Humans of HR

The lives and stories behind HR leaders.

Latest Humans of HR

People And Purpose

Helen Ives is Chief People Officer at NHS Professionals, responsible for HR for around 1300 corporate employees and 190,000 bank members currently working for the NHS.

Meeting the Challenge

Working for Outdoor and Cycle Concepts, under which sit the brands Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock and Runners Need, Claire Webber-Powell’s enthusiasm for her work is infectious.

A CHRO of The Future

For 25 years, Kim Sullivan has worked in the HR space for a wide variety of brands across the world.

“For us to stay ahead of the competition for talent, we have to constantly update our strategies”

With over 20 years of HR experience under her belt, including over 15 years in various senior HR positions within the nuclear industry, Alison Richardson, Director of HR Operations at Yodel joined the company in 2018 as Senior HR Business Partner.

Leading With The Right Mind

"The world seems to have gone crazy right now and there is a lot of pressure on the HR community to have all the answers.”

The HR Difference

From supermarkets to drainage Debi Bell has always sought to make a difference among the people for whom she is responsible.
Kristen Tronsky

HR From The Start

Delivering effective HR for a fast-growing remote-first business is just the latest achievement for Kristen Tronsky, who has loved HR since she was at school.
Sarah Hamilton-Gill

A Design For Life

Sarah aims to leave a legacy that will accelerate the transition of HR professionals into consulting and help them avoid common pitfalls and make the most of their skills and expertise.
portrait picture of Sam Moxham, chief people officer at financial services company Progeny

A Driven Approach

From building her own HR practice to helping her current employer grow across the world, Sam Moxham, Chief People Officer at financial services business Progeny, thrives on seeing others become successful, whatever form that takes.
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.
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.

Latest Events

Reward and Recognition for the International Workforce

In this webinar we explored the dispersed workplace and asked what it means to support employees all over the world.
Reward and Recognition for the International Workforce

Year in Review 2023

In this specially extended webinar we bring back some of our previous 2023 webinar speakers to give their view on the past 12 months and gaze into the collective crystal ball of 2024.

Resourcing Models, Insource, Outsource or Hybrid what are the best solutions?

Discussions on the evening will be led by two invited experts Jim Richardson, with spells at Santander and Royal Bank of Scotland as Global Head of Talent, Jim now advises corporate businesses on their TA models. And, Ross Crook, Managing Director at Sanderson Solutions.
Resourcing models round table

Retention: Holding on to The Talent You Need

In September we explored retention in the workplace.
HR Webinar - Retention

Professional Development: Making the Step Up

The HR World’s webinar this month took a long hard look at professional development for HR leaders.

Employee Benefits: Then, now and next

In July as we delved into the world of employee benefits.
HR Webinar - the HR benefits.

AI in HR: The Perfect Balance

AI is hitting the headlines right now as experts forecast a future that’s powered by tech. But what will this mean for HR?
On demand hr webinar - Ai in HR

RPO Market: Insource, Outsource or Hybrid – What are the best solutions?

The HR World and Sanderson Managed Services Ltd are holding an exclusive Round Table dinner to explore and debate the current RPO arena.

AI as part of the hiring, on-boarding and retention processes

The HR World and Sanderson Managed Services Ltd are holding an exclusive Round Table dinner to further the discussion of AI among Senior HR Leaders.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion: Reshaping thinking for action

Join us in March as our monthly webinar tackles equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Leading With Agility: How to give your business the behaviours and mindsets it needs for volatile times

Join us in February as our monthly webinar tackles learning and development in the workplace.

How can you create a culture of health and wellbeing in the workplace?

Our January webinar tackled health and wellbeing in the workplace.

The role of HR in reputation management

The recent P&O mass firings have yet again highlighted the critical role HR plays in managing a business' reputational risks - and how it can go horribly wrong.
Event with Anna Elliott The role of HR in reputation management

The metaverse and HR

The HR World with future of work experts Lloyd Dean and Alexander Low, from PA Consulting, will cut through the chaos and stay clear of the jargon in this 45-minute webinar to help HRs navigate the metaverse.

Hiring Gen Z – what can employers learn about emerging talent in 2023?

Join us at this cross-learning, in-person event as part of The HR World Culture Clash series at RSA House in London on 20 Oct 2022.
Hiring Gen Z: Culture Clash Panellists

Bridging the gap: what can employers learn about emerging talent to drive better hiring strategies?

Join us at this cross-learning, in-person event as part of The HR World Culture Clash series, bringing HRDs, founders and emerging talent together to build a better workforce for the future.
Bridging the gap: what can employers learn about emerging talent to drive better hiring strategies?

How to put inclusivity at the heart of your job description process

‘Diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ – are these words used so often in talent attraction strategies they have almost become meaningless?
The Job Design Revolution

Supporting your people through loss and change – with Julie Stokes OBE

Loss. We have all experienced it, individually, in our communities and in our business lives. How can we lead our people in an ever-changing environment?
Webinar supporting your people through loss and change
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