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Talent Acquisition Strategies For A VUCA World at #ATC2016

 

Whether you are an Internal, RPO or Agency Recruitment Leader, it is likely that you have experienced significant unpredictable change.  Dr John Sullivan states “we need to face the reality that the new normal both in business and in Talent Management will be full of rapid, volatile, and hard-to-predict change”.  The acronym used to describe unpredictable change is a military term from the 1990s called VUCA, which is Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.

ATC2016 Theme

Understanding the VUCA indicators and issues and being agile and innovative is the key to sustainability and success.

The 2016 ATC will examine how VUCA is manifesting itself and subsequently impacts talent strategies and tactics.

If you are experiencing any of these, ATC 2016 will help you develop useful strategies and tactics to deal with them:

  • The need to provide greater value at reduced costs. How do you innovate and gain the required investment to meet this need?
  • Significant fluctuating peaks and troughs for talent. How do you deal with this in relation to your recruitment staff and structures?
  • Increased awareness of the impact of diversity on agility, innovation and subsequent profitability? How do you continually commit to diversity with cost and other pressures?
  • Changing stakeholders and more complex types of matrix structures. How do you stay connected and understand the implication for talent?
  • Significant and frequent changes in business direction. How does this impact the organisation’s value proposition and ability to supply critical talent?
  • Innovation, innovation, innovation we are inundated with innovation. How do you stay ahead, evaluate and prioritise the important from the nice to have?

Here is a partial list of the The ATC work streams and topics:

  • Talent Strategies
  • Innovation/Technology
  • Diversity
  • Quality of Hire
  • Emerging Skills for Recruiters
  • Using Analytics to Gain Critical Insights
  • Building your Talent Brand
  • Social Selling
  • Talent Communities

 

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Agenda

Day 1: 13th July, 2016

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Conference Registration:

The ATC conference registration desk opens from 7:30am.  For the early birds among you, come join us for coffee, mingle with other early rising delegates, get to know our speakers and meet our partners.

8:30 am - 8:45 am
Conference Open, Welcome Remarks:
Christine Connor - Coles

Our 2016 MC will open the 10th Annual Australasian Talent Conference (ATC).

Christine Connor
Head of Talent Acquisition, Coles
Find out more about Christine Connor
8:45 am - 9:30 am
Keynote Session - Thriving During Disruption: The Role of People Management:
Dr Ian O. Williamson - Melbourne Business School

Thriving During Disruption: The Role of People Management

Over the last 2 decades we have witnessed several major technological, demographic and social-political changes that have had a dramatic impact on numerous sectors. Newspapers, postal services, mobile devices, and phone services are all examples of industries that have seen dramatic upheaval due to dramatic disruptions. In theory major disruptions can create new and often bigger opportunities for organisations. Yet, in reality not all organisations are able to take advantages of these opportunities, which can lead to low organisational performance or even failure.

In this session Dr. Williamson will discuss the barriers organisations face when attempting to respond to major external disruptions, such as how leaders frame disruptions, the need to develop new measures of performance, and the need to redefine what is a “talented employee”.  Dr. Williamson will discuss how the people management decisions made by leaders help determine whether organisations thrive or fail during these times.  The talk will provide practical strategies leaders can use to better prepare their organisations to deal with current and future disruptions in their environments.
Dr Ian O. Williamson
Associate Dean, International Relations, Melbourne Business School
Find out more about Dr Ian O. Williamson
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Keynote Session - Transforming an icon to be part of tomorrow:
Chris Blake - Australia Post

Transforming an icon to be part of tomorrow

As our nation’s oldest continuously running organisation, Australia Post has played a crucial role in connecting Australians to their community, and the wider world, for more than 200 years. But how does a major corporation built on the delivery of paper-based communications (letters) survive – and prosper – in the digital era?

In this Keynote Session, Chris Blake will tell the story of Australia Post’s on-going transformation program. In particular, he will focus on the cultural factors (like engagement, leadership, diversity and behavioural change) that have been central to enabling the broader transformation of this iconic Australian business.

Chris Blake
Executive General Manager, Group Services, Australia Post
Find out more about Chris Blake
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Morning Tea Break:

Networking is the heart of the ATC. We hope you use this break to talk to your peers, mingle with our partners, meet our speakers – and make new friends.

