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Gary Cookson

Director at EPIC HR Ltd

Winsford, United Kingdom


Gary is a father of four and a husband of one, and runs a successful business in his spare time. He’s an expert in workplace performance, with extensive experience leading and directing HR, OD and L&D functions across all sectors. His clients like working with him as he is authentic, honest, knowledgeable, communicative and people focused, with a broad and deep range of skills and experience – and a glance at his prolific social media output will verify this.

Gary is a leading expert in the design and delivery of online / virtual training programmes, as well as an inspiring and entertaining keynote speaker and trainer on a range of leadership and HR issues. He was recognised in HR Most Influential: Movers and Shakers 2019, and is an HRD Connect Thought Leader.

His book, HR for Hybrid Working, was published in June 2022 by Kogan Page.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Winsford, Cheshire, UK
Speaking Topics: Leadership; Hybrid Working; Future of Work

Gary Cookson Points
Academic 0
Author 60
Influencer 94
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 154

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Company Type: Company

Areas of Expertise

Business Strategy
Change Management 32.34
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation
Diversity and Inclusion
Future of Work
HR 32.63
Leadership 31.86
Mental Health
Mergers and Acquisitions
Predictive Analytics

Industry Experience


1 Book
HR for Hybrid Working: How to Adapt People Practices to Support Employees and the Organization
Kogan Page
June 28, 2022
Many employees are looking for a mix of remote and office working. How can HR professionals adapt policies and practices to ensure hybrid working is effective for the workforce and the business?

HR for Hybrid Working covers everything that people professionals need to succeed in a hybrid working model and manage the transition to this new way of working. It shows why and how contractual documents, policies, pay and reward terms need to change, how to manage changing employee expectations and how to assess and communicate to staff what work can be done partially remotely and manage the impact on company culture. There is also insight on how to adapt learning and development (L&D) and wellbeing activities to ensure they support employee development.

Alongside expert guidance on how to assess what technology solutions are right for the business, HR for Hybrid Working explains how to manage inductions and exits from the organization when the location of employees is changeable. Packed full of advice, examples and case studies, this book also provides a dedicated section on the new skills needed by HR professionals as organizational roles, structures and processes change in a hybrid working model.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Change Management



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