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Accolade's Rachel Coglan moves to Retail Drinks Australia

Accolade's Rachel Coglan moves to Retail Drinks Australia

Retail Drinks Australia has announced the appointment of Rachel Coghlan to the newly created role of HR Adviser.

Prior to joining Retail Drinks, Rachel was employed for six years at Accolade Wines where she worked as an HR Business Partner for the business’ commercial arm in the Asia-Pacific region.

Commencing this week, Coghlan will be responsible for assisting Retail Drinks members with all relevant staff and HR-related matters including wage rate information, recruitment, employment contracts, managing high performing and low performing employees, staff entitlements and occupational health and safety.

Retail Drinks CEO Julie Ryan said that the creation of the role and Rachel’s appointment was an important step in expanding Retail Drinks’ member services offering and would greatly assist members in managing their staff more effectively.

“The creation of a dedicated, in-house HR service is a critical component of Retail Drinks’ expanded member services offering and we are delighted to confirm Rachel’s appointment to the HR Adviser role.

“This service will be of enormous value and benefit to our members who will now be able to access tailored, on-demand advice on the full range of staffing and HR-related issues affecting their businesses.”

Ryan also stated that the new HR service would not only provide members with specific advice on common staffing-related enquiries but would also help members in formulating wider HR strategies within their businesses.

“Retail Drinks is acutely aware of the importance of equipping members with the information and tools they need to manage specific staffing-related issues as they arise but also ensuring that their workplace environment is one where HR issues are less likely to arise in the first place."