Putting your trust in strangers

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Trust (noun) firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something; (verb) to believe that someone is good and honest and will not harm you, or that something is safe and reliable. Does it ever cross your

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Not In My Workplace!

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With responsibility for three major zoos, 5000 animals, 2.5 million visitors annually and 600 permanent and casual employees, you might think that Jenny Gray, the CEO of Zoos Victoria and the current President of WAZA (World Association of Zoos and

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Experience – your gift to give.

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A couple of times lately, younger professional women have come to seek my advice on some situations they’ve found themselves in in their work life… Anything from discussing appropriate work wear, or how to handle a tough conversation with a

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Money can’t buy you happiness, but flexible working can.

Flexibility now ranks top amongst what’s important to employees (even more than pay), but what does it mean in practice? Flexible working arrangements can come in many forms. For some people being flexible will mean compressing a five day week

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Three words that you might just want to hear: The power of positive language.

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What three words best describe you? Summing yourself up succinctly is no easy feat. Trying to identify yourself with your own words can be difficult at first, but being able to master this challenge can also be a really useful

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Perception versus reality

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Making the decision to change direction mid-career is not easy. I spent over a decade in the construction industry, first as a draftsperson, later as a market analyst, working in both Australia and the UK. While for a time the

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Work ethic and the M word

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Over the years as an HR professional I have seen several generations at work. Putting people in boxes goes against the grain with me – most workers defy categorisation, let me tell you! So when people start talking about Boomers

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How everyone can develop resilience: 3 things you can do right now.

Resilience: The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Or in my words: “Being able to take a hit, and get back up and keep fighting.” Recently relocating from Sydney to Melbourne, let’s just say I appreciate the differences between

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