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The People & Culture Podcast – in conversation with Peter McIntyre, CEO Engineers Australia

The People & Culture Podcast with James Judge is a series of in-depth discussions with practitioners and leading experts on emergent trends impacting on the shape of the future workforce. First published in the Mandarin, in this episode James is joined by Peter McIntyre, CEO Engineers Australia. Peter was appointed CEO of Engineers Australia last year after…
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Tamerlaine Beasley

The People & Culture Podcast, navigating cross-cultural communication with Tamerlaine Beasley

Welcome to the first episode of The People & Culture Podcast. First published in the Mandarin, the Podcast features in-depth discussions with practitioners and leading experts on emergent trends impacting on the shape of the future workforce. In this episode I am joined by Tamerlaine Beasley to talk about critical. cross-cultural communication issues. Tamerlaine is the…
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Performance audits as an art, not a science – an interview with Margaret Crawford, NSW Auditor-General

First published in The Mandarin in this interview I catch up with Margaret Crawford, the NSW Auditor-General. We talk about insights from her own career, international innovation in performance audits and the upcoming International Meeting of Performance Audit Critical Thinkers (IMPACT) in March. Hi Margaret, thanks for making the time to talk today. You have an interesting…
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The Power to Train Workshop with Dr Rich Allen – Canberra – 28 February to 1 March 2018

I am very fortunate to have a limited number of half-price tickets to this two-day, highly interactive The Power to Train workshop run by Dr Rich Allen. I have personally attended Rich’s program and can assure you that whether you are an experienced or novice learning and development professional, you will walk away with easy…
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Holiday Season

Helpful hints for the holiday season

The time of year leading into the holiday season means different things to different people. For many it’s a chance to reunite with family and possibly some travel. For those who don’t have a family or who have recently lost a loved one, the holiday season can be a time of great sadness. Whether staying at work or going away, here are some suggestion to use the next few weeks more effectively and hopefully sidestep some silly-season stumbles.
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Family and domestic violence – some workplace responses by Government agencies

How Government agencies are approaching family and domestic violence and its impact upon the workplace differs across jurisdictions. First published in The Mandarin – James Judge considers some of these responses and looks at the issue of the desirability of distinct leave provisions to assist impacted employees. Family and domestic violence is a significant and pernicious problem across…
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Bean counter or being counted? challenges facing public sector CFOs

What does it take to be an effective CFO in the public sector? And what can finance professionals do to have more strategic impact? Mandarin associate publisher James Judge talks to some CFOs (on and off the record) to get the answers on challenges facing public sector CFOs In most government agencies, the strategic objectives…
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Mentoring matters: five tips to help ensure program effectiveness

Lots of organisations have mentoring schemes, but are they planned and optimised to deliver the best results? First published in the Mandarin, here are some actionable ideas to improve mentoring programs. In its traditional sense, mentoring refers to a more senior person (the mentor) providing guidance and support to a less experienced person (the mentee).…
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Mental health matters: where’s our head at with workplace wellbeing?

Is it acceptable to raise mental health issues in the workplace, or is it still largely seen as a career-limiting move? How much can or should organisations do to promote mental health and wellbeing at work? James Judge examines these questions in a recent article, originally published in the Mandarin. This month is designated Mental…
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Robust recruitment: avoiding ‘intermittent grandiose hyper-mania’

Dodgy recruiters cutting corners will put your agency’s reputation at risk, especially if candidate references aren’t thoroughly checked. The Mandarin associate publisher James Judge’s tips for finding the answers you need. When recruitment goes wrong Last week the chief information officer at SA’s Department of Premier and Cabinet, Veronica Theriault, was arrested and charged after having already been…
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