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

MORE SHRM CONFERENCES! (Tips & tricks from a conference pro)

With a matter of days until heading to #ILSHRM18 & #OHSHRM18 I figured it was high time to share some tips & tricks of how to get the most out of attending a conference. From 19-21 September I'll be at the Ohio SHRM Conference and then 23rd - 25th I'll be at the Illinois SHRM Conference - I'm … Continue reading MORE SHRM CONFERENCES! (Tips & tricks from a conference pro)

HR in Australia (Unlike everything else here, it probably won’t kill you)

Everything is more likely to kill you in Australia right? The snakes, the spiders, the great whites... When I moved to Australia (from New Zealand, a rainforest-filled paradise with amazing beaches... but a small economy) I had a rude awakening – luckily this wasn’t in the form of meeting the wildlife face to face. Despite … Continue reading HR in Australia (Unlike everything else here, it probably won’t kill you)

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!

1 Week Until #SHRM18!

With less than 1 week until #SHRM18 I realised there was an amazing #NextChat on Twitter that I missed that would make a great share in anticipation of the conference. (A 'tweetchat' for the uninitiated, is basically an hour or so of open, collaborative discussion over Twitter, using a specific hashtag.) Something you may not … Continue reading 1 Week Until #SHRM18!

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

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!