FT HR Forum

A dedicated community for HR leaders seeking new insights and sharing knowledge on the people issues driving their businesses.


Membership benefits



Regular workshop events bring together HR leaders from big businesses to listen to expert speakers who offer unique insights on the biggest issues in people management.


The opportunity for high-level networking and knowledge share with HR leaders from across the business spectrum enables Members to get a practical understanding on the progress of major people initiatives being conducted by businesses in other sectors.


Access to reports and resources that summarise the events and encapsulte the key take-outs so members can return to their organisations as thought leaders on these topics.


In partnership with

Headspring Executive Development

“It is great to have the business and theory come together in practical and workshop style sessions.”
Member of the HR Forum

“The forum highlights key topics and issues, and lends time to discuss and reflect on how we manage the subject matters in our own companies."
Member of the HR Forum



per year


HR leaders
attend per event


post event reports
and email bulletins


upcoming events


AI & HR: The Role of Humans in an Automated Workplace

Workshop session led by Michael Skapinker, FT Contributing Editor and Columnist with Gary Kildare, Chief HR Officer IBM Europe.

24 September 2019, London

World class speakers

Trevor Phillips OBE
Sue Williams QPM 
Simon Walker CBE


About the hr Forum


As a member of the FT Future Forum and/or the FT Women in Business Forum, senior HR executives are invited to join the HR Forum. Regular events are curated and powered by FT editors who are examining how leading businesses are adopting new HR theory and practice to maximise business performance.  

Topics include: talent management, leadership skills, succession planning, diversity and inclusion, people performance, business culture, organisational structures, working practices and the latest tech trends in HR.

The HR Forum is run in partnership with Headspring.


about headspring


Headspring empowers organisations to embrace change and inspire a culture of continuous learning. It achieves transformational results by working in partnership with organisations globally to co-create bespoke, future-focused learning designs that empower people, develop leaders and enhance the strengths of businesses.

As a joint venture of the Financial Times and IE Business School, Headspring brings to life customised education and leadership programmes, taking the business acumen, academic rigour and innovative approach of one of Europe’s top business schools and a global network of expert educators, adding the perspectives and skills of some of the world’s most influential journalists.

To learn more, visit headspringexecutive.com