Dr Lydia Cillié-Schmidt

Lydia has been functioning as an independent consultant since July 2008.  She has more than 30 years of experience as an industrial psychologist, working as a permanent employee for organisations such as Vodacom, Sasol, the SABC and the Department of Post and Telecommunications.

As an independent consultant, Lydia gained experience in organisation design, the design of career paths, learning paths and training games. She has also gained experience in strategy development, policy design and medico-legal report-writing.  She developed a toolkit on Workforce Planning, contributed to some books, wrote various articles on aspects in HR and has presented several workshops on topics such as Integrated Talent Management, HR as a Strategic Business Partner, Workforce Planning and Succession Management.

Lydia is the owner of “The Talent Hub” and Director of “The Talent Hub International”. The Talent Hub’s focus areas include the design and implementation of talent management processes and strategy across the employee lifecycle, including acquisition, deployment, development and engagement.  These processes are supported by leadership development programmes, assessment centres, psychometric assessments, the design and presentation of training programmes, coaching, mentoring, performance management and succession development.

Lydia is a registered Industrial Psychologist and completed a doctorate in Industrial Psychology.  She is also a Master HR Professional registered with the SABPP.

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