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The Event For Organisations Managing A Contingent Workforce In Australia

The Rise of the Freelancer – Using Technology to Gain Greater Control & Demonstrate an ROI

This is our fourth Contingent Workforce Conference (CWF) and while the market has moved forward many issues remain the same but have just become more complex.

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What is new is that we are seeing an increased use of Freelancers.  That is, Statement of Work Contractors who can be readily procured to substitute for expensive consulting resources.  These can be procured from a variety of sources but need to be managed just like all other Contingent Resources.

We are also seeing many organisations implementing and using Vendor Management System (VMS) technology and trying new Contingent Workforce Models.  There is an increased competition for Contingent Resources as organisations have demands for similar skills and technologies.   We are seeing an unprecedented number of large organisations implementing a consolidated contingent workforce, able to be supplied in a consistent way with agreed rates and margins, and importantly with minimised risks.

Yes, the market is commencing to mature but still has a very long way to go.  That elusive On-Demand Workforce where you have access to skills when required rather than paying for them all the time is closer, but still not here.

This year’s event has been designed for both organisations starting out and those who are on the way to getting the basics right.  Both have in common wanting to improve the supply chain and management of the contingent labour for the least cost and risk.

In terms of people, this event is targeted at Recruitment and Procurement Professionals.  So, what’s in store for 2015? This year’s topics have been guided by attendee feedback and include:

  • Streamlining and Automating the Supply and Management of the Contingent Workforce
  • The Future Workforce & How We Get There
  • Understanding Your Workforce. What’s Best to Insource? What’s Best to Outsource?
  • Looking Back On The Workforce of 2012, Looking Forward to The Workforce of 2022
  • Lessons And Insights From Leading Organisations including:
    • Creating Compelling Business Cases that Work First Time
    • The Key Steps to Undertaking a Contingent Workforce Audit
    • Steps you MUST in the first 6 months to get the best ROI from your VMS
    • KPIs your Contingent Workforce Model must hit in Year 1 & 2

We guarantee a conference format that is participative and practical with plenty of opportunity to share ideas. Plus you’ll gain valuable insights from the impressive line-up of subject matter experts set to speak this year.

We also guarantee to provide in one place, technology that you can see and touch, experienced consultants and practitioners who have implemented contingent workforce models, and importantly networking to exchange ideas to solve business problems.

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Agenda

Day 1: 22nd September, 2015

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:
Trevor Vas - ATC Events, Shane Little - Hays Talent Solutions

Our 2015 MC’s will open the 4th Annual Contingent Workforce Conference.

8:45 am - 9:30 am
General Session - Centralise Your Contingent Workforce Model and Avoid Maverick Spend and Cowboy Activity:
Dean Tulloch - IBM

Centralise Your Contingent Workforce Model and Avoid Maverick Spend and Cowboy Activity

Processes and people do follow structure!  If structure is all the people, positions, procedures, processes, culture and technology, then if you create a centralised model you create order.  This will require technology, business analytics and an interface of workforce composition/planning to make this work.  Dean Tulloch will discuss how he has considered these elements at Telstra to create a structure that will transform their Contingent Workforce Model.

  • You need a centrally managed model – otherwise you get maverick spend and cowboy activity
  • It needs to be underpinned by technology. Why?  If it’s not you can’t get:
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics. And if you don’t do that you can’t:
  • Inform a Strategic Workforce Planning process. If you don’t have SWP, you can’t:
  • Make decisions on your blended workforce.

But if you have all of this – or most of it – you are on your way to: an optimised Labour model.

Dean Tulloch
Senior Category Lead, IBM
Find out more about Dean Tulloch
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Panel Session - The Future Workforce & How We Get There:
Trevor Vas - ATC Events, Kevin Wheeler - Future of Talent Institute, Simon Townsend - Allegis Global Solutions (AGS), Peter Oreb - CXC Global

The Future Workforce & How We Get There

Much has been written about the future workforce composition.  There are many forecasts about the increase in contingent labour, the use of freelancers, the increase in automation and robotics.

These trends will impact organisations in different ways based on the types of industries and their agility and ability to implement change.  These experts will each provide their view of the future workforce.  They will then each lead a round table to discuss how organisations will implement the changes.  This will be an interactive session where you will get a real chance to understand the future and how it will impact you.

