8 Australasian Recruitment & HR Conferences You Should Be Attending in 2016

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HR Summit Perth
25-26 May, The Duxton Hotel, Perth

Australasian Recruitment & HR Conferences

According to he organisers, the new challenge for HR in 2016 is to “demonstrate their value as a business partner and gain executive support for the people agenda” – a tall order when you consider a backdrop of global economic volatility, industrial disputes, an ageing workforce and new rules of engagement. But the HR Summit Perth (along with its sister conferences in Melbourne and Brisbane) want to help HR professionals tackle these issues head on by offering you and your colleagues new ways to add strategic value to your organisation.

Issues discussed over the 2 days will include:

  • Leadership – what can HR do to build and enable leadership capability and culture.
  • Strategy – critical milestones and phases of the strategy life cycle, and tips on how to keep managers focused on the grand vision and end-goal.
  • Good Management Practice – what CEOs, managers and employees really want from their HR departments and how to deliver it.
  • Restructuring – what you need to know before starting the process, how to provide authentic messages to your workforce, and how to alleviate the tensions that arise throughout the change management process.
  • Culture – how to create a culture that rewards quality, growth, and opportunity.
  • Creating a Recruitment Campaign – how best to use your employee as ambassadors to drive applications.

Speakers (**Featured Speaker):

  • Jodie Beeson (Director, Beeson HR Consulting)
  • Mas Bianchi** (Director of People & Culture, Communicare)
  • Jon Bowker (National Talent Acquisition Manager, KPMG)
  • Rebecca Chamberlain (General Manager of People & Culture, Anglicare WA)
  • Caroline Davis (Head of HR, Cape plc)
  • Joanne Fox** (Chief Human Resources Officer, Santos)
  • Caroline Hofman (Head of HR WA, Qantas Airways Ltd.)
  • Peter James (General Manager & Senior Consultant, Lee Hecht Harrison Western Australia)
  • Anne McLean (Director of HR, Hilton Hotels Worldwide)
  • Sally Pedlow (State HR Manager/National IR Consultant, MSS Security)
  • Ron Pettit** (Regional HR Director, Intertek)
  • Tammy Tansley (Author, Principal Tammy Tansley Consulting & Director, Help Me HR)
  • Andrea Thompson (HR Director, Fiona Stanley Hospital Serco)
  • Martin Wandmaker** (Head of HR, AHG)

Tickets:

Early Bird (Book and pay before 29 April 2016)

Individual Pass – $1105.00 | Team Pass (4 for the price of 3) – $3315.00

Standard

Individual Pass – $1700.00 | Team Pass (4 for the price of 3) – $5100.00

HR Summit Melbourne
27-28 May, The Langham Hotel, Melbourne

Australasian Recruitment & HR ConferencesWant to improve your recruitment, retention and people management practices? Hoping to improve your leadership skills? Looking to find out about the latest legal updates? Then the HR Summit Melbourne is the conference for you!

Issues discussed over the 2 days will include:

  • Creating a Culture of Recognition – interactive and engaging communication campaigns you can use that continuously educate and engage employees and that motivate all sections of the workforce, not just the high performers.
  • Neuroscience of Leadership – fascinating insights into how we and those around us make decisions.
  • Turning High-Performers into Excellent Leaders – real life tips and techniques on how to build a successful leadership development program that ensures your high-potentials are not only effective leaders but also acutely aware of the impact of their leadership style within the organisation.
  • Legal Updates on Unfair Dismissal Case Law
  • Employee Screening – top 10 tips on effective employee screening to use during the interview process.
  • Engagement and Retention – how to build a culture of commitment and loyalty that is based on trust and authentic leadership, and ways you can demonstrate gratitude on a large scale (without large monetary rewards).

