Sylvia Vorhauser-Smith

Sylvia Vorhauser-Smith

SVP, Global Research

PageUp

Sylvia is a regular speaker in the field of human capital management and neuroscience and drives research and thought-leadership at PageUp. She has more than 25 years of experience in corporate and entrepreneurial business environments, including positions as Head of Selection and Development at Westpac Banking Corporation and Human Resources Manager for Citibank Limited.

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Predictions for 2017

Welcome to 2017 – It’s promising to be a very interesting year, right from the get-go! I hope the Christmas/New Year season brought with it some well-deserved rest and reflection time for you and you begin the year refreshed and inspired. In PageUp Talent...

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It’s Debateable

You had to be there! The Talent Lab Forum, held at Melbourne’s RACV City Club last week, saw Lab contributors and thought leaders come together over lunch to debate three current hot topics in business and HR. I’ll summarise the for and against arguments that...

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7 insights from Talent Lab 2

As we wrap up the second PageUp Talent Lab, “has the war for talent become a crusade for engagement?”, allow me to share with you 7 notable insights, as well as some of my favourite posts.

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The new crusades: employee engagement

It is made up of two arguably unremarkable words, yet employee engagement is deceptively complicated. Just look at the diversity of questions used to measure employee engagement : from gauging an employee’s perceptions about role clarity or the level of support they receive from...

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New employee engagement whitepaper – RELEASED!

Millions of dollars and thousand of hours spent measuring and tracking employee engagement have had exasperatingly little effect on improving actual levels of engagement. Why? Perhaps the biggest challenge facing organisations over the next decade will be getting the employee engagement equation right. The business...

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Talent Lab 1 Webinar: In a hyper connected world is HR disconnected?

Hear directly from an executive panel of HR leaders including global mining company, MMG Management, and humanitarian organisation, Australian Red Cross, on the future of work, HR & technology. Panelists include: Michelle Greenhalgh, General Manager Human Resources, MMG Management and Chris Steinfort, Human Resources Director, Australian...

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Do you have a best friend at work?

Well, no actually. Feeling guilty, I’m wondering: is that the wrong answer? Apparently, yes, that is the wrong answer, because the Gallup Q12 engagement survey (this is Question 10) has amongst the highest correlations with levels of job satisfaction and employee engagement of a...

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