Day 1: 9th November, 20229:00 am - 9:45 amIt’s time to check in! (click to reveal)
Collect your lanyards and explore the Crystal Palace.
Day 1: 9th November, 202210:00 am - 10:20 amWelcome to ATC2022 – SKY HIGH
Sarah Purches - RMIT Online
Day 1: 9th November, 202210:20 am - 10:40 amTalent Acquisition x Creativity: How we can Elevate Experiences
Amy Schultz - Canva
What do Airbnb and Canva have in common? People thought the creative idea of renting out your room or house to strangers for short stays was the worst idea in the world and Melanie Perkins, Canva’s CEO, famously received over 100 no’s from investors on her idea to start a creative design company. Turns out creative thinking can lead to designing and delivering something that people actually do want!
With the pace of change in our world, creativity should be in our conversations, in how we approach problems, in how we visually communicate and in how we differentiate ourselves. People often believe they can’t think creatively, because they “aren’t a creative person” and Talent Acquisition isn’t always known for its creativity – in Amy’s session, she’ll bust these myths! You’ll learn skills and daily habits that enable creativity and how Canva uses creativity to create their candidate experiences, collaborate across teams and build their products.
Day 1: 9th November, 202210:40 am - 10:55 amTake 2023 Sky High
Katrina Collier - Facilitator & Speaker
What a rollercoaster the 20s have been so far. From the lowest of lows for too many, to demands for people so high, that recruitment is finally getting the spotlight it deserves. This is your opportunity to shine; you may not get another! It’s time to be seen as the business influencers and collaborators you are. Put your creative problem-solving ideas forward while hiring is at the fore and purse strings can be loosened. Using her own experience and research from the 2nd edition of The Robot-Proof Recruiter, Katrina Collier will share tips & ideas to set TA up for (greater) success in 2023.
Day 1: 9th November, 202211:00 am - 11:25 amEconomic Trends and the Talent Landscape
Belinda Allen - Commonwealth Bank
James Elliott - Commonwealth Bank
With plenty of media coverage about the global and Australian economic outlook you may be wondering what this means for us in Talent Acquisition (TA).
To answer this question, we’ll hear from Commbank’s Senior Economist, Belinda Allen, who will share trends, insights and her forecast for the Australian economy. She’ll be joined by James Elliott, General Manager Talent Acquisition at CommBank, who will shine a light on what this could mean for TA and how we might plan for the future. This session will provide the opportunity to ask questions and to gain a deeper understanding into the entwined relationship between talent and the economy.
Day 1: 9th November, 202211:30 am - 11:50 amTalent Acquisition Reimagined: Keeping Pace with an Evolving Workforce
Craig Goldblatt - G-P
A growing preference for flexible work arrangements, increasing travel and movement among workers constantly on the move, and fewer job applicants despite increasing job vacancies – the new world of work has dramatically changed candidates’ expectations for their future employers.
As a result, employers in Australasia are facing considerable challenges as they respond to employees’ evolving needs. In this new world of work, how should business leaders respond and move ahead? How can companies rethink their talent acquisition strategies to keep up with these constant changes and stay ahead of their competition?
In this session, we will explore:
- Critical workplace trends shaping the Australasian talent market
- How to overcome recruitment challenges
- How to respond to employees’ evolving needs and expectations
Day 1: 9th November, 202212:00 pm - 1:20 pmLunch time!
Grab a bite, enjoy the rides and games in Sideshow Alley + the Crystal Palace Expo
Day 1: 9th November, 20221:30 pm - 2:10 pmHow to Elevate and Effectively Influence (Room: Big Top DOWN)
Tony Hughes - Sales IQ Global
The ability to gain commitment, budget and resources to optimise your Talent Function and achieve your desired TA outcomes is key, yet in many companies 85% of all internal submissions for budget and resources fail.
Tony will teach you how to sell your idea or project internally and positively influence outcomes and specific strategies and frameworks including:
- Talking the language of leaders with the right communication hierarchy
- ‘Flip it’ to break through within the ‘7 second attention clock’ the three questions that reframe commercial conversations
- Understand the four reasons why initiatives stall and die; and what to do about it
- Understand the two essential statements for securing approval
- Engage both heart and head for motivation and justification
Day 1: 9th November, 20221:30 pm - 2:10 pmTA – EVP Architects or Real Estate Agents? (Room: Crystal Palace UP)
Clint Williams - Lion
Brie Mason - Employer Brand Mason
The workforce has faced an existential crisis and has had two years to stop and think about what is truly important.
The clash of employee experience versus changing expectations means that creating an EVP that is credible, exciting and relatively constant has become a challenge. TA’s role of EVP Architect has become flawed.
In this buyer’s market, we aren’t in a position to simply renovate the kitchen or add a pool if it’s found that’s what the buyers now want.
Brie and Clint will discuss the need to gain alignment on a change in EVP mindset and approach, and a redefinition of roles and responsibilities.
