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On Saying ‘Just’ Too Often

A few weeks ago one of the participants in our Sponsorship Program forwarded us an article titled ‘Just’ Say No [1] and asked for our opinion on the frequent use of ‘just’ by women, the different way females make requests compared to males and whether the difference is really a bad thing or not? We thought we’d share our thoughts with you on this topic which has really stirred up a lot of great debate amongst both women and men.

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Stepping Forward with Natalie Galea

Last year I learnt a valuable lesson. I said ‘yes’ to multiple opportunities that would normally make me feel very uncomfortable. What’s more, I even enjoyed the process.

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Seasons Greetings! from the A-HA team


 

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Press Release: Teacher Training To Reduce Trade Industry Gender Gap

 

The STEM+T program is an initiative from A Human Agency. It brings construction firms and schools together, with the aim to close the gender gap in STEM and Trade careers. In Australia, construction is the most male dominated industry, with females making up only 12 percent of the workforce*. Women must be encouraged to join this field, not only to provide gender balance, but to boost the industry’s dwindling numbers of skilled workers.

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Why The Festive Season Is The Perfect Time for Leaders to Reflect, Recharge and Design for a Great Year ahead

While we catch up with colleagues, friends and family through December with the annual series of festive luncheons, parties and end of year events that culminate with the celebrations of New Year's Eve, it's important to remember that the holiday season is also the ideal time for leaders and business owners to take a moment to reflect, recharge and get ahead for 2018.

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Riding the rapids of Employee Engagement and Change Management. Four strategies to get you to the other side.

 

In the world of HR there are two challenges that often collide, their impact sending ripples out through an organisation, and they are not always warm and fuzzy ripples. So what happens at the intersection of staff engagement and change management? Read on to learn how you can successfully get to the other side....

 

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Do you have the right talent at your table?

 

The festive season is here. Halloween and Melbourne Cup are behind us and we are heading full speed into year-end frivolities. Our thoughts turn to celebrations at work and at home. Gatherings at this time of the year are typically marked by the sharing of a meal around a table. This got me thinking.  We put a lot of thought and care into who is invited to sit at our table on social occasions, but what about tables in the work environment? Do we have the right people sitting around these? People whose achievements and contributions we want to acknowledge and the people who will carry our businesses onwards and upwards into the new year? Are there people at our table who are not pulling their weight or who have the wrong attitude or skills to help us reach our commercial goals? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then please read on. Help is at hand.....

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Meet The Team: Coffee break Q&A with Terry Samaras

Meet Terry Samaras, one of our newest Principals to join our growing A-HA team. He has over 20 years of global experience working with Corporates, SMEs and Start Ups across Australia, the UK, Europe and the US. Specialising in aligning Vision, Design and Performance, he is passionate about supporting visionary leaders making a pioneering impact in their organisations and industries, and providing commercial evidence of the creative potential within us all. Read more about Terry in his own words...

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Gender equality is moving too slow. Time for a data change.

“If health and safety have budgets, then why doesn’t gender equality?” Libby Lyons, WGEA Director asked a packed room last week.  Even though the most recent gender data statistics show a slight increase in employers taking positive action,  Lyons urged the room that more can and must be done, and I agree with her. Here’s why:

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WGEA Data - three key infographics on gender equality in the workplace

Australia, it's time to pay attention! Here are three key statistics from the new WGEA data on gender equality in the workplace released today on pay equity, the gender pay gap and board representation.

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