Talent Advisory

Delivering comprehensive and reliable talent insights

People are an organisations' backbone and heart. Talent strategies need to be carefully thought out and developed to ensure the overall organisational vision is achieved.

Our global assessment solutions provide organisations with a clear understanding of where their existing talent is positioned, who the high potentials are and where the gaps exist. We then strategise with our clients by providing consultancy advise on ‘best practice’ solutions to bridge the gaps.

Backed by over 24 years of experience, we use a scientific approach to support organisations with their talent acquisition and development strategies. This empowers organisations to invest more strategically in their people. Our solutions can be filtered by industry, function, job level, strategic priorities, culture and values. We use a battery of global assessment tools, to support organisations in making key strategic decisions.

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Madeleine Dunford

Founder & Managing Director

Madeleine Dunford

Founder & Managing Director

Biography

Madeleine Dunford is the Founding Director and Managing Director of Career Connections. She is accredited in various assessment methodologies including Hogan Assessment Systems, Morrisby Profile, Assessment & Development Centres and the Leadership Versatility Index, having introduced the tools into Africa. She brings 24 years of experience in consultancy, putting together large selection, restructuring and development programs for some of the most successful organisations in the banking, airline, telecommunications sectors. She is an ICF accredited Executive Coach, a faculty member of the Academy of Executive Coaching, UK, and is currently doing her Systemic Team Coaching Masters Practitioner qualifications. She has a BA (Hons) from the University of York, an MSc (with distinction) from the University of Edinburgh, and a Certificate in the Art and Practise of Leadership Development from the University of Harvard.

Amrita Choda

Client Partner, Talent Advisory

Amrita Choda

Client Partner, Talent Advisory

Biography

Amrita Choda is a Client Partner in the Talent Advisory unit at Career Connections. In this capacity, she supports multi-nationals and large local organisations in managing and developing talent from selection, recruitment of senior management, on-boarding, restructuring, reorganisation and outplacement. ​ Amrita is certified from the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), UK, in the Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching and Systemic Team Coaching. She is certified by PSI A&DC in the Assessor Skills Training, the Leadership Versatility Index (LVI), USA, and Hogan Assessment Systems (HAS), USA. She is a trained facilitator of the Assessor Skills Training programme and the Competency Based Interviewing Skills Certification.​ Amrita has over 15 years work experience both locally and internationally in diverse industry sectors. She holds a BA (Hons) Business Administration from the University of Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK. Majoring in Human Resource Management, Employee Relations, Market Research and New Product Development. ​

Gicheha Gitau

Principal, Talent Advisory

Gicheha Gitau

Principal, Talent Advisory

Biography

Gicheha Gitau is a Principal in the Talent Advisory unit at Career Connections, who for over 5 years has supported organisations in understanding and evaluating the talent needs and how best to explore human potential for effective individual and organisational performance and growth.​ He believes in data-driven insights in sourcing, recruitment, selection and employee development by guaranteeing fairness, validity and global best practice. Gicheha utilizes standard psychometric tests such as personality, cognitive/ability, and behavioural work simulations.​ ​ In his time at Career Connections, he has been involved in various assignments with local and multinational clients to support in professional search, candidate selection, restructuring/reorganisation, pilot assessment, panel interviews, young professional programmes, and conducting developmental feedback.​ ​ Gicheha is internationally certified in People Analytics by the Academy of Innovative HR (AIHR), Hogan Assessments Systems (USA), certified Assessor by PSI A&DC (UK) and holds a certificate in Coaching Skills from the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), UK. ​ Gicheha holds a degree in Bachelor of Psychology from Egerton University.​