Editor’s Note: This is the ninth of 12 essays from the new book, The Rise of HR; Wisdom From 73 Thoughts Leaders. It’s compiled by Dave Ulrich, Bill … Read more
Lance Richards is a thought leader and workforce futurist, with more than 30 years of HR experience, the last 20 years focused on global HR. Most recently served as vice president of innovation for Kelly Services, where he also headed the company’s global HR consulting practice, based in Singapore. Richards joined Kelly in 2003 as head of international HR, accountable for HR across 26 countries and for more than 4,000 employees. Richards is also a visiting professor at the Sasin Graduate School in Bangkok, where he developed and teaches their MBA coursework in global human capital management. He previously held senior HR roles at Bell Canada, Verizon, and British Telecom, and has lived and worked in China, Singapore, and Thailand.