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Video: Department of Environment and Energy Case Study

How does an HR leader rise to the C-suite? For Chief Operating Officer Paula Goodwin CPHR, her role was about influencing leaders and setting the HR vision for the Department of the Environment and Energy.

Goodwin changed the conversation from cost-cutting to investing in people. With this as the overarching goal, she created programs to make that happen, and developed the analytical suite to measure the organisation's progress.

“We’ve seen a shift in the conversation to how we get the best of our people and how we invest in our people,” says Matt Cahill, Acting Deputy Secretary. “Whether we’re exploring a policy or stewardship of a Department initiative, Paula is able to think through the issues we need to address to make a change stick and have the change and behaviour expected."

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