Life at PiP Stories

Life at Partners in Performance is fast-paced, challenging and supportive. But don’t just take our word for it – hear what life is like, directly from our team.

First impressions at CI Training

At Partners in Performance, we pride ourselves on attracting, retaining and developing the very best talent around the world. With that, we recognise the importance of building a workplace that is welcoming, inclusive and promotes a sustainable lifestyle. We’re focused on four key areas to help our people unleash their potential, both in and out of work:

  • Unleashing flexibility

    Everyone’s needs are different when it comes to balancing work and personal life. Our goal is to ensure each person is given the resources and flexibility to make that balancing act work for them. In some regions this means offering additional short-term unpaid leave, allowing a total of six or eight weeks of annual leave. Whether it’s taking a ‘career break’ to fulfill personal goals such as travelling the world or having the ability to work from home to spend more time with family, we work with each person to put in place the best solution for their lifestyle.

  • Unleashing family

    If expecting a new family member or serving as a primary caregiver, we want to make life as easy as possible. We do this through paid parental leave (up to 16 weeks for Primary Caregiver and 3 weeks for Secondary Caregiver) and offering ways to balance work and family commitments. In some situations, where partners and family members need to be together and there is a requirement to travel on engagement, we work with them on a case-by-case basis to find a solution that works.

  • Unleashing diversity

    Diversity isn’t just a buzzword - it’s vital to our culture, policies and systems. We recognise that diversity is imperative to a great work environment, and it’s part of what makes our people so interesting to work with. Our ethnic, gender, religious, political or sexual orientations may be different, but it’s these differences that allow us to bring new and unique ideas to the table. Whether it’s working with our senior women to support women in the workplace, or reviewing our hiring practices, we are continuously striving to improve our initiatives in this area.

  • Unleashing inclusiveness

    As part of our extensive internal training, we strive to ensure every person is aware of what it means to be inclusive and how unconscious bias can affect those around them. We actively coach our team so they understand the importance of their words and actions being fair and fact-based.

 

Now hear from our team

 Swee Hang, Business Analyst from our Asia team, shares the highlights from a week of Continuous Improvement (CI) training in Sydney earlier this year. Read on for a taste of what to expect from our global training program when you start at Partners in Performance...

It was my first time in Sydney, first time doing CI Training, and while it wasn't my first day at Partners in Performance,  it was the first batch-download of the repertoire of tools and techniques used by our consultants.

CI training covered 21 tools. It was a fairly content-driven, intensive training, yet it was a perfectly balanced combination of theory and practice (we get to apply most tools to a simplified actual engagement). 

2019.02 CI Training ANZ (5)Learn-ception – learning the most efficient ways to learn something new

The training included interactive exercises, among colleagues as well as client participants. There were lots of opportunities between sessions to meet new people and network. 

Walking the talk – applying Visual Board + SPIN on ourselves to be on time for the training

As for my first time in Sydney - I learned that the CBD is a relatively small area (traversable by foot), clean, has friendly people and great food! We stayed at Darling Harbour – which had a great view to begin with. And over the course of the week, I got to visit the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Royal Botanical Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair (sorry no selfies).


Turns out that the Sydney Opera House is a revolutionary study of construction geometry?

While we’re on the topic of geometry, Circular Quay is not actually circular

Royal Botanical Gardens offers a beautiful sunset view

…and if you’re willing to take the bus out of CBD, there’s the opportunity to visit Bondi Beach.

No chance to actually swim as you’ll be spending most of the time getting pushed back by waves, and avoiding surfers

All in all, CI Training was an amazing experience! Only disappointment? Flew out Friday night. Didn’t see kangaroos.

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