Viridian HR



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About Viridian HR

At Viridian HR we enable senior leaders to get the HR support their business needs. We are experienced in working with managing directors, business owners, C-suite executives and senior management teams to deliver in a way that makes sense for them.

We believe that well-rounded HR professionals should be driven by high levels of integrity, passion and a true care for customers to gain a deep understanding of business’s goals and issues. We apply these values in our day to day practice of HR and put at your service all the expertise and energy necessary to enable you to walk away feeling satisfied that you and your business have been well cared for. We pride ourselves in delivering HR advice that is pragmatic and makes commercial sense for you.

We have worked within various industries ranging from E-commerce to Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Care, Education, Retail and Hospitality. We are also experienced in dealing with fast growing, multi-site, multi-country, dynamic and highly customer focused organisations and have start-up experience.

With us, you can always expect to find in your Consultant, all the qualities that you would get from a trusted internal Senior HR professional.

Our Mission:

We help businesses achieve their potential through effective People practices. We aim to make a difference to business performance and working lives, because these go hand in hand. We deliver ideas and outcomes to Business Leaders, not lengthy reports.

Our Values:

Leadership – what we do today shapes the future
Pragmatism – we focus on what can be achieved
Passion – gives us the energy to aim high
Collaboration – we’re in it together
Quality – we don’t settle for less

About the team

Karine Lipinski, Chartered MCIPD - Principal Consultant

After 15 years of intense experience in Human Resources and People Management at all levels, Karine Lipinski founded Viridian HR to meet the HR needs of other Senior Executives. Her approach to HR is very much driven by commercial goals and as such operates in the mindset of a true HR Business Partner.

As part of her background, Karine has gained international experience and is culturally integrated in both the UK and France with a Masters Degree in Human Resources in both countries and is fluent in French and English.

After 15 years of intense experience in Human Resources Resources and People Management at all levels, Karine Lipinski founded Viridian HR to meet the HR needs of other Senior Executives. Her approach to HR is very much driven by commercial goals and as such operates in the mindset of a true HR Business Partner.

As part of her background, Karine has gained international experience and is culturally integrated in both the UK and France with a Masters Degree in Human Resources in both countries and is fluent in French and English.

She has supported a number of well established organisations such as Photobox, EnGlobe, Renault and Telelogic (now part of IBM) and is comfortable working in post-merger and acquisition environments with all the challenges that they bring. As a person, Karine is highly organised, pragmatic, passionate, approachable and transparent which makes it easy to relate to her.

As well as running Viridian HR, Karine is involved in other volunteering causes. As such, she is also the Vice-Chair of the CIPD Chiltern Branch, the Development Governor of a local primary school and regularly helps Year 12 students with their interviewing and CV writing skills. Her interests are diverse and, as well as appreciating literature of the 19th Century, she enjoys a good MMORPG. To see more about her, please visit her LinkedIn profile.

Yves Tchoudi, Chartered MCIPD – HR Consultant

Yves has over 9 years' experience in HR mainly within housing, care & hospitality. After graduating from university with a first degree in Life Sciences in 2000, the early years of his working life were spent in laboratories and clinical research.

Yves decided to move into HR in 2009 after a family crisis. This led him to undertake several HR roles initially in the NHS including recruitment, employees' relations, health and wellbeing and medical HR. He quickly progressed having completed a Masters degree in 2015 and undertook a short stint as a contractor, leading a project which helped an NHS Trust to streamline its HR case management process. He also supported the HR due diligence pre-merger process at a housing association and facilitated the successful TUPE of over 50 employees.

Yves has over 9 years' experience in HR mainly within housing, care & hospitality. After graduating from university with a first degree in Life Sciences in 2000, the early years of his working life were spent in laboratories and clinical research.

Yves decided to move into HR in 2009 after a family crisis. This led him to undertake several HR roles initially in the NHS including recruitment, employees' relations, health and wellbeing and medical HR. He quickly progressed having completed a Masters degree in 2015 and undertook a short stint as a contractor, leading a project which helped an NHS Trust to streamline its HR case management process. He also supported the HR due diligence pre-merger process at a housing association and facilitated the successful TUPE of over 50 employees.

Prior to joining Viridian HR, Yves was working as Interim Head of HR for a social care provider and was accountable to the Board for the development and implementation of the people strategy with a workforce of circa 1200.

Yves enjoys volunteering for noble causes. He has in the past been a school governor and a special constable. He is currently the Treasurer of the CIPD Chiltern Branch and also a trustee and deacon at his local church. Yves is well organised, principled and totally focused on adding value and getting results. He is also fluent in French and English. To learn more about him, please visit his LinkedIn profile.

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