The Graduate Problem

I see posts on LinkedIn across all kinds of forums asking for advice on how to land a role. People offer the same advice: apply for internships and volunteer your time network with others in the profession get your resume and LinkedIn checked out by a professional This is what I call a band-aid fix. Why... Continue Reading →

Humanity, Culture and Performance Reviews

Performance reviews spark fear in the hearts of managers and employees everywhere. You know you are going to have to sit down with your manager, justify your performance, possibly get a reality check and hear some tough feedback. All accross a boardroom table, fully documented and ready to submit to HR. Then if you don't... Continue Reading →

Quick thoughts on the TAE

This week I have been completing my TAE (Certificate IV in Training and Assessment). The mix of students includes mostly technical specialists who will be involved with training others in the workplace. I have had some considerable conflicts with the content and that was to be expected because I have experience and have been exposed to some... Continue Reading →

SME’s turned expert facilitators

Subject Matter Experts (SME's) do not always make the greatest facilitators, at least at first. Often they make the mistake of assuming the learners know what they are talking about, or they might have little confidence and knowhow when it comes to public speaking let alone facilitating! Today I attended a training course where I... Continue Reading →

Looking back and forward 2014/2015

In 2015 I'm going to investigate more about.... Communication design principles. Colour, layout, design, writing style, advertising and connection through visual media - I have to know more! I think there is a real gap in the skill set of HR practitioners in this space. Knowing how to craft communications with excellence beyond a boring... Continue Reading →

Tell them what they want to hear

Communication is a big-ticket item in most organisations. How should we communicate this message, where should we communicate it, will they read it .. all common questions.Remove any ideas about significant change management where the communication problem amplifies, let's look at day-to-day comms in organisations, let's look at the gloriously undervalued employee newsletter. Newsletters should have... Continue Reading →

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