Leading Others, Self Development

The Truth About Developing Others In 3 Minutes

There is this hurdle that managers face when wanting to grow their career and it’s this little thing called training and development. I've been part of many conversations with task orientated operators who are exceptional trainers, however their lack of people development skills have resulted in being passed over for a promotion. In these conversations… Continue reading The Truth About Developing Others In 3 Minutes

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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 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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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

By Cherish Bentley

How should we structure the HR department?

A while back I went for an interview to become a Regional Manager for a large supermarket chain. During the group interview process I sat through an information session about the company and a Q&A. When I asked who looks after the HR department and that side of things, the senior manager said that HR… Continue reading How should we structure the HR department?

By Cherish Bentley

Accredited training programs, why do we use them?

Have you ever wondered why organisations want to have training programs? If you answered 'no' you are in the same camp as me because I feel it's all pretty obvious right? You want to increase the skills of your employees, get your slice of government incentives, build your workforce, build your brand... the list goes… Continue reading Accredited training programs, why do we use them?

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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 Looking back and forward 2014/2015

By Cherish Bentley

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 Tell them what they want to hear