The Oven-Ready HR Podcast

Stories from the world of work

Oven-Ready HR is the podcast that tells compelling stories from the global 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 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.

Season 3
Episode 13
What Makes A Great HR Podcast?

Guest(s)

Jon Thurmond & Wendy Dailey

Listen to find out what makes a great HR podcast!
Episode 12
Season 3

Transforming Your HR Practices

Guest(s)

Lars Schmidt

There has never been a better time to be the field of HR!
Episode 11
Season 3

Flying High – How HR Took The Initiative With Employee Engagement

Guest(s)

Lawrence Hughes & Dr Fiona Jamison

I read somewhere once that to make a small fortune, start with a large fortune and buy an airline.
Episode 10
Season 3

Why is Employee Wellbeing Important?

Guest(s)

Robert Tansey

The power lies with employee now versus 24 months ago is much greater than it was.
Episode 9
Season 3

What Are The Barriers to Gender Equality At Work?

Guest(s)

Romanie Thomas

what are the main barriers to gender equality at work?
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About

Why I started Oven-Ready HR:

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 is co-founder of The Podcasterists www.thepodcasterists.com a specialist full-service podcast agency that helps organisations explain their purpose through expert storytelling.

Chris also has an HR consultancy www.accelerator-hr.co.uk for the start-up and SME sectors where he provides organisations with pragmatic HR solutions to help them succeed in their marketplace.