Joydeep Hor
Founder & Managing Principal

Joydeep Hor is a Graduate of Harvard Business School’s Owner-President Management Program and one of Australia’s most high-profile lawyers and legal entrepreneurs. He is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a Chartered Fellow of the UK’s CIPD.

The 2019 edition of “Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits” identifies Joydeep as one of only two Leading Lawyers in this area of law in the Asia-Pacific region. It says: People + Culture Strategies’ “amazingly good lawyer” Joydeep Hor is enthusiastically recommended by peers who describe him as “incredibly strategic: a lateral thinker who is entrepreneurial in his approach, which clients appreciate”.”

Having completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney where he majored in English literature together with his Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) degree, Joydeep went on to complete a Master of Laws at the same institution, focusing on labour and employment law. Joydeep has been ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers every year since 2010 and also in Doyle’s Guide to the Legal Profession.

Joydeep started his career at one of Australia’s largest commercial law firms, before moving to a specialist workplace relations firm where he was made an equity partner at the early age of 28. He was Managing Partner of that firm from 2005 to 2010. Joydeep’s first book “Inside Employee Screening” was published in 1999 and he has authored several books since that time, including Managing Workplace BehaviourManaging Termination of Employment and Finders Keepers: A Guide to Attracting and Retaining Great Employees. He has been a keynote speaker at countless conventions, conferences and industry events and for many years has been appearing on television programs for Channel 7, the ABC and Sky News as a thought leader and commentator in his areas of expertise (click the link to YouTube above to see some of Joydeep’s television interviews). Since 2016, Joydeep has represented Australia at the prestigious International Forum on Employment Law and he has regularly presented at International Bar Association conferences.

In July 2010, Joydeep founded a groundbreaking practice in the legal industry, People + Culture Strategies (“PCS”). PCS was established to be unlike any other legal firm given its emphasis on working with its clients to prevent disputation and legal problems arising within their organisations, as opposed to a mere “reactive” provider. PCS now services over 1000 employers (with a strong reputation particularly in handling sensitive employee separation issues, matters of workplace bullying and harassment and developing strategic solutions to organisation’s people management challenges). Clients of the firm include Mars, Coca-Cola, Yum! Restaurants, Cochlear, AustralianSuper, Tesla, Sony Universal, Mercer and many other household name businesses. The firm has sustained revenue growth in excess of 20% every year due to the strength of its value proposition and its “partnership-based” approach to clients and billing. PCS is a member of Innangard, a global alliance of specialist Labour and Employment law firms, giving its clients access to some of the best labour and employment lawyers around the world.