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PROVIDE RETAIL SUPPORT
A leading Australian retail organisation with a national presence is
seeking a Senior HR Advisor to join a high energy head office HR
Working with the Head of HR, you’ll provide advice and
support on a portfolio of retail stores in areas of employee
relations, performance management, recruitment, WH&S, award
interpretation and L&D. You’ll also help with HR policy development
and HR project work.
An experienced HR Advisor with a strong generalist background,
you’ll ideally have a passion for retail or fashion and have
worked in this industry. You’ll have good working knowledge of
Employee Relations, the Fairwork Act and will be able to coach on
performance management. You’ll
be a team player who enjoys
creating a culture of positivity and
Contact Kat McCarthy at
or 02 8226 9792.
Eastern Melbourne Location. Education sector.
This organisation is a leader in the education industry employing
over 1000 staff and priding itself on its excellent service delivery. This
organisation is looking for an Internal Recruiter to join the team to
support talent acquisition.
Acting as the first point of contact for new employee induction and
any pre-employment issues, you’ll be responsible for all important
recruitment campaigns covering end-to-end process management for
candidate attraction, screening, closing and on-boarding. You’ll also be
expected to deliver accurate and timely recruitment information and
support and advice to internal stakeholders.
With knowledge and experience of contemporary recruitment and
selection practices, you’ll also have
strong attention to detail and be
organised and efficient with a
customer-service mindset. Those
with education industry experience
are highly recommended to apply.
Contact Bobak Rostampour at
or 03 9604 9659.
SOMETIMES, YOU NEED TO GET BACK
to basics in order to move forward. Many of
today’s most disruptive technologies show
that logic in action. Uber makes it simple
and easy to catch a ride, Xero empowers just
about anyone to run their own business and
Airbnb relies on one of the most basic ideas of
all – sharing.
The same idea should apply to the way
businesses train and upskill their employees.
It’s been proven that video is one of the most
effective tools in education. It improves people’s
ability to recall facts and details – as much as
83% over a long period of time, and is more
cost effective than many traditional training
Why, then, did businesses spend close to
half of their training hours last year delivering
instructions in a traditional classroom setting?
It’s time to leave ‘the way it’s always been
done’ behind and follow the lead of innovative,
agile businesses that simplify and improve our
In the on-demand economy, businesses, HR and
training leaders must get back to basics when it
comes to training. Instead of spending $8
billion on traditional, cumbersome learning
management systems, businesses should explore
instant, scalable, on-demand solutions that cut
through the clutter, enable information to be
easily retained and turn training from a burden
into an opportunity for improved competency,
ef ficiency, safety and productivity.
Do you have an invaluable career tip to share?
Russell Francis is the CEO
of Velpic, a cloud-based
e-learning, training and
He has more than 23
that build enterprise scale
applications, and web and
mobile apps for the likes of
Citibank, ABN AMRO, P&O,
Lloyds TSB, Dixons Stores
Group, Goldman Sachs,
ASDA, Bankwest, Western
Power and JBWere. He was
recently selected as The
Most Disruptive CIO/CTO
2015 by Talent Unleashed.
OF THE MONTH
Transforming Your Training
BY RUSSELL FRANCIS, CEO, VELPIC
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE/
BACHELOR OF LAWS,
UNIVERSIT Y OF
NEW SOUTH WALES
PROMOTED TO PARTNER
PWC, DIVERSIT Y AND
In 2015, I worked
with the Australian Human
Rights Commission to develop
a set of resources to help working
parents and their employers better
understand their parental leave rights
and obligations. I hope that this
will help reduce high levels of
pregnancy discrimination that
the commission reported
in its 2014 review.
I acted for Cynthia
Thomson in litigation over her
return to work with Orica after parental
leave. Although she won the court case,
the personal toll on her and her family was
enormous. It was a stark reminder that there are
no real winners in litigation, and the personal
costs are high, although the case set a ver y
important precedent on the obligations of
an employer towards an employee
returning from leave.
It took me a while to learn that
it was OK not to have all the answers
immediately. In fact, the longer I have
practised the more comfortable I have become
about saying I will need to have a think about
an issue before jumping straight in with a
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