Speakers (**Featured Speaker):

  • Katrina Bahen** (Director of HR, Victoria State Emergency Services)
  • Cathy Doyle** (Chief People Officer, McDonalds)
  • Louise Dwyer (Executive General Manager, Personal Insurance HR, Suncorp)
  • Louise Gartland (Executive General Manager of People Services, VicRoads)
  • Graham Gubbels** (Head of Learning & Development, Talent, Capability & Culture, Medibank)
  • Kristen Hansen (Director, EnHansen Performance)
  • Galia Jenshel (Head of Change Implementation, Business Banking, NAB)
  • James Law (HR Director, Envato)
  • Dr. Wesley McClendon** (Executive General Manager, Head of People & Capability, Grocon)
  • Caroline Monzon (HR Director, Places Australia)
  • Elise Morris (Director, Still North)
  • Amanda Sheard (General Manager NSW, Davidson HR Consulting)
  • Rebecca Supierz (HR Manager – Australia, New Zealand & International Operations, SEEK)
  • Paul Swain (Head of HR, Dymocks Retail)
  • Belinda Watton (General Manager Human Resources, Ergon Energy)

Tickets:

Super Saver (Save up to 40% when you book and pay before 13 May 2016)

Individual Pass – $1020.00 | Team Pass (4 for the price of 3) – $3060.00

 

Early Bird (Save up to 25% when you book and pay before 17 June 2016)

Individual Pass – $1275.00 | Team Pass (4 for the price of 3) – $3825.00

 

Standard

Individual Pass – $1700.00 | Team Pass (4 for the price of 3) – $5100.00

Workforce Planning Summit 2016
8-9 June, Sydney

Australasian Recruitment & HR Conferences

Are you positioned to respond to rapidly changing operating conditions? Organisations across the public and private sector are going through major changes which has highlighted the urgent need to have the correct workforce in place to respond to rapidly changing operating conditions. However, many organisations still do not have the necessary strategic workforce planning capability to ensure that they have the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time to ensure the delivery of their strategic business objectives.

And that’s the primary focus of the Workforce Planning Summit 2016 – to ensure your organisation is equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able top find the right people, with the right skills, in the right place and at the right time.

Issues discussed over the 3 days will include:

  • Strategic Talent Sourcing
  • Strategic Workforce Planning – how do  identify current and future gaps in our digital workforce and how to source for the skillsets needed in the short and long term future.
  • Workforce Innovation (Health Sector) – outlines the new innovation-focussed workforce planning techniques being designed and tested for use in the Victorian health sector, including a new conceptual model for workforce planning in health.
  • Big Data – how to measure, analyse and draw insights from workforce data and quantify the value and ROI of human capital.
  • HR Metrics & Workforce Analysis – how to determine the key critical performance indicators or workforce topics that you should be measuring to achieve improved business outcomes.

Speakers (**Featured Speakers):

  • Michelle Fenwick** (Executive Director People & Culture, Northern Health)
  • Julie Sloan** (Chief Executive, Workforce Planning Global)
  • Robert Carlyle** (Director Strategic Workforce Management, Royal Bank of Canada)
  • Quentin O’Grady** (Executive Director Workforce Strategy & Design, ATO)
  • Stuart Page (Associate Director, Macquarie Group)
  • Wilson Wong** (Head of Insight & Futures, CIPD UK)
  • Stacy Field** (Workforce Engagement Coordinator, Health & Community Services Workforce)
  • Karl Strichow (Director Workforce Analytics, ATO)
  • Edwin Kumar** (Senior Analyst Workforce Planning, NBN Co.)
  • Scott Johnston** (Deputy Commissioner, NSW Public Service Commission)
  • Amanda Williamson (Head of Workforce Planning, EclipX Group)
  • Gavin Wright (Manager Workforce Strategy, ATO)
  • Doug Whiteford (Workforce Optimisation Manager, QBE)
  • Helen Finneran (Senior Policy Advisor, Regional Workforce Planning, Department of Health & Human Services (Victoria))

Tickets:

Standard (Register by 20 May 2016 to save 10% on all delegate tickets)

Conference + Focus Day plus Workshop – $5,549 | Conference + Focus Day – $4,999 | Conference + 1 Workshop – $4,199 | 2 Day Conference – $3,599

Australasian Talent Conference 2016
13-14 July, The Hilton, Sydney

Australasian Recruitment & HR Conferences

Dr John Sullivan states “we need to face the reality that the new normal both in business and in Talent Management will be full of rapid, volatile, and hard-to-predict change”. That’s why the theme of this year’s event centres around detailing with VUCA – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity – and offering its attendees useful strategies and tactics to help them deal with VUCA going forward.

