’re not going to take it seriously” - Orlagh Hunt, founder of Human Leadership Consulting
Ray Berg, Managing Partner of Osborne Clarke

If you remain willing to be challenged, you can change your perceptions and open your mind – Ray Berg, Managing Partner of Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke managing partner Ray Berg has put diversity at the heart of Osborne Clarke’s business strategy. Ray believes diversity is key to providing equality of opportunity across the whole firm.
Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE

“There is no such thing as a standard or run-of-the-mill human being,” – Stephen Hawking

Our HR World leadership series kicks off with Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE. Chris is a champion of diversity and digital. He is Britain’s most successful Paralympic swimmer, winning nine gold medals, ex-Director of Paralympic Integration at London 2012 and non-executive director at Channel 4.