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

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

What’s Your HR Problem? (Or is it just you…)

HR wants a remuneration review. HR wants to improve employee engagement. HR wants to create a better graduate program. HR wants to review performance management policies... Ugh. My problem with all this? If it's only HR wanting it, you may as well not bother. You've got two options in your organisation: Employ a HR team … Continue reading What’s Your HR Problem? (Or is it just you…)

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?

A Conversation With #SHRM16 Speaker Craig Briscoe

HR's 'seat at the table' is something that is often waxed lyrical about, again, and again, and again. We're given 10,000 reasons why we should already be there, why we'll never get there, what you're doing wrong, what your CEO is doing wrong and why we need a HR revolution to get there. Quietly though, … Continue reading A Conversation With #SHRM16 Speaker Craig Briscoe

How I Got My Dream Job

This is going to come across as a complete humblebrag but bear with me (interestingly this is spelled 'bear' rather than 'bare' - Google it - makes for a good read)... How many of you genuinely work somewhere (or for those of you that consult, with clients) that really align to your values? Not just … Continue reading How I Got My Dream Job

How to Lead a Quest (book review)

The ‘Future of Work’ is very quickly becoming one of those phrases that when I hear I immediately start thinking about what I’m having for dinner. Not because it’s a dull topic – quite the opposite! As a card-carrying HR nerd I find it fascinating – my aversion comes from some incredibly dishwater-dull speakers at … Continue reading How to Lead a Quest (book review)

What No-one is Telling You About Navigating Your Company’s Employment Brand Online

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

HR Consulting: What Works (And What Doesn’t)

Over the past 6 months I've been talking to a few friends and colleagues who have moved (or in the process of moving) from internal permanent HR positions to the exciting world of consulting. I must admit, there is a part of me that's pretty jealous - I'm risk adverse in nature and love the idea … Continue reading HR Consulting: What Works (And What Doesn’t)