Issues discussed over the 2 days will include:

  • The need to provide greater value at reduced costs – how to innovate and gain the required investment to meet this need.
  • Significant fluctuating peaks and troughs for talent – how you can deal with this in relation to your recruitment staff and structures.
  • Increased awareness of the impact of diversity on agility, innovation and subsequent profitability – how to commit to diversity with cost and other pressures.
  • Changing stakeholders and more complex types of matrix structures – how you can stay connected and understand the implication for talent.
  • Significant and frequent changes in business direction – understanding how this impacts your organisation’s value proposition and ability to supply critical talent.
  • Innovation – how you can stay ahead, evaluate and prioritise the important from the nice to have.

Speakers (**Featured Speakers):

Tickets:

$ 1,950.00

#SOSUNZ
29 June, Auckland

Australasian Recruitment & HR Conferences

The brainchild of Destination Talent, the Sourcing Summit (#SOSU for short) started in Sydney in 2011 and is now held annually in Australia (#SOSUAU), New Zealand (#SOSUNZ) and Europe (#SOSUEU). At the time, the aim of the event was to highlight the growing importance of sourcing and to bring together sourcing practitioners to network and learn from each other, and we’re delighted to say that aim hasn’t changed. Each and every SOSU event focuses on vital hands-on learning relevant to the rapidly changing world of sourcing talent, and encompasses a range of learning and training formats.

The event is designed for recruiters, sourcers and talent acquisition professionals who “want to learn new ways of finding talent” and are serious about “upping their talent sourcing skills”, and each year the carefully selected speakers reflects that design.

Speakers:

TBC – follow the #sosunz for updates on Twitter.

Tickets:

TBC

 

RCSA International Conference 2016
24-26 August, Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas, Queensland

Australasian Recruitment & HR Conferences

The 2016 International Conference of the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association of Australia and New Zealand will focus on NEXT GENERATION RECRUITMENT and on integrating “yesterday’s experiences with tomorrow’s recruitment solutions, opportunities and top priorities”. The conference provides an unparalleled platform for recruitment industry executives, teams and industry provider’s access to world-class thought leaders, recruitment innovation and software systems.

This 3-day extravaganza has everything you could want from a top-notch conference including a poolside reception, a golf day, keynote and concurrent sessions from some of the industry’s finest speakers, a gala dinner and a farewell cocktail party, all in the beautiful surroundings of the Sheraton Mirage.

Issues discussed over the 2 days will include:

  • Key Industry Issues Updates
  • The Future of the World of Work and its Impact on the Future of Recruitment – the 4 key drivers of change and how savvy recruiters can capitalise on the skills of yesterday and today to harness the forces of change and drive a new and brighter future for recruiters.
  • The Impact of Cloud – how to embrace Cloud to win first.
  • Personal Branding – 7 keys to successful personal branding for recruiters.
  • Gamification – how game-based assessments are driving next generation recruitment success.
  • Spotlight on Sourcing – tips and tactics to improve your proactive sourcing to yield better results.
  • Big Data
  • Retention and Performance of New Hires – you’ll explore the business case for measuring and managing “Social Attachment” in your workplace and how doing so with your placements will reduce your fall-out rates and increase your position as a “partner of choice” with your clients and not just another recruiter.
  • Leadership – how to lead in a world of disruption , distraction and change.

Keynote Speakers (many more concurrent speakers on the website):

  • Andrew Grant (CEO, Tirian)
  • David Penglase (Best-selling Author)
  • Denise Meyerson (Australian Institute Learning & Development Professional of the Year)
  • Kay Clancy (Executive Officer of Corporate Services, Kinetic Super)
  • Fiona Anson (CEO & Co-Founder, Workible)
  • Kevin Chandler FRCSA (Former Founding Managing Director, Chandler Macleod Group Ltd.)
  • Steve Shepherd FRCSA (Life) (Employment Market Analyst & Director of Social and Public Affairs for APAC, Randstad)
  • Dr. Libby Weaver (Neading Nutritional Biochemist)
  • Wiremu Edmonds (North Island Representative, Forestry Industry Safety Council)
  • Brett Minchington (Chairman/CEO, Employer Brand International)

Tickets:

Full Delegate
Early Bird

RCSA Members – $1,645 | Non-Members – $2,467  | RCSA Supporter – $2,145 | Industry Suppliers & Service Providers – $2,645

