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Nicola M. Brazil

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Phone: +44 **********  
Email: n***@***.com
Local Address:  London , United Kingdom
Spencer Stuart
353 North Clark Street, Suite 2400
Chicago , Illinois 60654
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. Through our portfolio of services, Spencer...   more

Employment History

  • Executive Assistant
    Spencer Stuart
  • Global Leader - Assessment Services
    Spencer Stuart
  • Human Resources Director
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • National Manager - Business Excellence Solutions
    SAI Global Limited
  • National Consulting Manager
    SAI Global Limited
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Web References
Six Sigma strategy for improvment, 4 April 2005 [cached]
By Nicola Brazil
Nicola Brazil is SAI Global's National Manager - Business Excellence Solutions.
Industry Discussant: Ms Nicola ..., 30 Sept 2011 [cached]
Industry Discussant: Ms Nicola Brazil, Asia Pacific Leader, Executive Assessment Services, Spencer Stuart
Ms Nicola Brazil Nicola Brazil is the Asia Pacific Leader of Executive Assessment Services at Spencer Stuart, one of the world's leading HR firms in executive search. Nicola specialises in identifying and developing senior-level talent throughout the Asia Pacific region. Using her expertise in assessment methodologies, Nicola evaluates individuals, teams and organisations across all industry sectors to ensure that clients have the right people in the right roles to achieve their strategic goals.
Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Nicola was the chief learning officer for PwC Australia, where she set and drove the learning and talent development strategy. Before that, Nicola held senior-level management positions in leadership assessment and consulting with two international human capital consulting firms. She started her career as an organisational psychologist in the Australian government before moving into management consulting with Andersen Consulting.
Nicola Brazil is Head of ..., 30 Dec 2009 [cached]
Nicola Brazil is Head of Development at PricewaterhouseCoopers and believes that the performance, feedback and development processes are all intertwined.
"Performance reviews and goal setting should be part of a year-round co-creation process, rather than just an activity carried out at a single point in time," she says. "It's definitely a living process throughout the year between the manager or coach and the individual.
"The single biggest issue that managers need to remember for successful appraisals is that there should never be any surprises. Things go wrong during an appraisal when issues are raised that totally blindside an unsuspecting employee."
Brazil says that the appraisal session should always be a two-way process.
Accumulate - Accumulate, proud sponsors of HR Summit 2010, 22 Feb 2010 [cached]
Key note speakers include; Jim Nolan, VP-HR, GE; Nicola Brazil, Chief Learning Officer, PwC; The Honourable John Howard, Former Prime Minister Australia; Lynne Barry, HR Director- South East Asia, Australia and Korea, Accenture; Josh Farrell, GM, Franklin Covey
Cut costs, not heads: 5 strategies to prepare for the upturn, 25 June 2009 [cached]
"It was an amazing response," says HR director of PWC, Nicole Brazil. "It really said a lot to us about the fabric of our organisation and that people know we are all in this together."
Exactly how much money the strategy saved the com pany - and in turn how many jobs it saved - is difficult to quantify, says Brazil. However, with more than 4000 employees taking an extra 10 to 15 days unpaid leave it's easy to say it would have a huge impact on overall savings.
Year on year, more people have elected to take up flex ible work options within PWC, but because economic con ditions forced the company to offer employees this extra annual leave it had more benefits than just saving money. According to Brazil, it gave some people the opportunity to do things they otherwise would not have done.
"This seven months program has given people the chance to stop and think about flexible work options," she says.
Brazil also believes that this measure will be far more beneficial to the company than letting people go in preparation for when the economic pressure eases.
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