Katie Insley

Associate Director

Phone number: +31 20 241 73 66

Email: [email protected]

Associate Director

Katie champions Human Resources and has an extensive network that has accumulated over her 16 years of HR recruitment experience.

She is very passionate about the function and has seen it evolve from a transactional purpose to a discipline that now has a seat on the board in many companies.

Katie continues to fight for HR’s importance and strongly believes that, without the right people in the organisation, the business is never going to be successful – you must get your people strategy right.

Placing the candidate’s journey and experience at the heart of her role, she adopts a relationship and people-first approach, getting to know people at an in-depth level and delving into their skills and motivations.

For Katie, people are more than just a CV. She is highly skilled in providing career consultations, enabling her to support professionals find the right HR jobs throughout each career move.

Katie has hosted events, such as CHRO dinners and webinars, to bring the senior HR community in the Netherlands together and facilitate discussions on trending topics.

Katie’s Interests

Katie is interested in interior design, fine dining, swimming, and spending time with her young family.

She also has a strong interest in nutrition and has received an additional qualification for the subject. The science behind what people consume and how people live their lives is something Katie is very curious about.

Katie's Successful Candidates

  • HR Director
  • Head of Reward
  • TA Director
  • HRIS Manager
  • L&D Director

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Katie Insley

Associate Director

Phone number: +31 20 241 73 66

Email: [email protected]

Katie champions Human Resources and has an extensive network that has accumulated over her 16 years of HR recruitment experience.

She is very passionate about the function and has seen it evolve from a transactional purpose to a discipline that now has a seat on the board in many companies.

Katie continues to fight for HR’s importance and strongly believes that, without the right people in the organisation, the business is never going to be successful – you must get your people strategy right.

Placing the candidate’s journey and experience at the heart of her role, she adopts a relationship and people-first approach, getting to know people at an in-depth level and delving into their skills and motivations.

For Katie, people are more than just a CV. She is highly skilled in providing career consultations, enabling her to support professionals find the right HR jobs throughout each career move.

Katie has hosted events, such as CHRO dinners and webinars, to bring the senior HR community in the Netherlands together and facilitate discussions on trending topics.

Katie’s Interests

Katie is interested in interior design, fine dining, swimming, and spending time with her young family.

She also has a strong interest in nutrition and has received an additional qualification for the subject. The science behind what people consume and how people live their lives is something Katie is very curious about.

Katie's Successful Candidates

  • HR Director
  • Head of Reward
  • TA Director
  • HRIS Manager
  • L&D Director
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Clients

Testimonial

Katie did an amazing job of first identifying what I truly wanted as a next step in my career and then nudged me in the right direction (even when I wasn’t sure it was the right spot!) into a position I’m really excited about.

On top of this, Katie was very responsive throughout the entire process from start to finish (even checking in on me during my resignation week and long after I would consider typical from a recruiter); professional but also personable - exactly the kind of person I like working with. 

I would absolutely recommend anyone to reach out for a chat with Katie if you’re looking for a next step.

Katie Jette, Senior HR & Transformation Leader

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Katie Insley Joins as Associate Director for HR in the Netherlands

Katie Insley Joins as Associate Director for HR in the Netherlands

EMEA Recruitment is delighted to welcome Katie Insley to our Netherlands team. Katie joins us as an Associate Director to manage our Human Resources division for the Dutch market. We are delighted to expand our HR offering in the Netherlands with

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Q2 2021: HR Market Update in the Netherlands

Q2 2021: HR Market Update in the Netherlands

As we enter Q2 2021, our HR experts in the Netherlands give an overview of the market… The Human Resources market in the Netherlands has seen a positive start to the year, with businesses forging ahead with recruitment plans during Q1. The

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Q2 2022: Netherlands HR Recruitment Market Insights

Q2 2022: Netherlands HR Recruitment Market Insights

As we enter Q2, we have continued to see a buoyant recruitment market across Human Resources and significant turnover within HR teams. As businesses continue to grapple with this challenge, attention has turned to retention strategies and how busines

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Q1 2023: HR Netherlands - Recruitment Market Review

Q1 2023: HR Netherlands - Recruitment Market Review

As we move into the New Year, it’s been interesting hearing the thoughts of our network regarding their recruitment plans. We may be experiencing high levels of inflation - as well as some economic challenges – however, the tone amongst many

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Hybrid Working & Wellbeing in the  Workplace - Embracing the New Normal

Hybrid Working & Wellbeing in the Workplace - Embracing the New Normal

“The recent Surgeon General report on Mental Health and Well-being reports 81% of workers say they will be looking for workplaces that support mental health in the future.” Leaders are discussing how they can be deemed an employer of c

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The Importance of the Employee Experience

The Importance of the Employee Experience

Katie Insley, Associate Director, explores the second quarter of the year and discusses the uplift in HR opportunities across the Netherlands. There have of course been significant challenges in some industries, but many have reported g

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Q4 2023 HR Recruitment Market Update

Q4 2023 HR Recruitment Market Update

As we head into the final quarter of the year, Katie Insley, Associate Director, sheds light on the HR recruitment market and its future... HR conversations continue to focus on the future of the function, how HR technology will shape this from a

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The Impact of AI in HR: Challenges & Opportunities

The Impact of AI in HR: Challenges & Opportunities

Each quarter, we ask our HR-specialist network which topics are front-of-mind and will be of value to explore. At present, unsurprisingly, the No.1 topic cited is AI; more specifically how it is likely to impact HR departments and the wider organisat

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Katie Insley JOBS

€90,000-105,000 + car/benefits
Posted a month ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with an international business in its search for a HR Portfolio Manager. You\'ll be based at our client\'s global HQ in the Noord Brabant region.

This is a newly created role based in the newly established Center of Excellence for HR Strategy & Transformation.

The HR Portfolio Manager will be responsible for collecting, tracking and supporting the initiation and steering of HR projects to make the HR organisation more effective and impactful in the future.

Responsibilities of HR Portfolio Manager:
  • Collect and maintain the portfolio of projects and improvement initiatives within the HR organisation
  • Track progress, impact and value of all initiatives from initiation until closure
  • Review initiatives at the start of the project to ensure they are set up for success, including the correct staffing, resources, and budget
  • Set up business cases and project charters for initiatives
  • Facilitate stage gate controls for projects in order to start, stop, slow down and accelerate initiatives 
  • Support change management activities in the project portfolio 
  • Motivate business leaders and the wider HR community to adopt change initiatives
Experience/qualifications required:
  • Educated to a master’s degree level

  • Ideally a qualification in portfolio or project management

  • Significant experience in HR project portfolio management or program management from at top tier consulting or inhouse consulting department

  • Strong interest in business transformation and change

  • Excellent stakeholder management and relationship-building skills

  • Experience with quality improvement & operational excellence preferably in a technical environment

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
€85,000- 95,000 + benefits
Posted a month ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with a growing international business as they look to recruit a Global Reward Manager to join their Global Reward CofE.

The Global Reward Manager will have oversight across all aspects of Total Reward with a key focus on Executive Compensation and related job architecture, grading and policies as well as global benefits.

If you\'d like to redefine the status quo and continuously look for improvements in the reward space to ensure the business stays competitive through creative and innovative solutions this is a great opportunity!

Responsibilities of Global Reward Manager:
  • Support the development of global and local reward initiatives
  • Implementation and management of global reward projects
  • External benchmarking using market data providers such as Hay, Mercer etc.
  • Execute job grading process with a specific focus on executive-level roles
  • Manage relationships with external benefits vendors, looking to harmonise where possible to achieve economies of scale
  • Working closely with stakeholders to ensure the reward strategy meets their needs and business goals

Experience required:
  • Significant experience in a regional or global total reward role supporting multiple countries
  • Global grading experience using HAY methodology
  • Experience of executive compensation
  • Good understanding and expertise in international benefits
  • Strong project management skills
  • Fluent in English (additional languages an advantage)

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
€70,000-85,000 + benefits
Posted 3 weeks ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with a transforming international business in the Noord Brabant area as they look to recruit a Senior HR Advisor to join their HR team at the global headquarters.

The Senior HR Advisor will be a key point of contact for people leaders across the business, advising on the full range of HR topics and will work on a range of HR-related projects.

The business offers a people-centric culture and great opportunities for internal development and progression, so this is a fantastic place to build your career.

Responsibilities of Senior HR Advisor:
  • Coach and develop managers in their role as a people leader, giving guidance on key HR activities and processes
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of HR processes and service delivery
  • Supporting people leaders in defining training & development needs
  • Guide managers through annual performance and merit cycle
  • Support on organisational change initiatives such as restructuring
  • Advise on talent management and succession planning conversations

Experience required:
  • Significant experience in a generalist HR role supporting the full range of HR topics
  • Understanding of complexities of an international environment
  • Great stakeholder management skills
  • Customer focused
  • Good knowledge of Dutch labor law
  • Fluent in Dutch and English

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
€130,000-150,000 + bonus
Posted a week ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with a leading international business in its search for a Director of HR Services. This role is based at our client\'s global HQ in the Noord Brabant region, where you\'ll join a transforming HR team.

As the Director of HR Services, you will lead the global people services team, ensuring a great employee experience delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner. Your team will include a HR shared service, encompassing HR Operations and HR Advisory functions, along with regional teams worldwide.


Responsibilities of Director of HR Services:
  • Develop the HR Services strategy and how this connects with Finance and IT
  • Lead the deployment of the global transformation plan for Global HR Services
  • Drive process improvement to build an excellent employee experience
  • Create a great team culture and a shared vision and identity for the function
  • Anticipate HR Operations trends and business needs to ensure a future focus
  • Drive personal growth and career progression of direct reports and build a pipeline of talent
  • Collaborate with HRLT, HRBPs and Local HR Services Leads to ensure consistency

Experience required:
  • Significant experience leading HRSS/HR Operations/HR Services in a large international business
  • Innovative and continuous improvement mindset
  • Solid knowledge of local labor legislation across multiple countries
  • Extensive experience in labor relations
  • Great people manager
  • Fluency in both Dutch and English

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
€105,000-135,000 + 15% bonus and benefits
Posted 2 days ago
EMEA Recruitment has exclusively partnered with an international manufacturing organisation as they look to recruit a Head of HR.

The Head of HR will be end responsible for HR across several manufacturing facilities across Europe and will play a key role in the future development of the business.

The role requires someone who enjoys balancing strategic HR development with tactical interventions. A strong background in Industrial Relations is also required.

Responsibilities of Head of HR
  • Develop and implement HR strategies aligned with the company\'s business objectives across their European manufacturing sites
  • Lead talent initiatives to build a high-performing workforce
  • Manage employee relations, ensuring compliance with local labor laws and regulations
  • Manage the relationships with Works Council and Unions where relevant
  • Oversee performance management processes to ensure continuous improvement
  • Lead organizational change initiatives, providing guidance and support to managers and employees during periods of transition
  • Leading a HR team across multiple locations

Experience required:
  • Proven success in a HR Leadership role supporting manufacturing sites
  • Experience dealing with Works Council, Unions and CLAs
  • Able to balance strategy and hands-on HR requirements
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • In-depth knowledge of labor law
  • Fluent in Dutch and English

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
 
€90,0000 - €100,000 + car, bonus and benefits
Posted 2 days ago
EMEA Recruitment is working within an international business going through an exciting period of growth. The company has created a new Talent Development Manager role to help drive the Talent agenda in the organisation.

You will play a key part in developing talent programmes and growth tracks for employees across the business, including Leadership, Corporate Functions, Operational Managers and the broader employee population.

Based at the international headquarters in Zwaagdijk, this is a great opportunity to make an impact in a highly dynamic business.

The business has a hybrid working policy, allowing you to work from the office for three days and remotely for two days each week.

Responsibilities of Talent Development Manager:
  • Develop and execute comprehensive talent development strategies tailored to a diverse international workforce
  • Design content for a wide range of learning programmes
  • Identify skills gaps and create targeted training programmes to address them
  • Collaborate with business leaders to ensure programmes are fit for purpose
  • Facilitate leadership development initiatives, mentoring programs, and succession planning
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of learning programs to continuously improve

Experience/skills required:
  • Proven experience in talent development within a large multinational business or a consulting organisation
  • Strong understanding of content development and instructional design
  • Able to work at a high pace and quickly prioritise initiatives
  • Results-driven with the ability to develop programmes for both white-collar and blue-collar workforce
  • Enjoy working in a business scaling its internal functions
  • Strong understanding and commitment to ED&I

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.