WCA Solutions’ own Toby Goor was last week awarded a major graduate prize from the University of Notre Dame in recognition of his academic achievements in human resources.
Toby, who started with WCA Solutions just this year, received the Academic Award for Strategic Workforce Issues.
The award comes after Toby received the highest academic grade in the third-year unit Strategic Workforce Issues, which deals with workplace culture and structure and how it provides the basis for varying issues including emotional intelligence, bullying, decruitment, absenteeism, grievances, dismissal and remuneration.
“Having been introduced to the prospect of working within human resources only a few months before I was to begin university, I found myself questioning what it was about the HR industry that really drew my interest,” Toby said.
“Having been a confident public speaker and, in general, a people person throughout my education, I believe the daily interaction with colleagues and clients has fostered the spark, which is HR, in me.
“Being able to work in a position that heavily relies on carefully balancing employee interests with those of the business means no two days in a row will ever be the same.”
As the recipient of this award, Toby received a free Graduate Membership with the Australian Human Research Institute (AHRI).
“This membership will allow me to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in HR and access essential resources which will assist in further developing my Human Resource skills. The membership will also provide a platform to network with industry leaders,” he said.
“Being presented with the Australian Human Resource Institute Strategic Workforce Issues award has further improved my confidence in this field of work. It identifies I have accurately identified the evolving workplace issues that are present in today’s organisations.
“I am extremely grateful to be recognised for this award as I aspire to continually develop my skills within HR.”
Pictured: WCA Solutions’ Toby Goor (right) receiving his award from Barry Jones, councillor on the Australian Human Resource Institute State Council and Director of Thinking Human Resources.