Finding My Tribe & The Power of Multipliers

This morning I sat down for breakfast with Greg Hawks ahead of presenting at the Illinois SHRM 2018 Conference - #ILSHRM18. A completely random occurrence: both Greg and I were speaking at the equivalent Ohio conference (a fabulously run event), and upon seeing we were both going to be in Chicago, Greg suggested we have … Continue reading Finding My Tribe & The Power of Multipliers

How NOT to lose your employees to a competitor while they’re on parental leave

Lately there’s been more and more discussion around parental leave. Who legally has to offer it. Who goes above and beyond. Who pays for it. Who doesn’t. But what isn’t often discussed is the risk you face of losing your employees while they’re on parental leave. Not just to full-time parenthood – but to your … Continue reading How NOT to lose your employees to a competitor while they’re on parental leave

The #HRTribe – they open doors like you wouldn’t believe!

Next month I'm on my way to the Illinois SHRM and Ohio SHRM Conferences to speak about HR in Australia & the lessons I’ve learned along the way. How this opportunity to speak outside Australia has come about is an excellent example of the collaborative nature of the international HR community (for which I am forever … Continue reading The #HRTribe – they open doors like you wouldn’t believe!

The Disruption of HR

Disruption doesn’t happen from the inside. The founders of Invisalign weren’t dentists. Uber wasn’t created by Taxi drivers. Airbnb wasn’t created by hoteliers. And yet now they dominate their industries after completely upending them. The digital disruption means that everyone’s specialty is at risk of being toppled by someone else. Someone that doesn’t know your … Continue reading The Disruption of HR

Investing in Yourself

L’Oréal says ‘you’re worth it’ Nike says ‘just do it’ And I say ‘what they said’.   It’s easy to go through life, be content in your job, hope for something better to work out one day but think ‘it’ll happen in time’. But it’s not that easy. Good things don’t always come to those who … Continue reading Investing in Yourself

Heading to #SHRM17 as an International Attendee?

Last year I attended SHRM for the first time - it was spectacular! Attending as an international delegate, the scale of the conference was mind-blowing - much bigger than anything I've attended in Australia or New Zealand. I was surprised with the number of international participants, but to be honest the biggest takeaway for me … Continue reading Heading to #SHRM17 as an International Attendee?

My 2016: The oh-darn-it’s-already-December Edition

Well well well.... It's December tomorrow, I'm about to get the Christmas tree up and I've only just stopped to take a breath and I've realised that the year has gone so fast™ (I used to think that only old people said this and I'm now one of them). 2016 was a huge year for … Continue reading My 2016: The oh-darn-it’s-already-December Edition

I’m a hypocritical so-and-so…

Because I'm always going on to others about the importance of self-reflection and have seen huge benefit in using the practice myself. Usually my morning ritual looks like: Wake up earlier than my alarm (99% due to my child-like bedtime on weeknights). Reflect on my learning in a journal. Possibly translate some of these into a blog … Continue reading I’m a hypocritical so-and-so…

A Kiwi Who Lives in Oz Takes on America!

I’ve had an amazing time in the USA (just like last time) – but there are some things that I just can’t get used to. Nothing negative, but there certainly are some differences between the USA and Australia/New Zealand! I'm here for the #SHRM16 conference, some work and also holidaying with family - so I'm … Continue reading A Kiwi Who Lives in Oz Takes on America!

From Melbourne Australia to Washington D.C. for #SHRM16

If you cannot feel it radiating through your screen, let me tell you, I’m pretty excited!  In a matter of weeks, I’ll be arriving to Washington, D.C. with possibly the best cohort of people you could ever want to conference with. No sarcasm: HR people are the best – we make a difference in people’s … Continue reading From Melbourne Australia to Washington D.C. for #SHRM16