Our purpose - to inspire 

Our Mission 
Build better organisations, through engaged employees doing their best work. 
Our Values 
Empower organisations to be the best. Encourage employees to think big, have fun, and make work a passion. 
Our Promise 
To provide exceptional HR Services to ensure your company's continued success. 
CSCL is a small HR consulting services company, based in Dublin. We are committed to helping you build resilient, engaged talent who do “their best work” in the modern business environment. The world is transforming with macroeconomic, technological, political, and social changes influencing the way businesses operate and the way people work. We take a human-centred approach, partnering with clients to understand your needs and design solutions to meet your requirements. Our shared goal is to achieve excellent results for you. Our success lies in the quality of our services, and, in how we engage and work with you, our client. 
We offer an extensive range of HR Consulting services regardless of client headcount or location. We understand organisations thrive on the quality of their people and we have expertise in creating an Organisational Culture which encourages employee engagement and wellbeing, helping companies grow, and deliver their business results. 
We offer training particularly in the area of Leadership Development. Managers with the right skills and attitude have a significant positive impact on the organisation’s people and profitability. Our leadership programmes start with leadership fundamentals, extending to leading change and strategy execution. 
Our Coaching Practice includes business coaching, one-on-one coaching for executives, career coaching, personal coaching, performance coaching and new-leader coaching. 
We can assist with a range of On Demand HR activities including; creating HR policies, employee handbooks, induction programmes or a people strategy. We are experienced in Corporate Governance and HR audits and can assess your current situation, and work with you to ensure your policies are legally compliant. 
If you are scaling up, our consultancy can ensure you have the right organisational model, the right leadership team, and clear roles and responsibilities that support your business strategy. If however, your need is to reduce costs and restructure (redundancy) we will assist you in leading your redundancy programme. 
Our Team 
Carmel Somers 
Carmel Somers is an Organisational Psychologist. Prior to setting up CSCL in 2019, Carmel held a number of senior leadership roles at IBM, in research & development, consulting services, operations and “technology for good”. Carmel was Talent Manager for IBM’s Ireland Lab, where she was responsible for all aspects of talent, from hiring through to retiring. 
Carmel holds a MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology from Dublin City University (DCU), a BA Hons Humanities (Psychology) and a diploma in Executive, Business and Personal Coaching from Coach Institute Ireland. 
Carmel is certified to conduct the Organisational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI), a validated research method to assess organisational culture and lead cultural change in businesses. 
Carmel is chair of Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet Cybersecurity Skills Initiative (CSI) 
A member of the board of Cyber Ireland, where she leads the Talent & Skills working group. 
A member of the Cyber Skills Working Group of the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. 
A Steering Group member of Technology Ireland Innovation Forum 
A member of the Education and Skills working group of Blockchain Ireland 
A member of the External Advisory Board of the Irish Institute of Digital Business (DCU) 
A member of VigiTrusts Global Advisory Board 
A member of ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation) and co-chair of Working Group 5.2 Education, Training and Cyber Ranges 
Ashley Sands 
Ashley Sands is a senior HR practitioner with over 25 years’ experience, spanning large to small organisations in a variety of industries. Ashley’s career has included senior roles in HR, Corporate Governance, Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations and Project Management, with a strong emphasis on process and compliance.  
Ashley holds a Masters degree in Human Resource Management from Dublin City University (DCU), is a qualified Career Coach, holds a people analytics qualification and a Master Degree in Compliance and Governance. 
Ashley is a non-executive member of the board of Inclusion Ireland 
CIPD Member 
Whatever your HR or talent needs, there is no time like the present to reach out to us - we’re here to help. We can draw on our extensive consultant network to assist you. 
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