11:00 am - 11:45 am
General Session - From Talent Acquisition to Talent Experience:
Carol Corzo - Bupa Australia & New Zealand

From Talent Acquisition to Talent Experience

The aligning of recruitment and marketing is well and truly alive! This can be observed most keenly at Bupa Australia where the organisation has undergone a massive transformation in the way they view and manage talent. Talent Experience Manager, Carol Corzo, is the driving force behind this and her pioneering work based on the principles of Design Thinking have seen Bupa Australia put their candidates at the centre of everything they do.

Carol will be discussing Candidate Personas, Candidate Journey, Changes to their Recruitment Process and also share valuable advice on how you can inspire positive change within your organisation.

11:45 am - 12:30 pm
General Session - How the Internet Economy is Reshaping Markets for Talent:
Mark Reilly - Indeed

How the Internet Economy is Reshaping Markets for Talent

We live in a world that relies on more and more connections, one where the internet has accelerated the pace of nearly every task. Most people hired in Australia used the internet as part of their job search, with over 44% of those surveyed having visited an online job site in the past year. Join Indeed for a deeper understanding of how technology is making new types of work possible… and how the internet economy is reshaping the talent marketplace.

Mark Reilly
Product Evangelist, Indeed
Find out more about Mark Reilly
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch - Sponsored by Indeed:

Networking is the heart of the ATC. We hope you use this break to talk to your peers, mingle with our partners, meet our speakers – and make new friends.

Sponsored by

Indeed 2015

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Workshop Session 1 - Taming High Volume and Volatility at Telstra with Video Interviewing:
Alicia Park - Telstra

Taming High Volume and Volatility at Telstra with Video Interviewing

Video interviewing is a growing area of investment and exploration.

Telstra’s volume Recruitment Guru, Alicia Park will provide an Australian company’s perspective on:

  • How they got started;
  • Insights into video interviews’ impact on a recruiter’s day;
  • Ways the technology helps with seasonal fluctuations; and
  • How it creates team efficiency and improves candidate experience.
Alicia Park
Graduate Recruitment Lead, Telstra
Find out more about Alicia Park
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Workshop Session 2 - Know your Candidates in a Changing Employment Marketplace:
Jamie Simon - SEEK Limited

Know your Candidates in a Changing Employment Marketplace

The ‘war for talent’ continues to evolve. Competition is fiercer and candidates are more savvy than ever before, utilising a range of media to find jobs and understand more about who they want to work for and why. At the same time there are significant structural shifts happening in the candidate marketplace.

In this session Jamie Simon, from SEEK, will discuss some of the structural shifts in this changing landscape, and share some of SEEK’s research into candidate motivations and drivers. You will use the data shared to develop candidate personas and will walk away with some market signals and ideas for practical implementation in your Talent Acquisition and Workforce Strategies.

Jamie Simon
Head of Enterprise and Government, SEEK Limited
Find out more about Jamie Simon
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Workshop Session 3 - Accelerating Recruiting: Achieving Quality at Speed:
Aadil Abbas - CEB

Accelerating Recruiting: Achieving Quality at Speed

Compared to 2010, it now takes four additional weeks to fill the average vacancy. Recruiting leaders have responded by looking at the individuals involved in recruiting (recruiters and hiring managers) and finding ways to enable them to work faster. Unfortunately this approach does not fundamentally solve for the barriers that are inhibiting speed in the hiring process—recruiter workload complexity, process inefficiency, and sluggish decision making. Join us to hear case studies of how the best organisations shift from just enabling hiring teams to cope with complexity to streamlining the hiring workflow.

Aadil Abbas
Executive Advisor, HR, CEB
Find out more about Aadil Abbas
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Keynote Session - #HROS: Open-Source Comes to HR:
Ambrosia Vertesi - Duo Security

#HROS: Open-Source Comes to HR

#HROS (open source HR) was launched by a single question. What if we defied conventional “war for talent” wisdom and embraced a new view of collaboration to drive education, inspiration, and capabilities in the evolving field of HR? A year after its launch, this global volunteer movement has seen nearly 300 companies sign up to share exactly what their people leaders are building, what’s working, and most importantly what isn’t. From emerging trend strategies to downloadable templates, learn how leading companies are opening their playbooks and introducing open-source approaches to HR practices. This session will provide insights from a broad range of HR and Recruiting practitioners, delivering actionable examples to educate and inspire your work.

