Paul Kearns is widely recognised as a leading authority in the field of employee performance measurement and evaluation. With over 20 years' experience as a business-focused, human resource management professional he has developed a unique capability which makes direct connections between people and business performance. He founded the Personnel Works Partnership in 1990, specialising in improving individual and organisational performance through business-linked HR strategies. He has a reputation for being able to write about complex subjects in a clear and concise way. This book combines and updates two earlier volumes which were best sellers in the Financial Times Management HR briefing series (Measuring HR and the Impact on the Bottom Line, 1995 and Measuring the Impact of Training and Development on the Bottom Line, 1996). His most recent title in this series was Measuring and Managing Employee Performance which was featured as their book of the month when published earlier in 2000.
His ground-breaking measurement and evaluation methodology has provided a foundation for the establishment of three corporate universities in the UK and Europe and is also extensively used in many major blue-chip companies and public sector organisations. He is a key contributor to the TD2000 Campaign run by Training Magazine in conjunction with the Industrial Society and is a judge for the TD2000 Award for the Top UK Training Function. He has also helped many organisations achieve Investor in People status by helping them to evaluate their training effort.
Paul is a regular conference speaker on the subjects of HR strategy, measurement and evaluation. As a thought-provoking, outspoken critic of the modern management addiction to fads and fashions Paul prefers pragmatic solutions to complex business problems. He firmly believes that all business issues can be addressed in a simple, 'down-to-earth' way but he has found this common-sense approach to be so rare that he now refers to it as 'leading-edge common sense'.