Eliza Kirkby
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A blog post by Eliza Kirkby was featured

Disruption could be good for workers in their 40s, 50s and 60s

There is no ‘business as usual’ as far as digital disruption is concerned, but one unique way organisations can prepare for such uncertainty is to employ more older workers.While younger digital natives are often thought of as an organisation’s best response to the rapid pace of change, a workforce with older experienced employees is often more prepared to face change.Last year, Ford CEO Mark Fields signalled quite how profoundly technology has overthrown all our assumptions about business. He…See More
May 17
Eliza Kirkby commented on Eliza Kirkby's blog post An age-old problem: age bias in talent management
"Thanks for your comment Wayne. It’s so important to recognise that each individual person has their own distinct and personal motivations, career goals and ambitions. We should never assume."
May 17
Eliza Kirkby posted a blog post

Disruption could be good for workers in their 40s, 50s and 60s

There is no ‘business as usual’ as far as digital disruption is concerned, but one unique way organisations can prepare for such uncertainty is to employ more older workers.While younger digital natives are often thought of as an organisation’s best response to the rapid pace of change, a workforce with older experienced employees is often more prepared to face change.Last year, Ford CEO Mark Fields signalled quite how profoundly technology has overthrown all our assumptions about business. He…See More
May 16
wayne faulkner commented on Eliza Kirkby's blog post An age-old problem: age bias in talent management
"Good stuff Eliza - as you say there are many  biases in play Here are some comments typically directed to older job candidates; - you are too experienced - you'd be bored - there probably aren't enough challenges for you in this job -…"
May 12
A blog post by Eliza Kirkby was featured

An age-old problem: age bias in talent management

Are you too young, too old or too close to parenting age to be deemed an ideal candidate for development or promotional pathways? What about succession planning or flexible working options?If you think unconscious age bias isn’t a factor in an organisation’s workforce planning, think again. A survey by recruiting experts Hays of 1,516 people across Australia & New Zealand shows more than seven in ten believe an employee’s age can be a factor in talent management decisions.While 11 per cent…See More
May 10
Julian Hopper liked Eliza Kirkby's blog post An age-old problem: age bias in talent management
May 9
Julian Hopper liked Eliza Kirkby's blog post An age-old problem: age bias in talent management
May 9
Eliza Kirkby commented on Eliza Kirkby's blog post Are we letting down middle managers?
"Thanks for your comment Melissa, I couldn't agree with you more and see a growing need for mentoring support at the mid-management level. "
May 9
Eliza Kirkby posted a blog post

An age-old problem: age bias in talent management

Are you too young, too old or too close to parenting age to be deemed an ideal candidate for development or promotional pathways? What about succession planning or flexible working options?If you think unconscious age bias isn’t a factor in an organisation’s workforce planning, think again. A survey by recruiting experts Hays of 1,516 people across Australia & New Zealand shows more than seven in ten believe an employee’s age can be a factor in talent management decisions.While 11 per cent…See More
May 9
A blog post by Eliza Kirkby was featured

Do we need a ‘right to disconnect’ or is ‘integration’ the solution?

Work-life balance. It’s been a hot topic for many years and now Millennials are bringing their own perspective to the issue: work-life ‘integration’.  For them, there’s no line that creates an equal distribution between work and life to form a balance. Instead they propose integrating work with the other elements of their life. Whether that is caring for children or older relatives, health and wellbeing activities, voluntary work or any other personal priorities, integration ensures life and…See More
May 3
Esra Vollenhoven liked Eliza Kirkby's blog post Do we need a ‘right to disconnect’ or is ‘integration’ the solution?
May 2
Eliza Kirkby posted a blog post

Do we need a ‘right to disconnect’ or is ‘integration’ the solution?

Work-life balance. It’s been a hot topic for many years and now Millennials are bringing their own perspective to the issue: work-life ‘integration’.  For them, there’s no line that creates an equal distribution between work and life to form a balance. Instead they propose integrating work with the other elements of their life. Whether that is caring for children or older relatives, health and wellbeing activities, voluntary work or any other personal priorities, integration ensures life and…See More
May 2
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…"
Apr 24
A blog post by Eliza Kirkby was featured

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
Natalie Clark liked Eliza Kirkby's blog post Are we letting down middle managers?
Apr 18
Eliza Kirkby posted a blog post

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

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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

Disruption could be good for workers in their 40s, 50s and 60s

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 17:44 0 Comments

There is no ‘business as usual’ as far as digital disruption is concerned, but one unique way organisations can prepare for such uncertainty is to employ more older workers.

While younger digital natives are often thought of as an organisation’s best response to the rapid pace of change, a workforce with older experienced employees is often more prepared to face change.

Last year, Ford CEO Mark Fields signalled quite how profoundly technology has overthrown…

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An age-old problem: age bias in talent management

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 16:10 2 Comments

Are you too young, too old or too close to parenting age to be deemed an ideal candidate for development or promotional pathways? What about succession planning or flexible working options?

If you think unconscious age bias isn’t a factor in an organisation’s workforce planning, think again. A survey by recruiting experts Hays of 1,516 people across Australia & New Zealand shows more than seven in ten…

Continue

Do we need a ‘right to disconnect’ or is ‘integration’ the solution?

Posted on May 2, 2017 at 10:36 0 Comments

Work-life balance. It’s been a hot topic for many years and now Millennials are bringing their own perspective to the issue: work-life ‘integration’.  

For them, there’s no line that creates an equal distribution between work and life to form a balance. Instead they propose integrating work with the other elements of their life. Whether that is caring for children or older relatives, health and wellbeing activities, voluntary work or any other personal priorities, integration ensures…

Continue

Are we letting down middle managers?

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 10:38 2 Comments

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.…

Continue

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