I have come to know Gijs as a seasoned professional in the area of Organizational Development, Change Management and HR. Gijs is customer-focussed and practical in offering feasible solutions. He has a good sense of critical success factors of the business. He is experienced in counseling and coaching senior leadership. I enjoyed working with Gijs
Partner, Hoek Consultants | Owner, TRIFOLD
Passion for and knowledge of leadership- and organizational development
I’ve worked with Gijs for several years at ASML, when he was the responsible HR Business Partner for Development & Engineering. I’ve come to know Gijs as a broad, all-round HR professional with a specific passion for (and knowledge of) leadership development and organizational development / design. Gijs is a down-to-earth, open and no-nonsense guy to work with who will bring in his ideas and experiences and who is a great asset to any HR team.
Xander Bijnen | Global HR Business Partner
Result oriented with an eye for feasible changes
Gijs is an expert in the field of Organizational Development, HRM and Talent Management, in his work he shows his experience. He is results-oriented with an eye for feasible changes. His passion for advising and managing makes it inspiring to work with him every time again.
Researcher, Lecturer and consultant "Identity & Communities"
Thanks for the inspiring and pleasant journey at ASML
Eager to come up with new, innovative solutions to business issues
I have enjoyed working with Gijs in my time at Aon. Gijs is always eager to come up with new, innovative solutions to business issues. In addition to his HR Business Partner role, he always took the lead on various HR projects, including a project on Employability and a project on Flexible Benefits and working conditions. Projects always had multiple facets (HR, IT, change management, processes, employee participation) and Gijs always has led the project team enthusiastically with the end result being state-of-the-art tools and processes. Gijs is reliable with great knowledge of HR processes, combined with good social skills.
Monique Verboeket - HR Talent Leader
Surprising and constructive insights about teams and entire organization
Very pleasant and constructive cooperation which, among other things, have led to surprising and constructive insights about teams and the entire organization.
Manager Support Staff
Professional behavior ingredients for success
I’ve worked with Gijs from 2012 till 2015 and experienced him as a real HR professional on the area’s of People/Organizational and Leadership development. The tooling and practices he used were very useful and adequate. Besides his senior professional attitude Gijs was also a nice colleague to work with and his pragmatic professional behavior were ingredients for success
Erik de Groot - Director Organizational Development
Good knowledge of culture and organizations to maximize performance
I worked with Gijs for a number of years and found him to have a strong people insight coupled with a good knowledge of culture and how organisations can work to maximise their performance. He was always a pleasure to work with and works to build strong relationships with others
Valarie Daunt - Partner
Human Capital Management at Deloitte (Ireland)
Immediately impressed by his open communication and clear analyses
I met Gijs in his interim HR management role as co-member of the Management Team of the division Industrial at Logica. Gijs immediately impressed by his open communication and clear analyses. Gijs has a broad knowledge of the HR profession and knows how to use this in a positive way in which people are always the starting point. Gijs took us on in the process of mapping the current and desired team composition. He thus made a significant contribution to the development of culture and organization. As a human being and colleague I worked together with Gijs very well. He is open, honest and stable. Gijs is apparently not affected by pressure and knows well to maintain himself. Gijs is an asset to any team and any organization.
Dick Stegeman - Director Operations
Excellent results with the right human touch
In my Managing Director HR jobs for respectively ENECO and LogicaCMG (CGI) Gijs Graafmans worked for me in different functions, varying from Manager HR, Interim Manager to Organisational and Talent Development Manager. Gijs booked excellent results and he did it in a professional way with the right human touch. It helped the companies to strengthen their (HR) strategy. Gijs is strong in individual meetings (coaching) but also in facilitating teams. He set up and implemented talent development at the same time taking into account the organisatonal needs. It is a pleasure working with Gijs, on the content and on the relation.