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You’re complacent and that’s why your engagement sucks

Employee engagement is endlessly chatted about; as a HR professional I find myself in a constant chatter about how we can "move the dial" on employee engagement results. How do we get people to "live the values" and feel connected to their work. Then come the ideas about wellness and team building - activities HR… Continue reading You’re complacent and that’s why your engagement sucks

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4 tips to being the worst manager you can be

Why be a great manager, when you can literally be the worst. In fact, some places make it hard for you to be a good manager. So, I'm here to do you a solid favour, here are my top tips to be straight up terrible.  Tell your team how important their ideas are to you… Continue reading 4 tips to being the worst manager you can be

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You can’t sit with us anymore – giving people the boot. 

Sometimes people turn into sour grapes. They start shiny, they are amazing but it goes to sh%*. Maybe it was you, maybe it was them.  Whatever the case the fit is all wrong and it’s time for them to move on.They are miserable, you are grumpy – but they aren't a terrible performer. What do… Continue reading You can’t sit with us anymore – giving people the boot. 

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4 truths every new networker needs to know

If walking into a room of people you don't know brings you a sense of fear you are not alone! This post talks about how really, the monster under your bed isn't there - in reality there are four truths about networking that can help you conquer your fear of the meet and greet!

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The robots are coming for your job!

You walk into your favorite department store and you put on your futuristic face wear, I'm thinking something along the lines of Google Glass. Let's imagine you are in the market for a new TV. As you put on your techwear it automatically recognises you by your unique eye features and accesses a database of… Continue reading The robots are coming for your job!

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AHRI Brisbane Young Professionals Wrap Up

The AHRI Brisbane Young Professionals is a subgroup of AHRI, supporting the ongoing education to early career HR professionals. Last Tuesday (23rd July) we had another successful event for the Brisbane Young Professionals Group where we looked investigations. We were lucky enough to have Mills Oakley Lawyers sponsor the event and facilitate the event too! Employment law… Continue reading AHRI Brisbane Young Professionals Wrap Up

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The Rise of the Learning Ecosystem!

Last week I participated in an awesome Tweet Chat facilitated by @ozlearn, where I got the opportunity to introduce myself to new ideas (and new people) regarding Learning Ecosystems. What's a Learning Ecosystem? Well that's something that the chat couldn't really agree on.... I can't help but think that a Learning Ecosystem really sums up the… Continue reading The Rise of the Learning Ecosystem!

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Learning about learning from DIY projects

When was the last time you truly pushed yourself to learn something new, that didn't have anything to do with your day job? Mine was yesterday when after much consideration and frustration I decided to build a fly screen for my kitchen. I went through a number of steps to actually get to the end… Continue reading Learning about learning from DIY projects

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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 Quick thoughts on the TAE