Attracting & recruiting the right talent
Conference Date
16th & 17th May 2018
Canberra Rex Hotel
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Hear strategies to attract candidates and improve recruitment processes
The challenge to attract and maintain a highly skilled and diverse workforce is integral to the performance of the APS. In light of the shortcomings noted in the 2016 Unlocking the Potential review, it is more crucial than ever to break down silo culture and collaborate and share best practice.

The Innovating Public Sector Recruitment conference will bring together pockets of best-practice from across the APS to stimulate discussion and innovative thinking.

Hear key insights on key issues
  • Engaging & attracting the correct candidate
  • Streamlining processes within APS realities
  • Embedding diversity into your recruitment practice
  • Enhancing the prospective employee journey
Who will attend?
Federal and State Departments & Agencies, Local Government Departments and Universities with titles of:
  • Recruitment
  • Recruitment Strategy
  • Attraction
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Human Resources
  • Diversity

Attend to learn:

  • Engage & attract the correct candidate
  • Streamline processes within APS realities
  • Embed diversity into your recruitment practice

Key Speakers

Cassie Alexander
Senior HR Advisor
Department of Finance
Lorraine Salloum
Director Talent Acquisition & Performance Partners
NSW Department of Family & Community Services
Claire Planinsek
Recruitment Manager, Frontline
Australia Post
Hamza Dhedhy
Recruitment and Workforce Planning Manager
Australian Electoral Commission


What People Are Saying

  • “I want the best and brightest people to aspire to work for some or all of their careers in the Australian Public Service. To do this we need to think carefully about the employment brand we project. This includes thinking about what distinguishes the APS from other organisations.”

    The Hon John Lloyd, PSM
    Australian Public Service Commissioner, August 2015


  • Date: 27 Oct 2015  By: Jessica Farrelly

    “The average Australian worker would not recommend their workplace to others, is disinclined to do any more work than what’s expected, and is probably on the hunt for another job.” That’s according to a survey of over 3,000 workers carried out by Engaged Marketing earlier this year. Only 20% of respondents were classed as ‘promoters’ …

  • Date: 15 Sep 2015  By: Naomi Simson

      When you visit your favourite ice cream or gelato shop, do you go for vanilla over all of the other exciting and varied flavours? My favourite is usually salted caramel if I am really feeling like a treat…(although I am not sure any sugar is a good idea while I am trying to get …

  • Date: 31 Aug 2015  By: Nicole Allingham

    Engagement isn’t about bowls of fruit and open bars, although an open bar at work on a Friday afternoon would be nice! Engagement is about understanding what gets each of your team members out of bed in the morning, wanting to join you in the office and do an awesome day’s work. It takes authenticity …

  • Date: 31 Aug 2015  By: Jason Orchard

    The ATO recognises the importance of a workforce that reflects the diversity of the Australian community. We are located in every capital city and some regional centres. Our work is diverse and all our employees are expected to uphold the Australian Public Service values of respect to all people, including their rights and heritage. My …