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Sourcing staff who will stay safe

Sourcing staff who will stay safe

Published 13th October 2017 by Amanda Sheard, General Manager (NSW), Davidson HR Consulting

Injuries and accidents on the job are often described as a result of multiple complex factors, such as organisational safety culture, systems and processes and a range of ever-changing situational factors. Organisations spend millions of dollars every year on trying to get each of these elements right but sometimes still get it wrong. Despite the […]

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Managing the new organisational team: How is HR Shaping Up?

Managing the new organisational team:  How is HR Shaping Up?

Published 10th May 2017 by Amanda Sheard

As companies strive to become more agile and customer-focused, team structures are shifting from traditional, rigid models toward interconnected, flexible teams.  At the same time, other organisational trends are occurring in tandem such as: The rise of activity based office environments, The creation of interconnected dispersed hubs and Flexible, work from home options. Underpinning these […]

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Women simply do not apply for the top jobs

Women simply do not apply for the top jobs

Published 2nd May 2017 by Davidson

It is a confronting statement but the evidence is stark, “women simply aren’t applying for the senior level roles in the same numbers as men” says Sharon Ardley, Davidson’s General Manager in Victoria for HR Consulting. ‘Interestingly, when they do, they have a significantly greater chance of getting the job.’ According to the latest gender […]

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INTERVIEW: Rebecca McKenzie, CEO Glen Eira City Council, discusses gender challenges facing Local Councils

INTERVIEW: Rebecca McKenzie, CEO Glen Eira City Council, discusses gender challenges facing Local Councils

Published 2nd May 2017 by Sharon Ardley | Davidson HR Consulting

Rebecca McKenzie is CEO for Glen Eira City Council. She’s the current President of LGPro and passionate about seeing more women represented in leadership positions in Local Government. In her role on the judging panel for the Top 50 Public Sector Women list, she chats with Sharon Ardley about the gender challenges facing Local Councils. […]

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Pursuit of happiness: the rewards of a great career transition

Pursuit of happiness: the rewards of a great career transition

Published 9th November 2016 by Kristie Fankhauser

If you’d asked me 20 years ago where I thought I’d be in my career today, I never would have guessed Group Corporate Manager for a family-owned recruitment company. In fact, if you’d asked me only a year ago, I still wouldn’t have picked it. Not too long ago, I was working for one of the […]

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Changing the way we think about our career

Changing the way we think about our career

Published 14th October 2016 by Stacey Blanch l Davidson Consulting & HR Solutions

A multi-faceted career is no longer remarkable. In fact, it’s quickly becoming the norm. Up until the 90s, the traditional approach to career progression was built on the ‘job-for-life’ mantra. This view promoted the acquisition of a ‘qualification for life’ and the development of specific associated skills, including the mastery of skill-based technology, to succeed through a linear career […]

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Need Sleep? You’re Not Alone

Need Sleep? You're Not Alone

Published 7th October 2016 by Stacey Blanch l Davidson Consulting & HR Solutions

We’ve all experienced the impact of poor sleep on our productivity and effectiveness at work. Over the past year I’ve noticed the topic of sleep – particularly the need to attain more of it, has become a major concern for many of us. I’ve been party to countless conversations, where people have fretted about their inability to achieve more than four hours […]

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The key to career transition is authenticity

The key to career transition is authenticity

Published 22nd March 2016 by Amanda Sheard I Davidson Consulting and HR Solutions

When Mark decided to wind up his sales and marketing business and go into recruitment he wanted to create a story that underpinned the connection between his past and current role. He stressed that starting his own business and building it from the ground up was not that different to starting up and running a […]

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If it’s good enough for the President of United States, it’s good enough for you

If it’s good enough for the President of United States, it’s good enough for you

Published 19th November 2015 by David Munro I Davidson Consulting & HR Solutions

Supporting the legislation of gay marriage, taking on the climate change fight and now shining a spotlight on the value of Behavioural Science, the President of the United States Barack Obama is taking on three important issues as part of his legacy. President Obama recently made the revolutionary decision to make it mandatory for government agencies […]

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The danger of checking out before leaving a job

The danger of checking out before leaving a job

Published 6th October 2015 by Katrina Matthews I Davidson Consulting & HR Solutions

So you’ve decided to resign. A better opportunity has come your way, you’re burnt-out or you just can’t fathom staying at your current job any longer. Let’s be honest, there are lots of reasons one chooses to move on – but the above are probably the most common. We all know that we shouldn’t burn […]

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