Scarlin /
HR Solutions

Dynamic & effective

Joanna Scarlin

I support you - dynamically,
effectively & appreciatively

I am a dynamic HR expert with strong implementation skills and management experience in national and international large and small companies, as well as start-ups.

My strengths are: interdisciplinary, structured thinking; flexible and viable solutions; cooperative collaboration; the ability to keep a cool head in hectic situations; and an overall positive attitude. I am experienced in performance management, employee and management development, talent acquisition, development of HR concepts, introduction of HR systems and (digital) change processes. German and English are my native languages, French I speak at a good level.

I am committed to supporting companies in the implementation of their HR strategy, as I am convinced that fair and mutually respectful collaboration increases employee satisfaction, which in turn has a positive effect on productivity. A win-win situation!

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Scarlin

My services


As a provider of ad interim HR Management, I support you and your management for a limited period of time so that your HR tasks can be continued professionally despite personnel bottlenecks. I also offer the management of HR projects and the accompaniment of challenging company situations.

My services are:

Management of your HR team

Support in intensive recruitment phases
(planning, recruitment, onboarding etc.)

Modernisation of HR structures and processes

Implementation of HR core processes
(e.g. annual employee appraisal)

Accompaniment of changes within the
organisation (e.g. during restructuring)

HR project management in such areas as:
performance management, employee and management development, introduction of HR systems, revision of employment conditions, establishment of international locations

Customer Feedback


I had the opportunity and pleasure of working with Joanna for two years at coresystems. Her strong commitment and structured approach as well as her vast experience have moved HR in our company to a new level of proficiency. Joanna's excellent communication skills, her outgoing personality and her pragmatic way of addressing problems make her the best HR executive I could have wished for to work with even in demanding and challenging circumstances.

Sandro Toneatto

CTO, jobcloud


Working with Joanna was a great experience. She is a talented and passionate team player and always puts a lot of energy in her tasks. Joanna's contribution in the build-up of the Avaloq office in Edinburgh was huge. We had to recruit massively and with her we created new recruiting and training processes. Thanks to Joanna and her commitment the Avaloq office was born and in the beginning of 2012 we could open the doors to 30 new employees.

Marta Raus

Head Enterprise Architect Finance & Risk, Swiss Re


Joanna did a fantastic job in structuring all relevant HR topics for the Development Centre Edinburgh, setting up recruiting process and helping the team to execute and successfully grow.The passion and commitment as well as the clarity, focus and prioritization she brought in were striving. With her contribution she laid the foundation for our successful recruiting of a superb team.

Simon Kauth

Chief Product Officer, finnova AG Bankware


Joanna is an international HR professional with broad experience ranging from strategic HR as a business partner in large companies to recruiting in fast growing startups. Even under heavy workloads and pressure she stays on top of things, is always efficient, and makes strong contributions with great energy and drive.

Ivo Ruckstuhl

Head of Digital Consulting, Zühlke


I had the pleasure of working with Joanna when she was responsible for the development and implementation of our HR strategy and for all HR-related topics in our worldwide locations. I particularly appreciated the successful introduction of a Performance Management system, a competitive C&B model and modern payroll and recruiting systems. Joanna is a pragmatic and effective senior manager with a professional, flexible work style and she demonstrates above-average committment. She is motivating and an open and appreciative communicator; I very much enjoyed our fruitful discussions. Even in tough situations Joanna keeps her calm and sense of humor. I trusted Joanna in all matters and highly recommend her for any position where a dynamic, resourceful and team-oriented Head of HR is needed.

Manuel Grenacher

CEO, coresystems


I had the pleasure of working closely with Joanna during her time with The Adecco Group. During this period I found Joanna to be someone who was always professional in her approach, yet also warm and approachable. She was reliable, took pride in her work, was conscientious and very committed. At The Adecco Group we talk about "working hands" and "warm heart" and Joanna excels in this areas. It was a lot of fun working with Joanna, she has a great sense of humour and open manner which endeared her to colleagues and business partners.

Victoria Bethlehem

Head of Human Resources, Asia Pacific, The Adecco Group


Joanna Scarlin hat als Projektverantwortliche einerseits massgeblich zur Erarbeitung eines neuen Bonusmodells für die Vertriebsmitarbeitenden beigetragen und hat andererseits die Einführung eines PeopleSoft basierten ePerformance Moduls vorangetrieben. Für die Geschäftsleitung hat Frau Scarlin zudem einen Vorschlag bzgl. Einführung von Excellence Awards erarbeitet. Sie war eine sehr engagierte, dynamische und kompetente Kollegin. Aufgrund ihrer langjährigen Erfahrung und vielfältigen Kompetenzen im Bereich Human Resources war sie für The Adecco Group Switzerland eine wertvolle Unterstützung. Ich habe die Zusammenarbeit und den regen Austausch mit ihr auch persönlich geschätzt und kann sie bestens weiterempfehlen.

Félix Ullmann

Senior HR Project & Process Manager, Adecco Germany


Joanna joined us in a very busy and challenging phase of the project. She quickly familiarized herself with the tasks and responsibilities of her role and established herself as part of the team. Joanna is a an experienced HR professional and Project Manager, ready to adapt to change. I got to know her as a very open, positive and reliable person and am looking forward to working with her again.

Anne Schmid

Projektmanagerin HR&Organisationsentwicklung bei Sanitas Krankenversicherung


Joanna hat uns als Senior HR Business Partner während eines Personalengpasses aktiv und engagiert unterstützt. Sie unterstützte zwei Mitglieder der Unternehmensleitung und wirkte an einigen wichtigen HR Projekten mit. Sie hat sich schnell und effizient in die Themen eingearbeitet und sehr gute und pragmatische Lösungen umgesetzt. Besonders haben wir ihre hohe Flexibilität und ihren Einsatzwillen geschätzt. Dank ihrer offenen, professionellen und herzlichen Art hat Joanna das Vertrauen ihrer Stakeholder schnell gewonnen. Joanna war eine grosse Unterstützung für uns und ich kann sie jeder Firma für ein ad interim HR Mandat empfehlen.

Daniel Schweizer

Leiter HR Business Partner, Tamedia AG


Joanna had the key challenge to ramp up an international recruiting and human resource process abroad. Her experience and her leadership made her the first choice to be appointed to complete this engagement. Her drive, her team spirit and her creativity were as important for her success and to contribute to build the shape of Avaloq’s first development centre abroad.This assignment has been a great success and also a lot of fun.

Mathieu Juppin de Fondaumière

Head of Project Management, Avaloq



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