10:15 am - 11:00 am
General Session - Does Your Culture Prevent You From Hiring The Optimum Resource?:
Stuart Elliott - Suncorp Group

Does Your Culture Prevent You From Hiring The Optimum Resource?

Many organisations are stuck in certain paradigms about workers. These beliefs can be based on things like, “the CEO doesn’t like contractors”, “we’ve always hired permanent staff” or “permanent staff are more loyal and provide better value”.  These beliefs do not represent market reality and in fact can hinder your organisation from acquiring the best talent for that job, project, or team.

Additionally, as organisations are getting more project centric and looking for agility, the type or resource hired can have a significant impact on these goals as well.

In this session, Stuart will discuss his considerations in hiring the workforce of the future. Delegates will learn how to balance the contingent and permanent workforce to create optimum results for all stakeholders, and create lasting success.

Stuart Elliott
Executive Manager, Workforce Strategy & Design, Suncorp Group
Find out more about Stuart Elliott
11:00 am - 11:30 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.

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
World Café Roundtables:
Shane Little - Hays Talent Solutions

The World Café is a great way for delegates to network and create relationships. It provides an open forum for delegates to have their say, share their ideas and gain a practical understanding of the subject matter via a series of intimate roundtable discussions.

How does it work?

Each topic will be hosted on a separate table and participants are encouraged to select and move around to a table of their choice. There will be 3 x 20 min rounds and a 15 minute wrap-up. Some tables will have a set topic and some tables will be wild card tables where delegates can raise topics that are of interest to them.

Here’s a list of topics we will challenge you with:

  1. What Contingent Workforce Model is best for you
  2. Engaging the C-suite executives in contingent workforce management
  3. What is procurement’s role in the operation a contingent workforce solution?
  4. Freelancers vs Contractors – who wins?
  5. Can you create your own contingent workforce market?
  6. Are the competitive skills of tomorrow more aligned to a contingent world?
Shane Little
Managing Director Australia/NZ, Hays Talent Solutions
Find out more about Shane Little
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Networking Lunch:

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.

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Foundation Stream Unconference - How Procurement Develops Sustainable Contingent Workforce Models:
Dean Tulloch - IBM

How Procurement Develops Sustainable Contingent Workforce Models

Procurement is key in understanding and managing the success of the supply chain of the Contingent Workforce.  This is an area that has multitude of stakeholders including HR, Recruitment, Business Users of Contingent Supply, existing contractors, consultants, recruitment agents and RPOs, MSP suppliers and prospective vendors.

Getting the best outcome possible for the organisation is the number one priority. Defining and executing this is what Dean Tulloch specialises in, having undertaken this for NAB, ANZ and now Telstra.  Dean will discuss the key methodology he uses to create success and what this will mean to the different stakeholders.

Dean Tulloch
Senior Category Lead, IBM
Find out more about Dean Tulloch
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Advanced Stream Unconference - Getting The Most Out Of Your VMS/FMS:
Toni Jackson - Fieldglass

Getting The Most Out Of Your VMS/FMS

Many organisations have purchased a CMS but use the basic functions.  This session will look at how you can extend the use of your VMS to gain additional efficiencies and workforce productivity.

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Foundation Stream Unconference - Case Study - Implementing a VMS at the ATO:
Toni Jackson - Fieldglass

Case Study – Implementing a VMS at the ATO

The ATO has been live on Field Glass for 12 months.  Toni will walk you through the key steps that the ATO have taken and what has been achieved in this time frame.

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Advanced Stream Unconference - Is Your Contingent Workforce Misclassified?:
Shane Little - Hays Talent Solutions

Is Your Contingent Workforce Misclassified?

Understanding your contingent workforce composition is important to understand how compliant your organisation is in relation to its statutory and regulatory requirements.

This session will provide clues and ideas on how you can review your workforce and calculate any associated risks.

Shane Little
Managing Director Australia/NZ, Hays Talent Solutions
Find out more about Shane Little
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Foundation Stream Unconference - Major Considerations For Selecting a VMS:
Toni Jackson - Fieldglass, Marios Demetriou - Hays Talent Solutions

Major Considerations For Selecting a VMS

Understanding the major considerations in selecting and operating a VMS is top of mind for organisations operating a contingent workforce function.

