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
HR's 'seat at the table' is something that is often waxed lyrical about, again, and again, and again. We're given 10,000 reasons why we should already be there, why we'll never get there, what you're doing wrong, what your CEO is doing wrong and why we need a HR revolution to get there. Quietly though, … Continue reading A Conversation With #SHRM16 Speaker Craig Briscoe
This is going to come across as a complete humblebrag but bear with me (interestingly this is spelled 'bear' rather than 'bare' - Google it - makes for a good read)... How many of you genuinely work somewhere (or for those of you that consult, with clients) that really align to your values? Not just … Continue reading How I Got My Dream Job
Everyone has to learn when they start with a new organisation or in a new role. There are policies and procedures, learning new systems, navigating new co-workers, managers and employees. There are the unwritten norms (yeah, the policy says you have to do a written request, but actually you need to speak nicely to the … Continue reading Don’t Think Induction is Worth the Cash?
Recently I read a really powerful article by HRTC founder Vanessa Wiltshire about difficulties she has had in her career, particularly in regard to ethical practices in the workplace and the huge emotional toll that can take on staff. We can all generally agree that; Ethical behaviour = good Making profit = good Ethical behaviour … Continue reading Ethics in the Workplace & Unintended Consequences