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!

Reflections on the Global HR Community #SHRM18

An interview with Lyn Goodear, AHRI CEO, on SHRM18 & the WFPMA Conference in Chicago, Illinois The global HR community is evolving, particularly as technology enables us to communicate and learn from our colleagues across borders. This year, the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA), of which Peter Wilson has been the Chairperson & … Continue reading Reflections on the Global HR Community #SHRM18

Q&A with #SHRM18 Speaker, LinkedIn’s Eric Owski

Eric Owski, self-confessed sports nut, a voracious reader, traveler and above all else, a committed dad to his eight-year-old boy, leads Talent Brand & Talent Insights for LinkedIn – before that incredibly impressive role Eric was an executive at Bright (acquired by LinkedIn) where he led sales and marketing. Eric is leading the #SHRM18 session … Continue reading Q&A with #SHRM18 Speaker, LinkedIn’s Eric Owski

Is Global HR Still Relevant? A Q&A With Brad Boyson

Brad Boyson is the Executive Director of SHRM’s Dubai office and has an impressive career history including the Mitsubishi Corporation, Royal Caribbean International and Hamptons/Emaar. In short? Brad is global HR. Brad is a self-confessed deep diver… 8 months after being introduced to triathlons and hearing that the gold standard for the sport is the … Continue reading Is Global HR Still Relevant? A Q&A With Brad Boyson

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

Your Pet Project Is Probably Going to Fail

....but there might be some things you can do to avoid it.   The successful execution of a project, like the creation of any effective work environment, is reliant on the leadership of the group. In a project’s case, this falls heavily on the Project Manager (PM) and Project Sponsor. Colin D Ellis’ first book … Continue reading Your Pet Project Is Probably Going to Fail

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?

12 good egg HR & people people to follow

New to HR or new to the wonderful world of free resources that is the net? I was introduced to the wonderful online community of HR & people professionals on the net about four years ago and can't even tell you what a difference it's made to my own professional practice. From keeping up to … Continue reading 12 good egg HR & people people to follow

The HR World is Becoming More Connected

I have LOVED the #SHRM16 conference and it has really forced me to get out and meet some fantastic people - both ones that I've had the opportunity to connect with online and also some completely new friends. That's the amazing thing about our HR world becoming more and more connected. Having worked across Australia … Continue reading The HR World is Becoming More Connected