Meet our HR team_YouConnect

Meet the HR team

We are fundamentally all about people: candidates, hiring managers, as well as our own consultants. Being part of the YouConnect HR team means believing that connecting the right people can bring value to both sides of the equation - and to us too, as the connecting force.

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Birgit De Smedt

Birgit has been a partner at YouConnect since November 2018. She has launched a new business line within YouConnect that focuses on HR Interim Management. Birgit, who holds a Master’s degree in Law, has already successfully started and developed new businesses at one of the world's largest HR consulting firms over the last 25 years. She is genuinely interested in people and organisations, and combines customer centricity with a results-driven approach.  

+32 497 51 65 22 |


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Marie Van Volcem

Marie has been a Recruitment Consultant at YouConnect since April 2018. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology. She started her career in recruitment & selection and has never looked back. Progressively, she took on more senior roles as HR Consultant in several consultancy firms, and as Talent Acquisition Manager for a multinational in the food industry. 

+32 476 89 09 12 |


Valérie Audoore_YouConnect

Valérie Audoore

Valérie started in April 2021 as a Recruitment Consultant in the HR division at YouConnect. She started her career 4 years ago as a Consultant at a leading global staffing group. Valérie is a born "matchmaker". She gets her energy from connecting professionally with both clients and candidates. She chose YouConnect to further elevate relationships with candidates and companies, and to be able to work with expert colleagues in a specialized & value-driven team. At YouConnect, she focuses on placing candidates with specific HR expertise in temporary and permanent positions.

+32 473 49 38 38  |

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