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Alex Kelly

SEEK Sara Awards 2018 – Finalist!

We’re very excited to announce Driftwood Group is a finalist in the Most Innovative Agency of the Year category at the 2018 SEEK Sara Awards.   To all our clients and candidates – we couldn’t have done it without you! And to all our helpers, staff, collaborators and merchants of innovation – samesame but different…you know who you are! We’re swimming upstream in a hotly contested category with some very

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Alex Kelly

Falling Off A Skateboard

Did you learn to ride a skateboard when you were a kid? I did, but for some reason (ineptitude, and lack of practice, probably) I never really got any good at it… Perhaps neither did this client of mine. He runs a tech company. Just like everyone else these days. Founder – Evangelist – Disruptor. Skateboarder. Like many of us out there he juggles work life and home life, with

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Healthy Hormone Diet
Yvonne Kelly

Health & Wellbeing for a Happy Work Life

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Sleep, eat and exercise – Three simple ways to improve your health and wellbeing. It’s a hot topic about being conscious of our health and wellbeing. In recent times, I’ve spoken to lots of clients and colleagues about how busy everyone is and the need for some relaxation and down time. At Driftwood Group we’ve been sharing some Apps like “Calm” and “Insight Timer” as well as ideas on how

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Yvonne
Yvonne Kelly

From Backpacker to Business Owner

20 years ago this month, I arrived in Australia as a Backpacker, just one week after graduating from a Human Resources Degree in Dublin. As you can imagine I was excited about starting my work career but also super excited about spending a year doing lots of travel, including some crazy glacier moments in NZ and one particularly hair-raising parachute jump…NEVER AGAIN! I was so lucky to get my first

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Mother Daughter
Yvonne Kelly

The Working Mums’ Circus

As a working Mum, I have been really lucky to work part-time in my own business while my kids were little. But all of that changed this February. 2017 has been a significant milestone with my youngest daughter starting school. Her brother began a year before, so we had a sort of transition year together where she was an only-child during the weekdays. Tough on her, and tough on me. Beautiful

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Frank
Alex Kelly

When Ya Got A Job To Do…Ya Got To Do It Well

A Classic Case of ‘Find What You Love Doing…And Just Do That’ Frank Foster (1923 – 2016) Legendary shirt maker to the stars Frank Foster, born Lionel Frank in East London in 1923, has passed away at the age of 93. Frank Foster had the honour of creating costumes for more James Bond films than anyone else has. He is best-known for making shirts for Roger Moore for all of

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Healthy
Yvonne Kelly

Are You Happy & Healthy at Work?

I meet lots of people who feel stressed at work, don’t take a lunch break and are stuck at their desk for a whole day. Sound like you? Then read on… A friend of mine worked right near Circular Quay in Sydney for years. I once asked him how often he walked around the Sydney Opera House and got to experience the beautiful Sydney harbour at his doorstep. He said

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Driftwood Goes Global!

As a network member of NPA Worldwide, we are very excited to announce that we now have an extensive International reach when it comes to recruitment and executive search.  We joined NPA in December last year and I was fortunate to get to Washington DC in March to meet lots of global members. NPA Worldwide is one of the largest cooperative networks of executive search firms around the world. It

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