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Automation I The Humane Recruiter I Talent Economy

A strong talent function is critical to the success of any organisation, but with the shift of work from permanent to gig, local to global and manual to automated, what does the new world of work actually look like and as recruiters,  where do we fit in? There are three forces dominating the talent conversation and the 11th Annual Australasian Talent Conference (ATC) 2017 is going to explore all of them.

Automation:  From search tools and application tracking systems to chatbots and algorithms, technology is automating more and more aspects of recruitment. Will we all be replaced? What will it be like to recruit in 5 and 15 years?  Emerging tools include augmented reality and interactive voice recognition, where you can simulate the work environment and search for candidates by simply asking a computer.  Understanding and exploring these tools and emerging technologies is vital to success. It’s critical for talent professionals to get ahead of the curve and understand how these tools can be used to benefit the business.

The Humane Recruiter:  Recruiting has always been about developing relationships with candidates. Corporations are struggling to provide an inclusive workplace to foster innovation, decision making and productivity. The key to success is to create wide and deep relationships to connect and engage candidates. It is about being authentic and responsive.  It is also about providing candidates with an engaging and smooth experience when learning about or applying and clearly showing them why they should work for your firm. Technology is essential to making this possible.

Talent Economy:  The world of work has morphed rapidly over the past decade. Talent is scattered around the globe. Value is in narrow skills on the one hand and in broad capabilities and potential on the other.  The distribution of work has moved away from regular employees to a potpourri of part-time, temporary, contract and consultant workers. The structure of organisations is changing – small is beautiful, but so is mega-large.  Where are we headed and how do recruiters fit in and thrive?

On the surface, these three separate drivers are working in parallel however, when you look closely, you’ll notice that they are all intrinsically linked.

Candidate discontent is rising.  They are loudly complaining about your job seeker experiences and the brand of the recruiter is being tarnished.  Could automating the basic and repetitive functions of the recruiter allow us the time we need as talent professionals to operate at the top of our skillset – to have the time and space required to be a genuine partner – the rise of The Humane Recruiter is made possible by automation! If talent is as we suggested, scattered around the globe, doesn’t technology play a major part in connecting us all? How do we though incorporate these remote and non-permanent employees into our culture?

It’s a fascinating time to be in Recruitment. This year’s ATC is designed to prepare you for a new era of Talent Management, to understand its accelerated drivers, adopt emerging tools and adapt to the next generation of talent roles and deliver on a new set of expectations. Join us.

 

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Agenda

Day 1: 21st June, 2017

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:
Kevin Wheeler - Future of Talent Institute, Kelly O’Shaughnessy - National Australia Bank

Kevin Wheeler along with Kelly O’Shaughnessy your Day 1 Conference MC will open up the eleventh annual Australasian Talent Conference (ATC).

Kelly O’Shaughnessy
Manager, Recruitment Branding & Marketing, Digital and Sourcing, National Australia Bank
Find out more about Kelly O’Shaughnessy
8:45 am - 9:30 am
Keynote Session - The Cult Of Work:
Todd Wheatland - King Content

The Cult Of Work

The sheer volume of social media noise makes it increasingly hard for companies to ‘stand out’ – and ways of getting ‘free’ visibility have largely dried up.

This has prompted a major re-think from many organisations, to get back to basics and focus on the new overlap between employer brand, the personal brands of employees, and the renewed power of employee advocacy.

The most successful brands are instead starting from the ‘inside’ – understanding and engaging existing employees, and leveraging the strength of those relationships to attract new talent into the organisation.

And they’re applying marketing strategy and a suite of tools to make it happen at scale.

Todd Wheatland
Author & Global Head of Strategy, King Content
Find out more about Todd Wheatland
9:30 am - 10:15 am
General Session - Transformational Talent: Portrait of the High-Potential Workforce:
Mark Reilly - Indeed

Transformational Talent: Portrait of the High-Potential Workforce

What if you could look beyond standard recruiting assessments to identify more candidates with a high potential to transform your organisation? Join us for a new look at the traits and behaviours of exceptional employees who inspire teams and invigorate businesses. We’ll share how you can use Indeed tools and data to identify top performers and apply these insights to craft inbound recruiting strategies that attract transformational talent.

Mark Reilly
Product Evangelist, Indeed
Find out more about Mark Reilly
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Morning Tea & Coffee 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 - 12:00 pm
World Café Roundtables:
Jo Vohland - ATC Events & Media

World Café Roundtables

The World Café adds a new dimension 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 intimate roundtable discussions.

How does it work?

There will be 3 x 15 minutes rounds. 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.

