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Iolanda Hazell Apr 28, 2016

HR Analytics that Deliver Powerful People Insights

HR Analytics has been a hot topic for the past few years however many businesses and HR practitioners still have little or no knowledge and experience in applying statistical data that associates HR and business strategy. But it isn't so hard to get started once you know a few hot tips for where to begin. As A-HA's resident Data Scientist I’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of awesome companies to help design, develop and build HR Analytical D...

Katriina Tahka Apr 05, 2016

Sustain your diversity strategy all year round

March was a very busy month for diversity and inclusion.  Many organisations celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) and then Harmony Day.  Now in April larger organisations ( 100+ employees) have shifted their focus to finalising Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) annual reports and Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation applications. If March was D&I party season, April is reporting season!  In my experience, once the final reports are filed dive...

Katriina Tahka Mar 09, 2016

IWD2016: Moving from talk to action with five important pledges

It's been more than 100 years since International Women’s Day was first recognised in 1911. In that time there has been important progress in improving the rights and standards of living for women and girls around the world;  however, there is still much work to be done.  The IWD2016 theme #pledge for parity is a call to action to both indivuduals and organisations. Collectively we can accelerate the pace of change by making the five pledge actions come to life. The...

Katriina Tahka Feb 25, 2016

Fire up your workplace culture and performance!

A-HA's recent research in collaboration with the Centre for Workplace Leadership is featured in Smart Company this week. Here's a copy for you, our loyal readers, in case you missed it! Whether your organisation is big or small, a savvy start up or an experienced player, it's never too late to take steps to create a modern workplace culture that is open, innovative, productive and rewarding for all stakeholders; and boosts productivity and business performance. In this Smart...

Simon Corcoran Feb 13, 2016

Strengthening gender diversity in Australian organisations

Background The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) is the peak body when it comes to gender diversity in Australia and is an Australian Government statutory agency created by the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. We partnered with WGEA to co-create a series of documents guiding Australian gender reporting organisations on how to read, interpret, and communicate their WGEA Benchmark Reports. What we did We co-created and co-designed the Benchmark Insights Guide with WG...

Katriina Tahka Feb 03, 2016

Making Flexibility Work

Flexible work arrangements usually make you think of policies and processes which enable flexibility at work. Imagine a workplace where flexible work arrangements are based on trust. Trust between an individual and the organisation that both are looking out for each others collective interests. A culture of workplace flexibility based on trust is exactly what we discovered when we interviewed Marque Lawyers as a part of the Making Flexibility Work project in col...

Katriina Tahka Dec 15, 2015

Tips for maximising impact & minimising stress of workplace investigations

Workplace investigation. Usually these two words make you cringe. Something has gone wrong. Someone may be hurt. Someone else may be to blame. Either way a rigorous process has to be followed to make sure that the situation is properly dealt with and resolved to the best of your ability.Handled badly, a workplace investigation can further damage a team and organisational culture that is already under stress. However, an investigation conducted fairly and with respect ca...

Katriina Tahka Nov 26, 2015

What will your workplace gender equality report tell you?

For many kids and companies alike, the end of year signals report card time! Receiving a report at the end of the year can be a powerful catalyst for learning about strengths and weaknesses, forward planning and improving performance. It's also a great time to reflect. Whether a report makes us feel positive or disappointed, motivated or disheartened  will depend on how we interpret the results and the stories we tell ourselves about the outcomes achieved. ...

Coaching: moving beyond the framework

Most of us love a good framework. Nothing gives us more comfort and confidence that using a tried and tested framework or model, especially if it’s from a slick university or professional services firm. The challenge with most frameworks though is that we like to follow it a bit like a recipe - so that we don’t get it wrong. Coaching is a great example of where we sometimes follow a framework a bit too closely and then miss the human connection. Coaching has st...

Coaching: moving beyond the framework

Most of us love a good framework. Nothing gives us more comfort and confidence that using a tried and tested framework or model, especially if it’s from a slick university or professional services firm. The challenge with most frameworks though is that we like to follow it a bit like a recipe - so that we don’t get it wrong. Coaching is a great example of where we sometimes follow a framework a bit too closely and then miss the human connection. Coaching has ...

Katriina Tahka Sep 25, 2015

Firing the big guns at gender equality

The appointment this week of Senator the Honorable Marisa Payne as the Minister of Defence has been the single most exciting and symbolic step towards gender equality that I have seen in a long time. It sends such a loud and irrefutable message about the equal ability of females and males to work and lead in what ever field they are passionate and skilled in. Add to this the Prime Minister's public call for a cultural shift in Australia to become a country that is internatio...