Yildiz AKGUN


Yildiz AKGUN


Address             : Etiler Mahallesi Özden Sokak Badur Boğaziçi Evleri Etiler

Date of Birth      : 12.04.1982




Education Background

2000-2006         Boğazici University, History Department

Work Experience

GlaxoSmithKline Turkey / HR Effectiveness Manager September 2016 - Continue

Managing one Operation Lead and six HR specialist, leading both organizational development and operations functions. Basic responsibilities are:


  • Provide expertise and guidance to support organizational restructuring activities including role definition, subsequent  appointments and selections processes, secondments, redeployments, and associated transactional work
  • Design, consultation and analysis in the area of Compensation Management. This includes assistance in salary decision support, the procurement and provision of market data, delivery of Targeted Review, job evaluation, recognition policy and administration
  • Benefits administration for employee health, welfare and retirement schemes.  This includes direct monetary payments (payroll) as well as non-monetary incentives for such schemes as car allowance and ownership, pensions, healthcare plans, severance.
  • Design and administer the Bonus Plan and Performance Rating components of the GSK Performance System.  This includes guidance, tools, communication and assistance in the delivery of the annual Performance & Reward (merit and bonus review) process
  • Administer and execute payment to employees for work performed for GSK as well as other monetary awards due including bonuses, recognition and other payments
  • Provision of work force analytics, dashboards and reports to Management Team to enable better informed business decisions.
  • Administer and execute payment to employees for work performed for GSK as well as other monetary awards due including bonuses, recognition and other payments
  • Relocation services to new hires and internal employees required to move at GSK’s request to meet business objectives in the most cost effective and least disruptive manner to employee and their family.
  • Recruitment support activities, for both internal and external recruitment of GSK employees. This includes: workforce planning/forecasting, management of recruitment requisitions, sourcing, job postings, pre-screening and assessments, offer administration
  • Transactional activities necessary to employees during the employee life cycle – role moves,  promotions, pay changes,  additional pay, approved leave (e.g. parental, maternity, military, etc.) leaving GSK, and the provision of processing HR-related queries for resolution for employees and managers.
  • Provision of training services to help end users meet their training needs including needs assessment, programming, programme calendar, enrollment in learning programmes, and associated administration of resources required
  • Diagnose, design and implement global leadership development and coaching programmes, including communicating eligibility requirements.
  • Provide the appropriate framework to enable line managers to address employee development and performance management needs. This includes design and administration of various development tools


GlaxoSmithKline Turkey / Senior HR Business Partner October 2015- September 2016

Managing two HR specialist, providing full HR BP support to eleven accounts / 300 associates, being "1 face to the customer", providing high quality HR services & coach line management and customer group, reaching short-term and strategic business objectives. Ensure recruitment, performance, development and retention of the best people

Novartis / Alcon Turkey / HR Business Partner June 2010 – October 2015


  • Managing one HR specialist (for 10 months), ensuring her competency enhancement, developing her professional skills and expertise to grow her into HR Generalist role in the near future.


  • Business Partnering: Align, adapt and implement global HR direction. Relationship with senior line managers & customer group, be an accepted business partner. Coach and train customer on HR & management tools, processes and programs. Advocate on dos and don’ts of Turkish labor law and internal regulations. Ensure compliance with internal & external rules & regulations. Acts as single point of contact for all HR issues, feeding information to other HR functions to ensure flawless execution.


  • Recruitment & Selection: Development and implementation of recruitment strategies, responsible for recruitment. Input / recommendations on remuneration package.


  • Reward: Accountable for job descriptions. Ensure market competitive reward for existing and new roles especially for local senior positions. Coordinate salary review process within the function. Ensure link between performance rating and reward in client group.


  • Performance Management: Ensure consistent PM application, controlled and aligned to business strategies with a focus on development. Track identified training & development needs, implementation based on priorities and business needs. Identify weak performers, support and follow-up on PIPs, initiate and manage necessary actions.


  • Development: Support line management and global HR for internal promotion and development of internal talents


  • HR Processes: Execute functional HR strategy and manage HR processes at high standards. Close interaction with Global & Regional HR, accountable that global actions comply with rules & regulations.

(Acted Head of HR during maternity leave of Director-July 2010-March 2011 responsible of all HR functions)

Fortis Insurance Turkey / Human Resources Generalist December 2007 – June 2010



  • Prepare yearly HR Business Plans and HR budget
  • Develop Talent Management strategies for sales team
  • Design career management principles and career paths of sales team
  • Prepare job descriptions and role definitions for validations in HAY Grading system
  • Project leader of HR software project (shift from Oracle to Bilişim)
  • Project leader of payroll transfer project  (from Fortis local team to outsource company)
  • Execute salary increases and bonus payments in accordance with Towers Watson & HAY compensation philosophy
  • Redefinition of reward processes, create all the related forms and workflows
  • Redefinition of recruitment processes, create all related forms and documents
  • Recruitment of both head quarter and regions’ staff
  • Implement global Fortis Performance Management system into Fortis Insurance Turkey. Define ‘Basic Responsibilities and Targets’ for all positions to be used in performance appraisal
  • Apply global performance system and poor performance management (PIP program)
  • Prepare Board Of Directors meeting presentations quarterly


Doğan Media Group / Human Resources Specialist December 2006 - December 2007


  • Implement recruitment strategies, responsible for onboarding of holding staff
  • Support internal promotion, training of holding talents
  • Work with holding management on roll-out of Talent Reward Sections
  • Determine training needs and training content, organize trainings
  • Deal with promotions and transitions /career management



Glaxo Smith Kline (HR Department)             2006 (3 Months)

Adecco Search & Selection                          2006 (2 Months)


Foreign Language & Computer Skills


English (Advanced)

Germen (Beginner)


MS Office applications, SAP HR, Oracle HR, Bilişim HR, People Soft



Available upon request

Personal Information

Marital Status     : Married with two daughters

Driving License  : B class /2006

Hobbies             : Animals, scuba diving, reading