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Are you a mid to senior HR professional with at least
five years' experience in an HR role? Or are you an
HR graduate with at least two years' recent HR work
experience? If so, it could be time to take your HR
career to the next level by achieving HR certification via
the AHRI Practising Certification Program.
Enrolments for the May intake are now open for both
workshop and distance programs. Make the most of
subsidised fees for workshops ($995 per unit) and
distance learning ($495 per unit). Enrolments close
Friday 6 April.
Vale Harold Wallage
Harold Wallage (LifeFAHRI), aged 101, passed away
peacefully on 3 January 2018 in South Melbourne.
Harold was a founding member of the South
Australian chapter of what became the Institute of
Personnel Management Australia (IPMA) in the 1950s,
which in turn became the Australian HR Institute (AHRI)
in the 1990s.
His 40-year career in personnel management was
spent with auto manufacturer Chrysler Australia, having
held the position of personnel manager for many years.
Harold was a tireless worker and volunteer for the
institute, and in the early 1960s was bestowed the
honour of Life Fellow for his contribution to personnel
management in Australia.
Harold is survived by his loving wife Iris (married
77 years); daughter Jan and son David (LifeFAHRI
and founding editor of HRMonthly magazine);
granddaughters Kate and former AHRI state councillor
Clea; and five great-grandchildren.
Early bird registration for the 2018
AHRI National Convention and
Exhibition is now open. This HR
event of the year will be held on
28-30 August at the Melbourne
Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Keynote speakers include two
of the world's most influential
thinkers on management and
management professor Lynda
Gratton and social philosopher
and management author Charles
Handy. Peter Cheese, CEO of the
Chartered Institute of Personnel
and Development, UK, will also
speak at the event.
Be inspired by local and global
thought leaders on the big issues
facing HR and business at AHRI's
flagship event for HR professionals
and business leaders -- register now.
Hear about Zelda la Grange's life experiences and her
unique outlook inspired by one of the greatest statesmen,
the late Nelson Mandela, at AHRI's International Women's
Day breakfasts from 6 to 9 March. Personal assistant and
presidential aide to Mandela for 19 years, la Grange is author
of the bestselling memoir Good Morning, Mr. Mandela.
Draw inspiration from her personal story, and meet other
HR professionals, business leaders and gender equity
champions, at AHRI's IWD breakfasts:
• Sydney Tuesday 6 March
• Canberra Wednesday 7 March
• Melbourne Thursday 8 March
• Brisbane Friday 9 March
You could win one of 10 signed copies of
la Grange's memoir by answering a simple
question when you register. Registration closes
from Tuesday 27 February.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
WITH ZELDA LA GRANGE
Build your career with the
AHRI mentoring program
Join experienced AHRI members who
volunteer their time as mentors to help
other HR practitioners and students
carve out their career pathways.
Becoming a mentor helps you hone your
coaching skills and gives you valuable
insights from sharing advice, knowledge
and experiences. Applications for the
April 2018 intake close 15 February.
QMy employee verbally resigned but has
shown up for work today as if nothing
happened. What do I do?
A: Unless you have grounds for believing the
resignation was in the heat of the moment,
the employee cannot retract the resignation
unless you agree.
Available exclusively to AHRI members,
AHRI:ASSIST is an online resource centre for HR
information sheets, checklists and templates. Please
note that the information provided is not a substitute
for professional advice.
THE PERFECT START
TO YOUR HR CAREER
Jumpstart your career in HR with the
BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human
Resources course. This nationally
accredited qualification is the ideal entry
point for your new career in HR, and gives
you essential HR skills and knowledge.
Enrolments close on
• Friday 16 February for the six-month
course (March intake)
• Friday 9 March for the 12-month
course (April intake).
Support your HR team
and grow your business
Become an organisation member to give
your HR team the opportunity to gain new skills
You can access employee discounts to AHRI's
professional development training programs and
events, and one principal member can access
individual membership benefits including HRM
magazine, AHRI:ASSIST and AHRI ProCover
professional indemnity insurance (professional
members only). Find out how an AHRI membership
package can be customised to suit you and your
team -- email email@example.com
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