In this Unconference session, delegates will discuss which features of a VMS they should look for, and how to make an informed decision that meets their organisations needs.

Points of discussion include:

  • What is a VMS?
  • Key VMS modules and why you need them
  • Various examples of how a VMS may be implemented
Marios Demetriou
Client Services Director, Hays Talent Solutions
Find out more about Marios Demetriou
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Advanced Stream Unconference - Safeguards at Work: Simple legal steps to limit contingent workforce risk:
Elizabeth Aitken - TressCox Lawyers

Safeguards at Work: Simple legal steps to limit contingent workforce risk

The use of contingent labour comes with myriad benefits.  Among these is flexible and on-demand access to professionals and experts. However these contingent workers often have access to an organisation’s most precious resources, including trade secrets, intellectual property, confidential information and direct contact with customers.

This session explores how users and suppliers of contingent labour solutions alike can implement simple and effective legal safeguards to protect their businesses from:

  • IP and CI theft
  • conflicts of interest
  • liability for inducing breach of contract from a range of protective covenants
Elizabeth Aitken
Associate - Employment, IR & Workplace Safety, TressCox Lawyers
Find out more about Elizabeth Aitken
3:15 pm - 3:45 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.

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Foundation Stream Unconference - Measuring Your RPO or CMO’s Performance:

Measuring Your RPO or CMO’s Performance

What metrics really matter when you’re measuring your RPO or CMO performance?

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Advanced Stream Unconference - What You Should Get When You Move Into The Second Phase Of Your RPO/CMO Relationship?:

What You Should Get When You Move Into The Second Phase Of Your RPO/CMO Relationship?

Once your RPO is implemented and operational, what should you be looking for to move this to the next step?

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
General Session - Looking Back On The Workforce of 2012, Looking Forward to The Workforce of 2022:
Kevin Wheeler - Future of Talent Institute

Looking Back On The Workforce of 2012, Looking Forward to The Workforce of 2022

Over the next five to ten years`, the future of work will be quite different to the one we know today, and very different from the world we knew in 2012. Kevin will close the Conference with a look back on the predictions he made back in 2012 and give an insightful perspective of the workforce trends set to shape organisations in 2022. This is one session you won’t want to miss!

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Conference Day 1, Closing Remarks:
Trevor Vas - ATC Events, Shane Little - Hays Talent Solutions

The 2015 MC’s will wrap up the Day 1’s key take aways.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Networking Reception:

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.

Day 2: 23rd September, 2015

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:
Trevor Vas - ATC Events, Shane Little - Hays Talent Solutions

Our 2015 MC’s will open Day 2 of the 4th Annual Contingent Workforce Conference.

8:45 am - 9:30 am
Keynote Session - Freelancer.com Partners With NASA, Can They Partner With You?:
Joe Griston - Freelancer.com

Freelancer.com Partners With NASA, Can They Partner With You?

Freelancer.com is an online outsourcing and crowd sourcing marketplace that connects businesses and employers to a global, flexible workforce with over 16 million users worldwide. They have recently announced an exciting partnership with NASA to crowd source some of the most complex problems being faced by astronauts on the cutting edge of space exploration.

Director of People & Talent, Joe Griston will provide an overview of this project and also discuss how large organisations can make use of Freelancer types of services to resource small to large scale projects.

Joe Griston
Director of People & Talent, Freelancer.com
Find out more about Joe Griston
9:30 am - 10:15 am
General Session - Case Study - From Chaos to Efficiency to Competitive Advantage:
Keith Wilkinson - Origin Energy, Peter Oreb - CXC Global

From Chaos to Efficiency to Competitive Advantage

Origin Energy established an innovative Contingent Workforce Model in 2012 and created significant process efficiencies and cost savings.  The model was shaky to start with but stabilized and now has recently been reviewed and taken to the next level.  Keith and Peter will discuss the journey and provide insights into lessons learnt and where Origin Energy will take the model in the future.  The key question to consider in this presentation is: what can you learn to shortcut this process?

