This year has been nuts. There, I’ve said it. 2017 was full of almonds and pistachios (figuratively). I have had a great year - working at YMCA Victoria with some of the best people I know, I got to enjoy some maternity leave, meet a very cool new little human, and a few more things … Continue reading #50messagesofholidaythanks
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?
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
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!
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!
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)
Yesterday I attended the YMCA Victoria / AFL SportsReady joint program graduation for a group of leaders within the YMCA. The participants are concluding their YMCA Leadership Stage 2 Certificate jointly with a Diploma in Management and presented their group projects to their peers and guests from the wider organisation. It was pretty awesome - … Continue reading Storytelling: People with a Passion for Making a Difference
This past week has been fairly brutal. On Monday Australia was on tenterhooks as an unknown amount of people were taken hostage by a lone gunman in what has now been called the #SydneySiege. Tuesday morning we woke up to the news that two hostages and the hostage taker had been killed as police stormed … Continue reading Social Media & Connectedness In Times of Crisis