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Contingent Workforce Conference 2016 – The Rise of the Gig Workforce

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The Gig Workforce is here! These freelancers move from project to project inspired by the freedom to work where they want, when they want and for how much they want. It’s not just UBER drivers or part-time bloggers that are gig workers, in fact in 2015, 32% of Australians participated in some kind of freelance work and it’s predicted to rise. Globally, it’s a $300 billion exercise procuring non-employee workers. New technologies and online contractor marketplaces have arisen and laws are changing to accommodate the new style of worker.

Even for the most mature contingent function, the landscape is changing. It is critical now more than ever that all businesses prepare themselves for the dawn of a ‘new world of work’.

Who should attend?

Talent Acquisition Leaders, Contingent Workforce Recruiters and Procurement Managers.

Why attend?

There’s something for everyone at #CWF2016, whether you have a mature contingent function, are evolving or just starting on your journey. Key reasons to attend include:

  • Understanding the Gig Economy and how it impacts you. New innovations and technologies are changing the way organisations are accessing and managing the contingent workforce.  Attitudes to contingent work are changing. What will you do and how will you manage this change at your organisation?
  • There’s a drive to gain a total view of the existing and potential workforce to improve decision making. How will you gain this view and provide reports to the executive?
  • Cost and risk reduction while gaining efficiency is still on the agenda for many organisations. How can you improve and simplify the supply chain for Contingent Workers?

It’s also an opportunity to engage with peers who face similar challenges and goals and to collaborate, share and learn!

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Agenda

Day 1: 27th September, 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 - 9:00 am
Conference Open, Welcome Remarks:
Shane Little - Hays Talent Solutions, Kevin Wheeler - Future of Talent Institute

Our 2016 MC’s will open the 5th Annual Contingent Workforce Conference.

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Keynote Session - Establishing & Evolving Contingent Workforce Models:
Alan Wilkerson - Cleanaway

Establishing and Evolving Contingent Workforce Models

Alan Wilkerson is a Strategic Procurement Manager who has developed, implemented and evolved Contingent Workforce Models at the NAB and now Cleanaway. Over the past eight years Alan has seen new Contingent Workforce Models and technologies emerge. This session will discuss the different approaches that Alan has taken and importantly outline the key lessons learnt. By understanding these lessons, you can improve or fast track the implementation of your organisation’s Contingent Workforce Solution.

Alan Wilkerson
Strategic Procurement Manager, Cleanaway
Find out more about Alan Wilkerson
9:45 am - 11:15 am
World Café Session:
Trevor Vas - ATC Events

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 at their own discretion, or at the end of each round. There will be 3 x 20 min rounds and a wrap-up.

Some topics include:

  1. A recruiterless recruitment agency.  Are we ready for the world of digital hiring platforms that remove the recruiter and put the power back in your hands?
  2. Using Technology to Manage SOW and Outsourcing
  3. Building your Contingent Workforce Business Case
  4. Establishing Contingent Workforce Metrics and KPIs
  5. Mitigating Risk in a Contingent Workforce
  6. Turning Analytics into Insight and Insight into Action
  7. Is Statement of Work a challenge or an opportunity? Practical solutions to understand and manage SoW spend
  8. The Evolving Role of MSPs – From Managing Programs to Offering Strategic Advice
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Morning Tea Break - Hosted by Nvoi:

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.

Hosted by Nvoi

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11:45 am - 12:30 pm
General Session - Using your contingent workforce to create a sustainable competitive advantage - AECOM Connect:
Warwick Absolon - AECOM

Using your contingent workforce to create a sustainable competitive advantage – AECOM Connect

Warwick Absolon is the Innovation and Technology Manager at AECOM – ANZ. Warwick is championing a project to improve the way that AECOM views and engages its contingent workforce. New systems, processes and behaviours are allowing AECOM to stay aligned with market and customer expectations. Warwick is building diverse, fit-for-purpose project teams by embracing flexible engagement models to attract and engage valuable workforce segments, including return-to-work mothers, older workers and part timers.

Warwick will share the opportunities and pitfalls common when adopting new workforce practices within a large enterprise. This session will discuss AECOM’s partnership with Adepto, the current “pilot project” and key lessons learnt so far. You’ll receive real time insight from someone driving change from within.

Warwick Absolon
Innovation & Technology Manager - ANZ, AECOM
Find out more about Warwick Absolon
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Panel Session - Maximising the Benefits and Minimising the Risks of the GIG Workforce:
Duncan Hills - Freelancer.com, Charles Cameron - Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA), Rohan Geddes - PwC, Thomas Amos - Sidekicker

Maximising the Benefits and Minimising the Risks of the GIG Workforce

There are both risks and benefits for organisations in using the GIG workforce. There are also a number of different mediums that can be used to access this workforce. This panel of experts will discuss the value of different approaches and then discuss potential issues and considerations.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Networking Lunch - Hosted by Nvoi:

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.

