Meet Tim Ringo

The Innovative Workplace Thought Leader: Work Smarter, Not Harder
Leading new thinking in creating and delivering an engaged, innovative and higher value workplace

“At Aramex, Tim enabled us to simplify strategic HR into simple building blocks to a more strategic function. Tim’s story telling capability is truly captivating. He has been an inspiration to work with, a true forward thinking enabler”

Tim’s most recent book, Solving the Productivity Puzzle was released on Kogan Page in August 2020. He is also co-author of the Harvard Business Review book on HR analytics, Calculating Success.

He is currently writing his next book, Demystifying Digital HR, coming in 2023.

Tim’s motto:

“Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart”

Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet, who understood over 600 years ago the path to engaging people in their work is to understand what is in their heart. What stirs them to try new things and to do great work.

July 19th 2022: Top HR Most Influential Thinkers 2022:

Tim named to the list of HR Most Influential Thinkers. HR Most Influential is an annual list that celebrates the most influential players in the field of people strategy. These are the people whose ideas and actions are shaping practices in HR, both in the UK and globally. Click here.

May 25th 2021: Solving the Productivity Puzzle is CATEGORY WINNER:

Business Book Awards 2021 – HR & Management at the Business Book Awards. See Business Book Awards 2021 winners announcement, click here.

Solving the Productivity Puzzle – How People Engagement, Innovation and Performance Will Transform Work (Kogan Page, 2020)
Calculating Success – How the New Workplace Analytics Will Revitalize Your Organization (Harvard Business Review, 2011)

Solving the Productivity Puzzle is a very engaging, readable and innovative book in trying to find a solution to business’s poor productivity. The book highlights the important role of HR in solving the productivity puzzle….this is a must read for any HR professional

– Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE, 50th Anniversary Professor,
ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, President of the CIPD

Tim’s Bio

Tim has over 30 years’ experience as an executive in the HR Consulting and HR Software industry. He has architected and led some of the largest and most successful HR IT and change programs in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

He began his career in Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in 1990 where he was Managing Director, in Accenture’s Talent and Organization, Service Line. In 2006, he was recruited to IBM Global Business Services where he led IBM’s global Human Capital Management (HCM) consulting practice.

He was most recently Vice President of SAP SuccessFactors for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He led SuccessFactors’ HR Advisory teams across the region.

Additionally, he is on the Board and Non-Executive Director of Optunli an HR solution providing a unique approach for strategic workforce planning. Tim is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD (FCIPD).

Human Resources Keynote Speech

HR Inside Summit
Vienna, Austria: October 2022

“I loved your session🙏👍 it was the most profound insight into future HR strategy of all sessions for me personally. Thanks so much 🙂”

– Sarah Herz, Head of HR l UmweltBank AG

Solving the Productivity Puzzle HR Transformation Masterclass

Informa Connect
Riyadh, Saudia Arabia: June 2022

“An amazing experience …. You are a very knowledgeable individual and it was my honor to know you”
– Haifa A. Bank Nizwa, Oman


You can order Tim’s book, Solving the Productivity Puzzle, here. Also order your copies of his highly regarded Harvard Business Review book, Calculating Success.

Public Speaking

Tim is a popular, inspirational and enlightening public speaker. See testimonials below. To book him click here.


Tim is a regular contributor to print and digital media. Read his latest here.


Tim’s Blog: Tim Talk, is emerging as widely read source of the latest in business thinking.


Tim’s extensive background in HR change programs and HR technology gives him a unique perspective on workforce performance. Leverage his experience as an advisor.

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