Attracting & recruiting the right talent
Conference Date
16th & 17th May 2018
Location
Canberra Rex Hotel
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Day 1 - Wednesday 16th May, 2018

8:30
Registration, coffee & networking
9:00
Opening remarks from the Chair
Lorraine Salloum
Director Talent Acquisition & Performance Partners
NSW Department of Family & Community Services
Engaging & attracting the correct candidate
9:10
Utilising internal & external merit pools to improve recruitment outcomes
  • Working around informal procedural restrictions
  • Striking the balance between policy and excessive risk aversion
Cassie Alexander
Senior HR Advisor
Department of Finance
9:50
SPEED NETWORKING

In this interactive session you will have the opportunity to meet all the attendees in short 60 second bursts, exchange business cards and set up valuable conversations for the rest of the event.

10:20
Morning tea & networking
10:50
Cultural Development & Continuous Improvement in Workforce Planning
Breda Diamond
Director Organisational Change, Capability and Development
Service NSW
11:30
Using data to improve functional & future recruitment
  • Implementing passive candidate sourcing
  • Preparing the recruitment function for the future of work
Paulette Ansara
Senior Manager Talent Resourcing
Department of Family and Community Services
Lorraine Salloum
Director Talent Acquisition & Performance Partners
NSW Department of Family & Community Services
12:10
Networking lunch
1:10
SEEK Employment Market Update
  • Shifts in the Australian recruitment landscape
  • Deep-dive across key industry segments
  • Brief look at Laws of Attraction, SEEK’s industry-leading research which aims to understand what drives candidate attention
Jamie Simon
Head of Enterprise & Government
SEEK
1:50
Smoothing the candidate to employee journey
  • Improving candidate engagement through the recruitment process
  • Attracting and engaging the prospective employee
Juliane Scuteri
Team Leader - Talent Management
City of Canterbury-Bankstown
2:30
Afternoon tea & networking
3:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding & differentiating your EVP
  • Benchmarking and Innovation in position descriptions
  • Benchmarking processes and KPI’s
  • Creating forward leaning attraction
Gail Treverrow
Assistant Manager Recruitment
Department of Industry, Innovation & Science
Breda Diamond
Director Organisational Change, Capability and Development
Service NSW
3:40
Recruit Smarter – Best Practice for Inclusive Recruitment
Hamza Dhedhy
Recruitment and Workforce Planning Manager
Australian Electoral Commission
4:20
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of day one

Day 2 - Thursday 17th May, 2018

8:30
Welcome, coffee & networking
9:00
Opening remarks from the Chair
Lorraine Salloum
Director Talent Acquisition & Performance Partners
NSW Department of Family & Community Services
Streamlining process within APS realities
9:10
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Cost-effectively streamlining your recruitment process
  • Improving service delivery within a tight budget
  • Overcoming policies and roadblocks
Claire Planinsek
Recruitment Manager, Frontline
Australia Post
9:50
OPEN MIC

Share your thoughts, concerns and solutions into the biggest challenges facing recruitment in the APS today. Hear insights and perspectives from across the spectrum of related stakeholders.

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
Incorporating best practice into your candidate assessment
  • Rebranding to improve prospective employee fit
  • Improving your branding and positioning as an employer of choice
Bree Bolst
General Manager of Recruitment Services
Department of Justice
11:40
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
  • Balancing efficiency and effectiveness with overall cost
  • The role of contractors in APS recruitment
  • Developing and refining a clear EVP
12:40
Networking lunch
1:40
DIVERSITY WORKSHOP: How to embed diversity and accessibility within your recruitment processes

This workshop styled session will run through the many intricate considerations that comprise a system that can attract, select and support employees with disability.

  • Make your end to end recruitment processes more accessible
  • Attract and retain individuals living with disability
  • Embed accessibility in bulk and specialist recruitment
  • Promote an inclusive culture to internal & external stakeholders
Clare McArthur
Director Diversity and Inclusion
National Disability Insurance Agency
2:40
Afternoon tea & networking
3:10
Why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees are leaving the APS
  • Strategies to improving participation and retention
  • Unpacking the evidence basis around the indigenous recruitment journey
4:00
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
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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