The People and Capacity Group is a group of experienced HR professionals who share a belief that it is the “People” in organisations that secure sustained success, innovation, growth and development.
Our mission is to support clients to build strong organisations in our local markets and in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous markets.
We provide expertise in 5 areas- from Recruitment and Talent Acquisition through to Leadership Development and Capacity Building.
Jo is an International HR and Recruitment Expert and since 1996 has worked in large international organisations and smaller Danish national companies, both in the Humanitarian sector and in private corporations. Jo’s passion is to work with people, foster their development and push HR professional standards to a higher level.
Jo has a background in Marketing Planning, Business Studies and Anthropology, with added expertise and certification in Conflict Resolution and Management and is an expert facilitator in Competency Based Recruitment. She has worked across the world, with a focus on Africa.
As an HR Expert Jo has assisted international organisations in negotiating new start up projects, monitored funds for private donors and institutional donors, ensured continuous project surveillance and done risk analysis of context and project proposals. She has been responsible for deployment plans and evaluation in over 10 multi international projects, with 2,500 FTEs and with a supervisory level of over 100 international employees.
Since the beginning of her career, her passion for people has lead her to excel in international recruitment with a special focus on helping candidates with career management, development and training. Another focus has been on performance analysis and optimisation of team composition using Psychometric testings and workshops.
Mette is a unique and international highly skilled profile in talent acquisition and recruitment and with her professional background where she consistently manages Human Resource projects be it in the Middle East, Afghanistan or the Scandinavian market.
She is a project management expert and contributes with an overall focus on quality-based deliverables.
Mette is a strong commercial profile, rapidly understanding client’s needs and preparing bespoke solutions to challenges. Her commercial and experienced profile enables client needs to be transformed into sustainable and achievable plans and goals.
Mette has experiences with more than 30 different nationalities valuing the role of strong and contextual communication and cultural understanding to ensure teamwork and success.
International search, selection and assessment of candidates - specialising in international leadership and senior subject matter specialists.
The People and Capacity Group is a highly professional business partner, providing a structured recruitment process within an agreed framework and timeframe, tailored to suit your specific requirements.
We have a strong network of candidates and invest considerable resources to stay in touch with individuals through social media platforms, networks, databases and face to face events. We secure a strong level of engagement with our pipeline of candidates so we can to provide the most qualified shortlists.
We perform recruitment and candidate assessment studies in high-risk and emerging markets and have successfully found and placed candidates in organisations operating in Angola, Libya, Egypt, Nigeria, Tunisia, Turkey, Zambia as well as for our domestic markets in the OECD. This includes both nationals and internationals deployed in these markets.
We are able to offer a range of state of the market assessment methods, from stand-alone personality assessments and feedback through to tailor-made assessment centres.
Designing, setting up & delivering new organisations in post-conflict and developing markets - ensuring compliant and resilient organisations.
With experience gathered from Afghanistan to Angola and from Nigeria and Tunisia, we have successfully worked in multidisciplinary teams to establish a range of operational organisations – from medium-scale industrial to development and aid delivery.
We provide national and site safety and security risk assessments.
Working with partners in country our approach ensures that you are able to access the best national talent pools and secure the best available “international” resources to establish effective and compliant operational units.
Our three founding members combine networks and resources in more than 20 developing markets around the globe.
Supporting you through the People Cycle, (Attract, Deploy, Develop, Perform, Reward and Transition) - with tried and tested solutions.
The People and Capacity Group provides consulting services through the whole strategic and annual people cycle – from defining a Workforce Planning strategy, identifying Key Positions, through to developing and supporting the implementation of critical annual HR processes such as performance management, or employee engagement surveys. We can provide both the strategic know-how and the operational support to undertake these processes.
Our preferred approach is to enter into Framework Agreements and to run annual HR processes alongside your Leadership and HR teams. This ensures our support and development inputs are consistently aligned with your business strategy as well as allowing you to maintain a lean HR department.
Developing tailor-made learning and capacity development programmes, to support competency development.
We offer support in two key areas:
In challenging economic times having highly motivated colleagues and constantly improving their competencies is at the heart of building resilient and profitable organisations.
We enable you to leverage this latent potential that is so often ignored.
Working with Leaders and Senior Leadership Teams to identify and deliver competency based leadership development.
Our approach to developing leaders is that “IQ and Technical Skills are important, but Emotional Intelligence is the crucial factor in great leadership
We offer two distinct approaches that reflect our belief that the best leaders are individuals with great self awareness, self regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. We call these the TLC approach (Total Leadership Concept).
At an individual level we provide one-to-one analysis of leadership competencies and development needs. Together with the individual we develop a bespoke leadership development programme which we guide them through – mentoring, sparring and motivating them to achieve the identified goals. Our approach is designed to fit into their schedule,and maintain utmost discretion.
At leadership team level our focus is to provide support either going through organisation changes and setting up new leadership teams or opening new branches and markets and building new leadership teams. Each programme is aligned to your organisational strategy and tactical plans.
We also have expertise in on-boarding, situational leadership training, cultural awareness training and developing and running scenario based leadership development programmes.
As a result of our Total Leadership Concept, individuals have the ability to exercise situational leadership and emotional intelligence to better guide, motivate and achieve results through their people.