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Stop going to boring conferences

On Wednesday we tried an experiment and ran a one-day conference that condensed and summarised a whole lot of ideas from the Elephant HR advisors conferences in London, Wellington and … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

HR Career Paths: how did they get to where they are?

HR career paths: Part 1 At the HR Advisors Conference in the last couple of years, we’ve had some fabulous and inspiring HR people share their career paths, how they … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

The HR Awards that forgot to mention HR!

I went to some fabulous HR awards a couple of weeks ago. The thing is – they forgot to mention HR! There were awards for Overall Business Excellence and as … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

HR Superhero Files #2: How does a superhero do everything?

Talking to lots of HR people about our training events, the biggest issue seems to be that we’re all too busy with operational work to take any time out for … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Artful Auckland takes on the HRGC

For Auckland we ran our HRGC roadshow in the Art Gallery that we have in our building. Did it inspire some artistic or creative juices to flow? I’ll let you … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

HR Game Changing in wine country

On Wednesday I ran our HR Game Changer roadshow in Napier. I’ve never flown to the Hawkes Bay before (I’ve always driven) and love that the airport had bottles of … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

HR Game changing in Wellington

Last week I ran our HR Game Changer roadshow in Wellington. This was to showcase what was discussed at the conference in September for those who missed out. Also for … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Future of Work 2015 conference

On Monday I attended the Future of Work conference, run by the AUT NZ Work Research Institute. This was an academic conference so it was all about research projects that … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

HR Advisors rock!

Being an HR Advisor has it’s own set of challenges – and that’s what our HR Advisors conference is all about. Providing practical workshops to teach tools and techniques to … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Payroll and HR: friends or foes?

Chaos erupted in our team meeting the other day. We were discussing a redundancy situation and talking about how an employee has to be taxed at a higher rate for … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · 1 Comment


Last week another first happened in New Zealand – the nzlead HR unconference. No agenda, no keynote speakers, just a day of talking about what matters – while sitting out … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

How to blow the minds of your exec teams

In HR how often do we excite and amaze our exec teams with information about business trends? About products, services or people innovations? Or case studies of companies doing new … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

The CCH HR & Employment Law Summit

If you missed out on the CCH HR and employment law summit, here’s a summary of the day and my key learning’s.  The day started with Joanne Hughes from MBIE … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · Leave a comment