Professional People Management & Developement
Who is Paul Kearns?
Paul is an economics graduate who has spent the majority of his 30+ years in HR re-thinking and re-shaping the way organizations manage human capital. His last corporate HR role was Head of HR for an automotive, supply chain manufacturer where he first learned about the Toyota Production System and Total Quality Management; both of which subsequently influenced his thinking and practice. In particular Paul developed his theory on HR Maturity which led to the establishment of the Maturity Institute and the OMR Group.
His radical, yet essentially common sense, approach has drawn attention from around the world and he is a regular speaker and facilitator. 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 using the latest Evidence-Based Management methods.
Paul is still, first and foremost, an HR practitioner who always links his HR practice directly to evidence of business value. His writing has increasingly been taken up by academics who want to bridge the gulf between theory and practice and this has led to him teaching a core MBA class in HR strategy for over ten years. He travels widely as a teacher, consultant, facilitator and keynote speaker.