Donna Hill
  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia

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Based in Brisbane, I have more than 15 years' experience in a diverse range of industries, with significant knowledge of career transition and outplacement services across a number of specialities. My experience includes developing career transition programs, teaching business writing skills, resume and application writing, and participating in the recruitment process for both government and private sectors.
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Career transition
Career coaching
Resume writing
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Open networking

Donna Hill's Blog

Making people redundant: how to conduct a notification meeting

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 13:00 0 Comments

Breaking the news about redundancies will never be an easy or enjoyable process, but with forward planning and a respectful and compassionate approach you can avoid adding to the distress of the affected employees and avoid long-lasting and potentially damaging impact to your organisation. 

Be strategic

Approaching the conversation with a clear…


Are non-compete clauses worth the paper they're written on?

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 14:00 0 Comments

As non-compete clauses are contrary to the public policy of ‘providing a sufficient and trained labour force’ (see Section 106 of the Industrial Relations Act 1996), is it worth including them in employment contracts?

A reasonable clause

Correctly worded non-compete and other restraint clauses can ensure your organisation is protected and, if required, be successfully enforced.

To enforce a non-compete clause the duration and scope must be reasonable, and…


How to engage and motivate staff who remain following redundancies

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 16:00 0 Comments

Redundancy brings with it a complex set of emotions for those departing. However, those who remain are often impacted too, even when their job is deemed safe.

'Survivors' of job cuts typically suffer from feelings normally experienced by those survive major disasters or traumas. These emotions can have long-term implications on staff morale, motivation, productivity and stress levels, and can make it difficult for individuals to move forward.

'Survivor syndrome' describes the…


Are outplacement services beneficial?

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 18:00 0 Comments

The current economic climate has forced some organisations to question whether they should reduce their workforce, and who to keep or let go. Those are not easy decisions for any employer.

Working with a professional outplacement…


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