Colin Beames BA(Hons), BEng(Hons), MBA

Colin is a corporate psychologist and prolific author, consulting to a broad spectrum of industry sectors, including both public and private organizations.

Background

Colin Beames is one of Australia's leading human capital, workforce trends, engagement and retention thought leaders with a deep and expansive knowledge of these subjects. He is a corporate psychologist with an engineering degree and an MBA. Colin completed his honours thesis on the topic of mid-life career change and his subsequent MBA dissertation was on the topic of the psychological contract.

Colin has consulted to a broad spectrum of industry sectors, including both public and private organizations. He has recently worked with a number of organisations including local government councils and shires to assist them in adopting a more strategic approach to managing their workforce and developing their Human Capital Strategic Plans.

Colin is also a prolific author, having developed and commercialized a number of HR tools and resources. He is best known for his comprehensive work in his book entitled Transforming Organisational Human Capital: Emerging Stronger from the GFC and Beyond.

Contact us today to discuss how Colin can help you with your business.

Services Provided

Consulting

  • Development of Human Capital Strategic Plans
  • Measurement and reporting of human capital
  • Workforce segmentation including linking the importance of roles to the business strategy
  • Developing Employment Value Propositions
  • Employee engagement and retention surveys
  • Occupational Health and Safety surveys

Service Delivery Locations

  • Australia
  • Worldwide

Skills

  • Measurement and reporting of human capital
  • Contemporary workplace issues and trends
  • Workforce strategies, workforce segmentation
  • Psychological contracts, employee engagement and retention
  • Survey design, administration, reporting and interpretation
  • Contemporary career models, career development and mentoring, mid-life career transition
  • Facilitation
  • Alliances
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Education

  • Master of Business Administration (University of New England)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (University of Queensland)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Monash University)

Certifications

  • Registered Psychologist

Associations

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Member of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists
  • Associate Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute

Current and Previous Clients

  • AICD
  • APBC
  • Australian Compliance Institute
  • AWB Ltd
  • Barwon Water
  • BMA
  • Brisbane Tourism
  • Broken Hill City Council
  • Business Objects
  • Cardinia Shire
  • Caroma Industries
  • CBA
  • CBHS
  • Chemtura Industries
  • Citibank
  • Coopers & Lybrand
  • CS Energy
  • Cue Clothing Company
  • Dalby Bio-Refinery Limited
  • Ericssons
  • Greater Shepparton City Council
  • Lawcover
  • Linkwater
  • Maitland City Council
  • Manningham Council
  • Maroondah Council
  • Mars Snackfood Australia
  • Mater Hospital-Pathology Laboratory
  • Melbourne Water
  • MetroWater NZ
  • Mincom
  • Motor Vehicle Insurance (PNG) Trust
  • MRD (QLD)
  • National Agricultural Research Institute (PNG)
  • Olivier Recruitment
  • PageUp
  • PNG Banking Corporation
  • Qenos
  • Queensland Rail
  • Roche Bros
  • Roche Mining
  • RTA NZ
  • Ryco
  • Shoalhaven City Council
  • Silcar
  • SP-AusNet Electricity Services
  • Stirling City Centre
  • Sydney Water
  • The Public Trustee of Queensland
  • Thiess Contractors
  • TMP Hudson
  • Vero Insurance
  • VicRoads
  • VicTrack
  • VicUrban
  • Virax Holdings
  • Wavelength International
  • Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Wider City of Bendigo
  • Wollongong City Council
  • Wyndham City

Testimonials

"Your presentation, under the title of 'Workplace Trends, Implications and People Management' was excellent, evidenced by the number and calibre of questions from the table. Feedback from the luncheon has been very positive."

Peter Fitzgerald
CEDA State Director, Victoria/Tasmania

"I've been telling everyone up here in Sydney about the great course I did last week! Thanks again for all your wisdom, creativity and logic that we can see in WRDI®."

Shar Muys, BPA, Dip. Ed.
Trinity College London, LTCL
Director, Speechless

"I just wanted to say thank you for the training last week. I really enjoyed it and felt very inspired after the two days!"

Nichola Lowman, BA (Hons)
Solutions Consultant
Drake International

"Colin was engaged to assist the Bank identify national officers with potential, and to facilitate a process of skills analysis, training needs identification and the development of a competency model for the Bank. As time progressed, it was obvious that Colin was a very competent consultant. My observations are that he is an exceptional facilitator and his ability to lead a group exercise to a conclusion that all felt an involvement in is second to none in my 25 years in Human Resources."

Wayne Reimer
Executive Manager, Human Resources Division
Papua New Guinea Banking Corporation

"During Colin's consultancy with NARI, a tremendous magnitude of work was achieved in establishing this new organisation. Colin was able to quickly gain the respect and acceptability of those around him, and demonstrated high levels of drive and energy, and so inspire others accordingly. He displayed a nice balance between persistence and willingness to listen to others. Amongst his invaluable attributes were his sharp mind, business and commercial acumen, understanding of management issues, keenly developed strategic, conceptual and analytical skills, and his astuteness in assessing situations and people. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have enjoyed the benefit of his experience and assistance."

R. D. Ghodake
Acting Director-General
National Agricultural Research Institute

"I was relatively new to the company and discovered we had recently lost a couple of good people. I was keen to get a better handle on the people issues in our organisation, and in particular, stem any further loss of key talent. It was on this basis that we surveyed our workforce with the WRDI®.

The WRDI® report crystallised the extent our retention risk and highlighted some of the key causes contributing to that risk. The findings were readily grasped by my management team, and gave us very clear direction and confidence to move forward with a number of initiatives. One of these involved the generation of individual WRDI® Reports and one-on-one debriefs, which our people enthusiastically participated in.

These confidential debriefs, underpinned by the findings of the WRDI® survey, have been instrumental in allowing us to address the individual career development needs of our people. This process has provided a basis for constructive dialogue bringing management and employees closer together in achieving corporate goals."

Paul Carolan
State Manager
Caroma Industries Ltd
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Testimonials

  • "I've been telling everyone up here in Sydney about the great course I did last week!"

    Shar Muys, BPA, Dip. Ed.
    Trinity College London, LTCL
    Director, Speechless
  • "My observations are that he is an exceptional facilitator and his ability to lead a group exercise to a conclusion that all felt an involvement in is second to none in my 25 years in Human Resources."

    Wayne Reimer
    Executive Manager, Human Resources Division
    Papua New Guinea Banking Corporation
  • "Colin was able to quickly gain the respect and acceptability of those around him, and demonstrated high levels of drive and energy, and so inspire others accordingly."

    R. D. Ghodake
    Acting Director-General
    National Agricultural Research Institute
  • "I just wanted to say thank you for the training last week. I really enjoyed it and felt very inspired after the two days!"

    Nichola Lowman, BA (Hons)
    Solutions Consultant
    Drake International