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About Catriona Byrne

Catriona is the Creative Director of RiseSmart Australia and New Zealand.

Redundancy notifications: 5 tips for reducing the risks

By | 2019-04-17T08:32:16+09:30 April 15th, 2019|Career transition, Commentary, Advice for HR|

Ask any people leader or HR practitioner what their least favourite work activity might be. Chances are that telling people their role is being made redundant would be in their top three. The inevitability of redundancy and outplacement in today’s changing world gives us good cause to skill up on being the bearer of unhappy news. Here are [...]

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Envisage – more powerful together

By | 2019-03-28T15:36:10+09:30 March 28th, 2019|Envisage, Media|

https://www.facebook.com/1395FIVEaa/videos/1172297909610091/ RiseSmarties Cath Duncan and Catriona Byrne are spotted by the 5AA camera at the beginning of this video, connecting and taking a selfie with 2600 other IWD attendees in Adelaide. On International Women’s Day this year, I was a lucky attendee at the very quickly sold out Adelaide IWD breakfast. It’s usually a sellout [...]

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Re-energise, re-fuel and re-frame: how executive transition coaching turns challenge to opportunity

By | 2019-03-01T10:03:20+09:30 January 30th, 2019|Executive transition|

Being told your position is redundant is a difficult conversation for anyone. For many in senior executive roles, added to the personal disruption and uncertainty is the more visible and public nature of their departure. The way in which they leave the organisation is critical, for the executive themselves and for their employer. Executive [...]

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Winning ways to prepare for the new Employee Relationship Economy

By | 2018-08-28T17:47:24+09:30 August 19th, 2018|Career transition|

In the give and take of the employee relationship economy, what do we hold on to and what do we let go of? RiseSmart uses the term ‘Employee Relationship Economy’ in response to the evolving concepts of how work is done, by whom, for how long and who’s in charge. The employer – employee [...]

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More than talkin’ ’bout your generation: how to manage the challenges of age-diverse teams

By | 2019-02-22T07:36:18+09:30 July 29th, 2018|Ageing workforce planning, Commentary|

The latest Randstad Workmonitor examines employer sentiment about working in age-diverse teams in a multi-generational workforce. What does multi-generational mean? In this case, 10-15 years difference in age between workers. The Workmonitor reports that age-diverse teams are innovative, resourceful and people prefer them. Why then at RiseSmart, are we so often asked to support organisations [...]

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Creative employment and the pursuit of purpose

By | 2018-05-09T10:10:53+09:30 April 20th, 2018|Events|

There are two big movements emerging in today’s increasingly disrupted world of work. One is the movement towards highly creative employer-employee models and relationships. The other is the movement towards purpose and meaning in the workplace. The Employee Relationship Economy - Creative Employment & The Boomerang Employee In RiseSmart's recent whitepaper on the Employee Relationship Economy [...]

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Boomerang employees: reframing the employer – employee relationship

By | 2018-04-04T12:38:06+09:30 April 4th, 2018|Career transition|

What's a boomerang employee? Boomeranging. Frequent new beginnings. As an employee, the relationship with our employer is now very different. We don't necessarily expect a job for life. And when we leave a company, there's every chance we could return at some point. We may become a boomerang employee. Anecdotal evidence abounds. Personally, I have [...]

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What does #PressforProgress mean to RiseSmart Australia & New Zealand?

By | 2018-03-08T07:57:16+09:30 March 8th, 2018|Career transition, Gender pay equity|

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day - #PressforProgress is one that’s close to our hearts at RiseSmart Australia and New Zealand. Working in career transition (outplacement, redeployment, mature age and executive transition), we collectively have an everyday commitment to press forward and progress gender parity. We break stereotypes just by being an organisation [...]

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A RiseSmart story: Mark’s new beginning

By | 2018-02-07T18:28:13+09:30 February 7th, 2018|RiseSmart Story|

A beginning to beginning story Working in the career transition industry, we witness the best and worst approaches to managing transition. For some employees, their role ends badly. Poor communication, mixed and untimely messages, managers who are struggling with managing the news of redundancy or redeployment, and executives needing to lead change in uncertain times. [...]

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