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DRIVE THE HR FUNCTION
Melbourne Western suburbs.
$90k - $100k + super + car.
This manufacturing SME located in Melbourne's Western Suburbs is
at the forefront of their industry. An exciting opportunity exists for a
professional and hands on HR Manager to join their organisation.
You'll have five direct reports and be responsible for driving the HR
function from an operational and technical perspective. In a true HR
business partnering approach you'll coach and support all employees.
The organisation is going through a change and prior experience
managing the redundancy process is required. You'll play an integral
role in training and development and dealing with ER/IR issues.
You'll have proven experience as a hands on HR professional and the ability
to work autonomously with minimal
direction. You'll also have strong
communication skills with the ability
to write concise reports. Experience
in a blue collar or industrial SME
business is highly advantageous.
Contact Carli Rothschild at
or 03 9604 9659.
HR BUSINESS PARTNER
CREATE & COLLABORATE
This Australian consultancy provides a range of business services
to a niche local and international customer base. An exciting
opportunity exists for an experienced HR Business Partner to join
their collaborative and close knit HR team. Reporting to the Head
of HR, you'll be responsible for a client base of 250.
A key focus will be providing support across HR, talent
management and L&D. You'll also need to build e ective
relationships with stakeholders. You'll be an experienced Business
Partner who has supported a creative and entrepreneurial
workforce which includes a large corporate function. With
generalist HR experience and a passion for building culture and
sta engagement, you'll be commercial with a background in
creating and delivering a HR strategy.
Contact Natalie Clark at
or 02 8226 9609.
Simple practices to put in place to enable good
nutrition choices include healthy eating messaging
in areas where people congregate, such as the
water fountain and kitchen areas. Another good
policy is to hold nutrition seminars with external
speakers and offering nutitional counselling as a
staff health benefit.
These strategies could have a significant impact
on productivity if implemented.
In my experience, many workers simply need
to be educated on how to choose a healthy meal,
especially when buying their lunch from a food
court or local cafe.
Tips to eating well
Most people tend to eat a very healthy breakfast, with
low GI cereal and skim or low fat milk, or multigrain
toast with avocado or another healthy spread.
Yet, typically they then order lunches from food
courts that are high GI, carbohydrate-rich -- types
of food that you don't need to eat a lot of to put on
weight. For example, if staff eat lunches that contain
energy-rich foods, such as white bread or turkish
bread, white rice and red or fried meat, without many
vegetables, they feel tired in the early afternoon.
Here are some healthy work lunch alternatives:
• A filling salad made on a base of lentils and/or
• A general garden salad with protein, such as
chicken, but skip the creamy dressing.
• A vegetarian pattie on multigrain bread with
a large amount of salad as filler.
• Rice paper rolls with bountiful salad filling -- try
Vietnamese food which is fresh with plenty of
• In terms of take-away, look for healthy food chains
that are salad-based.
If you look hard enough, you can find a food
outlet dedicated to vegetarian or very healthy food.
Try to avoid the majority of food that is sold in food
courts which can be unhealthy and energy-dense,
predisposing individuals to significant weight gain.
What food should be in the office?
Firstly, fruit juice should not be in sight in a workplace
kitchen, as it predisposes individuals to increased
suger intake and potential weight gain. Besides, water
is a great healthy alternative and is free.
Healthy snack options could include:
• Nuts (a maximum of 18 nuts per snack).
COULD HAVE A
DR JOHN CUMMINS,
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