We are an integrated HR consulting firm, characterised by our original, bespoke approach to projects.
The passion that we bring to projects has won us global awards, increased team performance by 700%, involved us in global mergers, seen us advise the the largest companies in the world, but most importantly has changed lives. This is truly a firm where we are driven by a passion to help people be the very best that they can be. Notable achievements include:
A project which we designed & delivered, bringing managers & street children together was awarded best HR project & most innovative business project in the world (2006) - GSK.
Advised the global Board of Avon on the organisational culture aspects of a major environmental change initiative.
Developed a model of diversity development for Microsoft that has been adopted as global best practice.
Worked with Banca Transilvania to capture their stories and use them to connect new strategies to existing core competencies in a compelling and engaging manner.
Mentored the owner of a fast growing business to learn and apply economics and strategy models to identify and capture value, whilst maintaining consistent quality, structure and purpose to growth.
Countries that we have worked in include: Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Serbia, UK, Hong Kong, Hungary, Oman, Bulgaria, Portugal, Bahrain, Canada, Croatia and Czech Republic.
Professor David Collins is a very well-respected academic who has developed work which uses stories and storytelling, as he puts it, ‘to redeem organizational culture’. David has written extensively on ‘organizational change’; ‘management fashion’; ‘management’s gurus’; and on ‘organizational storytelling’ and has twice been recognised by the British Academy of Management for his research.
Claudia has 20 years of experience and solid expertise in Organisational Development and HR management, both as corporate manager and as consultant. Her interest in human resources spans over the specificities of the domain into behavioral theories, neuro-sciences, anthropology and sociological observations.
From rising stars to Fortune 500 multinationals...
FMCG: Coca-Cola, Heineken, SABMilller, Carlsberg, Rottaprint, Yum Foods, Pepsico, Ipsos Interactive Services, Kraft, Henkel, Avon
IT & Telecoms: Vodafone, Orange, Microsoft, Fortech, Evozon, Endava, AROBS, TSS-Yonder, Thomsons Online Benefits, Freescale, Euroweb, NXP
Pharamaceuticals: GSK, SDS Pharma, Labormed, AstraZeneca, Stryker
Retail: IKEA, Baneasa Shopping Center, H&M, Hachette
Financial Services: ING, BRD (Societe Generale), Alpha Bank, Raifeissen, Banca Transilvania, Generali, AIG, Volksbank, Vertis, Gras Savoye
Finance & Accounting: EY, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, Fine Accounting, Mazars, Mirus, Grant Thornton, TPA, Moore, BAC
Industrial: Honeywell, ABB, Rawabi Holdings, Saint Gobain, Rompetrol, Holcim, DuPont, UTI, Rottaprint
Property: Jones Lang LeSalle, Gleeds, Black Pearl, British-Romanian, Arxicon, Biwater, Corporate Office Solutions, Tate Stevens
Professional Services: EUCOM, NNKP
Public: UNDP, UK Embassy in Romania
Education: Transilvania Executive Education, Scoala Elf
“I would be pleased to recommend Connect CEE for any organisation seeking to improve individual, team or organisational performance.”
Tiberiu Moisa, Deputy CEO Banca Transilvania
"We’re thankful to Andy for the time spent together; the sessions are challenging conceptually, taking our team outside the comfort zone of business as usual, into questioning why we do certain things, and which are the correct responses to new challenges. It’s a great reflection time in an otherwise intense role."
Daniel Lar, Managing Director Yonder Romania
“I am happy to recommend Andrew as an out of the box thinker, effective facilitator, excellent connector of people, ideas, talent. He is a flexible consultant who can adapt and contribute in many areas due to his genuine curiosity, courage and inclination of deep diving and studying unchartered territories.”
Vlad Bog, HR Director Microsoft Romania
Andrei Postoaca, CEO Ipsos Interactive Services, described Andrew's work on cultural integration for global merger as “a remarkable achievement”.
“It is my pleasure to recommend Connect CEE and Dr. Andrew Taylor as reliable and competent partners. We have an ongoing collaboration on recruitment projects for key positions and their professional way of working as well as excellent network made possible to fill due some challenging vacancies. Andrew’s deep organizational knowledge and flexible approach has made possible the understanding of our particular needs and company roles, and provided us with suitable candidates in a very tough labour market.”
Monica Marchis, HR Director Yonder
“We recommend Connect CEE as a reliable partner.... willing to adapt to the needs of the client without compromising quality and without hesitating to touch sensitive issues under a realistic and honest approach.”
Stefania Munteanu, HR Director Baneasa Developments
“Thank you for your support in reshaping our company's vision and mission. Your advice was very helpful in choosing the most appropriate way to organize ourselves, the information to collect and the guide you gave us on the day of the workshop, without which we would not have been able to reach a final result in such a short time. We look forward to the next projects together. "
Mihaela Chifor, Marketing Manager Rottaprint
“Andrew is a unique reservoir of knowledge and wisdom that together with his own life experience helped me to see the world from some new perspectives.”
Aurelian Deaconu, COO AROBS Transilvania Software