/Catriona Byrne

About Catriona Byrne

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

Creative employment and the pursuit of purpose

By | 2018-05-09T10:10:53+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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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Learning from Lisa Wilkinson: the art of salary negotiation

By | 2017-12-18T10:04:10+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Career transition, Gender pay equity|

This week's Twitter and news feeds in Australia are bursting with the news of highly respected journalist and TV presenter, Lisa Wilkinson's departure from her employer at Nine, reportedly over salary negotiations and her subsequent swift appointment by rival Network Ten. From what we do know, there are lessons here, particularly for women, about salary negotiation and gender pay equality.

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RiseSmart New Zealand – we make new beginnings possible, faster.

By | 2017-12-18T09:48:10+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Career transition, Executive transition|

RiseSmart New Zealand’s innovative and award-winning outplacement solutions are now fully available to New Zealand organisations wherever they operate. With virtual and blended solutions, RiseSmart New Zealand provides expert career transition solutions to guide and inspire people through organisational and demographic change. RiseSmart’s personalised services and revolutionary technology dramatically accelerate the process of career transition and delivery of successful outcomes - at least 40% faster than the national average.

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Take a Tardis ride to discover a multi-generational workplace

By | 2017-12-18T09:39:16+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Ageing workforce planning, Mature age transition|

At a recent AMCHAM event, Sageco – a RiseSmart company’s National Director Alison Monroe asked attendees to step into the Tardis to explore what an award winning multi-generational workplace would

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