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Who Thinks Recruitment Needs a Bit of UX? (or maybe a LOT!)

First, some definitions (thanks google); User Experience (UX) Noun 1. The overall experience of a person using a product such as a website or computer application, especially in terms of how easy or pleasing it is to use. “if a website degrades the user experience too much, people will simply stay away” Recruitment Noun 1. The action of finding new people to join an organization of support a cause. “this

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Are You Engaged With Your Work, Or Did You Go And Get Married?

A real buzzword in HR at the present moment in history is ENGAGEMENT. You hear it everywhere – around the conference circuit, at management meetings, on consultants’ lips, at the water cooler, in HR news, in the Twittersphere and on it goes…Are our employees engaged with this business, and if not, how can we make them more so? Employee engagement is clearly a defining feature of modern day Human Resources.

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BambooHR Partnership

    Driftwood Group excited to announce our signing on to the BambooHR referral network. We have partnered with BambooHR to bring you their cutting-edge HR Software, and look forward to working with you to streamline your HR function. BambooHR is the No. 1 online HR software for small and medium-sized businesses that have outgrown using spreadsheets to manage their employee information. BambooHR’s intuitive interface, streamlined implementation process and responsive

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Driftwood Group in the Middle East!

Driftwood Group is proud to announce the opening of our Middle East Office with the appointment of Petrina Shortt, who is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Petrina brings a creative flair to Driftwood Group, having majored in Art & Design in a past life(!) and has also worked as teacher, trainer and in e-learning roles previously. With the classic Irish gift of the gab, and a very welcoming and bubbly

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Michelle Bridges Breakfast

On the 27th March 2015, we were very excited to partner with Playroom2Boardroom to bring Michelle Bridges to the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney. It was an amazing morning and everyone who attended found Michelle an inspiration, helping explain in simple terms how they could achieve success in all facets of their life. Tables were set with a wide array of goodies and the breakfast spread was delicious. Michelle spoke in detail

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Brekkie with Michelle Bridges!

Join us at the Sydney Sofitel Wentworth on March 27th for Brekkie with Michelle Bridges in partnership with Playroom2Boardroom.   Michelle Bridges needs no introduction. Personal trainer, fitness expert, TV personality, author and successful business woman. Co-founder and the face of the 12WBT she has helped Australians lose well over one million kilograms to date. Michelle will share her wealth of knowledge and experience with us, providing some insight into

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Check out our new-look website!

We’ve gone for something clean and simple, so we can focus on what’s important, and so can you. Over time we will be blogging about what matters from an HR perspective, and we’ll keep you up to date with all that’s happening in our world. New roles on offer, new waves of HR strategy, new developments in corporate culture and new opportunities in an ever-changing workplace environment are some of

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It’s Time To Split HR – Harvard Business Review

In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, Ram Charan, author of ‘Global Tilt’ (2013) puts forward the case that the traditional Department of Human Resources needs to change and that as a functional unit, it is being under-utilised; “I talk with CEOs across the globe who are disappointed in their HR people. They would like to be able to use their chief human resource officers (CHROs) the way they

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