Written by Leonie Pentz VP EMEA, Managing Partner South Africa and Grégoire Depeursinge EVP EMEA, Managing Partner Switzerland

At AIMS we know that any business is only as good as the sum of its employees.  With our practice team leaders and entrepreneurial partners leading the way, we constantly strive to intimately understand the purpose and underscoring values of our client businesses on the one hand and developing future-fit employee engagement and employer branding strategies and processes on the other.

Today is the second in our series of short articles explaining the services we offer, when and how to use them and how we can help Hiring Managers and Business Leaders build better teams;


At AIMS we know that successful companies are the sum of successful employees.

When employees can see the impact of their work, production and quality improve. In turn, this results in a positive, achievement-orientated culture and a successful organisation.

While soft skills training and coaching is important, an organisational framework to map, measure and reward behaviour is imperative before investing in these skills. Our experienced consultants can assist you with developing the right policies and procedures for your environment. Not complex, impossible to understand academic HR practice, but simple, user-friendly systems and tools for your managers to run your business more effectively.

We start with your company goals and, together with your key management, will develop a strategy (or simply translate your existing strategy into a road map) to achieve your goals.

We will help you build a robust framework; developing an organisational structure, mapping duties and responsibilities and work flow. We will identify your company’s DNA. Identifying the key competencies your staff will need to be successful in their areas of responsibilities in your specific environment is key to your organisation’s success.

The next step is to understand your current work force’s strengths and development areas against the needed profiles, for example through assessments and competency interviews. We will help you to reorganise existing skills where necessary and hire or train to fill the gaps.

We will develop easy to understand performance-based job profiles, regular robust performance reviews and lastly a rewards system suitable for the work force of today. A modern rewards and benefits strategy should include aspects such as flexi-time or time off in lieu of achievement, benefits and not only financial rewards.

We can build an internal recruitment process best practice, based on your competency library and job profiles and train your line managers to use this process

Our library of HR processes and procedures include:

  • Strategy development
  • Organisational structures
  • Job mapping and specifications
  • Competency library
  • Performance management & talent review processes
  • Recruitment process training (and outsourcing)
  • Reward systems, etc.

Our Consultants will build this framework for you and assist to put these policies and processes in place. Where needed, we can train line managers in recruitment skills, mentoring skills and performance management plus introduce evaluation and assessment tools.

We turn people management into your competitive advantage.


AIMS International is a leading global organisation active in Executive Search and Leadership Development.  Founded in 1992, AIMS International is active in 50+ countries today. Thanks to seamless cross border co-ordination and active and dedicated practice teams, we serve many multinational clients, sourcing and engaging with candidates worldwide and provide leadership development services to executives and their teams.