About us

deliberatepractice is a vibrant, client, solution focused boutique HR consulting firm. We provide contemporary and practical specialised HR services.

Our unique partnership approach combined with our core expertise gives you an experience that the others won’t.

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Employee Lifecycle – The Very Important Separation Phase

By Diane Kane – 11 August 2021 Managing the employee experience on the way out For most employees, there comes a point where the employee life cycle comes to an end, whether voluntary or ...Read More

Look for People – not jobs!

By Diane Kane – 9 July 2021 Maintaining connection Human connection has received lots of airtime since 2020, with the pandemic significantly reducing physical interactions. Because connection with...Read More

Career Change and the search for happiness and fulfilment

Lately, I’ve reflected on the many people I’ve coached throughout my career as an HR consultant, Career Coach and Outplacement specialist. More often than not, they reached out after experiencing ...Read More

Culture vs. engagement: how one impacts the other

Defining organisational culture shouldn’t be challenging, but there is confusion among non-HR professionals about approaching this subject. We suggest the confusion originates from overly complex ...Read More

An Innovative Solution – Future Proofing Workforces

COVID-19 created unique challenges for the Aged Care sector. The practices and processes that Aged Care operators implemented to protect their residents put further pressure on already constrained ...Read More

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Upon my redundancy, my company provided an outplacement program with deliberatepractice. At first I wasn't sure what to expect or how it would help me, but from our very first meeting Annette was so lovely, attentive and caring that it felt like catching up with my favourite aunt! Annette has also helped me with some practical tools to help me figure out my next step and my next ideal career path. She helped me revamp my CV, and gave me a lot of

-Outplacement Participant

Bruce McCowan has been associated and engaged for consultancy services for approximately 2 years with Jobs Australia. His expertise has been utilised extensively by the Board of Directors, working directly with the Chair on many occasions. He has also offered considerable professional advice and consultancy on strategic HR matters to Jobs Australia CEO. On several occasions he has provided independent HR management during recruitment and HR

-Debra Cerasa | CEO | Jobs Australia

Thank you Matthew for securing me a great opportunity and offering your continuous support. A commendable applause for providing a well-organised, highly professional service, also adding a personal touch to the talent acquisition/ recruitment process and follow ups. I would highly recommend deliberatepractice for their professionalism and Matthew for his amazing support.

-Geethu Koshy | HR Advisor

Through working with the Board, I can attest to Bruce’s technical skills, his excellent communication skills, his political acumen and a positive approach which combines honesty, tenacity, integrity and good humour. He took great care to understand our specific requirements and ensure he met our needs. I would have no hesitation in engaging deliberatepractice for professional advice and/or further consultancy assignments in the future.

-Ken Mc Namara | Chairman | Procurement Australasia Ltd

It was been a refreshing experience working with Peter and the deliberatepractice team. As a candidate (and HR professional) it was so great to see the true art of HR and talent resourcing is still alive. I felt well supported and their personal approach made it easy to build a rapport with both Peter and my perspective employer.

-Karen P | Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

deliberatepractice is a dedicated HR consultancy who make it their business to know your business.  Peter and the team have a strong focus on client service and an ability to build rapport with clients and candidates alike.  They are large enough to have access to a range of talented individuals, yet still retain that boutique approach to client servicing.  Their professional and collaborative approach has delivered positive outcomes for our

-Eileen Kershaw | Head of Human Resources

It would be very rare that I would recommend a consultant so highly such as Peter at deliberatepractice. In the almost 5 years I have known him he is and has been a delight to deal with. Not only does he get to know you on a personal level but he also listens and takes time to understand your needs. He shows integrity and is someone I can trust. I will always look at engaging with Peter as a first point of call. With no doubt, he has changed the

-Senior HR Business Partner

I was introduced to deliberatepractice recently and found Peter to be very professional, personable and astute. It is clear that deliberatepractice is not just a sales focussed recruitment firm, but they really understand what true HR is about. I recently engaged them for a couple of hard-to-fill, Asia-based roles. They took the time to take a detailed brief, and their shortlist of candidates was well-screened and very strong, compared to what we

-Senior Internal Recruitment Leader – Telecommunications Industry

Seven Melbourne has enjoyed excellent service delivery from deliberatepractice over the last 3 years. The personalised service and quick response times to our staff needs are what brings us back to their customised and problem specific approach for outplacement, management coaching, workforce and retirement transitional advice. Greg Smith, Managing Partner works closely with the HR team to deliver great results, ensuring a partnership approach

-Cherilynne Kemp | HR Manager Melbourne & Adelaide | Channel Seven Melbourne

deliberatepractice are genuine partners to achieve our business goals. The team acts like an extension of our company with our peoples’ success in mind. They collaborate with us to increase the potential of our existing leaders and add depth to our bench strength through new talent.

-GM | ASX listed Australian maintenance services company

I have worked with deliberatepractice when heading up the HR department/function in various companies, during significant periods of organisational change. It is a pleasure to partner with a group of people that have empathy and compassion for all stakeholders involved. They easily navigate through the ups and downs of change while having some fun along the way.

-Tracey Beckham | National Human Resources Manager | KW Doggett

Whenever I have engaged deliberatepractice for career transition they have listened carefully to our unique needs and requirements, and responded efficiently. The combination of flexibility, meaningful advice and considered quality support for our employees has been very evident. I feel confident that our employees feel well supported with the service they receive and for the full duration of their program. I’ve been impressed with the work

-Mark Brown | Manager Human Resources | E.W Tipping Foundation

We engaged deliberatepractice recently at our annual Sales Conference to deliver training to our frontline managers. It is common in business today where, technical people are promoted into Managerial positions. They often attempt to solve a business problem with a technical solution and don’t always have the tools. deliberatepractice gave our managers a toolkit that focused on adaptive leadership and a framework to assist them with decision

-Sonya Law | HR Manager | Sullair

Great team that is always there for us and ready to help with any challenging issues we come across. They are very client focused and seek to understand our unique business requirements in each case prior to giving advice. Outstanding service, very reliable and pleasure to do business with.

-Viktoria Filimonova | HR Manager | New Balance

As a candidate with deliberatepractice, I have been really impressed with the support and the service I have been provided with. It has been a real personal and genuine experience, which makes me believe that if I get this support as a candidate, I would want to engage with deliberatepractice as a customer.

-Eric Troost | Senior HR Leader

I engaged deliberatepractice to undertake a search for an individual with non-complementary skills. I thought it was going to be a real challenge to find a suitable candidate given the unique requirements of the position. The assignment was taken on with great enthusiasm and delivered a superb result. I was thrilled when deliberatepractice presented me with not only one candidate but a shortlist of candidates who all met the brief. The

-Tanya Cook Director | Human Resources | Norman Disney & Young

We engaged deliberatepractice to run an outplacement program following the redundancy of around 50 positions across numerous locations. A key point of differentiation was the proactive and professional way in which deliberatepractice managed the project. They contacted each individual personally and quickly and they were very flexible in terms of service delivery options. The feedback from participants who used the outplacement service was

-EGM HR | ASX listed Australian industrial services company

We engaged the services of deliberatepractice to find a senior level HR Director for our Asia Pacific operations following a failed search on our own. I was blown away by the quality of candidates deliberatepractice found and I'm positive that we could never have attracted the quality and quantity of candidates on our own. The slate of candidates ranged from good, better to best and our choice was very difficult. I literally wanted to

-LuAnn Johnson | Vice President | Global Human Resources Attachmate