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Unf*cking Work

The Unf*cking Work podcast is for People Professionals, Business Owners, Leaders and anyone wanting to start their own mutiny and unf*ck the workplace.
Podcasts will go out every other Thursday, and we will be chatting to experts about a focused topic, what it means for the workplace, and their tips and advice.
This is a Work Pirates production with your hosts, James Eves and Michelle Minnikin. We are passionate about re-writing the rules of work.
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May 31, 2023

#17 - Vanessa Raath - Unf*cking Work

This month James and Michelle speak to Vanessa Raath about unf*cking work.

Vanessa is globally renowned for her contributions to the international Sourcing Community. She has delivered Keynotes across three continents and has trained teams based from Auckland to Seattle. 

Vanessa launched her Talent Sourcing Training business in early 2019 and has not looked back. She is a qualified teacher with experience in both agency recruiting and internal talent acquisition (she loved both roles!). She now gets to combine her love of empowering others to do better, with her passion for recruiting through her own Online Academy. 

She loves it when her training delegates experience that ‘light bulb’ moment as she knows that she has just changed someone’s career, for the better. 

When Vanessa is not doing research for her training, recording content or delivering a Keynote, you can find her at the Beach or in the South African Bushveld, taking photographs.


In this episode we talk about:

  • The need for companies to consider individual preferences and circumstances when determining work arrangements.

  • Why managers should possess the skills to effectively manage remote teams.

  • The need to embrace and learn how to use AI tools rather than fearing their impact on job security


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