Many businesses with offices and personnel located around the world face specific HR issues that require a specialist professional with international experience.

GEFConsult has many years of experience of setting up and implementing HR strategies that look specifically at the international situation of a business. With previous experience of working with businesses in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Canada and the US, GEFConsult can create country specific as well as global interventions.

Issues that have been addressed include:

  • placing and managing expatriates and their families
  • redefining HR policies in a South African Company in readiness for the ending of apartheid
  • creating strategies to enable international mobility of employees
  • formulating the HR strategy for a trouble-free closure of a Spanish company
  • downsizing and eventual closure of a Canadian business
  • successful Trade Union negotiations in Holland, Sweden, Norway, Eire, Spain and Canada, covering major change agendas
  • producing performance and talent management (including succession planning) processes for a global organisation

If you would like to discuss International HR in more detail and how we may be able to help with your business, please contact us on

07785 343399

Kodak Alaris

The name Kodak is synonymous with photographic film and for many decades it held a dominant market position. But the advent of digital technology revolutionised the sector and Kodak needed to go in a significantly different direction to survive.

The upheaval to achieve this was seismic and involved a period of Chapter 11 bankruptcy from which it has now emerged as a leaner more focused business. As Interim HR Director, Gary Fisher worked with the CEO and EMT to take the company through the changes and put the company into a strong position for the future.

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