Hosted by Nvoi

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2:15 pm - 2:55 pm
Foundation Stream Session 1 - Minimising Contingent Workforce Risk:
Elizabeth Aitken - TressCox Lawyers

Minimising Contingent Workforce Risk

Legal risk is a key consideration in employing the contingent workforce. This session will examine the key risk and provide advice on how to avoid them.

Elizabeth Aitken
Associate - Employment, IR & Workplace Safety, TressCox Lawyers
Find out more about Elizabeth Aitken
2:15 pm - 2:55 pm
Advanced Stream Session 1 - How organisations can augment their workforce by accessing the GIG economy quickly:
Dr Susan Entwisle - Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

How organisations can augment their workforce by accessing the GIG economy quickly

Dr. Susan Entwisle of HPE Enterprise Services will discuss how platforms such as UpWork, Freelancer, and Toptal provide quick access to the gig economy and allow organisations to scale their workforce, be agile, and access high-quality talent at competitive cost.

Dr Susan Entwisle
Distinguished Technologist, Executive Director, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Find out more about Dr Susan Entwisle
2:55 pm - 3:35 pm
Foundation Stream Session 2 - The Future of Contingent Workforce Management, Today. A Case Study from CXC Global and Viva Energy:
Nick Jones - Viva Energy Australia

The Future of Contingent Workforce Management, Today. A Case Study from CXC Global and Viva Energy

With a vision to streamline costs, management and remuneration accuracy of their contingent workforce, Viva Energy moved to a strategic contractor management solution. Powered by CXC Global’s vendor neutral VMS, the result for Viva have been impressive. In this session, you will hear from Nick Jones and learn about the power of Viva Energy’s quantifiable, efficiently managed contingent workforce.

2:55 pm - 3:35 pm
Advanced Stream Session 2 - Making workplaces more freelance-friendly:
Antonia Mochan - Freelance Australia

Making workplaces more freelance-friendly

Work is changing. The gig economy is growing and more anymore workplaces will find themselves with a mix of permanent and freelance staff. What does this mean for workplaces, and for the people that work in them? Antonia Mochan, co-founder of Freelance Australia, will explore some of the workplace challenges of the gig economy. Freelance Australia is a not-for-profit organisation representing the collective interests of Australian freelancers, contractors and independent workers and helping a smooth transition to a new Future of Work.

3:35 pm - 4:15 pm
Foundation Stream Session 3 - Top talent, on-demand: Justifying your just-in-time workforce:
Bridget Loudon - Expert360

Top talent, on-demand: Justifying your just-in-time workforce

The gig economy is reshaping businesses and it’s our role to plan and respond accordingly in order to keep up.  Retaining the status-quo is not an option!

But how do you explain the new future of work to your company, know what is right for your organisation and justify the tools and processes needed in order for you to succeed?  In this session, Bridget will share with you:

  • How to determine the right level of ‘on-demand’ talent for your organisation
  • How to create a Business Case to justify your new on-demand workforce
Bridget Loudon
Chief Executive Officer, Expert360
Find out more about Bridget Loudon
3:35 pm - 4:15 pm
Advanced Stream Session 3 - Wembley Stadium Partners with Hays and TempBuddy on a Massive Contingent Project:
Matthew Dickason - Global Managing Director

Wembley Stadium Partners with Hays and TempBuddy on a Massive Contingent Project

Matthew Dickason the Global Managing Director for Hays Talent Solutions is a global subject matter expert on all things Contingent. Recently Matthew’s team at Hays Talent Solutions, used TempBuddy to staff a massive contingent project at Webley Stadium. This is the way many large contingent volume projects will operate in the future. Matthew will talk about why TempBuddy and the difference this technology made as well as the lessons learnt from this project.

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Afternoon Tea Break - Hosted by Nvoi:

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.

Hosted by Nvoi

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4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
General Session - The law and the on-demand economy workforce: day of reckoning:
Nick Duggal - TressCox Lawyers, Elizabeth Aitken - TressCox Lawyers

The law and the on-demand economy workforce: day of reckoning

Technology has revolutionised how consumers can engage labour.  Drivers, couriers, handymen and food delivery are now only a tap away. The law in now ready to render its judgement on this workforce.

Several groundbreaking test cases locally and internationally are scheduled to test whether workers such as Uber drivers or Deliveroo riders are employees at law.  This raft of decisions will have profound implications for the on-demand economy.

This presentation will provide a crucial update on how the law is now approaching on-demand economy workers.  The presentation will contain crucial information on how to best engage labour in the on-demand economy, and the inherent risks and what to expect in the future.  Join us for this timely, informative and robust debate with seasoned legal professionals who have dedicated expertise in this specialised area of law.

