Shell International’s Refocused Talent Management Strategy

2014 Talent Management Conference
Workplace Application: Learn how Shell International keeps a fresh approach to their global talent management strategy by focusing on continuous improvement and staying in sync with current business and market demands.

Alexander (Sander) Nieuwenhuizen, VP Global Recruitment for Royal Dutch Shell, has championed a major refresh of Shell’s external recruiting function. He will share how talent management needs to be agile so you can adapt to the both the changes in the marketplace as well as the demands of your business. Learn how you can maintain your talent management practices while being open to change. Shell’s new approach to their global recruitment strategy combines a targeted approach to universities from Calgary to Beijing along with social media to attract and engage the best talent. Finally, Nieuwenhuizen will emphasize the need to combine new tools with the right mindset to move your organization’s talent management strategy forward. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Sander Nieuwenhuizen


Sander Nieuwenhuizen was appointed as Vice President, Recruitment for Shell International in The Haugue, Netherlands in September 2009. In this role Sander has general management responsibility for the global Recruitment organisation that sources all graduate and experienced  hires for Shell worldwide.  He joined Shell in 2007 as VP, HR supporting the global IT function. 

Prior to this, Sander served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Organization for Lafarge S.A., a world leader in construction materials.  He joined Lafarge  in 1999 as SVP, Organization Development to contribute to globalizing and modernizing its management practices.  In this capacity he revamped the leadership development practice and introduced a People review process in the company management cycle. 

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Credit Type: 
Global Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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