Top HR Keynote Speaker

HR Keynote Speaker James Taylor has been featured in Forbes, BBC, and The Wall Street Journal, and his clients include many of the Fortune 500.

Top HR Keynote Speaker James Taylor is an inspirational and motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and author, recognized globally for his expertise in HR, leadership, creativity, and innovation. For over 20 years, he has traveled the world, delivering highly insightful and educational keynote speeches to companies and individuals from industries in 35 countries. These industries include but are not limited to technology, financial services, banking, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, healthcare, retail, professional services, law, and more.

Traveling from the US to Europe, and Asia to the Middle East, Taylor has provided insights to his wide public on the topic of HR, as well as on how to increase productivity, accelerate innovation, and adapt to change. His clients encompass many of the Global Fortune 500, such as Apple, Sony, Accenture, Roche, Cisco, GSK, Bell, UPS, EY, Intuit, Tata, Honeywell, Visa, Dell, Al-Futtaim, McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz, Chubb, IBM, as well as various national governments.

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“James Taylor was a fantastic keynote speaker. His presentation was an insightful and entertaining closing keynote for the event audience. James also hosted a small group presentation for the G3 Company Sales Meeting earlier in the year that was also great.” 

Kristi Kawana, Events & Marketing Director, G3 Communications

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General Information about HR for Meeting Planners and Prospective Clients.

HR, or human resources, refers to the set of people making up the workforce of a company, organization, business sector, or industry. The term can be used interchangeably with manpower, personnel, associates, staff, or labor. Within each organization, there is a human resources department, acting as the link between an organization’s management and its employees. HR officials perform various tasks, including interviewing, recruiting, managing employee benefits, evaluating the performance of employees, or organizing employee relations activities and programs such as employee counseling.

Human resource departments play a crucial role in building and developing a company or organization during its early stages, and contributes significantly in making it successful later on, by constantly regulating and motivating its employees. Human resources contribute to better employment relations in the workforce, and helps negotiating ethical issues in the relations among the individuals that make up a company. Since people are the greatest resource for any business, treating them fairly and providing them with opportunities to grow can only help an organization achieve its business goals. Furthermore, HR plays a crucial role in developing a positive business culture and, thus, in improving employee engagement and productivity. Lastly, businesses require effective communication to operate well and, most of the times, the ways in which communication is structured within a company are defined by the HR department. They are the key to building a better, more productive work environment.


Besides booking James Taylor as your HR keynote speaker here are some of the most popular books on HR:

The HR Business Partner Handbook: A Practical Guide to Being Your Organization’s Strategic People Expert
by Glenn Templeman

The SHRM Essential Guide to Employment Law: A Handbook for HR Professionals, Managers, Businesses, and Organization
by Charles Fleischer

The Big Book of HR, 10th Anniversary Edition
by Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem

The New HR Leader’s First 100 Days: How To Start Strong, Hit The Ground Running & ACHIEVE SUCCESS FASTER As A New Human Resources Manager, Director or VP
by Alan Collins

Confessions of an HR Pro: Stories of Defeat & Triumph
by Julie Turney


Here is a selection of other HR-related conferences and events that book HR keynote speakers:

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CONNECT HR Leadership Summit, Virtual North America

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Decoding Future HR, Virtual

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Gartner ReimagineHR Conference, London, UK

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WorkVision, Amelia Island, FL, US

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HR Transform – The Future is Now, Las Vegas, NE, US


There are a number of highly-rated podcast shows that cover all things HR.

HR Happy Hour

DriveThruHR – HR Conversations

Digital HR Leaders with David Green

Nine To Thrive HR

TalentCulture #WorkTrends

Clients Include:





“Phenomenal and very engaging in the session…managed to captivate everyone’s attention and the feedback from the team has been super good”
  • – Senior Manager, Global Accounts
“Thank you for sharing valuable insights on key attributes/traits of a leader. The session was received extremely well and I am looking to another opportunity to invite you for your valuable interaction with our team.”
  • – Managing Director
“Your presentation was one of the most interesting topics at the conference. It was an honor for us to have you as one of our keynote speakers.”
  • – Chairman of the Board
“Thank you very much for your keynote at our event. It was indeed very well received and we had some fantastic feedback from the colleagues.”
  • – HR Director
“Thank you for bringing us a unique session on boosting our creativity in the age of artificial intelligence at our annual event. Your keynote was authentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. Participants and customers provided us with many delighted comments.”
  • – CEO
“Creative, thought provoking, inspirational and well-presented.”
  • Co-Chair
“One of the most insightful, impactful and powerful presentations that I have seen in years.”
  • – Partner
“Easy to work with, powerful content, dynamic and engaging. What more can you ask for in a speaker.”
  • – Group Event Director
“In my 20 years of planning conferences and working with keynoters to help them understand our unique audience, I’ve never seen a keynote speaker prepare at the level James did. All that preparation showed during the keynote; it was full of relevant and entertaining stories as well as highly visually engaging. Our members were blown away.”
  • – President (ABPM logo)



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