Ambrosia Vertesi
Vice President of People, Duo Security
Find out more about Ambrosia Vertesi
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Afternoon Tea Break:

Networking is the heart of the ATC. We hope you use this break to talk to your peers, mingle with our partners, meet our speakers – and make new friends.

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
General Session - On the Couch with Derek Hine of the Collingwood Football Club:
Derek Hine - Collingwood Football Club, Trevor Vas - ATC Events

On the Couch with Derek Hine of the Collingwood Football Club

The aim of this session is to gain distinctions and learning from Derek Hine the List Manager on Talent Management from the Collingwood Football Club. Trevor Vas will interview Derek on how he:

  • Uses the Collingwood value proposition to attract players;
  • Works intimately with the football department to understand future needs;
  • Assess prospective candidates/players for culture fit and resilience;
  • Recruits players 3-4 years in advance; and
  • Measures the success of his recruitment efforts.

Derek is a 12-year veteran in the sports management industry with Collingwood and he has consulted to famous sporting clubs such as San Francisco 49ers (American National Football League) and Chelsea Football Club (English Premier League).

This interview is NOT about sport it is about cutting edge Talent Management strategies and practices that you can take and learn.

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
World Café Roundtables:
Trevor Vas - ATC Events

The World Café adds a new dynamic to a traditional conference setting and provides an open forum for you to have your say, share your ideas and gain a practical understanding of the subject matter via a series of interactive roundtable discussions. There will be 3 x 20 minutes rounds and a 15 minute wrap-up.

Each topic will be hosted on a separate table allowing participants to select and move around to a table of their choice at their own discretion, or at the end of each of the three rounds.

  1. How organisations are leveraging RPO’s to improve their recruitment function
  2. What Influences the Candidate’s Decision to Apply?
  3. How To Use Video Interviewing to Warm Up the Candidate Experience
  4. The Future of Reference Checking
  5. Where are you at in your journey to make candidates love your digital brand?
  6. What are Leading Organisation’s Candidate Experience Tactics?
  7. What role might candidate/role segmentation play in talent sourcing strategies?
  8. Are you still attached to your candidate database or do you aspire for Live Talent Ecosystems?
  9. Digital Interviews vs. Resumés – Are they delivering the deeper insights you hoped for?
  10. Hiring mistakes can be costly. Which metrics are most helpful in making the right hiring decisions?
  11. Hiring Manager Harmony – How to Drive Real Recruiting Collaboration
  12. Creating Sourcing Ninjas – How the best talent functions ensure their recruiters have the knowledge, tools and techniques to find, attract and engage talent.
  13. Blogging. Is it helping you to attract, engage and retain?
  14. Diversity in Recruiting: How can we support diversity and inclusion outcomes through talent acquisition?
  15. How to change hiring manager behaviour during onboarding, so that they wow their new hires!
  16. How can organisations use predictive analytics to improve talent management?
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Conference Day 1, Closing Remarks:
Christine Connor - Coles

The 2016 MC will wrap up the Day 1’s key take aways.

Christine Connor
Head of Talent Acquisition, Coles
Find out more about Christine Connor
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Networking Reception - Sponsored by Montage:

Networking is the heart of the ATC. This networking reception is a great opportunity  to talk to your peers, mingle with our partners, meet our speakers – and make new friends. We hope you leave this event with lasting connections.

Sponsored by

Montage (R)

Day 2: 14th July, 2016

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Conference Registration:

The ATC conference registration desk opens from 7:30am.  For the early birds among you, come join us for coffee, mingle with other early rising delegates, get to know our speakers and meet our partners.

8:30 am - 8:45 am
Conference Day 2, Welcome Remarks:
Christine Connor - Coles

Our 2016 MC will open Day 2 of the 10th Annual Australasian Talent Conference.

Christine Connor
Head of Talent Acquisition, Coles
Find out more about Christine Connor
8:45 am - 9:30 am
Keynote Session - Innovation Survivor: How to outthink, outsmart and outlast your competitors:
Dr Amantha Imber - Inventium

Innovation Survivor: How to outthink, outsmart and outlast your competitors

It is our ability to generate breakthrough ideas to business challenges and opportunities that is what literally enables us to outthink, outsmart and outlast our competitors. Amantha will take you through the latest scientific findings in relation to what really drives highly inventive and intelligent thinking.

