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Redefining HR: Transforming People Teams to Drive Business Performance

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Redefining HR is a refreshing take on the evolution of the field of Human Resources and People Operations. It's an in-depth guide to the fundamental components of modern HR, and provides a tangible framework of progressive ideas and practices for HR practitioners, people leaders, and business executives. 

This is not a theoretical examination of HR. This is a book for practitioners, with insights from people professionals at the leading edge of HR's transformation from companies including Hubspot, Reddit, Stripe, Mastercard, Eventbrite, VaynerMedia, Asana. 

About the Author 

Lars Schmidt is the Founder of Amplify, an HR executive search and consulting firm that helps companies build progressive people teams and capabilities. He's spent over 20 years in the industry working in and alongside a range of leading global companies. He is a contributing writer for Fast Company, author of the Redefining HR book, co-author of Employer Branding for Dummies, and Host of the Redefining HR podcast. He’s an advocate for open-source practices in HR, co-founder of the HR Open Source initiative, and drives a range of global initiatives to accelerate innovation and education in HR. 

Lars’s work has been featured in Fast Company, CNN, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Time, Forbes, Washington Post, and TechCo. Lars keynotes and emcees conferences around the word on topics spanning HR transformation, recruiting, employer brand, and talent innovation. He was named a Top 100 Influencer by HR Examiner and included in The Huffington Post's Top 100 Most Social HR Experts on Twitter, named a top 50 recruiting influencer by LinkedIn, and is the recipient of NPR’s 1st internal innovation award.

Additional Info


NameRedefining HR: Transforming People Teams to Drive Business Performance
AuthorLars Schmidt
Published Year2021
Page Count280
PublisherKogan Page