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CAREERS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26 2016 CAREERS 07 withpink collar ed every profession, including HR, he says. The service side has been converted to an app so a lot of people can manage their leave and the like. Wilson says the real growth in the sector is for workers with experience in business strategy, mobilising people, adapting to change, and marketing and communication. Managing people today is not just putting out the message the sermon from the mount of the csuite, he says. A lot of smarter CEOs are optimising the way they work with the workforce by using social media to find out whats going on and (tailoring) the message to the people doing the work. Wilson says HR is increasingly becoming a psychologists game. Engagement scores are low so its finding ways to positively motivate, its about mental health, its about finding ways for people to improve resilience, he says. In a 24-7-365 world people are beside themselves trying to keep up. Its quite a different look now than what it was 15 years ago. Although psychology backgrounds are sought, Wilson advises HR professionals have a good general overview of the industry, as allrounders are in demand. The ones that are going to advance are the HR MBAs that have got formal business training and within that have done the core HR skills, he says. If you do that and pick up some psychology that is probably your best bet. Clariti Consulting coach and HR consultant Caroline McGuire has Software and mobile appsare taking over tasks onceassigned to human re-sources professionals,forcing the industry and the requirements of workers to change. MBAs and psychology qualifications are increasingly sought by employers who seek workers who can handle the strategic side. Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) chairman Peter Wilson says there is employment growth in HR for the right people. The digital revolution has effect Even HR faces digital distruption, writes Melanie Burgess T E C H N O L O G Y The 2016 Australian Busi-ness Awards Employersof Choice have been an-nounced, recognisingorganisations that maximise the full potential of their workforce through employee recruitment, engagement and retention. Kingfisher Recruitment is one of 41 organisations to receive the acknowledgment. Managing director Matthew Barnett says it is confirmation the organisation is demonstrating leading practice in its sector. He says the workforce is constantly changing and to be a successful employer and business it is vital to adapt to the environment. If I look at where we are today and where we were as a business six months ago, were probably quite different and will be in another six months, he says. To be successful we are constantly reviewing how we do things, the tools that we use, the environment in which we are working and improving in line with the ever-changing world in which we live. Barnett says the organisation recognises that work is not just work but part of peoples lives. To have some fun along the way, to have some down time when needed as long as the results are there or the core activities are being completed then its very important for everyone in both personal health and enjoyment and life in general, he says. KEYS TO BEING THE BEST BOSS T H E W I N N E R S THE 2016 Australian Business Awards Employers of Choice: ACE Contractors Group Flight Centre Travel Academy Glen Eira City Council Heritage Bank Compass Housing Detmold Group Distribution Central HESTA Intergraph PP&M IRT Group. JCurve Solutions KU Childrens Services Karrikins Group Kingfisher Recruitment Klohn Crippen Berger McMullen Nolan Group MSS Security Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group Porter Novelli Resolution Media SAP Somerville Community Services Stage and Screen Sydney Airport Total Surveying Solutions Virtunet William Roberts Lawyers TechnologyOne The Recruitment Company The Whiddon Group Crown Melbourne Quintessential Equity Accident Compensation Conciliation Service Telstra Swisse Wellness McInnes Wilson Lawyers OMD Australia The Good Guys Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing InfoTrack TLC HealthcareTOP BOSS: Kingfisher Recruitment managing director Matthew Barnett. Your destination for career advice been working in HR for 18 years and has a Bachelor of Business (HR Management), a Diploma of Neuroscience of Leadership and a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, and is a certified HR practitioner with AHRI. She moved into HR from administration. I saw the link between people performance and business success (and) I was keen to help with that alignment, she says. These days McGuire says there is more emphasis on interpersonal skills. A high degree of emotional intelligence is important, she says. Standardised and systemised tasks will be automated by technology or no longer required, so tasks that involve complex problem solving and more complex people skills will have higher value. DONT LET THE ROBOTS WIN CLEAR SKILLS: Clariti Consulting's Caroline McGuire. Picture: MARK CALLEJA ONLY half of organis-ations have a diver-sity policy for hiringstaff and a third ofthem dont necess-arily adhere to it. A survey by recruitment firm Hays reveals 32 per cent of respondents in Australia and New Zealand who have a diversity policy in place either admit it is generally not adhered to or are unsure if it is. Overall, 33 per cent of respondents say their organisation has no diversity policy and another 15 per cent do not know if they do. If youre wondering why we still need to have conversations around diversity its for the simple reason that we are yet to achieve real workplace diversity in this country, Hays Australia and New Zealand managing director Nick Deligiannis says. Despite all the talk, genuine widespread workplace diversity will remain out of reach if organisations cant even take the matter seriously enough to put a policy in place and make sure its adhered to. As recruiting experts, our consultants witness thousands of selection and hiring decisions every day. We aim to present employers with a diverse shortlist of candidates, but often the candidates our clients then select for interview are not diverse. Clearly we need to continue to help employers develop a deeper understanding about what will drive positive diversity change. But employers too need to step up and put practical measures in place. The findings come from the Hays Salary Guide, based on a survey of 2752 organisations with more than 2.6 million employees in Australia and NZ. HIRING G E T T I N G S E R I O U S A B O U T D I V E R S I T Y I I .,. f\lf'ICJ\IH. tU ( IIOICI "''"' ''"' H Ul C H.t 'II \fl 'I with ::l::. seek