Keith Wilkinson
General Manager P&C - Operations, Resourcing & People Services, Origin Energy
Find out more about Keith Wilkinson
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Panel Session - The Blended Workforce: Myth or Reality?:
Kevin Wheeler - Future of Talent Institute, Shane Little - Hays Talent Solutions, Susan Howse - ManpowerGroup, Darren Morris - CXC Global A/NZ

The Blended Workforce: Myth or Reality?

One of the biggest challenges facing large organisations today is how to manage a ‘blended’ workforce. In 2015, few companies are able to operate with permanent employees alone. The use of independent contractors alongside permanent employees has become the workplace norm for many, but just how ‘blended’ are they?

In this panel discussion, Shane Little, Operations Director, Hays Talent Solutions ANZ, Susan Howse, General Manager, ManpowerGroup Solutions and Darren Morris, Director of Client Services ANZ, CXC Global will debate on whether you can truly blend your workforce to deliver cost, flexibility and agility to your organisation.

Shane Little
Managing Director Australia/NZ, Hays Talent Solutions
Find out more about Shane Little
Susan Howse
General Manager Human Resources & ManpowerGroup Solutions, ManpowerGroup
Find out more about Susan Howse
Darren Morris
Director of Client Services, CXC Global A/NZ
Find out more about Darren Morris
11:00 am - 11:30 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.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Foundation Stream Workshop - Implementing your Contingent Workforce Solution:
Trevor Vas - ATC Events

Implementing your Contingent Workforce Solution:  What Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong (unless you follow these simple steps)

You have agreed the Contingent Workforce Model, Stakeholders have signed off the business case,  you have selected your suppliers and technology.  Ready, Set, Go – you are ready to implement.

Implementing the Contingent Workforce Solution moves the state of play from an idea to reality.  As with any major initiative, your approach to Change Management will have a negative or positive impact on the success of the project.

Considerations:

  • Will your existing suppliers play ball?
  • Who are your existing contractors?  Are they critical to the business?
  • Are there any risky ‘legacy’ contracts in place?  Will moving these contractors into a more governed model cause claims for employee or leave entitlements?
  • What about the Hiring Managers?  Are they really on board?
  • Big Bang or Phased Implementation?
  • Do you have a rock solid project sponsor to stand behind you?

This workshop will provide you with some tactics and insights into how to approach implementing your contingent workforce solution successfully.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Advanced Stream Workshop - Year 2 Next Steps of the Contingent Workforce Model:
Stuart Elliott - Suncorp Group

Year 2 Next Steps of the Contingent Workforce Model

This session will look at lessons learnt from 12 months operating an RPO Contingent Workforce Model and look at next steps in the models development.

Stuart Elliott
Executive Manager, Workforce Strategy & Design, Suncorp Group
Find out more about Stuart Elliott
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Foundation Stream Workshop - How to develop a business case to implement a best practice contingent model:
Trevor Vas - ATC Events

How to develop a business case to implement a best practice contingent model

Developing a business case for your contingent labour is a step on the critical path to implementing your contingent workforce solution. The business case can be short form, long form based on complete data, or based on samples and your best guesses. This session will consider each style and help you decide what’s right for you.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Advanced Stream Workshop - Creating Leverage And Competitive Opportunity From Your Existing Contingent Workforce Model:
Darren Morris - CXC Global A/NZ

Creating Leverage And Competitive Opportunity From Your Existing Contingent Workforce Model

Many organisations are moving beyond efficiency to create a quality and competitive contingent workforce. Why? Because these further improvements can offer immense cost savings, reduces risk and improves productivity.

Achieving these improvements requires working with procurement, HR, finance, and vendors.

In this workshop delegates will learn next phase opportunities to improve their contingent strategy, processes and technology.

Darren Morris
Director of Client Services, CXC Global A/NZ
Find out more about Darren Morris
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Conference Day 2, Closing Remarks:
Trevor Vas - ATC Events, Shane Little - Hays Talent Solutions

The 2015 MC will summarise the key take aways from the 4th annual CWF, and leave you ready to drive change within your organisation.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Networking Lunch:

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.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Choose Your Own Solution:

Choose Your Own Solution

The vendor hall will be open all afternoon for delegates to gain more information and view demonstrations of various technology and vendor solutions.

3:45 pm -
Conference Close:

End of the 4th annual Contingent Workforce Conference 2015.

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