Well, I've been slack - at least when it comes to posting regularly here. But now it's officially 2016 I guess it's time to make a whole lot of resolutions I've got no intention of keeping and kick off on an unsustainable eating/excercise regime? In all seriousness though, I am going to take the bull … Continue reading 2016: Year of the Rocket
I woke up this morning and felt incredibly... lucky. Lucky that I am excited to go to work. Lucky that I enjoy my career and I get to work for an organisation I believe in. Lucky that I have been fortunate enough to have some incredible mentors throughout my career. (In case you can't tell, … Continue reading Mentoring is AWESOME!
Are you hearing this a lot?: "future of work...blah blah blah.... millennial... blah... technological shift"? Yes yes, it is true, it's real, and we do need to prepare for change in the world of work. But something I've noticed is that we aren't so great at preparing for is what's just around the corner. No … Continue reading What No-one is Telling You About Navigating Your Company’s Employment Brand Online
This week's post is a result of a question submitted through Engage Learn Build. It's a question I get asked frequently in various forms - from executives looking to evaluate their team or a new hire, managers who feel they should be using psych assessments but don't know where to start, right through to friends … Continue reading Psych Assessments and Personality Profiles: Worth It?
I wear many hats as a people & culture professional: strategic advisor, problem solver, sounding board, behaviour changer... but I'm also a friend, a partner, a daughter, a sister. There - I said it. I have a life outside of work! While I love the variety my chosen profession brings sometimes it is really tiring. … Continue reading The Balancing Act of Work/Life Balance in the World of HR
Ok – so this is how I thought about networking most of my career: “Yuk! Guess I better go… wonder how quickly I’m going to be able to escape out of the door!” Seriously – I hated it. The forced nature of everything. Meeting people who pressed you for meetings (or worse, work) incessantly. Engaging … Continue reading Ugh: Networking!
Well, it's been ages since I've actually sat down to write; far too long in fact. And I know that for my own development, personal and professional, that blogging really helps me clarify my thoughts and cements my plan of action. I could list one million reasons here why I've been a bit slack, I've … Continue reading Just Do It
Yup, let's face it. We've all done it. Sussed out that new work contact on LinkedIn or Twitter (maybe Google Circles... or not) and judged them a little. Unprofessional photo (Wearing tinsel in his hair? Really?!) Mistakes in the description of the copywriter job she had... wouldn't recommend her to anyone! A bio written in … Continue reading Hard Truth: I Would Judge You On Your Social Media Profile