This month we are delighted to celebrate an important milestone: our 25-year anniversary! From the launch of PM-Partners in Sydney in 1998, to our expansion into the Singapore and Melbourne markets and the company’s acquisition by Japanese multinational OUTSOURCING Inc (OSI), there has never been a dull moment (as our longstanding team members will attest)!
Like her training facilitator colleagues at PM-Partners, Dr Elissa Farrow treads a continuous pathway of learning and experience. Here she shares her latest accomplishment and how her approach to personal development informs her work.
Until landing her current role as Head of Portfolio & Delivery Services with the ABC’s Product & Content Technology team, Leslie Franchi has often been ‘the only woman in the room’. In support of International Women’s Day and this year’s theme of #BreaktheBias, we talk with Leslie about her experience establishing herself as a leader
To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day and the theme #ChooseToChallenge, we talk to two of our project managers, Vivian Panagos and Emma Stewart, about the challenges they’ve faced and the advice they can offer other aspiring women in the sector. Emma Stewart, Principal Consultant, PM-Partners Emma Stewart is a Principal Consultant (Advisory) and is
Outsourcing Oceania Inc. is pleased to welcome new Chief Executive Officer Dominic Frost who formally took the reins from interim CEO Derek Quayle this month. Dominic brings extensive and varied experience to the role at PM-Partners. Combining a background in enterprise IT services and software with time in private equity, he has a proven track
Why would you hire unskilled labour when you can fill your traineeship quota with experienced workers? For several years now, the Victorian Government has mandated that all large-scale infrastructure projects use apprentices, trainees or cadets for 10% (at minimum) of their total labour hours. Project Management in Construction. Victoria’s $61.7b opportunity. Learn more At face value, it’s
It’s a challenging business environment out there – no matter what industry you’re in. More competition, digitalisation, hyper-connectivity and a globalised marketplace have meant even the biggest players need to adapt to rapid changes. An unfortunate truth is that the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these issues. Organisations need to reduce their outlays while still
In order to move forward, change is essential. In the workplace, this means not resting on your laurels just because the current system is ‘good enough’. The competition is constantly testing out new strategies in order to do something better, reach clients faster and complete tasks more efficiently. So when it comes to learning, the
Organisations right across Australia spend billions of dollars every year on training and upskilling their staff. Whether it’s in-office lectures, hands-on workshops or online training sessions, employers contribute a significant amount of their annual budgets to employee learning and development (L&D). So it goes without saying that you need to get it right. The problem with our
The construction sector’s Achilles heel has been laid bare for all to see: there aren’t nearly enough project managers to oversee major infrastructure works. In fact, according to research from the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, only 53% of project management vacancies in construction were filled in 2019, its lowest level in eight years.