Laura Hammond

Providing fractional HR leadership informed by 20 years of global experience in retail and health tech

Experienced global Human Resources Leader with over 20 years experience across, government, retail and most recently in a hyper growth health technology startup . My mission is to support organizations in fostering inclusive workplaces where employees can achieve their professional and personal goals.

After working with two of the retail industry's most exciting brands and a hyper growth health tech start up I turned my attention to consulting. As an HR consultant and fractional Head of People I …



  • Tia


    VP of People

    Apr 2021 - Jan 2023

    Tia is an innovative, early-stage women’s health-tech company reimagining the highly complex world of health care. Through technology, data, and design, we aim to empower women with the tools and information they need to make informed decisions for their bodies, reproductive lives, and sexual health.

    • Led the company's growth from 67 to 385 employees, and expanded the People team from 3 to 20 members.
    • Implemented new benefit programs and partnerships to enhance employee well-being and diversity in recruitment.
    • Implemented key HR technologies and represented Tia in external campaigns and HR sessions.
  • Aritzia


    Senior Director of Retail Talent

    Oct 2018 - Apr 2021

    Aritzia is a vertically integrated design house with an innovative global platform. We are creators and purveyors of Everyday Luxury, home to an extensive portfolio of exclusive brands for every function and individual aesthetic.

    • Optimized the company's primary asset - its people, across the 36 US stores.
    • Actively managed all aspects of talent management functions in an employee's life cycle, collaborating closely with the business.
  • H&M


    US & Canada Human Resources Manager

    May 2012 - Oct 2018

    At H&M, we welcome you to be yourself and feel like you truly belong. Help us reimagine the future of an entire industry by making everyone look, feel, and do good.

    • Managed 3900+ retail and corporate employees and a team of 6 HR specialists, while implementing HR vision and goals in partnership with the corporate HR team.
    • Managed key HR functions such as recruitment, compensation, talent development, and upheld H&M's brand values.
    • Led internal HR team's performance and talent acquisition, contributing to H&M Canada's ranking as one of the country's Best Workplaces.

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