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Covocate Appoints the Hon. Cheryl Edwardes as Non-Executive Chair

Longstanding Spacecubed member’s Leslie Delaforce and Darren Harlock have recently announced that their Human Resources startup, Covocate.com, has made the appointment of the Hon. Cheryl Edwardes AM as their non-Executive Chair.

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February 26, 2018

Starting out through the Intensify Scholarship a little over two years, Covocate has made great inroads, securing features and usage by The West Australia, The National Indigenous Times, Startup News, The Australian Human Resources Institute, The Koori Mail and Leadership Today, including many more.

A recruitment tool with a signifcant cultural difference, Covocate.com measures applications for compatibility with a specific role based on the best proven predictors of workstyle, engagement and productivity.

With traditional screening mechanisms often a disadvantage to applicants; Covocate combats this with screening candidates based on attitudes, experience, values and qualifications.

By ensuring they get the right people in the right roles for them more often, they simultaneously improve the following key components to the field of employment relations;

  • Equality in the hiring process by removing several sources of unconscious bias
  • Human Happiness by avoiding soul destroying document based screening
  • Business Productivity by getting more workers engaged and productive worldwide

Hon. Cheryl Edwardes - The right fit for the right position

Formerly the Executive General Manager for External Affairs at Hancock Prospecting, and Special Counsel at Minter Ellison, Solicitor Mrs Edwardes is well practised in government relations, climate change and environment regulation and compliance.

With an experienced political career as Western Australia’s first female Attorney General, Mrs Edwardes held the positions of Minister for the Environment and Minister for Labour Relations. Her broad experience also took her from Perth to China’s business network.

We’re excited to announce the appointment of Hon. Cheryl Edwardes after we’ve experienced a period of considerable growth in the past six months,” said Co-Founder Leslie Delaforce of the appointment of the Member of the Order of Australia to the position of non-Executive Chair.

“As a long standing advocate for workplace diversity, Cheryle was a clear match to the values and goals of Covocate,” he continued.

Along with her wealth of expertise, experience and knowledge, Cheryl Edwardes brings to the Covocate team a record of implementing organisational change.   

As well as Her depth of knowledge and expertise She brings a strong record of implementing organisational change. We look forward to working with Mrs. Edwardes and learning from Her significant business experience and applying that to further scale and grow Covocate.

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