You will walk away with a set of practical tools that you can use on your own and with your team to outthink the competition.

Outcomes:

Attendees will leave with:

  • a set of practical tools to drive breakthrough thinking
  • the skills to literally outthink and outlast competitors
  • tools that can easily be communicated to their teams and others within the organisation to help spread the innovation virus quickly and effectively.
9:30 am - 10:15 am
General Session - I won't let domestic violence beat me:
Simone O’Brien - Stop Domestic Violence Together, Adrian Dolahenty - Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

I won’t let domestic violence beat me

Simone O’Brien’s story of Domestic Violence has changed her life and her talk will change yours.

You will be horrified by what occurred to Simone but you will be inspired by her spirit and her ability to reach out on how we can all STOP Domestic Violence Together and how this impacts Talent Professionals.  Simone will help you understand how:

  • the workplace is often the safest place for a victim;
  • your oganisation can become a White Ribbon Accredited workplace; and
  • how you can detect the warning signs of domestic violence and what you can do to help.

Simone has found a new career path, one that she never expected, through her inner strength and support of the community.

Simone O’Brien
Inspirational Speaker & Domestic Violence Survivor, Stop Domestic Violence Together
Find out more about Simone O’Brien
Adrian Dolahenty
Senior External Affairs Manager, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
Find out more about Adrian Dolahenty
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Morning Tea Break:

Networking is the heart of the ATC. We hope you use this break to talk to your peers, mingle with our partners, meet our speakers – and make new friends.

10:45 am - 11:30 am
General Session - Candidate Resentment Can Impact Your Bottom Line:
Elaine Orler - Talent Board

Candidate Resentment Can Impact Your Bottom Line

Candidate Resentment can be a key factor impacting your organisation’s bottom line.  The Talent Board has been researching this topic for four years and we have established a direct, distinguishable link between negative candidate experiences and a decrease in business revenue. Apart from this being very embarrassing personally for the Talent Acquisition Function, it can also negatively impact a recruiter’s career.

Elaine Orler will present the key results from a global research conducted by the Talent Board and provide examples and tips on how you can optimise candidate experience to gain positive outcomes for all stakeholders.

Elaine Orler
Chairman & Co-Founder, Talent Board
Find out more about Elaine Orler
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Innovation Lab:
Jo Vohland - ATC Events & Media

The innovation lab and HR technology showcase will change the way you recruit. Be the first to see and explore the emerging and game-changing HR & recruitment technology set to impact the future of talent management.

Digital Academy logo        enboarder        IBM        LiveHire logo

Polinode        PredictiveHire       VideoMyJob

vsource

Jo Vohland
Director of Sponsorships & Marketing, ATC Events & Media
Find out more about Jo Vohland
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch - Sponsored by Indeed:

Networking is the heart of the ATC. We hope you use this break to talk to your peers, mingle with our partners, meet our speakers – and make new friends.

Sponsored by

Indeed 2015

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Breakout Session 1A - Building end to end utopia - A guide to navigating the tech solution:
Lee-Martin Seymour - Xref

Building end to end utopia – A guide to navigating the tech solution

Automation Utopia is the end to end automation of the talent acquisition lifecycle so that the system does the heavy lifting and (theoretically) there is no requirement for human intervention.

But, the reality is you actually want to craft the process so that human time is more wisely invested in the aspects that matter in order to generate candidate advocacy, brand affiliation and enable outcomes such as quality of hire / time to productivity etc and not be absorbed by admin tasks.

Lee-Martin Seymour
CEO & Co-Founder, Xref
Find out more about Lee-Martin Seymour
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Unconference Session 1B - Are candidates ready for an all-digital experience?:
David Curry - Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Matthew Zammit - Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Are candidates ready for an all-digital experience?

Talent leaders are increasingly embracing digital to enhance candidate experience, brand, selection, recruiter productivity and insights. In this session CommBank will share their story in creating a seamless candidate experience and demonstrate why the customer (candidates and employees) must be at the centre of your talent strategy.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Unconference Session 1C - Everyone’s Got Talent:
Jacqui Martin - Langley Group

Everyone’s Got Talent

Everyone has strengths. This session explores a strengths-based approach that reaches beyond traditional talent strategies allowing you to discover hidden value, energy and potential. In this thought-provoking and practical session, you will:

  • Learn how strengths approaches are transforming talent acquisition and management
  • Discover why strengths matter and the latest evidence-based tools
  • Explore case study examples and gain tips to discover and get the most from people’s strengths
  • Discuss ways to gear your talent strategies to capitalise on strengths

After all, research shows that when people use their strengths they achieve results faster, feel more satisfied, energised and engaged and this drives them to go above and beyond because they are doing what they love and do best. Within a VUCA world, this boosts the capacity to bounce back and achieve higher levels of performance and resilience.

