PM’s partner Clarke Gayford returns to DJ career

It’s a lesson in returning to work and following your passions

PM’s partner Clarke Gayford returns to DJ career

Prime Minister Jacinda Arden’s partner will be returning to his pre-political role – as a DJ.

According to news sources, NZ’s first man Clarke Gayford will take to the stage at popular festival Splore in 2021.

A former radio broadcaster, and host of fishing documentary Fish of the Day, Gayford is no stranger to the arts and music lifestyle. 

According to the festival’s website, Clarke was seemingly excited to return to his former career.

“After the year we’ve just had, who doesn’t want to escape a bit of the madness?” he added. “I couldn’t think of a better place in the world to be, than at the magic that is Splore.”

And while it’s pretty novel for the partner of a world leader to have a side passion as a globe-trotting DJ, it does shed a light on the importance of retuning to work and following your career goals.

Returning to work after a period of absence can be extremely nerve-wracking for employees – and it’s essential that HR leaders make returning staff feel as welcome as possible.

Ensure to arrange several one-on-one meetings with the employees – and include any members of the returning employee’s team. It’s also important that employers brief returning workers on any changes the company has undergone – including procedural changes, senior management switches and revalued company goals.

As always, open and constant communication is the key to a successful return to work strategy.

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