Exhibition seminars

A range of free professional development seminars held in the exhibition hall theatre on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 August. Presenters will deliver sessions covering the latest HR topics, product demonstrations and case studies.

Select the seminars you wish to attend as you register as an exhibition visitor. Register as an exhibition visitor

Tuesday 22 August

9.30AM - 10.00AM

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Seminar 1: Data or dartboard? Recruiting in the information age

Dr Glyn Brokensha, Chairman of Expr3ss!

How can we effect the small interventions that have profound impact on the critical task of talent acquisition? How can we use data to drive our decisions instead of guesswork?  And what heirlooms have we been bequeathed that might be better in the museum of obsolete recruitment tools?

10.50AM - 11.20AM
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Seminar 2: Risky recruitment practices: The issue of poor reference checking in Australia

Lee-Martin Seymour, CEO and Co-Founder, Xref

Poor reference checking poses risks and adds little value, and new research from Xref uncovers bigger issues with the traditional approach. Considered a burden on busy HR professionals, the industry is losing faith in the process despite its continued criticality for business. Join this discussion about an age-old industry pain point and how it can be vastly improved.

11.30AM - 12.00PM

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Seminar 3: HR service delivery and the digital transformation agenda

Reianna Vercoe, Product Portfolio Manager, Aurion

With the Australian digital transformation agenda changing the way we interact with government and within wider industry and business, HR teams are continually challenged to implement new and effective methods for managing their workforce and delivering value.

In this session, we will explore some of the proposed changes on the digital transformation agenda and how you can meet these challenges within your business.

12.05PM - 12.35PM
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Seminar 4: 2017 Australian Employee Insights report - key findings

Joshua van Gestel, National Manager, Education, Sunsuper

The Australian Employee Insights report provides businesses with insights into what their employees really want and value.

This year we’ve focussed on what are the fundamentals of a compelling employee value proposition.

In this session we’ll share they key findings to help you better understand your employees’ views on topics including organisational culture and wellbeing.

12.40PM - 1.10PM
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Seminar 5: HR technology for the future of work

Patricia Reid, Global-Local Ambassador for Awesome Demos, PageUp

Mobile enablement, micro learning, everyday performance, and new uses of technology all become vitally important to engage, inspire, connect, and motivate today’s employees.

Find out how technology can:

  • Support continuous career growth through informal and collaborative learning
  • Assist continuous feedback in performance and mentoring
  • Aid capability evaluation and development of key gaps to promote continuous improvement
  • Enable talent mobility from attraction to cross-boarding
  • Increase engagement and productivity in a highly connected workforce
2.30PM - 3.00PM

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Seminar 6: Case study: Key learnings from a performance management system implementation

Gwilym Davies, Head of People, Performance and Culture, Brisbane Airport  
Kate Chuter, Systems and Projects Officer, Brisbane Airport

Businesses of all sizes and across all industries are looking to improve how they manage their own performance management process. Many organisations are moving towards technology and Brisbane Airport share their own experiences from their recent implementation of a cloud based Performance Management System.

3.00PM - 3.30PM
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Seminar 7: Digital Learning Success at Queensland Health

Ben Saunders, Solutions Manager, B Online Learning

Ben will discuss how digital learning can be implemented, managed and evolve through a true partnership model, using the experience of Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service as a specific case study. Ben will demonstrate how an enterprise digital learning solution can transform the organisation and drive performance improvement.

4.15PM - 4.45PM
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Seminar 8: Creating a culture of compliance at work  

Lindsay Evans, Head of Legal and Compliance, Learning Seat

In this 30-minute session, we will be giving delegates a better understanding of why a compliance culture is necessary, and what you can do to stay on track.

We’ll be covering:

  • Vicarious liability – what it is and why you need to know it
  • Workplace policies – getting policies in place to set the standards high
  • Training – getting your people to understand culture expectations
  • The risks of non-compliance in the workplace
  • And more! 

We're sharing the inside scoop on managing risks and creating the right type of culture within the workplace.

Wednesday 23 August

9.15AM - 10.15AM
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Seminar 9: Be The One – Get HR Certified

Dr Kim Schofield FCPHR, National Manager Certification, AHRI

Get ahead in your career with HR certification, the industry standard for HR practitioners. Employers are starting to ask for certification as a pre-requisite. Certified practitioners are standing out amongst the crowd and securing that next promotion as a result of undertaking certification.

Come and hear how you can commence your own certification journey and learn how certified practitioners are building organisational capability in their organisations.

11.00AM - 11.30AM
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Seminar 10: Diversity in the workplace has never been so achievable

Dylan Alcott OAM, co-founder of Get Skilled Access

Peter Broadhead, Branch Manager, Disability Employment Services, the Department of Social Services

Increasing employment outcomes for people with disability is a priority for the Department of Social Services and for Australia. Learn more about services and programs including JobAccess and share the personal experiences of a Paralympic Gold Medalist and founder of Get Skilled Access, a training provider born out of real-life experiences faced by Australians with disability.

11.40AM - 12.10PM

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Seminar 11: Today's learners need three things in their Learning experience - relevance, meaning, emotion.  ‘Percipio – a new way of learning is

Kath Greenhough, Senior Manager, Customer Success, Skillsoft, Asia Pacific

Kath Bullas, Customer Success Manager, Skillsoft, Asia Pacific

Technology and innovations are creating new industries and destroying old ones. New technologies and social networks are having a huge impact on how people communicate, collaborate and work. People are working for longer than ever and workforces are more diverse than ever before as generations collide. The traditional career path may soon be a thing of the past.

We will discuss how technology is changing how people learn; the rise of the modern learner and how HR and Talent Management professionals are keeping pace with all the changes.

12.30PM - 1.00PM

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Seminar 12: The smart solution to people management

Nick O’Brien, National Enterprise Manager, CVCheck

Learn how technology is changing HR and empowering you to make more informed hiring decisions. Work through a number of real case studies to see how all the pieces of the puzzle come together to reveal a clear candidate picture. Hear from industry experts on how effective use of data and analytics enable the best employment decisions.

2.20PM - 2.50PM

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Seminar 13: Changing behaviour in the workplace − Decisions are good but actions are better

Vicky Bartolacci, General Manager, e3Learning

How often have you been part of a major change or new initiative, only to have the excitement subside and absolutely nothing happen?
So many companies spend incredible amounts of money and time establishing new processes and investing in the latest tech, but fail when it comes to delivering real behavioural change to make use of these effectively.

3.00PM - 3.30PM

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Seminar 14: Understanding the value of your Wellness Investment

Andy Eagling, Business Development Manager, Australia / New Zealand, Fitbit Health Solutions