A range of free professional development seminars held in the exhibition hall theatre on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 August. Presenters will deliver sessions covering the latest HR topics, product demonstrations and case studies.
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Wednesday 29 August
|9.00AM - 9.30AM|
Seminar 1: Rebels with a Cause - How Innovative HR Leaders are Breaking the Mould to Create Lasting Employee Engagement
Debra Corey- HR Director, Reward Gateway
Consider how quickly the pace of communication, productivity and technology continues to change — what was radical 15 years ago is commonplace now. The best HR professionals know that to attract, engage and keep great talent, they need to build better workplaces. So they look ahead and are proactive and agile, and are brave enough to buck the trend. They are the rebels with a cause.
In this talk, Kylie walks us through a framework that empowers HR rebels to engage and connect with our increasingly multi-skilled and multi-generational workforces, providing examples from Australian companies like Suncorp, Holden, Hollard, and Estee Lauder, and giving you practical strategies to apply in your own organisation.
9.30AM - 10.00AM|
Seminar 2: How to Maximise the Impact of Informal Learning
Josephine Gusman - Senior Customer Service Executive, Saba Software
The way we work & interact with colleagues, employees and peers continues to change at a rapid pace. Traditional training approaches are fast becoming obsolete and employees are leveraging internal and external networks more than ever before. Join this session with Jo to learn all about informal learning and how to embrace it in your organisation.
11.00AM - 11.30AM
Seminar 3: Intuition vs. Data – the case for robust data analytics in talent decision making
Mark Do - Director of Talent, PBC/Hogan
“The bottom line is clear…analytics can now become a strategic competitive advantage” (Josh Bersin). In this practical and informative session, Mark Do will present PBC’s People Analytics Solution, which provides a functional structure to help innovative organisations navigate the use of their people data to drive business performance.
11.40AM - 12.10PM|
Seminar 4: Becoming a People Company
Alex Haloulos - Sales Director, Sage Business Cloud People
Several decades ago, we saw a clear shift from the traditional view of Personnel to that of HR. Now, that function is going through another transformation and are emerging as a People function instead. Instead of focusing on transactional HR processes, the emphasis is on creating great workforce experiences for people. Companies do this by understanding employee motivations better, and aligning them to people practices. By doing this, companies will see a positive change in engagement, performance and productivity.
Through this seminar, we want to challenge the status quo and how companies engage with their people today.
|12.15PM - 12.45PM|
Seminar 5: 2018 Australian Employee Insights Report - Key findings
Joshua van Gestel - National Manager, Education, Sunsuper
The Sunsuper Australian employee insights report provides businesses with insights into what their employees really want and value from their workplace and employer. In this session, Sunsuper will share the 2018 report’s key findings to help you better understand your employees’ views on topics including the employee experience, workplace flexibility and wellbeing.
|12.55PM - 1.25PM|
Seminar 6: Demystifying microlearning: using microlearning to make macro change
Philip Tutty - Head of Litmos APAC
Improving your training delivery with microlearning is a hot topic for HR and L&D teams. Cutting down on course duration not only saves valuable time but also helps boost learning retention. Yet microlearning is not the best option in every situation. Join Phil Tutty, Head of Litmos APAC, as he demystifies microlearning, explains when it’s best used and gives some real-life examples of its benefits.
|2.25PM - 2.55PM|
Seminar 7: Harnessing the role of hr as a disruptor – keeping employees engaged during a fast and furious changing environment
Monica Watt - General Manager, HR, ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll
HR is a disruptor leading the way for change, pushing through barriers and forging the way ahead for others to follow. Who do you get to champion the changes inside your business and how?
|3.00PM - 3.30PM|
Seminar 8: Mobility in the Global Economy
Dayne Nash - Chief Product Officer, PageUp
In today’s ever-changing, fast-paced global economy, organisations need agile, flexible workforces. For HR, the ability to move people from one team to another and rapidly meet changing business needs requires a deep understanding of internal talent pipelines, as well as external talent networks, so that key skills can be leveraged and mobilised anywhere around the business, or around the globe, at any time.
|4.15PM - 4.45PM|
Seminar 9: Leading Global Practices in Employment Screening: Enhancing your employment brand & cover your …
James Sutherland - Managing Director New Zealand, CVCheck
* Employment screening and frameworks - global trends
Thursday 30 August
9.00AM - 9.30AM
Seminar 10: Commercial Mind, Social Heart
Blazenka Skender, Chief People Officer, icareImagine what it is like to work for an organisation whose purpose is truly to do good. Hear from icare about how they have thought beyond the boundaries of traditional HR plans and frameworks, instead applying thinking and techniques in human centred design, whole person wellbeing, and strong executive involvement. Together they continue to codesign the people experience and engage their workforce on a journey towards a high energy, highly empathetic customer centric culture.
|9.30AM - 10.00AM|
Seminar 11: Positive HR - how the science of positive psychology can transform your HR practices
Sue Langley, Founder and CEO, Langley Group
This session will cover:
|10.45AM - 11.15AM|
Seminar 12: Creating Business Value Through Learning content and proving it!
Vicky Bartolacci - Managing Director, APAC, Kineo
Organisations are grappling with how best to meet their current and likely future needs for training content.
With our rapidly evolving and increasingly responsive industry is it sufficient to provide training content that is merely tweaked? Or savvy to invest in developing an inhouse capability that provides exactly what you need – with amazing UX - every time?
It’s a complex question with many variables, but some basic principles as well as measuring impact can help provide clarity and assist the decision-making process as our need for high quality personalised learning continues to rise.
11.20AM - 11.50AM|
Seminar 13: Putting our learners first, a user-centric approach to learning
Dan Hart - Learning Experience Facilitator, Indeed
Explore how Indeed applies its product development mentality to create learning experiences. By keeping the learner at the centre of the process, their Employee Development team aims to increase engagement and decrease time to apply learning.
12.00PM - 1.10PM |
Seminar 14: The science of how to design your most effective workday
Amantha Imber - Innovation psychologist; Founder, Inventium
We are living in a world where productivity books litter the shelves in bookstores, to do list apps frequently top the iTunes charts, and the idea of getting things done (GTD) has practically become a religion. Dr Amantha Imber will share with you an evidence-based approach to completely changing the way you work to enable you to do better work. She will take you through the latest research that will help you transform your work habits to ensure you get high impact, meaningful work achieved every single day.
2.10PM - 2.40PM
Seminar 15: Get your business growing
Janey Kuzma - State Manager Victoria, Department of Jobs and Small Business
The Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.
This presentation highlights the opportunities and benefits for business offered through Australian Government employment services programs. Information will include support available to help prepare and recruit a workforce ready for the future of work.
2.50PM - 3.20PM
Seminar 16: CIRKA’S JOURNEY IN DRIVING RECRUITMENT, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT WITH HRIS
Dale Cooney, Chief Operating Officer, Cirka
Kate Smith, HR Manager, Cirka
Cleaning is at the core of Cirka’s business, and having quality people in place at every level is critical to achieving their key objective of exceeding customers’ expectations. This presentation will take you through Cirka’s journey in transforming their HR processes, in partnership with Kronos. Understand the business challenges that gave impetus to implementing an HRIS at Cirka. Learn how it helped them to: