Freelance journalist Peter Crush is a versatile, multi-award-winning writer, author and commentator, specialising in HR and the ‘people’ aspect of work, as well as many wider business issues.
He regularly contributes to national newspapers (including The Times and The Evening Standard) as well as all the main HR trade journals (HR magazine, Reward, People Management, Personnel Today), on topics ranging from how organisations measure their human capital, to employee engagement, and what makes effective leadership.
Crush has 20 years’ journalistic experience, and prior to going freelance in 2010 worked on a range of business titles including PR Week (as its features editor), Management Today (as its sections editor), and HR magazine, where he was its deputy editor (in two separate stints because he enjoyed it so much!)
In his time, he’s interviewed everyone from a circus ringmaster, to the likes of top business leaders including Richard Branson, John Varley (the then outgoing boss of Barclays Bank), James Caan, Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn) and Tim Martin (founder of the Wetherspoon pub chain. He even spent four days in Afghanistan in 2010, shadowing patrolling soldiers in Helmand and Kabul, writing this up exclusively for HR magazine.
In 2011 – his first full year of going freelance, he was named HR Journalist of the Year (for professional/trade media) – in the 2011 Towers Watson Awards for Excellence in HR Journalism, and in 2012 and 2013 he was runner up in the HR Journalist of the Year in the ‘National Media’ category. In 2014 he won in the Pay & Rewards category, and in 2015 was named Employee Benefits Journalist of the Year. In 2017 he was named HR Journalist of the Year National media.
When he’s not thinking up great feature ideas, he’s a keen sportsman and motorcyclist. He dreams of one day riding the length of Route 66. On a Harley Davidson (of course).