Griffith University named innovative HR team

Griffith University has made this year's Innovative HR Teams list published in Human Resources Director magazine.

Online PR News – 27-March-2019 – St Leonards, NSW – South East Queensland's Griffith University has been selected for the annual Innovative HR Teams list released by Human Resources Director (HRD) magazine. The prestigious list recognises the companies driving change and innovation in the HR profession.

Following a nationwide call for nominations, thirty companies were selected for their innovative HR practices ranging from employee engagement to workplace culture.

Griffith University ranks among this year's top performers due to the HR team's success in rolling out an innovative digital organisational development system.

Universities have an obligation to be centres of learning on every front, including in their workforce - and HR has a crucial role in driving a continuous learning culture, says Kristal Lowe, Head of HR Strategy & Innovation.

"As an industry, we're facing increasing external competition where we've traditionally had none," says Lowe. "Online providers are making big advances, funding is tightening, and accordingly there's pressure to look for new revenue streams and maximise existing ones," Lowe told HRD.

"Our core business is built around student needs, but we realised that needed to be better reflected on our organisational development approach," says Lowe. "Not only do we need to ensure that we've got the most up-to-date courses - we need to make sure staff are up to date on delivering them to our digitally savvy students."

To address this, Lowe's team designed and implemented a new Capability Development Framework, providing users with customised development journeys, learning solutions and real-time analytics, and a range of career development solutions. The system was released in a soft launch in October 2018 and has been "attracting a growing following of delighted users since."

The 2019 Innovative HR Teams report is made possible through the support of sponsor Maxxia. In his introduction to this year's report, Andrew Daly, group executive customer development said: "By recognising those who are pushing the boundaries and thinking bigger, the list helps set new benchmarks for the Australian HR industry."

"On behalf of Maxxia, I congratulate and applaud these HR professionals for their efforts in creating great experiences for their employees."

Read the full report in issue 17.01 of Human Resources Director, out now or find out more about Griffith University at


Human Resources Director is the only magazine written for and targeted purely at the most senior HR professionals (CHRO's and HR Directors) and top corporate decision-makers. HRD concentrates on the real issues and challenges facing the HR professional and the Industry, with in-depth features and analysis of what really matters with content featuring high level case studies, international and local profiles, interviews with HRDs and industry leaders from around the globe as-well-as leading news makers in the field.