In June this year my life took an unexpected turn. I had my parents (John & Jenny) visit from New Zealand, they said it was to visit Sam and I (but I knew the truth, my 2-year-old was the main attraction). After an action-packed week of Aquarium and Zoo visits, and tramming their way all … Continue reading The whole world turned upside down: brain cancer & awesome workplaces
#SHRM19 is just around the corner, and one of the speakers I always make time to see is Jonathan Segal. This isn’t just because he is a genuinely delightful human being who also is a champion for animal rights. It’s also due to his exemplary knowledge and wisdom in the field of gender bias and … Continue reading #SHRM19 Q&A: Jonathan Segal on HR & Sexual Harassment
AHRI get a lot of things right for me as an association - they work incredibly hard (every employee or volunteer I’ve met have confirmed this), they listen to their membership, and they lead with the genuinely good intent that our profession can be better and can create better work environments for others. Last week … Continue reading 5 Key Takeaways From The AHRI Awards
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!
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…)
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
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
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 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
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!