Jo Vohland
Director of Sponsorships & Marketing, ATC Events & Media
Find out more about Jo Vohland
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
General Session - The Secret to Successful Innovation:
Colleen Cuthbert - Award Winning HR Executive

The Secret to Successful Innovation

Innovation requires creativity and, more importantly, a structure and methodology to consolidate and implement your ideas. This session will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to harness all your brilliant ideas into an actionable plan so you can transform your Talent Management process into an industry leading practice.

12:45 pm - 1:45 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

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Workshop 1A - Redesigning the Role of Recruitment in a Talent-Centric Way:
Rebecca Houghton - Australia Post

Redesigning the Role of Recruitment in a Talent-Centric Way

Moving your Internal Recruitment Function to be Talent Management oriented will add more value to your organisation

Rebecca’s interactive talk will consider the following questions:

  • Why start on the inside?
  • What does Recruitment really know about Recruitment anyway?
  • What does a talent without boundaries approach mean to your function?
Rebecca Houghton
Group Manager, Resourcing & Careers, Australia Post
Find out more about Rebecca Houghton
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Workshop 1B - Humane Recruiting with Video & Voice Interviewing:
Grant Burrall - Montage

Humane Recruiting with Video & Voice Interviewing

Offering candidates, recruitment teams, and hiring managers a personalised, relevant way of engagement where candidates love the experience, recruiters love the attraction, and managers love the speed. Using design thinking, this workshop will show how your technology and your process can be harmonised to design truly candidate-centric process.

Grant Burrall
Head of Strategic Partnerships & International Sales, Montage
Find out more about Grant Burrall
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Workshop 1C - Lessons from the big screen:
Katie Finlayson - IBM

Lessons from the big screen – How Box Office hit “Hidden Figures” inspired a modern day approach to promoting Women in STEM

Inspired by Fox’s no 1 hit movie “Hidden Figures”, IBM launched its own campaign to celebrate women in STEM careers.

This initiative, which coincided with International Women’s Day on 8th March 2017 was a fabulous opportunity to showcase the variety of STEM careers in IBM. What started as a great idea quickly went viral with schools and universities asking to show this short film to their students. IBM has a rich history of equal opportunities for women.

Join the leader of this campaign Katie Finlayson and find out how she brought together the talents of HR, Communication and Marketing to show women that technology isn’t just for the boys.

Katie Finlayson
Head of Marketing, IBM
Find out more about Katie Finlayson
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Workshop 2A - Predictive Analytics for Recruiters:
Kevin Wheeler - Future of Talent Institute

Predictive Analytics for Recruiters

This workshop will give you an overview of Big Data and Analytics and provide you with some practical methods to get started or improve what you are already doing.

You will learn how to get data that is useful for analytics, the difference between descriptive and predictive analytics, how to use predictive analytics to improve your recruiting activities and where it can best be applied, and steps to get started. There will be examples of what leading organisations are doing and how they have incorporated predictive analytics into their recruiting strategy.

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Workshop 2B - It’s only words…or is it?:
Cathy Riach - BAE Systems Australia

It’s only words…or is it?

If you ask the Bee Gees, they’ll tell you that “It’s only words” but words do matter and some words matter more than others.  How we advertise and how we describe ourselves through branding makes a difference (no matter what the Bee Gees say!). The session will provide attendees with practical tips on how to improve the impact of words used in recruitment and the benefits of more inclusive language.

Cathy Riach
Recruitment & Resourcing Manager, BAE Systems Australia
Find out more about Cathy Riach
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Workshop 2C:

Workshop Session details to come.

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Tea & Coffee 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.
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
General Session:

General Session details to come.

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Conference Day 1 Closing Remarks:

Kelly O’Shaughnessy, ATC2017’s MC will close off Conference Day 1, with competition winners being announced on stage by the Sponsors and Exhibitors.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Party Time!:

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.

6:00 pm -
End of Conference Day 1:

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Day 2: 22nd June, 2017

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Conference Registration:

The ATC conference registration desk opens from 8:00am. 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
Day 2 Welcome Remarks:

Day 2’s Conference MC will welcome attendees back to the eleventh annual ATC event.

8:45 am - 9:30 am
Keynote Session - Enhancing Candidate Experience and Brand Attachment:
Sue Langley - Langley Group

Enhancing Candidate Experience and Brand Attachment

Lessons From Neuroscience and Positive Psychology

Humans are social and emotional beings, and a positive connection with people in the company can make the difference between a candidate promoting or resenting the brand.

