Category: People, Culture & Brand
The Tour de East Japan Kashima to Hachinohe 800km ride is a charity experience to commemorate and acknowledge the life-changing effects of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Taylors team member Michael Olthof (Senior Design Engineer) has elected to take part in the ride this year as an opportunity to immerse himself in the culture, and Taylors are proud to be supporting him on this memorable journey.
“My main purpose for joining this event is for the experience of seeing parts of Japan I haven’t seen before. I’ll be travelling with a group of predominantly Japanese people, there are 14 people doing the trip, and the only foreigners are myself and another guy from Melbourne. It will be a good opportunity for cultural exchange and to find out a bit more about these people and where they live, learn about the …
The DCE Soccer Tournament returned for its 11th year this February; an annual indoor soccer tournament run to support the Property Industry Foundation and made up of ten teams from metropolitan Melbourne land development consultancies. The competition was set to be fierce with strong teams from previous years returning to get active, network with others and most importantly, raise funds.
The Taylors Swifts returned with fresh new faces and a fierce new game plan, with their eyes on the prize and their hearts in the game. The 2019 squad was made up of:
– Enes Bolat
– Will Brown
– Ryland Cranwell
– Mark Grey
– Michael Korfiatis
– Matthew Law
– Raymond Li
– Leonardo Mai
– Harry Nguyen
– Alex Philalay
– Michael Ruhsam
The tournament took place over five weekly rounds, and the competition was strong from the beginning.
Round 1: Taylors Swifts v. Traffix United
It was a fierce first game, …
The conversation surrounding diversity in the workplace can be a hotly debated topic and often one misunderstood. In the most recent issue of CSV Magazine, Taylors own People, Culture and Brand Manager, Andrea Crane, offers her insight to the discussion and shares why diversity needs to be a key business value.
See the full article below.
Approach anyone in the lunchroom and ask them what is meant by diversity in the workplace and invariably the response will be something that heads straight for the gender parity discussion. Ask about employer strategies around diversity and you will find an even more clunky conversation and uncertainty around organisational policy, culture initiatives and change.
This is the diversity challenge that has arrived front and centre for the SME within our industry, and like everything in an age of rapid-fire business disruption, no longer to be …
The annual football luncheons are the most anticipated events on the Taylors sporting and social calendars as it gives a chance for directors and clients alike to enjoy a well-deserved afternoon away from the regular working environment and in the midst of the great playing ground, the MCG.
This years UDIA and PCA Footy Lunches were well attended by Taylors delegates and esteemed clients, some of whom had not experienced this opportunity before, but were grateful for the fun day out. As Taylors General Manager of Business Development – and devoted St Kilda supporter –, Sarkis Yelandjian explains, “It’s a good social day where everyone is in a great mood”.
The UDIA Footy Luncheon was the first occasion on the calendar this year with key speakers from both the AFL and AFLW discussing topics surrounding equality and work-life balance at great …
Are you okay?
It’s a simple question, often raised flippantly in water cooler conversation. It can also be said in ways like, ‘how’s it going?’ ‘how are you?’ ‘what’s happening?’, but all variations are often met with the response, ‘good’, ‘fine’, ‘alright’. How often do we ask, are you okay, and really listen to the answer? You may say you listen every time, but is it only on days like R U OK Day that you stop and focus? At Taylors, mental health in the workplace is as vital as physical health, and we’re working toward raising awareness around the issue that needs to be addressed.
In light of R U OK Day this year, the Taylors office took the opportunity to officially recognise the initiative and progress toward implementing a framework that will aim to reduce the stigma around mental health …
Taylors are regular providers of work experience opportunities for young, developing minds to expand their educational horizons and to let keen students learn more about their potential career path. Taylors most recent work experience student, Elana, was initially concerned that her broad educational interests might prevent her from knowing which career to follow, but during her time at Taylors, the experience encouraged her to think differently and discover new skills.
Initially placed into the People, Culture and Brand, and Health and Safety teams, Elana was keen to step out and begin immersing herself in the opportunities available to her. “It was good, we went out and I got to see how it all works outside of the office. I helped with the Health and Safety toolboxes and went with Matt (Health and Safety Coordinator) out to a site to see the …
It’s one of Taylors three key values – relationships. Relationships with those we work with in the office each day. Relationships with clients to build a lasting union. Relationships with those that we meet to grow our networks. Our community is at the heart of who we are, and the greater community is no exception.
“Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has always been part of Taylors culture in terms of looking for ways to give back to our industry and our broader community.” said Associate Director and General Manager of People, Culture and Brand, Andrea Crane. “It is part of our vision and values statement (“…our clients, our team and our community all benefit from this vision”).” While it is a topic that few may to consider to be above them, or to be something that they are not directly involved in, …
The Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of top spatial information enterprises and individuals and showcase the projects and performance that professionals of the surveying and spatial industries have to offer. Culminating at a national gala dinner at the Geosmart Asia – Locate18 conference, the awards this year were held in Adelaide Convention Centre.
Obtaining an award at this prestigious ceremony is a recognition of those who are industry leaders in their field and acknowledge their ongoing efforts and contributions made to the greater community.
In attendance and representing the Taylors team was Managing Director – Richard Cirillo, Infrastructure Operations Manager – Stuart Berry, and Design Survey Manager – Michael Tasker. It was a star-studded night with a high standard of competition all around and notable competitors of the private, public, research and government sectors all vying for their commendation. …
Physical activity on a regular basis is all part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle, but recent statistics show that half of us aren’t getting enough exercise each week. Getting movement into your day matters, and yet Victorian women are holding back from getting involved or started in a sport for multiple reasons, such as fear of judgement or not being fit enough to start.
That’s where the ‘This Girl Can’ Initiative comes in!
Taylors own Tamara Reilly is getting active in the roller derby team featured in the ‘This Girl Can’ advertisement.
‘This Girl Can’ is here to support and celebrate Victorian women getting active in any way that best suits you, to make time for your health and find what feels right for you. Taylors is behind this movement as we recognize the many women in our workplace who are keen …
UDIA Outlook, Young Professionals, kicked off their networking event series with a very special Q&A evening with Broadsheet founder Nick Shelton.
Held at Mountain Goat Brewery, Richmond, a team of young professionals from Taylors attended the series opening event, ‘Entrepreneurship – with Broadsheet founder Nick Shelton’.
Nick Shelton is the director and publisher of Broadsheet Media, an Australian media business with digital publications operating in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. An innovator and a highly active entrepreneur, Nick founded Broadsheet in 2009 and it has since become not just a household name, but the key authority and cultural guide on all the shops, bars, restaurants and events that make our cities so vibrant.
It was an excellent chance “to network with likeminded young professionals. Great choice of guest speaker, as we are in an era of start-ups and entrepreneurship, so definitely very …