Paul Kearns knows that only results count and so teaches and consults on how to get the best results and greatest value from enlightened people management. Paul is a career HR practitioner his latest book defining people management standards for the 21st Century - “Professional HR. Evidence-Based People Management & Development” was published by Routledge on 5th April 2013.
Here is an extract from the Foreword to the book by Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, co-author of ‘Hard Facts‘ and a leading advocate of evidence-based management.
“That’s the state of play in human resources today mindless imitation of what others are doing, little to no systematic evaluation of the effectiveness of management practices and programs, infrequent data-driven diagnoses of the problems HR is expected to address, in short, little of the professionalism now almost taken for granted in medicine, to take just one example.”
Paul also currently acts as the BSI’s (British Standards Institute) Principal Expert advising on ISO global HR standards and chairs their Technical (TC260) ‘Mirror’ Committee. Paul’s brand new, sister site dedicated to ‘HR Standards’ is now available and you can view an introductory video here.