The current version of the Conference Program below is ‘provisional only’, information will be updated at regular intervals.
Please click on title for a synopsis of the session.
Wednesday, 31 August
|1400 – 1800||Choice of 9 or 18 holes Golf Afternoon (Sea Temple Golf Course) Sponsored by JobAdder|
|1500 – 1700||MASTERCLASSES|
|1: The Innovative Organization: Creating a Culture that Fosters Creativity, Capability and Change
|2: Planning, Establishing and Managing Offshore Outsourcing for Recruitment Agencies
AMIT SOMAIYA, CEO, Interactive
|1830 – 2030||Poolside Welcome Reception BBQ - Sponsored by SEEK|
Thursday, 1 September
|0730 – 1745||Registration Open|
|0830 – 0845||Welcome & Opening Remarks|
|0845 – 1000||FL!P: Creative Strategies for Turning Challenge Into Opportunity and Change Into Competitive Advantage
PETER SHEAHAN – Sponsored by CareerOne
|1000 – 1100||Dare To Be Innovative - Panel Session
In spite of strong economic conditions SME recruitment agencies continue to come under sustained pricing pressure from aggressive multi-national competitors and more knowledgeable and demanding clients. Progressively better and cheaper vendor offerings in the areas of assessment technology, job boards, networking sites like LinkedIn and cloud-based CRM systems have widened the sourcing and recruitment choices available to organisations and candidates alike.
Is there any alternative to the path of ‘lowest fee or thinnest margin wins?’ Can SME recruitment agencies remain profitable and viable in the long run in spite of these shifts? Is there a smarter way to compete and thrive in the next decade?
The answer is definitely ‘yes’ because there are already a number of nimble and innovative SME recruitment agencies who are forging ahead by profitably differentiating themselves with smart market positioning and innovative service offerings.
Find out from our expert panel of SME recruitment owners what they doing and how it is helping them remain relevant and profitable in a tough recruitment marketplace.Facilitated by ROSS CLENNETT APRCSAThe panelists include:
CLAYTON COOK – TP Human Capital (Townsville)
AARON DODD – Mindset Group (Melbourne & Sydney)
JULIE HONORE – SafeSearch (Melbourne)
JAMES COZENS – AttwoodCozens (Auckland)
|1100 – 1125||Morning Tea – Sponsored by Oxford Funding|
|1125 – 1210||Retention and Innovation – Two for the Price of One
Sponsored By Oxford Funding
|1210 – 1255||Build an Innovation Process
Dr. TOM MCKASKILL
|1255 – 1345||Buffet Lunch – Sponsored by Oxford Funding|
|1345 – 1430||Global Strategies: The Future of Talent, a Global Perspective
DAVID ARKLESS – President – Corporate and Government Affairs – Manpower Group – Sponsored by RecruitmentSuper
|1430 – 1515||CONCURRENT SESSIONS|
|Do you have a high performance culture? (And how to build one if you don’t)
| Is Collaboration Useful in our Business?
|Build Value for Growth and Succession
Dr TOM MCKASKILLSponsored by Liberty International Underwriters
|Understanding, Maximising and Leveraging Innovative Social Media Practices in Recruitment and Employer Branding
|1515- 1540||Afternoon Tea – Sponsored by Oxford Funding|
|1540- 1640||Fight or Adapt – What Should On-Hire Look Like in 20 Years? – Panel Session
The recruitment sector is good at adapting, and isn’t afraid of a stoush either. But, what will the on-hire sector look like in 20 years time? Join this Q & A style panel session and throw your policy weight around to shape the future.
Facilitated by CHARLES CAMERON
|1640 – 1725||
Sponsored by RecruitmentSystems
|1725 – 1745||Closing Remarks|
|1900 – 1930||Bus Transfer to Dinner Venue|
|1930 – 2330||Conference Mystery Dinner – Sponsored by RecruitmentSuper|
Friday, 2 September
|0800 – 0900||Registration Open|
|0900 – 0945||Achieving Success Through Innovation
AMANDA GOME - Sponsored by SEEK
|0945 – 1045||Managed Services..Friend or Foe? - Panel Session
In the last few years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of managed service programs in the Australian and New Zealand markets with all the signs showing that this global trend in recruitment is set to continue.
So what does this mean for the recruitment market? Is it the end of the world as we know or a opportunity to be capitalised upon?
This facilitated panel discussion will bring together experts in the areas of temporary and permanent recruitment managed services programs including service providers, clients and technology providers. So is it just a fad or is there more to it? This session is aimed at giving delegates some insight it to the key market drivers, and understanding how it could be a blessing in disguise for many recruitment providers. You be the judge. Faciliated by STEVE SHEPHERD MRCSA (Life), Group Director – Randstad
JOHN RAWLINSON, CEO Talent2 International Limited
JOHN W. HEALY, Vice President – Enterprise Workforce Solutions
JAI SHEKHAWAT, Chief Executive Officer | CEO | Founder | VMS Industry Pioneer – Fieldglass Inc
|1045 – 1110||Morning Tea – Sponsored by Oxford Funding|
|1110 – 1205||CONCURRENT SESSIONS|
|Outsourcing for Recruitment Agencies – The Strategic Benefit
|Supplier Diversity has arrived in Australia. Is the Recruitment Industry Ready?
Fresh Thinking, New Ideas and Useful Tools
GRAHAM JENKINS MRCSA (Life)
|Keys to Engaging Innovative Leadership & Productivity
|1205 – 1330||KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE LUNCH DISCUSSION – Sponsored by CareerOne
This session is a roundtable discussion providing the opportunity to engage in conversation with small groups of industry and related colleagues. Delegates will get their next great idea as they move from table to table, choosing from 4 categories across 20 discussion issues. These include:-
1. Sales and Business Development
2. Recruiting and Operations
3. Staff & Personal Development
4. Strategic Issues
|1330 – 1415||Embrace Technology; Create an Environment of Urgency and Innovation
JORIS LUIJKE Global Director Human Resources / Talent – Atlassian
|1415 – 1440||Afternoon Tea – Sponsored by Oxford Funding|
|1440 – 1525||Leading to Survive and Prosper in Fast Changing and Uncertain Times
STEVE VAMOS – Sponsored by RecruitmentSuper
|1525 – 1610||Unleashing the Collaborative Potential of Your Workforce
Sponsored by OAMPS
|1610 – 1630||Conference Close|
|1700 – 1730||Bus Transfers to Port Douglas|
|1730 – 1930||Sunset Cocktail Close Party - On the Inlet Restaurant – Sponsored by OAMPS|