We touch the hearts and minds of leaders, teams and companies.

We touch the hearts and minds of leaders, teams and companies.

At KennedyFitch we help organizations to hire for fit for the future rather than fit for now. Through our Executive Search practice we have built a track record in search for senior HR roles and we focus on search for future leaders in different industries. Through our People & Organization practice we bring the human back into Human Resources and create truly human-centric organizations where we focus on HR Consulting, Capability Building and Coaching

Besides our Executive Search and People & Organization practices, we are also Community Builders and Knowledge Sharers. We are rapidly moving towards “consumerized careers”, whereby we will be fully in charge of our own career paths. That is why we bring together experts and professionals in a number of communities and networks, to help HR colleagues become masters of their own careers at all levels. And we not only have a stake in the future of work but we also have an opinion on it, which we share in our research-based publications, webinars and events.


Executive Search

We believe that organizations need to hire for fit for the future, to find candidates that will help challenge what is and co-create the future of your organization. We have built a track record in Executive Search for Human Resources roles and we have focus on search for future leaders in the following industries: Health, Industrial, Family-owned businesses, Private Equity and Consumer Goods. At KennedyFitch, we specialize in building external talent pipelines that can complement your internal talent pools.


HR Strategy Consulting

Our team in HR strategy consulting can give you advice and support to help manage your organisational and people challenges. Whether you want to improve the performance of your workforce or develop  talent in your business. We have a global reach and a deep expertise for HR and the Future of Work



At KennedyFitch we all have a never-ending positive curiosity for people. That curiosity has not only led us to become HR consultants but also coaches. In our coaching practice we focus on 4 core areas: Raising self-awareness, Understanding the context in which you operate, Connecting to the purpose and Building trusted relationships.

We facilitate both individual and team coaching interventions.


Capability Building

The ability to manage yourself and collaborate with others are critical capabilities for anyone in any function. Leveraging our coaching background, we have developed a suite of (inter)personal-effectiveness workshops that can be delivered stand alone or combined into a learning journey.


Events & Communities

The new way of working is powered by networks. To that end, we are “knowledge, network and community builders”. We offer workshops and learning sessions about the future of HR, we are the founders of the BEYOND HR Forum and host webinars and engage with academics, consultants and thought leaders.


Insights & Reports

We are true believers of the motto that “sharing is caring”. On a regular basis we publish articles and reports for the global HR community. We not only have a stake in the future of HR but we also have an opinion on it.

Deep expertise in Human Resources

We have a global reach and deep expertise for Human Resources. Our clients are top HR leaders in multinational companies and see us as a knowledgeable, objective and trusted career advisor and cherish that they can work with experts who have a stake in the HR profession and are committed to build the Future of HR, sharing the knowledge and expertise across networks and communities.

This Insights Report will report on how we see the world of HR in the future and is based on extensive research and conversations with academics, consultants, HR and business leaders and the report describes what it takes for you to be prepared and thrive in the world of tomorrow.

This report is written by Ruud Rikhof,  co-founder of KennedyFitch and a Human Resources executive with 30+ years of experience. He has worked in global, regional and local roles and served client populations of up to 20.000 employees and led HR teams of 50+ HR Business Partners and was based in The Netherlands, Austria, the UK and Switzerland.

The Future of HR seen through 2 different lenses

Our goal was to discover if the near future of HR and the world of work look the same for two distinct groups of people – HR practitioners and “thinkers”- by interviewing world class CHROs and renowned thinkers, and surveying over 100 HR practitioners, business managers and consultants. This report explores their responses, where they agreed and where they differed, outlining the changes they expect to see taking place in the HR space up to the end of 2025.

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A Selection of our Clients

Our Certified Coaches, Consultant Team and Executive Search Team have worked with: