Eliza Kirkby
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Melissa Richardson commented on Eliza Kirkby's blog post Are we letting down middle managers?
"Thanks for this article which raises an important issue. As a mentoring consultant,I'd like to see much more emphasis on mentoring for middle managers, not just young and early career "talent". Mentoring should not be a privilege…"
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Are we letting down middle managers?

There’s a reason middle managers are often referred to as ‘permafrost’, a reference to the difficulty in getting through this management layer from the top or bottom: a lack of learning and development.According to our recent survey, almost half (48 per cent) of Australia and New Zealand’s mid-level managers say the training and development they now receive has decreased compared to the early years of their career.When we consider that middle managers will one day shape an organisation, driving…See More
Apr 19
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Are we letting down middle managers?

There’s a reason middle managers are often referred to as ‘permafrost’, a reference to the difficulty in getting through this management layer from the top or bottom: a lack of learning and development.According to our recent survey, almost half (48 per cent) of Australia and New Zealand’s mid-level managers say the training and development they now receive has decreased compared to the early years of their career.When we consider that middle managers will one day shape an organisation, driving…See More
Apr 18
A blog post by Eliza Kirkby was featured

Workplace gender gaps remain: Could de-gendering gender diversity be the solution?

It’s International Women’s Day today and while there’s a lot to celebrate, results from a recent survey show workplace gender gaps remain in career progression, pay and flexible working options.The survey, by recruiting experts Hays, also suggests that de-gendering gender diversity by offering and accepting equal parental leave and flexible working options without career consequences for women and men could improve female representation in the workplace: 81% of respondents said shared parental…See More
Mar 9
Eliza Kirkby posted a blog post

Workplace gender gaps remain: Could de-gendering gender diversity be the solution?

It’s International Women’s Day today and while there’s a lot to celebrate, results from a recent survey show workplace gender gaps remain in career progression, pay and flexible working options.The survey, by recruiting experts Hays, also suggests that de-gendering gender diversity by offering and accepting equal parental leave and flexible working options without career consequences for women and men could improve female representation in the workplace: 81% of respondents said shared parental…See More
Mar 8
A blog post by Eliza Kirkby was featured

Don’t set staff up to fail: How to establish if a potential manager will succeed

Have you ever been in a situation where a star employee, that person who hits every target and exceeds every objective, is promoted to a management role only to struggle for the first time in their career?When people are promoted up the ranks, it is usually thanks to their strong technical skills. But as any successful manager knows, there are a whole new set of skills required at this level – which only increase if an employee will also be managing people. These include and are certainly not…See More
Feb 23
Julian Hopper liked Eliza Kirkby's blog post Don’t set staff up to fail: How to establish if a potential manager will succeed
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Eliza Kirkby posted a blog post

Don’t set staff up to fail: How to establish if a potential manager will succeed

Have you ever been in a situation where a star employee, that person who hits every target and exceeds every objective, is promoted to a management role only to struggle for the first time in their career?When people are promoted up the ranks, it is usually thanks to their strong technical skills. But as any successful manager knows, there are a whole new set of skills required at this level – which only increase if an employee will also be managing people. These include and are certainly not…See More
Feb 23
A blog post by Eliza Kirkby was featured

The changing role of public sector Human Resources

HR experts with a public sector background can expect good job prospects this year, but one significant change that will impact their ability to secure a role is in the way they add value.A move to a lean corporate service function has changed the role of human resources across the Australian Public Service, especially in Canberra. This doesn’t necessarily mean fewer positions but rather a change in focus to the way HR experts add value.Today, HR professionals need to be able to educate…See More
Jan 23
Eliza Kirkby posted a blog post

The changing role of public sector Human Resources

HR experts with a public sector background can expect good job prospects this year, but one significant change that will impact their ability to secure a role is in the way they add value.A move to a lean corporate service function has changed the role of human resources across the Australian Public Service, especially in Canberra. This doesn’t necessarily mean fewer positions but rather a change in focus to the way HR experts add value.Today, HR professionals need to be able to educate…See More
Jan 20
A blog post by Eliza Kirkby was featured

Will your skills be in demand in 2017?

Looking for a new job in 2017? If you’re a HR Business Partner, Instructional Designer or Remuneration Analyst you’re in luck. These are just three of the HR skills that will be in high demand in 2017.Those with experience in change and projects, start-up HR and ethics and compliance will be needed too.Why? In general terms an increasing number of temporary and contract HR roles along with rising permanent vacancy activity in certain states has seen candidate levels start to decrease,…See More
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Aditya Pathak liked Eliza Kirkby's blog post Will your skills be in demand in 2017?
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Profile Information

What would you like to share about yourself?
I started my career at Hays as a graduate 10 years ago and currently lead our HR business in NSW. I am passionate about connecting people to organisations, and LOVE working with the HR community.
Company website/blog
http://hays.com.au
How many employees in your company?
500+
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Recruitment, Organisational Development, Training, Online Learning
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

Eliza Kirkby's Blog

Are we letting down middle managers?

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 10:38 1 Comment

There’s a reason middle managers are often referred to as ‘permafrost’, a reference to the difficulty in getting through this management layer from the top or bottom: a lack of learning and development.

According to our recent survey, almost half (48 per cent) of Australia and New Zealand’s mid-level managers say the training and development they now receive has decreased compared to the early years of their career.…

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Workplace gender gaps remain: Could de-gendering gender diversity be the solution?

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 13:00 0 Comments

It’s International Women’s Day today and while there’s a lot to celebrate, results from a recent survey show workplace gender gaps remain in career progression, pay and flexible working options.

The survey, by recruiting experts Hays, also suggests that de-gendering gender diversity by offering and accepting equal parental leave and flexible working options without career consequences for women and men could improve female representation in the workplace: 81% of respondents…

Continue

Don’t set staff up to fail: How to establish if a potential manager will succeed

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 13:00 0 Comments

Have you ever been in a situation where a star employee, that person who hits every target and exceeds every objective, is promoted to a management role only to struggle for the first time in their career?

When people are promoted up the ranks, it is usually thanks to their strong technical skills. But as any successful manager knows, there are a whole new set of skills required at this level – which only increase if an employee will also be managing…

Continue

The changing role of public sector Human Resources

Posted on January 20, 2017 at 9:15 0 Comments

HR experts with a public sector background can expect good job prospects this year, but one significant change that will impact their ability to secure a role is in the way they add value.

A move to a lean corporate service function has changed the role of human resources across the Australian Public Service, especially in Canberra. This doesn’t necessarily mean fewer positions but rather a change in focus to the way HR experts add…

Continue

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