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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

By Cherish Bentley

Do you need a uniform policy?

Uniform policies for me fall somewhere in-between the policies I really think you need and the completely useless fear driven policies. I started in the working world within a quick service giant and worked my way through to becoming a Store Manager, so I feel I know first hand the pain and agony implementing this policy.… Continue reading Do you need a uniform policy?

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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!

By Cherish Bentley

Courage is the missing ingredient in HR

Joining the discussion is important and there are those within the HR community who have awesome ideas about we should be operating. Over time (some) people become very popular, not for their action but for their ideas. They speak at conferences, get on the circuit and begin this journey of sharing with those in the trenches their effective… Continue reading Courage is the missing ingredient in HR

By Cherish Bentley

Creativity, stories and surprises – why I dig HR!

People ask me why I like working in HR. They seem to think my days are spent listening to complaints and disciplining people - which is actually a very small part of my role (maybe I'm the exception not the rule?). So I thought for a bit of Monday happiness I'd share my favourite parts of working in… Continue reading Creativity, stories and surprises – why I dig HR!

By Cherish Bentley

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 The Graduate Problem

By Cherish Bentley

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 Humanity, Culture and Performance Reviews