This Week in Talent (30th June)

Hi there,

I’m back from my QLD holiday and back to work. It’s been really hard to settle back in, even though I was only away for a week. I fully switched off, left all my work stuff at home, and fled the state for a week of fun, sun, and pure relaxation.

I can’t recommend it enough, particularly in this flippin’ crazy world we’re living in right now. I rocked up back at work this week with not a stress in the world, no fires to put out, no disasters that happened while I was away. A massive credit to my team who are amazing, but also it makes you realise that you CAN take time off and completely switch off. We’re not saving lives, no one will die if we turn our work phone off and leave it at home.

To get my head back in the game this week, and get my life and work admin in order, I listened to this. I returned to work and legit had no idea what to do. I forgot everything! That’s the sign of a good holiday, but also I needed to get my bum into gear so that podcast helped.

Have a great week/weekend, and book your QLD holiday as soon as possible if you can! If you can’t for any reason, a cheeky day trip down the Great Ocean Road (or similar) would also suffice. Or buy a ticket to our next ATC event at Luna Park in Sydney, and claim it back on tax 😛

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The big LGBTQ+ wage gap problem

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The female gender pay gap problem

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Why HR should embrace workplace experiments

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