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Human Resources interviews

Read the thoughts of the experts

Emerald publishes the largest range of management journals in the world and so it is no surprise that we frequently rub shoulders with some of the top thinkers in business.

We are aware that effective action requires a balance of theory, practical advice and tips from those who have made a difference. With this in mind we bring you our guru interviews – the latest word in management from the experts in their field.

Please note: job titles and positions for interviewees are correct at time of publication.

Chinese HRM in Action: An Interview with Wayne Chen of Hay Group China

Mr Wayne Chen, Managing Director of Hay Group Northeast Asia, is an established HRM consulting practitioner. In the past decade, Mr Chen, overseeing Shanghai-based Hay Group China operations, has been engaged in facilitating client organizations to embrace ongoing unprecedented changes. In this interview, Mr Wayne Chen, is invited to share his rich management consulting experiences and insight on HRM and related issues in Chinese organizations.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett: China's talent crunch and its suprising solution

Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and the founding president of the Center for Work-Life Policy (CWLP), a nonprofit think tank, where she leads the "Hidden Brain Drain"

Happiness at Work - an interview with Srikumar S. Rao

Srikumar S. Rao has done pioneering work in motivation, and helps senior executives become more engaged in work and discover deep meaning in it. He also works with teams and groups and has been extraordinarily successful in using group dynamics to foster lasting personal change. Many who have been through his programme experience quantum leaps in professional and personal effectiveness.

Global HR issues: an interview with  Martin Moehrle

From 2002-2008, Martin Moehrle was Chief Learning Officer, Global Head of HR Development and a member of the Global HR Committee at Deutsche Bank. Since he joined Deutsche Bank in 1994, Martin led many initiatives to help develop it into an agile, learning, global and diverse organization. He is now self-employed, working as a consultant for major international companies.

The Learning and Skills Council: an interview with Richard Marsh

Richard Marsh is Employer Responsiveness Director at the Learning & Skills Council. He is responsible for the implementation of the Training Quality Standard and is involved in the delivery of other employer relevant quality assurance programmes, such as the Employers Guide to Training Providers. He has previously been quality and training manager for the Volkswagen group, Vodafone UK and within the travel sector.

Dealing with difficult people: an interview with Karen Mannering

Karen Mannering is the Director of K M Portfolios Ltd., a development consultancy providing facilitation, training, coaching, writing and psychometrics. Karen has over 20 years experience in people development, working with large organizations, universities and colleges. A speaker at a number of conferences, Karen writes for magazines, journals, and websites. She has also written several books; her latest being Instant Manager: Dealing with Difficult People.

The Long Work Hours Culture: an interview with Ronald Burke & Cary Cooper

Ronald J. Burke is Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behaviour / Industrial Relations at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto. Professor Cary Cooper CBE is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University Management School.

An interview with Kent Johnson

Kent Johnson is an in-house Senior Counsel at Texas Instruments Inc., specializing in the fields of antitrust, intellectual property, sales, marketing and advertising law, strategic alliances and other major business spheres. In this interview he discusses the role of in-house lawyers in the benchmarking process.

An interview with Harold Resnick

During his 30 years in organizational development and training, Harold S. Resnick has earned international recognition as a leading authority and innovator in organizational transformation and leadership development. He has consulted with hundreds of private and public sector companies in North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.

An interview with Max Hand

Max Hand is the Chief Financial Officer of Chirurgiae, a private sector healthcare service provider at the forefront of changes in the UK's National Health Service. Previously, he spent 18 years as a principle with the consulting firm A.T. Kearney, where he led projects in organizational restructuring, turnarounds, and quality management.