On Sunday 6 June, my fabulous friend and author, Shan L. Scott and I, hosted our inaugural Brisbane Young Adult Writers meet up, in the lovely leafy western suburbs of Brisbane. It was a little nerve-racking, putting ourselves out there like that and not knowing what to expect. But I can tell you with the small and intimate crowd, it was an absolute hit.Continue reading
As I sit to reflect on the crazy year that was 2020, much comes to mind about how lucky I am.
Despite the challenges the world faced in 2020, there is much to be grateful for and much to look forward to in 2021.Continue reading
Has anyone lost their job in the current global pandemic and isn’t worried about when they’ll start working again? I suppose there are a small number who are benefiting from the job seeker/keeper arrangements, but, I have been unemployed a couple of times in my career, due to end of contract or moving overseas, and I have always known I would get through it. But COVID is a little bit different simply because of the vast increase in numbers of people competing for the same job.Continue reading
How do you respond when you are faced with adversity and setbacks? Are you a “Why me?” or a “Sh!t happens, why not me?” type of individual? Setbacks can be anything – it might be an accident, a relationship or marriage breakdown, loss of a job or business opportunity, or the death of a loved one. But it’s also a perspective and how you decide to handle setbacks greatly influences what happens next.Continue reading
Are you under scrutiny at work for performance or disciplinary reasons? A couple of weeks ago, I was asked by a friend to be the support person for someone facing disciplinary action for misconduct. In the days that ensued, I had two separate client cases – one misconduct, one performance – and both resulted in termination of employment. Neither of the two individuals in my latter meetings had support people with them, and it was obvious that they were totally unprepared at all stages of the process. Continue reading
If your boss told you to [profanity] off, what would you do? Would you:
- quit your job
- be upset for a while, but stick it out and get over it
- get on with it, realising that the issue is probably with them and not with you.
Welcome! To my HR Hot Tips blog and thank you for your participation! I am excited to be creating this blog and thrilled that you’re reading it… So, here we go!
Why did I write this book?
I was recently asked, what was my inspiration for writing 101 HR Hot Tips: Handy Secrets for Success in the Workplace. Well, the answer to that is simple:
I want to help, and I can. So I’m going to.