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!
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