Customers

Why our customers value our work

We are a boutique HR consultancy firm working for a wide range of industries, varying from large, listed companies to smaller privately owned businesses. Most of our customers operate internationally in the profit sector.

We have been able to become a trusted advisor on HR Strategy and Transition for the people and organizations we have worked with over the years. Our drive and ability to cut through issues and deliver results when the pressure is on, is highly valued by our customers.

Our customers realize that change is not easy and having the right people on board is imperative. They appreciate us joining them early in the project, to help define the transition and get the best professionals on board to work towards the defined goals, together.
We coalesce with existing teams, which allows us to ensure the internal learning effect and support for the transition is maximized.

In addition we offer

  • Swift building of transition team: ‘hit the ground running’
  • Highly skilled interim capacity
  • Experience across industries
  • Unburdening and supporting the HR team(s)
  • Internationally experienced professionals
  • Managing and integration of other service providers
  • Strong network allowing for ‘out-of-the-box’ sourcing
  • Easy up-and-down scaling
  • Thorough transfer of knowledge
  • Sustaining business continuity
  • Mitigation of legal risk
  • Simple administration
  • HR Talent Acquisition for the internal team
  • Excellent value for money
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Segments

We work for a wide range of companies, varying from Large Cap listed companies to smaller privately owned businesses. Most of our customers operate internationally in the profit sector. To us, the common thread is the fact that all organizations, big or small, require change from time to time and need specialist knowledge on how to make those changes. We operate and have experience across different branches and domains such as:

FMCG – Retail – Agribusiness – Industrial/ Manufacturing – Financial Services – Maritime – Oil & Gas – Chemicals – Private Equity – Recruitment/ IHCM – Information Technology & Digital Transformation – Automotive

Assignments

‘Lift and shift’ of sales organization at PVH

Halfway through 2020, we have been asked to guide the MEA+ regional Commercial team during their organization transition towards setting up a new office and relocating the activities and team from Amsterdam to Dubai, UAE.

During the transition part in the Netherlands we took on the project management with regards to the people transition and individual announcement. Next, we worked on both setting up an HR foundation and transferring part of the team to Dubai. In the last phase our focus has been on the HR function for the Dubai entity: setting up policies & procedures, HR roadmap, HR governance etc.

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HR IPO Preparation at Fertiglobe

After our work on the merger in 2018/2019 we rejoined Fertiglobe in 2021. Our assignment this time was to further develop the HR Foundation in preparation of the IPO and the first 90 days after.

For Fertiglobe we delivered a completed job framework, an employee manual covering the policies and procedures, we developed the HR Delegation of Authority, covering the HR function across the assets and developed the HR Internal Control framework.

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Apollo Vredestein Specialisation

At Apollo Vredestein BV we were engaged to guide the organization through the first phase of their restructuring and specialization of the Enschede plant and the European head office in Amsterdam.

For this substantial transition (reducing up to an estimated 750 positions) we have taken the lead on creating the organisation design of the target organization and developed the request for advice including WMCO, in addition we have helped the organization to prepare for implementation of the intended decision;

As HR transition team we delivered for Apollo Vredestein the complete organization design including the legal set-up with regards to interchangeability of roles and initial workforce transition (based on the reflection principle) and estimated social impact, the social plan calculation of the intended decision.

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Joint venture at OCI NV

At OCI NV, we set up a Joint Venture with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), merging OCI’s Fertilizer businesses in the MENA Region with ADNOC FERTIL plants. Our role has been to initiate and manage the transition from an HR&O perspective, build the HR Function, and at times to play a role in Integration Management across the workstreams

In our program management role, we facilitated the business in the Integration of the MENA plants, Organization Design of new head office in Abu Dhabi, SG&A HR, global mobility & recruitment, integration, communication and different temporary service agreements. Additionally, we designed and set-up the head office HR department (strategy, processes, structure, rewards, people & governance).

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Redesign & Divestment at Lely

Our assignment at Lely was extensive, as we had a leading role in the disentanglement of this internationally established, family-owned business, in the redesign of the new Lely Organization focused around Robotics and data, and in the reorganization and sale of the Forage business that formed in 1948 the roots of this family-owned business.

The Implementation of these reorganizations lead to the successful sale of the Forage business to the listed company AGCO. This major change, covering the Dutch headquarters and over a dozen Lely locations worldwide, made it possible for Lely to enter its next chapter with a bright future in dairy farming robotics. Finally, we were able to kickstart the transformation of the HR department into the business-driven, result-oriented and data-driven team that it is today.

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Customers

What customers say about us

Despite the impact and difficult circumstances, Lydia managed to lead the change and keep the people engaged. It was a great pleasure to work with her and I would have her on my team at any time

Kim ByBjerg, VP IoT & Mobility at Tata Communications

Haakon has a personal drive, which cuts through issues and ensures that great progress is made. A great guy. I would definitely work with him again in the future

Andrew Brothers CIO Albert Heijn

During our collaboration they made me feel our transition process was taken care of and in doing so they gave us peace of mind

Marijke Jansen, VP HR & Board Member Lely

Lydia joined us when we hired HR Transition during an intense phase of forming our strategic Joint Venture with ADNOC in Abu Dhabi. She proved a valuable asset, being able to take on the broad spectrum of HR challenges one will encounter in such a project. Looking forward to working with her in the future!

Frits Toebes MSc, Group HR Director, OCI N.V.

The technical, the legal knowledge and the hands on approach has given us full satisfaction.

COVID has added another difficulty to the mission. HRT managed very well the situation with our teams. I recommend their services to those who may need to restructure their operations.

Benoit Rivallant, President Europe, Apollo Vredestein B.V.

The HR challenges were numerous and our in-house team needed the expertise and guidance at various junctures. We look forward to working with you in future!

Gaurav Kumar, Chief Financial Officer, Apollo Tyres Ltd.