Nick Duggal
Partner - Employment, IR & Workplace Safety, TressCox Lawyers
Find out more about Nick Duggal
Elizabeth Aitken
Associate - Employment, IR & Workplace Safety, TressCox Lawyers
Find out more about Elizabeth Aitken
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Conference Day 1, Closing Remarks:
Shane Little - Hays Talent Solutions, Trevor Vas - ATC Events

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

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Networking Reception - Hosted by Nvoi:

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.

Hosted by Nvoi

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Day 2: 28th September, 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:
Shane Little - Hays Talent Solutions, Trevor Vas - ATC Events

Our 2016 MC’s will open Day 2 of the 5th Annual Contingent Workforce Conference.

8:45 am - 9:30 am
General Session - There’s no longer a war on talent. It’s now a race.:
Mark Rowlands - Nvoi

There’s no longer a war on talent. It’s now a race.

With the rise of the independent worker comes rise of the skills economy, where organisations can manage top talent on demand.

You don’t need a middleman to order you a taxi. In the new world of work, a 40 day turnaround won’t cut it either.

Are you ready for the new world of work? Meet Nvoi. We make work flow.

Mark Rowlands
Founder & Executive Director, Nvoi
Find out more about Mark Rowlands
9:30 am - 10:15 am
General Session - A well-managed, cost-efficient contract workforce:
Gemma Allen - Medibank, Peter Oreb - CXC Global

A well-managed, cost-efficient contract workforce: Don’t believe it’s possible? Hear what CXC Global and Medibank have achieved.

Medibank had started to make changes to how they managed their contingent workers but they knew there was room for improvement. In this session Gemma Allen, Head of Organisational Development of Medibank, along with Peter Oreb from CXC Global, will discuss how engaging CXC Global’s MSP solution, has seen Medibank achieve significant cost savings across their entire contractor population, amongst a host of other benefits.

Gemma Allen
Head of Organisational Development, Medibank
Find out more about Gemma Allen
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Morning Tea Break - Hosted by Nvoi:

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.

Hosted by Nvoi

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10:45 am - 11:45 am
Crowdsource Think Tank:
Trevor Vas - ATC Events

The Crowdsource Think Tank is a series of small interactive workshops to crowd source contingent workforce issues. You can join any discussion that interests you. The discussions will include:

  • Developing simple business rules for when to use the Contingent Workforce
  • Best metrics to measure the effectiveness of your Contingent Workforce
  • Developing best practice SOW briefs and measuring performance against specifications
  • Moving your Contractor Management to Best Practice
  • Choose your own adventure
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Panel Session - Managed Service Provider (MSP) versus Contractor Management Outsourcing (CMO):
Trevor Vas - ATC Events, Richard Barnett - Hays Talent Solutions, Darren Morris - CXC Global A/NZ

MSP versus CMO

MSP and CMO are both outsourced contract workforce models. The MSP model takes full responsibility for the end-to-end procurement and management of the contingent workforce. The CMO leaves the procurement up to you. It provides technology and management of the contingent workforce. This panel will discuss the attributes and benefits/issues associated with both models.

Richard Barnett
National Client Solutions Director -A/NZ, Hays Talent Solutions
Find out more about Richard Barnett
Darren Morris
Director of Client Services, CXC Global A/NZ
Find out more about Darren Morris
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch - Hosted by Nvoi:

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.

Hosted by Nvoi

nvoi

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Foundation Workshop - Avoiding suprises through better employment tax planning:
Rohan Geddes - PwC

Avoiding surprises through better employment tax planning

Having your workforce audited by the Commissioner for Payroll Tax or the ATO is no fun. Or telling your CEO that your organisation is up for a significant fine. This session will look at ways you can avoid this situation and sleep better at night.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Advanced Workshop - How an Engineering Firm Saved $500K p.a Implementing a New Contingent Model:
Stan Rolfe - HealthEngine

How an Engineering Firm Saved $500K p.a Implementing a New Contingent Model

Stan Rolfe carefully researched and implemented a new Contingent Workforce model at Barminco. However, due to changes in economic factors that impacted the model the RPI and results were different from initial expectations. While the model saved $500K it could have been more successful. This workshop will provide some invaluable lessons on how you can implement a new model and anticipate and avoid potential issues.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Afternoon Tea Break - Hosted by Nvoi:

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.

Hosted by Nvoi

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3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
General Session - Looking Back On The Workforce, Looking Forward To The Workforce:
Kevin Wheeler - Future of Talent Institute

Looking Back On The Workforce, Looking Forward To The Workforce

General Session details to come.

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Conference Day 2, Closing Remarks:
Shane Little - Hays Talent Solutions, Trevor Vas - ATC Events

The 2016 MC will summarise the key take aways from the 5th annual CWF, and leave you ready to drive change within your organisation.

4:00 pm -
Conference Close:

End of the 5th annual Contingent Workforce Conference 2016.

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