Professional People Management & Developement
Who is Paul Kearns?
Paul has spent the majority of his 30+ years in management re-thinking and re-shaping the way organizations manage human capital. His early career in automotive supply chain manufacturing was where he first learned about the Toyota Production System and Total Quality Management; both of which significantly influenced his thinking and practice. Paul subsequently developed his theory of HR Maturity which led to the establishment of the Maturity Institute and more recently, as Senior Partner at OMS LLP, the OMI Global Index of Human Capital Management which has drawn unprecedented interest in human capital management from the finance and investment communities.
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 and organizational learning using the latest Evidence-Based Management methods.
Paul is still, first and foremost, a human capital management practitioner who always links his HCM 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.