Professional People Management & Developement
Who is Paul Kearns?
Paul has spent the majority of his 37 years in management re-thinking and re-shaping the way organizations manage human capital (HCM). While working in the automotive manufacturing supply chain in the 1980’s he first learned about the Toyota Production System and Total Quality Management; both of which had a profound effect on his subsequent thinking and practice.
Paul later developed his theory of HR Maturity which eventually led to the establishment of the Maturity Institute where he is Chair of the Council. He is also Senior Partner at OMS LLP, where he helped to develop the first Human Capital Reporting Template©, the OMI Global Index of Human Capital Management© and the Human Capital Risk Grid© which has drawn unprecedented interest from the finance and investment communities.
He has written many articles and books on the subjects of HR strategy, measurement, evaluation, ROI and, more recently, setting the highest Professional standards in HR and organizational learning using the latest Evidence-Based Management methods.
Paul is still, first and foremost, a down-to-earth, HCM practitioner who always links his consulting advice directly to evidence of business value. However, by tirelessly pushing out the boundaries of strategic HCM his work has increasingly been referenced by those in the academic world who want to bridge the gulf between theory and practice. This led to him teaching HR strategy for over ten years as a core a core MBA course. He travels widely as a highly valued consultant, keynote speaker, teacher and facilitator.