Oven-Ready’s approach is to discuss the practical application of HR ideas and practices and to explain the theory behind them. We’re here to educate, inform and hopefully entertain and try to make what can be a very dry and dusty subject, just that little bit more interesting and relevant for your workplace.
Riham Satti, Simon Morden, Professor Dave Ulrich, Mark Kass, Peter Cheese & Charlie Gilkes
One Does Not Simply Acquire Talent!
Behind An Ordinary Life Is The Extraordinary Bravery, Generosity And Wisdom of Aoife Martin
Why Are So Many Of Us Choosing To Be Our Own Boss?
HR & Marketing – A Special Relationship?
Jamila Yu, CMO YUnique Marketing
Richard Merrin, MD Spreckley Partners
These Are The Voyages of Enterprise Nation, Boldly Going Where No Organisation Has Gone Before
Emma Jones CBE
Stop Apologising For Working in HR, Instead Start Evangelising!
Too much theory, too distant from actual reality and too little understanding of real business makes HR impenetrable for many start-up and SME organisations. HR is often seen as a barrier to success rather than an enabler. This needs to change. HR professionals who understand business bring immeasurable value to an organisation. Those that don’t, add nothing.
HR also needs to stand-up and be counted when it comes to tackling toxic workplace cultures. Everyone has a right to work without fear, harassment and bullying. If Oven-Ready HR can help shine a light on the positives and negatives of the workplace and encourage new thinking then we’ve done our job. 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.
Chris has recently launched an HR consultancy www.accelerator-hr.co.uk for the start-up and SME sectors where he helps organisations with pragmatic HR solutions to help them succeed in their marketplace.