Katherine Wiid founded Recrion in 2001 to bridge the gap between what individuals want from their careers and work, and what employers need from individuals to achieve business success. Both want the same things …
Understanding what really motivates individuals and teams to achieve peak performance at work, requires an in-depth understanding of people's behaviours and communication patterns.
Our specialist areas include Career and Motivational Coaching, Outplacement, Change Management, Talent Management, Recruitment and Selection Strategies, Behavioural Profiling
Katherine Wiid – Founder, NLP Practitioner, LAB Profile Master Practitioner, Member of Association of Coaching
Katherine first became involved in the HR sector upon completion of her Humanities Degree from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Following a varied early career in recruitment, marketing and public relations she came to the UK in 1995. Here Katherine managed the flagship commercial branch of the Meridian Business Support Group before joining Humana International in Executive Search. She founded Recrion in 2001 and combines her business experience with her interest in behavioural science to enhance her clients' performance.
- Specialist areas: Career Coaching, Language and Behavioural Profiling, Interview Strategy, Competency Based Interviewing, Talent Management, Recruitment and Selection
- Business Personality of the Year 2008 finalist in the Mercury Business Awards
A professional licensed Career Coach and Master NLP Practitioner, Lindsey is passionate about people discovering careers that fit with their unique abilities. She has over 20 years experience in the corporate world, including 12 years at a senior management level.
Using her excellent people skills, Lindsey has developed teams and managed multi £m projects within the Financial Industry
- Specialist areas: identifying people's unique abilities to ensure a successful Career Transition, Confidence Coaching, and Training
Charlie Efford – MA Engineering, Member of Association Coaching, Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Charlie is an experienced management consultant and executive coach with over 20 years’ experience of working with organisations in both the public and private sectors.
He has the ability to quickly identify the underlying and critical issues, bringing clarity and simplicity to complex situations. He also has a deep understanding of leadership and how this can be put into practice in the corporate world.
- Specialist areas: consulting with, coaching and mentoring managers at all levels, helping them to develop their personal awareness, knowledge and skills.
Jo Birznieks – MCIPD, ILM Internal Verifier and Tutor, Job Analyst HERA scheme
Since graduating from Nottingham University in 1978, Jo has worked in a variety of operational and HR roles within blue chip organisations and large manufacturing companies.
Jo enjoys training and delivering improvements in the fields of Disciplinary and Grievance, Recruitment and Selection, Employment Law and Diversity and Equal Opportunities.
- Specialist areas: Competency Based Resourcing, Employee Relations, Employee Development including Coaching and Leadership Assessment and Team Development.
What our clients say about us:
"Katherine brought a great wealth of knowledge, understanding and focus to our outplacement sessions. The LAB profile proved to be spot-on; the advice around developing my CV and networking was solid and well thought out; and the skills analysis accurate; most importantly I found her to be incredibly perceptive. At each of our meetings, Katherine’s style and knowledge base gave me the confidence to take my career to the next level. I have no hesitation in recommending Recrion’s work to anyone who is seeking professional, empathetic and knowledgeable career coaching."
Dr. Aaron Cranston PhD, Head of Pharmacology, KuDOS Pharmaceuticals / Astra Zeneca
"Recrion’s staff is always professional and helpful – nothing is too much trouble. Handing over the talent management process to Recrion meant one less thing to worry about! We have every confidence in their abilities”
Jacki McNeill, HR Officer, Pipex Internet
“I would recommend Recrion's outplacement services as a great place to start exploring the various avenues of future employment. The friendly coaching style helped me to reflect on my previous work experience and recognize my own strengths and areas of potential. Katherine helped harness my reflections by making suggestions for alternative careers that I had not previously considered myself. This was a very insightful process as it encouraged me to think more broadly about how I could transfer my current skills and interests into other fields of employment.”
Debbie Roberts, Roche
“Recrion has taken the hard work out of finding the right staff for us. They do what they excel at leaving us to focus on our core business. Their in-depth understanding of Nildram and its ethos has been the most positive highlight of our relationship.”
Helen Hudson, Senior Customer Services Manager, Nildram
“I was extremely impressed with the whole recruitment selection process. Communication across the company was excellent & speed of response the best I have seen in a recruitment selection process within our company.”
“Katherine provided an excellent coaching and counselling service to us during a restructuring programme, helping our employees come to terms with the changes. Feedback from those she has worked with has always been positive and we are happy to recommend her”.
Amanda Moss, Group HR Director at Biochrom Ltd
"Katherine and Lindsey's career networking seminar at a British Computer Society specialist group meeting was an inspirational event which set me on the path to actively progress my career onto the next step. The seminar did not take the traditional 'CV and Interview Tip' approach, it was down to earth practical advice for career management in a modern environment. Advice was delivered through group exercises, streaming media clips and role play – which all help to deliver the point home. I recommend Recrion to other practitioners in the field for general advice, or perhaps career stage specific advice – such as retraining or redundancy.”
Paul Byford Senior Project Manager, First Data Corporation
“Katherine is a very diligent and resourceful individual. She has constantly provided an excellent service to PIPEX Communications/Vialtus and exceeded expectations. I would certainly recommend Katherine (Recrion) to any companies that want to save money in the recruitment game.”
Stephen Rapson, Programme Manager Vialtus
"When faced with a cross roads in my career I found it extremely useful to receive impartial, professional and honest advice about the way forward. An outside view will often see possibilities which you had not considered yourself and redundancy can then be a great opportunity to move into new and exciting areas".
Simon Daniels, Writtle College
“Highly recommended HR professionals - have always given us great results through understanding our requirements and filtering through the best possible candidates, having applied a thorough qualification methodology.”
Iain Ogilvie, Marketing Manager, Nildram / Pipex