Day 1: 9th November, 20221:30 pm - 2:10 pmTalent Acquisition as a Supply Chain (Room: Big Top UP)
Kevin Wheeler - Future of Talent Institute
Recruiters rarely think about recruiting as a supply chain, yet it is one, and it is as critical as any other. The talent shortage is as much a result of the lack of well thought out talent supply strategy and strategic thinking as it is a shortage of skills.
This session will discuss the six key elements of a supply chain and how recruiters can become better at using technology and improving their processes to think like a supply chain manager rather than a recruiter. This can dramatically change the success of a recruitment function
Day 1: 9th November, 20222:20 pm - 2:50 pmA Billion Dollar Opportunity: How McDonald’s Automated Recruiting to Fix Understaffing and Create Experiences Candidates Love (Room: Big Top DOWN)
Josh Secrest - Paradox
Imagine automating 90 percent of your hiring process – how many hours per week would your team get back?
Imagine candidates being able to apply, get qualified and interview scheduled in two minutes using text messages – how many more candidates would you have?
Imagine filling roles a couple days after they open- how much more profitable would your business be?
Hear from Josh Secrest, McDonald’s former Head of Global Talent Acquisition & Talent Strategy (and current VP of Marketing & Client Advocacy at Paradox) on how McDonald’s transformed their hiring to make a multi-billion understaffing challenge into a strategic competitive advantage.
Day 1: 9th November, 20222:20 pm - 2:50 pmAdapt To Survive – Why Agile Talent is the Future Of Work (Room: Crystal Palace UP)
Mirela Lane - HireVue
Tariq Shaban - HireVue
Businesses and TA teams are under huge pressure to fill jobs – and record levels of recruitment volatility is forecast to continue.
What does this mean for the Australian market where job opportunities continue to outpace candidates?
Being able to move the fastest is no longer enough. Organisations now need to be able to hire for retention, while at the same time unlocking pools of talent to fill future business needs.
To help you prepare, organisational psychologists and solution architects from HireVue will share the latest thinking around:
- Strategies to reach and engage more candidates, and ultimately match them with more job opportunities.
- How agile assessments can be used to help find quality candidates who can grow and flex to changing business environments.
- Examples from leading organisations that are applying these approaches to successfully overcome hiring challenges.
Day 1: 9th November, 20222:20 pm - 2:50 pmBuilding a Candidate-Centric Hiring Framework (Room: Big Top UP)
Belinda Leon - Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
Finding great talent today is hard. Keeping them around can be even harder.
To successfully hire and retain the best people, you need to go beyond simply delivering a good experience. You need to build a personalised, candidate-centric journey that links recruitment to onboarding, development, internal mobility and beyond.
Join Belinda Leon, Employer Brand Specialist at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, as she discusses how to:
- Build pipelines of warm and ready talent.
- Break down recruitment silos and leverage internal skills.
- Use data, automation and the human touch to craft memorable recruitment experiences.
Day 1: 9th November, 20222:50 pm - 3:25 pmTea time!
Have a break, enjoy tea time in the Crystal Palace.
Day 1: 9th November, 20223:35 pm - 4:45 pmInnovation Lab – Live Pitch Off!
Jo Vohland (she/her) - ATC Events & Media
Richard Barnett - Hays Enterprise Solutions
See our seven new Talent Tech Finalists battle it out on stage in a live Pitch Off. Your vote will help determine the winner!
Day 1: 9th November, 20224:45 pm - 4:55 pmDay 1 Wrap Up
Final words before we start the party!
Day 1: 9th November, 20225:00 pm - 7:00 pmParty Time!
Join us as we eat, drink and enjoy the rides and games!
Day 1: 9th November, 2022
Day 2: 10th November, 20229:00 am - 9:50 amCoffee in Crystal Palace (click to reveal)
Enjoy a cuppa, get fresh as we begin day 2.
Day 2: 10th November, 202210:00 am - 10:10 amWelcome back to Day 2
Sarah Purches - RMIT Online
Day 2: 10th November, 202210:10 am - 10:35 amThe Critical Role of Talent Teams in Creating a Workforce With Zero Wasted Potential
Greta Bradman - Reejig
In a volatile and rapidly changing market, unlocking your people’s potential, minimising unwanted turnover, and creating a workforce of Zero Wasted Potential is vital to the success of your organisation.
It’s never been more important for you to have full visibility of the skills and potential inside your workforce, and adopt a Zero Wasted Potential mindset. Without this, you cannot create meaningful careers for your people, or get the right skills, in the right place, at the right time.
Join Reejig’s VP of Behavioural Science & Impact, Greta Bradman, to understand how unlocking the potential of your people at scale creates substantial and measurable value for the business and for every employee.
Day 2: 10th November, 202210:35 am - 10:55 amYour Difference is your Strength #thefutureisdiverse
Bedi Othow -
The face of the Australian workforce is changing. The 80s migration boom welcomed a large number of culturally and linguistically diverse groups to Australia and now their kids are graduating universities and entering the workforce. These first generation Australians are amongst the 4 million entering the workforce, replacing 3.6 million Baby Boomers.
GenZ represent 18 per cent of the Australian and 30 per cent of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. More than any other generation before them, they are the most unique, culturally diverse, technological saturated, formally educated generation Australia has ever seen. Are you ready for them? Understanding what has shaped them, what their expectations are and what motivates them is critical to hiring them.
But wait, professional Baby Boomers are not retiring in a traditional way. It’s no longer a hard stop and a gold watch. They also have expectations of flexible and valuable contribution well outside of the 9-5 norm.
Are you ready to tap into your power, the power to be different and stand out from your competitors? The future is diverse and your difference is your strength.
Day 2: 10th November, 202211:00 am - 11:20 amThe Psychological Impacts of a Tight Labour Market
Rachael Townsley - Indeed
Amanda Gordon - Indeed
While the strength of the current labour market is great to see, what challenges does this present to our existing workforce? In many cases, employees are working more hours than pre-pandemic, subsequently impacting their wellbeing, mental health and ability for creative thinking.
In this session, Indeed’s Marketing Director, Rachael Townsley, sits down with their psychologist, Amanda Gordon, to discuss the psychological impacts of having workers burning the midnight oil.
Day 2: 10th November, 202211:25 am - 11:30 amYour MC shares what’s up next!
Sarah Purches - RMIT Online
Day 2: 10th November, 202211:30 am - 12:00 pmMorning Tea
Have a break, enjoy some tea in the Crystal Palace.
Day 2: 10th November, 202212:10 pm - 12:40 pmResilience 2.0 (Room: Big Top UP)
Dr. Simon Moss - Charles Darwin University
Organisations spend vast amounts of money on initiatives to enhance the resilience of staff – hoping these initiatives will inspire staff to thrive in the workplace, despite unrelenting workloads, incessant change, and many other pressures.
Resilience 2.0 is an approach that recognises that people cannot experience wellbeing unless, they can resolve the causes of distress: the conflicting goals they need to achieve. This approach helps individuals develop the skills they need to reconcile these conflicts and thrive in the workplace.
Delegates will learn how to enhance their capacity to:
- Reach suitable decisions
- Uncover innovations
- Collaborate effectively, and
- Shape their environment – all strategies that help individuals resolve paradoxes and improve their life circumstances.
Day 2: 10th November, 202212:10 pm - 12:40 pmBuild, Buy, Borrow or Bot – Talent Strategies for a New Age (Room: Crystal Palace UP)
Stuart Elliott - Stuart Elliott Consulting
By perpetually monitoring the demand for talent versus the supply, Stuart developed Build Buy, Borrow and Bot talent framework for Suncorp. Rather than being far off into the future, Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence increasingly doing the work of humans. Stuart will share:
- How TA can create a framework for Build, Buy Borrow and Bot
- What future skills organisations should be looking for in the future
- How TA can support a new age of workforce strategies
This session provides some challenging perspectives along with some models to help us face this future.
Day 2: 10th November, 202212:10 pm - 12:40 pmWorking from Home – the Legal, the Commercial and the Inclusive (Room: Crystal Palace DOWN)
Nick Duggal - Moray & Agnew
For workplaces where workers can work from home, WFH during the pandemic has been transformative. But now that workers are able to work from an office, can or should they be compelled to do so?
Lawyer and workplace relations specialist Nick Duggal will examine this from several angles, including:
- Is it lawful to now require workers to return to their offices, on a full time basis or otherwise?
- Even if workers can be required to return to the office, should they be made to? Does your policy support maximising worker productivity? Will it affect your company being an employer of choice?
- How can your WFH policy affect diversity? Does it adversely affect working parents, younger workers or workers from certain socioeconomic backgrounds?
By the end of this session, you should have a clear pathway to come to position on WFH that best suits your workplace’s needs.
Day 2: 10th November, 202212:10 pm - 12:40 pmWorkforce Intelligence and how it will Reshape Talent Acquisition (Room: Big Top DOWN)
Belinda Willis - Deloitte
Gareth Flynn - TQ Solutions
A new era of Workforce Intelligence has arrived that has the potential to significantly ‘change the game’ for Talent Functions. Having visibility of talent and skills in your entire ecosystem (internal, external, perm, contingent) is increasingly becoming a reality and presents Talent functions with immense opportunity.
As skill supply and demand is better understood, it is possible that workforce planning, talent acquisition and talent management functions have a real shot at morphing to become the ecosystem talent professionals have dreamed of. Gareth Flynn from TQSolutions will discuss in conversation with Belinda Willis, Head of Talent Acquisition at Deloitte, who are on their own workforce intelligence journey.
They will discuss:
- The value and outcomes Workforce Intelligence provides organisations
- Implementation considerations and taking stakeholders on the journey
- