HR consultants support local enterprises
Through her business, HR Development at Work, Bridget Hogg is changing the culture of workplaces, making them more effective and enjoyable. Her clients include medium and large-sized companies as well as federal, state and local governments.
One satisfied client is Jeanette Howell [pictured], chair of the Port Noarlunga Business and Tourism Association. “On behalf of the association we’d like to thank Bridget for making us aware of Business SA’s funding for workplace health and wellbeing initiatives,” Jeanette says. “This made us move sooner on our action plan to improve the wellbeing of our businesses and their workforce, which Bridget specialises in.”
Bridget provided the association with content for a wellbeing program tailored to local businesses, which comes under the umbrella of Southern Adelaide Thrives. The core message is: “look after yourself, look after your workforce and look after your neighbouring business”.
Intercepting problems before they arise is key to a happy workforce, the program espouses. To help businesses achieve this goal is an easy-to-digest 10-part video series that can be viewed on the newly launched Port Noarlunga Township website.
Another of Bridget’s signature programs is providing skills to help employees transition from one job, or career, to another. For Margot Strachan, People and Culture Manager at Kayla Communities — a not-for-profit provider of residential aged care — skills in this area have proved invaluable.
“In the last couple of months we have valued Bridget’s input, as we required some expertise in the area of outplacement services,” Margot says. “Kalyra Communities recognise that each employee is unique and will require different support. Bridget’s approach has been respectful and caring, personalising support according to the individual.”
Bridget also works in partnership with the City of Onkaparinga to provide free workshops — called Next Steps — which focuses on the wellbeing and skills for job seekers over 50.
In recognition of her services, Bridget received an ON Small Business Grant in 2017 from the City of Onkaparinga and has used her funds for brand development and marketing.
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