2016 Winners

Dave Ulrich HR Rising Star Award

Dave Ulrich HR Rising Star Award

Jessica Kaaden

HR Manager, Victorian Public Sector Commission

The Victorian Public Sector Commission plays a key role in stewardship of the Victorian public sector. It works to strengthen the efficiency, effectiveness and capability of the public sector, and maintain and advocate for public sector professionalism and integrity.

Jessica Kaaden commenced her career in 2013, joining the Victorian Public Service through the prestigious Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme. Since 2013 Jessica has worked in four Victorian Government departments and agencies in CBD, metropolitan and regional locations. Jessica worked in Workforce Strategy, Workforce Programs and Recruitment before taking on the role of HR Manager at the Victorian Public Sector Commission in 2016. During this time Jessica completed AHRI’s Practising Certification Program which significantly sped up her development as an HR professional. Jessica is passionate about aligning HR practices to organisational strategy and about increasing the capability of HR professionals.

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