The Oven-Ready HR Podcast

Stories from the world of work

Oven Ready HR tells compelling stories from the world of work through a broad HR lens. We convene lively, captivating and thought-provoking conversations with expert analysis and insights. 

We’re here to educate, inform, entertain and make what can be a very dry and dusty subject, just that little bit more interesting and relevant for your workplace.

Season 4
Episode 2
The Future of HR Recruitment With Nick Croucher Of Frazer Jones


Nick Croucher

“if you’d ask me where I think our highest demand has been this year, it’s talent acquisition and internal recruitment.”
Episode 1
Season 4

What Will Make The World of Work Better in 2022? Paul Nowak of The TUC Explains


Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary of the Trade’s Union Council.

What would make me really happy is for the government to bring forward that employment bill and to talk to unions and employers in advance of them publishing a White Paper about what should go in it and I would like the Prime Minister to take his promise that we had around the Brexit debate about not just protecting employment rights, but extending and enhancing employment rights in this country.
Episode 16
Season 3

Oven Ready Reheated – A Final Serving of Season 3’s Interviews


Romanie Thomas, Lars Schmidt, Jon Thurmond, Wendy Dailey, Robert Tansey, Dr Fiona Jamison, Lawrence Hughes, Jacqueline Hopkins & Rob Moss

As we’ve reached the end of Season 3 of the show, I’ve taken the opportunity to offer up some of the best bits for you to enjoy again.
Episode 15
Season 3

Oven-Ready Reheated – Another Bite From Season 3 of the HR Podcast!


Oliver Shah, Chad Sowash, Olly Olsen, Dr Sam Friedman, Benjamin Cohen, Elan Divon and Jon Simmonds

As we’ve reached the end of Season 3 of the show, I’ve taken the opportunity to offer up some of the best bits for you to enjoy again.
Episode 14
Season 3

The HR Year In Review – Rob Moss Editor of Personnel Today


Rob Moss, Editor Personnel Today

HR is in a prime position to drive things forward!
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Why I started Oven-Ready HR:

I think work can be happier, healthier, more purposeful and rewarding if organisations move towards more progressive employment policies that represent the interests of ordinary workers not just those privileged enough to lead.

Why the HR focus?

Well HR is the function of an organisation tasked with all things worker related so it makes sense to tell stories that have a broad HR focus.

Oven-Ready’s purpose

Our purpose is to help shine a light on the positives and negatives of the workplace and encourage new thinking. Big ambitions for sure, but we have to start somewhere right?

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Chris’ day job

Chris hasn’t always been in HR and actually began his career in marketing where he built a successful communications and branding agency. He then spent a number of years in a Commercial and HR role running a Private Members’ club in London’s Mayfair. Latterly he founded a highly successful boutique talent agency that was purchased by a competitor in 2019.