Jacqui Martin
Senior Consultant, Langley Group
Find out more about Jacqui Martin
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Unconference Session 2A - Rethinking Your Onboarding Process:
Alana Bennett - oOh! Media

Rethinking Your Onboarding Process

Onboarding should not be about how to complete new hire paperwork and onboarding tasks efficiently. Creating amazing first impressions is critical to employee engagement.

In this session, Alana will present a detailed case study showing how they re-designed and implemented an incredible new onboarding process.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Unconference Session 2B - Creating a Proactive Talent Acquisition model; how to optimise Talent Engagement to deliver quality hires on demand?:
Nick Bailey - LiveHire, Jon Bowker - KPMG

Creating a Proactive Talent Acquisition model; how to optimise Talent Engagement to deliver quality hires on demand?

LiveHire turns client databases into live Talent Communities, creating a unified source of quality talent on demand. Hear a real-life case study on how you can unlock the hidden potential of your database, employee network and employer brand to create a proactive recruitment model that delivers a diversity of talent, and best practice candidate experience.

Nick Bailey
Head of Talent Solutions, LiveHire
Find out more about Nick Bailey
Jon Bowker
National Talent Acquisition Manager, KPMG
Find out more about Jon Bowker
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Unconference Session 2C - Dealing with unfavourable feedback on social media:
Victoria Casey - Macquarie Telecom

Dealing with unfavourable feedback on social media

There are many thoughts on how you deal with poor dare I say crap candidate feedback. There are now many portals for candidates and ex employees to provide bad feedback including SEEK Company Profiles, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and many others. The point is how is it best to respond? Do you respond at all? Can you create business rules? Who is best to respond?

This session will explore these questions and come up with some ideas for you to consider.

Victoria Casey
Head of People & Culture, Macquarie Telecom
Find out more about Victoria Casey
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Unconference Session 3A - From Jigglypuffs to bots and snappy lenses.:
Paul Jacobs - Jobgram

From Jigglypuffs to bots and snappy lenses.

The fast-changing landscape of recruitment marketing.

Paul Jacobs
Creative Director, Jobgram
Find out more about Paul Jacobs
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Unconference Session 3B - Marketing hacks for recruiting teams:
Leela Srinivasan - Lever

Marketing hacks for recruiting teams

Recruitment and Marketing have long been on a collision course, and today many of the techniques and frameworks that marketers rely upon have increasing relevance in the recruitment space. Join Leela Srinivasan, Chief Marketing Officer at Lever, for a hands-on crash course in infusing your recruiting strategy with marketing best practices. We’ll cover concepts like personas and value prop development, driving awareness and consideration, attracting inbound candidates, and advocacy marketing.

Leela Srinivasan
Chief Marketing Officer, Lever
Find out more about Leela Srinivasan
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Unconference Session 3C - Putting the Candidate at the Centre of the Recruitment Process:
Trevor Vas - ATC Events

Putting the Candidate at the Centre of the Recruitment Process

Having undertaken a series of five workshops on this topic, Trevor will take you through some observations and share some “dos” and “don’ts”.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Afternoon Tea Break:

Networking is the heart of the ATC. We hope you use this break to talk to your peers, mingle with our partners, meet our speakers – and make new friends.

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
General Session - Fearless Forecast: Workforce 2017 and Beyond:
Kevin Wheeler - Future of Talent Institute

Fearless Forecast: Workforce 2017 and Beyond

You cannot afford to miss Kevin Wheeler’s traditional closing session as he focuses on several talent disruptors that will change the recruiting and talent management equation in 2017.

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Conference Day 2, Closing Remarks & Final Wrap Up:
Christine Connor - Coles, Trevor Vas - ATC Events

The 2016 MC will summarise the key take aways from the 10th annual ATC, and leave you ready to drive change within your organisation.

Christine Connor
Head of Talent Acquisition, Coles
Find out more about Christine Connor

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