Contributor

Karen Higginbottom

I write about the junction between being human and the workplace.

I’m a freelance journalist who writes about HR (human remains as I like to call it) and employment topics for Thomson Reuters GRC and supplements for The Times. I began my career as a reporter for HR trade journals in the U.K. before branching out in 2004 as a freelancer for U.K. Nationals such as the Guardian and Independent. Over the past 13 years, I’ve written on diverse subjects ranging from the dearth of women on the board to the more frivolous but fun subject of whether office romance hinders productivity. I love exploring quirky and unusual trends in the workplace but my writing has touched on more serious subjects such as leadership development, recruitment, reward and performance management. In my spare time, I've also worked as a communications consultant for NGOs.