Caroline Stride

Protecting your workforce in the new workplace dynamic

When COVID-19 mandated hybrid work to curb the deleterious effects of the pandemic, it also smashed through the notion that remote working was unsustainable. However, whilst there are no doubt certainly advantages of a flexible virtual working environment it can also have some unintended insidious aspects when compared with the traditional office arrangement. Our January …

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Five tips for remote learning

Not so new… Remote learning is not new. Training students remotely is something the education sector has tinkered with for years, progressing from sending course notes via snail mail towards utilising more sophisticated remote learning models. Many have already noted that the pandemic accelerated digital transformation (which was already going on), and while the rush …

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Balancing Act

It will be familiar rhetoric for many working parents, post pandemic in Australia, particularly in 2022, where we are all ‘learning’ to live with COVID-19.  About a month ago, my partner bought home COVID (unbeknown to us) and sequentially our household was infected, one by one.  Like many professional working families in Australia today, our …

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Why consulting will be embedded in the future of HR

In 2022, the employment landscape has changed, with casual employment and rolling fixed term contracts under greater scrutiny, more organisations than ever are looking to external consultants to support their broad business needs. Consulting is more than just labour hire, it is about providing fit for purpose support to enhance the organisations. Contrary to what …

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Improving team culture in a virtually working world

Over the last two years, the pandemic has undoubtedly changed the world of work. Our traditional notions of work and the workplace were fundamentally challenged. We were faced with an overwhelming array of new issues and tensions at work. On reflection, it seems we weren’t well prepared for some of these – though the acceleration …

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How a pandemic is changing the way organisations offer employee benefits

Since COVID-19 started, many working families have had to grapple with home schooling. For the lucky ones, it may have lasted a few weeks, for others, weeks became months of in-and-out home schooling, and, for the truly unlucky, it has lasted for much of the past 18 months. In my household, there have been many …

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