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Yara Wattel | Colliers | Amsterdam

Yara Wattel

Talent & Development Consultant

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Professional Summary

As Talent & Development Lead I create and execute the local talent strategy, aligned with the Colliers’s mission and values. As trusted advisor my goal is to get the full potential out of our people and organisation. My responsibilities are talent acquisition, learning and development, onboarding, employer branding, candidate and employee experience. Together with my team we improve performance, productivity, engagement and retention. I manage the recruitment strategy and full recruitment. Design learning programs including needs analysis, planning, design/development and training delivery. I'm very keen on finding ways to improve efficiency and the candidate and employee experience.

In 2008 I started at Colliers Talent Acquisition Consultant, and was reponsible for the entire recruitment process. From determining the recruitment strategy, active sourcing of candidates to conducting the selection interviews. Giving strategic advice to the management about the correct interpretation of the teams and report the recruitment analytics. In 2020 I got promoted to Talent & Development lead. 

I started in Real Estate in 2014 at the Valuation department at DTZ, continued as HR and Office Manager at Vivo Wonen and also have worked for JLL. 


  • Created the full cycle recruitment process - and still developing it every day
  • Improving the Colliers employee brand and recruited the top talents of Colliers
  • Created and still developing a positive candidate and employee journey
  • Created talent and development programs that support the Colliers business goals  


  • Masterclass Organisational Psychology
  • Post Bachelor Strategic Workforce Planning and Human Resource Developement
  • Post Bachelor HR Data & Analytics 
  • MHBO Human Resource Management

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