Standard

RCSA Members – $2,145 | Non-Members – $3,217 | RCSA Supporter – $2,145 | Industry Suppliers & Service Providers – $2,645

One Day Delegate
Early Bird

RCSA Members – $920 | Non-Members – $1,380

Standard

RCSA Members – $1,030 | Non-Members – $1,545

 

HR Summit Brisbane
19-20 October, Stamford Plaza, Brisbane

Australasian Recruitment & HR Conferences

Much like its sister conferences in Melbourne and Perth, the aim of the HR Summit Brisbane to help HR professionals tackle issues like economic volatility, industrial disputes, an ageing workforce and new rules of engagement, head on.

Issues discussed over the 2 days will include:

  • HR Leadership – how to create a culture that supports people to achieve and exceed their goals.
  • Establishing HR as a valued business partner in the C-Suite – gives you insight into the delicate art of getting an executive team to commit budget to HR initiatives.
  • Leveraging HR technology to enhance the employee experience – tips on how to leverage data and analytics to drive better business outcomes like human capital performance and profitability.
  • Legal Updates on Employment Law during Change Management Initiatives
  • Recruitment Strategy – how to ensure recruitment campaign objectives align with business needs and support the bottom line.
  • HR 2020 – you will discover and discuss the shift that HR needs to be prepared to make to change the landscape of organisational learning.
  • Onboarding – practical onboarding techniques to help you retain talent.

 

Speakers:

  • Melissa Bennett** (Director Attraction, Human Resources Department of Education and Training (Queensland))
  • Leisha Boyle (Director, Change Mania)
  • Liz Crawford (National Practice Leader of Executive Search & Selection, KPMG)
  • Gwilym Davies (Head of People & Culture, Brisbane Airport Corporation)
  • Cristian Duclos (Principal HR Business Partner, Suncorp)
  • Cherie Everett (Executive Manager, Human Resources Cancer Council)
  • Kym Guesdon (HR Director, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre)
  • Paula Holden (General Manager of People & Culture, Spinal Injuries Australia)
  • Joydeep Hor** (Managing Principle, People + Culture Strategies)
  • Glenn Jackson (Executive Director of HR, QIC)
  • Ben Jensen (HR Director, Admedus)
  • Mandy Johnson (Bestselling Author, Guest Speaker & Consultant, Former Australian Head of HR Flight Centre Ltd.)
  • Ann MacDonald (Change & Communications Manager, Suncorp Group)
  • Tracey May (HR Director, Hospira)
  • Stephanie Peskett** (Managing Director, Coach in a Box Australia, Formerly Leadership & Organisational Development Director, Unilever Australia & New Zealand)
  • Belinda Pritchard (Associate Director of Industry Engagement, UQ Business School Executive Education)
  • Blake Redding** (Associate Director, Livingstones)
  • Michelle Ross (Change Lead, BI Transformation Program, Chief Data Office, Suncorp Group)
  • Karen Schmidt (Frontline Leadership Expert, Let’s Grow)
  • Joshua Shingles (Associate Director, Livingstones)

Tickets:

Online registrations for 2016 are now closed. Please contact Jess Cockley at jess.cockley@keymedia.com.au for more information.

 

AAGE Graduate Recruitment and Development Conference 2016
26-28 October, Crown Conference Centre, Victoria

Australasian Recruitment & HR Conferences

Every year the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) hosts a conference to bring together employers from around the nation to learn, develop and network together in an energetic and stimulating environment. Like it’s predecessors, 2016’s event will allow attendees to focus on broader issues impacting on the industry, to have the opportunity to learn from industry experts, discover the latest trends and, most importantly, to discuss solutions and methods in which to handle industry challenges – all in a format that encourages the open sharing of knowledge and experience.

Although the program of events and speaker topics has yet to be announced, the content generally includes a variety of keynotes, panel sessions and topical issues workshops focused on current trends and industry challenges. There are also usually facilitated discussion groups, knowledge-sharing sessions and opportunities for networking among delegates – ideal for anyone involved with graduate recruitment and development (e.g. HR professionals, university careers advisors, service providers and professional associations with graduate programs).

 

Speakers:

TBC

Tickets:

This conference offers an extensive range of pricing options to suit all budgets. Check them all out here.

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