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?
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
If you cannot feel it radiating through your screen, let me tell you, I’m pretty excited! In a matter of weeks, I’ll be arriving to Washington, D.C. with possibly the best cohort of people you could ever want to conference with. No sarcasm: HR people are the best – we make a difference in people’s … Continue reading From Melbourne Australia to Washington D.C. for #SHRM16
I love connecting with new people online. I often make connections through Twitter (especially Tweet Chats), conversations in groups on LinkedIn, via comments sections on websites/blogs, I’ve met people via Periscope and Blab and recently discovered HipChat (how cool is that!? Thanks Melissa!). However one thing I don’t generally do is accept LinkedIn invites from people I … Continue reading Accepting (Or Rejecting) LinkedIn Invites
Well, I've been slack - at least when it comes to posting regularly here. But now it's officially 2016 I guess it's time to make a whole lot of resolutions I've got no intention of keeping and kick off on an unsustainable eating/excercise regime? In all seriousness though, I am going to take the bull … Continue reading 2016: Year of the Rocket
Ok – so this is how I thought about networking most of my career: “Yuk! Guess I better go… wonder how quickly I’m going to be able to escape out of the door!” Seriously – I hated it. The forced nature of everything. Meeting people who pressed you for meetings (or worse, work) incessantly. Engaging … Continue reading Ugh: Networking!
We've all done it. Attended a training session, a workshop or a conference and the person running the show is *@#^. You try to be nice and think that maybe they're using a style that doesn't sit well with you, or there's some point to all this that you're not yet seeing, but as time goes … Continue reading To Ensure Your Facilitator Isn’t *@#^ Try Thinking About This
Does your organisation have a Social Media Policy? A Technology Policy? A BYOD (bring your own device) Policy? A Policy for Creating Policies Policy? While (as someone who has worked in People & Culture for quite a while and is a bit of a Type A) I appreciate the value of a good policy which helps manage a … Continue reading Rethinking Your Assumptions about Social Media & Learning