Keely Straw

Manager - Human Resources

Phone number: +41 41 588 1876

Email: keely.straw@emearecruitment.com

Manager - Human Resources

Keely is the Manager of our Human Resources recruitment team in Switzerland. She joined EMEA Recruitment in November 2021, following a career working directly with HR professionals from a technical systems aspect.

Using a proactive approach, Keely actively listens to her candidates and clients to understand their requirements, which is credited in her LinkedIn testimonials. She always follows up and checks in to address any needs or concerns.

Keely enjoys the everyday interactions being a recruiter brings and having a busy schedule. A positive attitude, empathy and trust have always allowed Keely to do this with ease, both on a personal and professional level.

While overseeing our HR recruitment team, Keely began our ongoing Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable series, touching on topics such as how to implement an ED&I strategy and embrace neurodiversity – events that are open to HR professionals and business leaders. If you would like to attend these events in the future, please contact Keely directly.

Keely’s Interests

In her spare time, Keely enjoys visiting art galleries, travelling, cooking, and spending time with family.

Within the last six years, walking has become another one of her interests. She is usually accompanied by her dog, Barney.

Keely's Successful Candidates

  • HR Business Partner
  • HR Business Process Director
  • Global HR Manager
  • Global Executive Compensation & Benefits Lead
  • HRIS Analyst

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Keely Straw

Keely Straw

Manager - Human Resources

Phone number: +41 41 588 1876

Email: keely.straw@emearecruitment.com

Keely is the Manager of our Human Resources recruitment team in Switzerland. She joined EMEA Recruitment in November 2021, following a career working directly with HR professionals from a technical systems aspect.

Using a proactive approach, Keely actively listens to her candidates and clients to understand their requirements, which is credited in her LinkedIn testimonials. She always follows up and checks in to address any needs or concerns.

Keely enjoys the everyday interactions being a recruiter brings and having a busy schedule. A positive attitude, empathy and trust have always allowed Keely to do this with ease, both on a personal and professional level.

While overseeing our HR recruitment team, Keely began our ongoing Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable series, touching on topics such as how to implement an ED&I strategy and embrace neurodiversity – events that are open to HR professionals and business leaders. If you would like to attend these events in the future, please contact Keely directly.

Keely’s Interests

In her spare time, Keely enjoys visiting art galleries, travelling, cooking, and spending time with family.

Within the last six years, walking has become another one of her interests. She is usually accompanied by her dog, Barney.

Keely's Successful Candidates

  • HR Business Partner
  • HR Business Process Director
  • Global HR Manager
  • Global Executive Compensation & Benefits Lead
  • HRIS Analyst
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  • TravellingTravelling
  • CookingCooking
  • FamilyFamily
  • WalkingWalking

Keely Straw

Clients

Testimonial 

When you hire someone to find an employee for you, you want to know that they listened carefully, understood your needs, know how to interview someone to determine if it's a match, and care if it works well.

Keely did all of those things for me and found me a wonderful team member. I'm very pleased to recommend her.

Eileen Lehmann, Senior Manager, IT Change Management Office at Duracell

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In recent Executive Interviews that we have shared on our website, there has been a recurring theme from senior professionals across all disciplines; they stress the importance of up and coming professionals seizing opportunities when they are presen

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Can Remote Working Build Trust & Loyalty Between Employer & Employee?

Can Remote Working Build Trust & Loyalty Between Employer & Employee?

Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic transformed the work experience for millions of people across the globe. For Human Resources (HR), the impact has been huge. Rarely has the spotlight shone so brightly on this function, and many have felt th

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The Future of Work and what this means for DE&I

The Future of Work and what this means for DE&I

As we move through another quarter, we have seen continued changes across HR. Again, HR leaders are left wondering how they can attract and retain top talent. The Future of Work is the topic everyone is talking about, whether that be for more flex

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ED&I in the Employee Lifecycle

ED&I in the Employee Lifecycle

Keely Straw, Manager of Human Resources, shares knowledge on how you could improve your employee lifecycle, and her experience hosting EMEA Recruitment’s first face-to-face ED&I Roundtable event... In my Q3 2022 newsletter, I shared insi

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The Relevance of an EDI Strategy - and How to Implement One

The Relevance of an EDI Strategy - and How to Implement One

Keely Straw, Associate Director, discusses the relevance of an EDI strategy and offers an insight into the ED&I Roundtable we held in Zurich. In October, EMEA Recruitment partnered with Rubén Ramirez, Group Head Diversity and Inclusion

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Insights from our Talent Acquisition Roundtable in Zurich

Insights from our Talent Acquisition Roundtable in Zurich

On June 15th 2023, Keely Straw and Cameron Davies held EMEA Recruitment's first Talent Acquisition Roundtable in Switzerland. Keely shares insights into the event below... The focus was to bring together senior Talent and Recruitment prof

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Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Last month, we held our second ED&I roundtable, Neurodiversity at Work: For Flourishing People and Organisations, in partnership with Joanna Williams, Founder of Flourish. Keely Straw, Manager of our HR team in Switzerland, reflects on the event.

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Keely Straw JOBS

Competitive salary + 20% bonus, monthly travel allowance & attractive pension
160000 - 180000
Posted 3 months ago
Our client, a global industry leader in its field, is looking for an English and German-speaking Head HR to join its Human Resources leadership team.

This newly established position involves overseeing the people strategy, executing centralised policies and procedures to facilitate the organisation in achieving its business goals through the ongoing transformation process. 

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a start-up environment, with both a strategical and hands-on approach to operational delivery, partnering with stakeholders to deliver the people strategy.

This role would suit candidates looking to progress, taking on additional responsibility before potentially expanding into a Global HR role. 


Some key responsibilities for the Head HR:
  • Overall responsibility and implementation of all core HR processes, including payroll
  • Overseeing payroll processing, ensuring compliance with labor laws, managing benefits, and signing off on payroll
  • Manage full employee lifecycle from recruitment, onboarding, performance management, succession planning and compensation cycle 
  • Create a positive candidate experience with an effective recruitment process
  • Implement an effective HRIS solution, including payroll, to develop and retain employees and encourage skills transfer, as well as coaching and developing leadership teams
  • Build an inclusive and diverse workplace for employees to succeed
  • Assisting with the employee relations and engagement plan
The ideal Head HR candidate will have:
  • 10+ years’ experience in HR-related roles
  • Requires strong experience in payroll management specifically in Switzerland, including signing off on payroll, setting up systems, and reviewing labor regulations
  • Fluent English and German language
  • Degree or certificate in HR is 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.
Up to 110,000 CHF + bonus
90000 - 110000
Posted 5 days ago

Our client, revolutionizing the market with their product, is seeking an Executive Assistant to support senior leaders in the establishment of a new office in Zug.

As an Executive Assistant, you will oversee various tasks integral to the successful launch and operation of the new office while providing support to senior leaders.

Given the frequent presence of senior management on-site, you will exhibit exceptional levels of confidentiality and attention to detail, serving as the primary point of contact for office visitors to ensure their needs are met.

This role demands an outgoing individual capable of clear and concise communication with individuals across all levels.

We seek candidates of high calibre with a customer-focused approach and the following skill sets:

  • Experience in a similar role is essential
  • Previous experience supporting multiple senior leaders with diverse styles is preferred
  • Familiarity with office environments, including the establishment of new policies and procedures, is advantageous
  • A proactive approach to workload management and ensuring the smooth operation of office and executive assistant tasks is necessary
  • Strong attention to detail, including the oversight of reviews for reports, presentations, and contracts to support executive management
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.