Paige Pomare, People Consultant, kikki.K
From starting out as people coordinator to a quick promotion to people consultant, Paige Pomare is now responsible for all generalist work at retailer kikki.K’s support office, as well as for driving HR strategies. Over the course of the last 12 months Pomare has been leading a project to implement the company’s first enterprise agreement. Thus far, she has successfully navigated complex industrial relations requirements within tight deadlines, while partnering with third parties in legal, public relations and HR, and working closely with the CEO, CFO, and global retail director. All of kikki.K’s Australian retail team are now covered by an instrument tailored specifically to the business – it provides better terms and conditions than those that exist under the General Retail Industry Award. In the next 12 months, Pomare expects to focus on leveraging kikki.K’s culture to build resilience and capability within the team, and to look at ways to simplify and streamline work processes. This includes redefining the approach to position descriptions, project management and business communication, all from a global perspective.