WA Conference:
People strategy today for the future of WA
Friday 10 June, 8.30am – 5.00pm
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre


8:30 AM9:00 AMGuest Arrival 
9:00 AM9:40 AMWelcome & Conference opening 
9:40 AM11:00 AMSession 1 – The Future of Work: A WA perspective

Ben Hamer
Laura Buck

11:00 AM11:20 AMMorning Tea and Exhibition 
11:20 AM12:45 PMSession 2 – The need to change the employee experience to attract and retain talentJo Christie
Patrick Dunlop
Yvette Gledhill-Powell
12:45 PM1:45 PMLunch 
1:45 PM

3:10 PM

Session 3 – People Strategies for the Future of WAProfessor Gary Martin
3:10 PM3:30 PMAfternoon Tea and Exhibition 
3:35 PM4:55 PMSession 4 – Developing People Strategies for WA companiesCaroline Tavares
Sandra De Kock
Emma Harris
4:55 PM5:05 PMClosing comments 

Session Descriptions

Session 1 – The Future of Work: A WA perspective

At the intersection of Work Type, Workforce and Workplaces is the individuals experience of work. The Future of Work requires innovation in the Employee Experience and how workplaces are planned to meet the needs of its people.

Ben will bring a wealth of research and thought leadership about the future of work and Laura will bring her extensive experience as a WA HR practitioner to present The Future of Work: A WA perspective.

Session 2: The need to change the employee experience to attract and retain talent

Workplaces need to redesign for the new way of working with diverse future workforce requirements.

How does the employee experience ensure that we attract and retain the right talent?

Our Employee Experience Panel Experts will share their learning and answer your questions on this evolving topic.

  • Researcher into Employee Experience
  • NFP People and Culture Expert
  • Industry Human Resources Manager

Session 3: People Strategies for the Future of WA

Our workplaces are in a constant state of flux. New trends and issues come and go creating challenges for those for human resources professionals who are obliged to stay up to date with what seems to be a moving feast. From “The Great Resignation” to “The Great Retention”, to the push for a four day working week, hybrid and remote working – all wrapped up in the context of the need to inspire more respectful workplaces – this keynotes provides a helicopter view of what’s happening on the Western Australian “workscape” front and speaks to the strategies needed to deliver enhanced outcomes for.

Session 4: Developing People Strategies for WA organisations

The journey through COVID has been different for every state in Australia none more so than WA. We have faced and overcome numerous challenges in the past 2 years, but with uncertainty about what the future will bring, how do we ensure we are prepared?

We will hear from a panel of HR Strategy experts about how they met these challenges through COVID and how they are developing their current HR strategies to meet future demand.

This panel will give the opportunity to hear from and put your questions to a panel of 3 experts:

  • Transport Industry Expert
  • Local Government Expert
  • Mining Industry Expert

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