On creating culture

I came across a quote recently which is really influencing the way I think about leadership.  It went something like this – “the measure of a team’s culture is the way employees feel on Sunday night, knowing they have to go back to work on Monday morning.” Simple yet profound, the statement makes me consider … Read more

July 25th, 2022

I was 14 when I got my first job. I worked a couple of nights a week as a kitchenhand at a Cheesecake Shop – sweeping floors, cleaning equipment and unpacking deliveries. It wasn’t a glamorous job and didn’t pay particularly well; I am grateful for the things I learned in that workplace. I learned … Read more

July 11th, 2022

Historically low unemployment rates in Australia have created many challenges for employers struggling to fill vacancies. Still, at the same time, they have created an extremely favourable situation for people who have traditionally struggled to find employment opportunities. Throughout my time in the employment services industry, much of our work has been dedicated to building … Read more

June 27th, 2022

Recently at The Personnel Group, we brought our leadership team and emerging leaders group together for our quarterly Leaders Meeting. It was great as always to bring our leaders together for knowledge sharing and relationship building. One presentation stood out to me as carrying a very significant message. The leader of one of our most … Read more

June 9th, 2022

Last week I attended the Disability Employment Australia national conference, which was held in person for the first time in several years.  It was wonderful to reconnect with other service providers after such a long hiatus. The conference theme was ‘Employing Disability Matters’ and there was a focus on service users and consumer peaks challenging … Read more

May 27th, 2022

Last week I spent four days on the road catching up with Personnel Group team members across our footprint.  I always enjoy the opportunity to hear about the successes and challenges they are facing in each labour market, and to reconnect with the wonderful people working in this business.  I love the individual personalities and … Read more