Slade Group Account Manager Liz Fleming was profiled this month in Mornington Life Magazine Mumpreneurs: Recruitment & Career Professional Now Working from her Peninsula Home and Business Times magazine’s Bizzquiz in October 2014. Moving to the Mornington Peninsula with her family earlier this year was not only a welcome sea change, but has proven to be a successful professional move.
Liz writes, “Working for an industry leader who had the vision to move to an agile workplace means I can have a fantastic work-life balance. I manage my time so that I can be involved in my children’s lives when they need me and I can focus on my clients and candidates when they need me. It is with this flexibility that I am able to achieve the level of excellence I strive for in all areas of my life.”
“I work from home on the Peninsula for much of my week, which allows me to deliver high quality staff for roles throughout the Peninsula and the southeast region of Melbourne. My consulting role is all about developing creative solutions to ensure my business partners achieve and exceed their HR objectives and my candidates achieve and exceed their career goals,” Liz says.
Slade Group recently embarked on agile working arrangements for our Melbourne recruitment and consulting business, as highlighted by The Slade Report articles Work is a thing we do, not a place we go and We’re curious: What’s your experience with Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) and Hot Desking? published earlier this year.
Describing herself as someone who has always dreamed of being inspirational and exceeding other people’s expectations, Liz has come a long way from her first job at The Chocolate Box as a 16 year old during the school holidays. She offers some simple advice to those inspired by her success story: “For me listening is the key. So many people are busy talking about themselves or their businesses that they forget to listen to what others are saying – and just as importantly, what they are not saying. Only with astute listening are we in a position to ask the right questions, and then decipher the important issues.”
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