Helen Butler and Leonie Green could see a pattern emerging. Over great food and a glass of wine (or two) the same conversation kept coming up... it went along the lines of …
How lucky are we to be doing work we love, in a flexible way that works for us and our families? We should be celebrating this fact, but instead, as we look around, we see workplaces that are not adopting flexible approaches fast enough and people crying out for flexibility and not being heard – or oftentimes not crying out at all for fear of the consequences and living with constant frustration or quietly existing and desperately trying to find an alternative.
Helen and Leonie decided that rather than pour another wine (well, actually as well as pouring another wine), they would go out and see what could be done about this state of affairs.
New PodCast: Helen Butler, Alison Baker & Leonie Green
Helen Butler is joined by Alison Baker, Employment Law Partner @ Hall & Wilcox and Leonie Green, Business & HR Strategist @ Corvus Group to help Businesses navigate COVID19.
We discuss Business concerns, and listen to practical and pragmatic advice from experts in the field. We also talk about working and learning from home – managing work, life, kids and how finely balanced we have all become with this enforced flexibility.
Alison Baker | Employment Law Partner | Hall & Wilcox | E firstname.lastname@example.org
Leonie Green | Business & HR Strategist | Corvus Group | E email@example.com
Helen Butler | HR Business Partner | Inspired People | E firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Butler is joined by Leonie Green
Helen Butler is joined by Leonie Green on "enforced flexibility" and it's OK not to be OK. We are all having a response to CVOID-19, and it's important to roll with it, process it and we give you a few tips on how to manage your emotions and thoughts during this time.
Helen Butler of Inspired People Solutions is joined by Angela Olanda from ZenHR Consulting
Helen Butler of Inspired People Solutions is joined by Angela Olanda as we talk about some of the Questions you've been asking us since CVOID-19 Pandemic hit our workplaces.
We cover issues like:
- theft (yes, of hand sanitizer)
- code of conduct breaches
- how to deal with sick employees
- how to help employees work from home
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Helen Butler talks with Sharna Peters & Ilona Charles on the CVOID-19 Crisis
In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we talk with experienced HR Professionals Sharna Peters and Ilona Charles from Shilo People who chat with us and provide us with insights on how to deal with the reactive nature of HR in a Pandemic but also how to manage and navigate the waters of what's next ....
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Belated International Women's Day
We're back in 2019 with a catch up on flexibility in our lives, our community and the general consensus across Australia on a whole range of issues to do with flexibility - family, lifestyle, wage disparity, women in politics and our politics/leaders generally.
Apologies for the audio quality from Helen's end - persist because we have some great discussions around flexibility and what it looks like into this year!
Our Heathcote Tree Changer | Vanessa Rawson
Whilst on a junket to Melbourne Helen had the pleasure of catching up with an old HR Pal, Vanessa Rawson. Vanessa’s journey is wonderful, courageous, adventurous and altogether designed to give other people courage to follow their dreams.
Helen & Vanessa’s paths originally crossed some 10 years ago in the world of HR and since then, have both embarked on a journey to find their right "spot" in the world. A journey that has taken some years and still continues, Vanessa provides us with the story to date on her journey from HR as a profession, from City Chic to breaking into the regional living and diversifying your professional skill-set, with a lovely bloke Trev and the gorgeous Maggie, their beloved dog in tow.
Vanessa’s journey is inspiring, thoughtful, and should give us all courage that we can follow our dreams, slowly and surely chip away at creating a life that we can thoroughly enjoy and break any pre-concieved ideas of life and the rat race we might have held onto. Forget the status quo - go and pursue your dreams and you can do it, one day at a time. There’s no right journey or path for anyone, it does take work, dedication, getting outside your comfort zone and nothing is perfect, but one step at a time, one day at a time, you can pursue a life, a career, a tree change and make your dreams come true.
Vanessa is the proud Owner, Entrepreneur, CEO of Spark Rural (www.sparkrural.com.au) and has recently been featured in her first publication for Domain: https://www.domain.com.au/living/treechange-truths-what-people-wont-tell-you-about-moving-to-the-country-20180819-h141h8-758837/.
We thank Vanessa for her honesty, candour and above all courage to give us a warts and all interview on her tree change, with her beloved Trev & Maggie by her side.
We hope you enjoy this very special Podcast and find courage to follow your dreams too.