Shane Granger

As a child I moved around. Born in Bendigo, Victoria I travelled with my young mother to Nowra then on to Bellingen (both in NSW) before returning back to Bendigo where I did the bulk of my schooling.

I always had a strong desire to join the Army so left school early and was accepted into the Australian Defence Force at age 17. I spent the next eight years in uniform including two stints with the 103rd Signal Squadron. On a very long week in March 1997 I would get knocked out under a helicopter, almost sent to war and given a loading dose of mefloquine. The mefloquine would end my military career and fundamentally change my life.

Subsequent employments included occupations as diverse as barman, Anaesthetic secretary in a paediatric operating theatre, IT, global resource coordinator for the only Australian Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution provider, occasional cattle wrangler, finance and Workforce Planner.

I was awarded a Bachelor of Social Science in 2004 from QUT studying under some amazing people. I was the first person in my family to be awarded a university degree. Between 2012-2015 I sat on the Board of the Regional Development Australia – Wide Bay Burnett.

I exercise irregularly nowadays but I love the athleticism of horses. I moved to Queensland, Australia way back in 1998 and have never left. I have four amazing kids.

My writing

I wrote my first blog back in January 2011 for HR.com. I picked a fight with Kevin Rudd and lost. I extended myself to Random Analytics in October 2012.

Since then I have blogged about everything from Workforce Planning to cricket to H7N9. Flublogia was (and still is) my favourite subject. I renamed Random Analytics to Random Analytica in January 2018 after a longer than planned sabbatical in 2015.

I’ve been published a couple of times. My last article was back in 2014. I also write about Peak Jobs News and I’ve done some analysis via Peak Jobs Analysis.

Final Thoughts

It is pretty simple. Random Analytica is my space to share ideas either via word or infographic into subjects that interest me.

I hope you enjoyed Random Analytica.