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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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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

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

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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?