Our brains are designed to perceive negative interpersonal experiences such as a stressful interview or perfunctory, impersonal rejection as a threat. This can trigger the flight or fight response and actively cause candidates to avoid the brand. On the other hand, when recruiters or HR leaders create a positive and authentic connection with candidates, they trigger the reward mechanisms of the brain leaving candidates with positive feelings even if they are not successful in securing the job.

This thought-provoking and inspiring explores:

  • Why HR leaders and recruiters should care about candidate personalisation and relationships
  • How the brain responds to different experiences and messages during recruitment (and beyond)
  • What you can do to create a positive, rewarding and personal experience for candidates whether they are successful or not
  • Fresh approaches leading organisations are applying to attract and engage diverse candidates based on the latest research in brain science and positive psychology.
Sue Langley
Speaker, Master Trainer, Global Consultant, Langley Group
Find out more about Sue Langley
9:30 am - 10:15 am
General Session:

General Session details to come.

10:15 am - 10:45 am
Morning Tea & Coffee 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
Panel Session - HR and Recruitment Expert Panel:
Lee-Martin Seymour - Xref

HR and Recruitment Expert Panel 

Every sector has its own unique challenges, however, at the heart of any organisation, the key priorities remain the same – ensuring productivity and an optimal service for end users by finding, securing and retaining the best people to be successful.

Xref recently conducted research to demonstrate just how serious this issue is. The survey, which included responses from 1,000 Australian jobseekers, highlighted the alarming number of people willing to deceive potential employers.

So, what were the key findings and what do they mean for you? Join our HR and Recruitment expert panel for this broad and interactive discussion.

Lee-Martin Seymour
CEO & Co-Founder, Xref
Find out more about Lee-Martin Seymour
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Innovation Lab:
Jo Vohland - ATC Events & Media

The HR Technology showcase that 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.

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

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Breakout Session 1A - Early Adopter Findings:
David Macciocca - VideoMyJob

Early Adopter Findings

Have you heard?  Video job ads are the new black. Talent trailblazers have been quick to pilot video job ads in their TA function and in this session we’ll be sharing the findings of these pilot programs from over a dozen brands including Australia Post, BUPA, Amazon and more!  Join us as we cover:

  • Real life examples of T/A environments & agencies who have introduced video into their workflow
  • Did video reduce the time to hire, improve quality and connect people to their brand?
  • Statistics on video job performance vs text ads
  • VidBoost – what is it, and how does it target specific candidates for you?
  • How organisations have used video to build diversity
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Breakout Session 1B - Recruiting Silicon Valley Talent for the most remote city in the world:
Stan Rolfe - HealthEngine

Recruiting Silicon Valley Talent for the most remote city in the world.

HealthEngine is a software development company based in Perth. Its mission ‘to make healthcare more accessible’ will change the way you and I manage and interact with our health system. Finding talent to meet this challenge isn’t easy. This session will walk through our challenges, our process, and our journey to mars.

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Breakout Session 1C - Changing the game in attracting Specialist Talent:
Liz Waldock - Sportsbet

Changing the game in attracting Specialist Talent

Not every Thought Leader has people leadership potential but many can be the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at Sportsbet. Recruiting MVPs means creating new rules and looking at the candidate proposition differently. Liz has responsibility for both Talent Acquisition and Talent Management at Sportsbet, enabling her to constantly blend these to deliver a holistic talent strategy for specialist capability.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Breakout Session 2A:

Breakout Session details to come.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Breakout Session 2B - #leadthechange:
Carol Corzo - Bupa Australia & New Zealand

#leadthechange 

In a world of increasing automation, complexity and uncertainly in business; it is important for talent professionals to feel empowered to influence and drive compelling change through authentic leadership.  We can in fact #leadthechange through the concept of the Humane Recruiter beyond a great candidate experience, and drive programmes in our sphere of influence whether it be in business or community.

Listen to how Bupa has taken a lead role in industry in the development of its Reconciliation Employment Strategy and the development of a careers in health & care programme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; which started with the Humane Recruiter in mind.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Breakout Session 2C:

Breakout Session details to come.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Afternoon Tea & Coffee 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 2018 and Beyond:
Kevin Wheeler - Future of Talent Institute

Fearless Forecast: Workforce 2018 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 2018.

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Conference Closing Remarks & Competition Winners Announced:

ATC2017’s Day 2 Conference MC will close off the eleventh ATC, with the final competition winners being announced on stage by the Sponsors and Exhibitors.

4:30 pm -
END OF 11th ANNUAL AUSTRALASIAN TALENT CONFERENCE (ATC):

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