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

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

Getting Uncomfortable in HR: Adapting to our Changing World

This article was first published at Blogging4Jobs.com We hear it a lot: the world of work is changing. Often we hear it at the beginning of a big sweeping statement about how we need to become more ‘responsive’, more ‘agile’ and that because Google, Facebook and Snapchat are doing something new with their approach to … Continue reading Getting Uncomfortable in HR: Adapting to our Changing World

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…

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

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