Kim LarkinsTraining Director
Areas of expertise
- Assessment & development centres
- Bespoke training solutions
- Coaching & mentoring
- Customer service
- Team building
- Psychometric testing
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
- Qualified to use MBTI Step 1
- SHL Occupational Testing
- SHL Occupational Personality Questionnaire (SHL OPQ)
Kim Larkins MCIPD, founder of KSL Training, has 25 years experience, including a generalist background in Human Resources (HR). Her experience spans a wide variety of disciplines and levels, from operational skills to senior management development in the Pharmaceutical, Retail and Hospitality Industries.
Since establishing KSL Training in 2004, Kim specialises in designing training solutions to meet specific skills needs and client business objectives. These solutions also reflect the culture and values of the organisation. In addition, she also runs a successful on-line psychometric testing service, serving the Recruitment Industry, as well as a wide range of hiring businesses.
Kim is a highly results orientated professional with strong project and line management experience. She has extensive experience in designing and facilitating induction and training solutions to meet specific skills needs and organisational objectives. She also offers practical solutions in the area of team building, personal development, recruitment, performance management and assessment. These always reflect the culture and values of the business.
Kim’s experience also includes running assessment and development centres for sales and management roles. These use industry-leading tools to measure performance and personal attributes. She has recruited and selected a wide range of permanent, contract and temporary roles, using competency based interviews and a wide range of selection methods.
Line management experience
Kim’s line management experience includes the management and coaching of a multi-site training team across the UK to achieve regional and national business objectives. In addition, she was responsible for the management of site specific HR and operational teams; enabling her to relate her experiences to the training and coaching of others.
She has also designed several learning resource toolkits to help individuals meet their personal development needs, against a set of pre-determined competencies for specific job roles. Also included was a personal coaching service to help managers’ performance manage and enhance their working relationship with their team.
At an operational level, Kim has designed and facilitated a wide range of company and product induction programmes within the Hospitality, Retail and Pharmaceutical Industries. Her focus was on making group learning engaging and interactive, whilst key knowledge and skills are assessed.
Kim Larkins’ profiles
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