Madelon Snel

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Why do you work for Quintop?

Quintop exists this year 20 years and has proven itself as a professional HR consultancy firm. I like working in a small, enthusiastic team and at the same time do projects for large, appealing organisations. I am a true service provider and I love to achieve concrete results for customers.

“The possibility to take a look behind the clients’ doors and the pleasant and professional atmosphere during the interviews persuaded me.”

How did you end up at Quintop?

Honestly, I had never heard of Quintop until the beginning of 2015. Through LinkedIn I got to know about Quintop. Actually, I wasn’t looking for a job as an external consultant, but when I saw the vacancy of Quintop on LinkedIn, I became curious! The possibility to take a look behind the clients’ doors and the pleasant and professional atmosphere during the interviews persuaded me.

What activities do you pick up next to your work activities at the client?

Last year Quintop started with the High Potential Pool and I am mentor of one of these superstars: Teska Meijers. I find this super fun to do. In addition, I work together with three colleagues to develop our service HR Change & Advisory . We have developed the Quintop HR Maturity Model, which serves as the basis for the HR Excellence Scan. With this scan we provide insight into the current and desired HR maturity, the current bottlenecks and a concrete improvement plan, which we like to implement together with the

What project are you working on at the moment?

Since August 2016 I have been working as Project Leader for the Support Department at Amnesty International in Amsterdam. This department consists of the teams: HR, finance, IT, facility management, member administration and reception. They did not come to the implementation of a number of improvement projects and I was asked to pick that up for them. It is a varied and challenging task at an organization, which I am very warmly committed to, with involved and friendly colleagues. I really like it.

“Thanks to good preparation, teamwork and a little bit of guts it was a success.”

What is the most interesting moment of your career at Quintop that you won’t forget soon?

After several years primarily working as a Project Manager for Lean Six Sigma improvement projects, I got the opportunity to get started on a big Learning & Development project at the HU. For this project I designed and implemented three events last year. These were large-scale events for 80 to 100 people at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. On the day itself I acted as a chairman and I fulfilled the role of ‘Twan Huys’ during a College Tour with 2 board members. With stimulating questions, humor and some sharpness I gave employees the opportunity to ask questions about the initiated change. Quite exciting, but thanks to good preparation, teamwork and a little bit of guts it was a success.

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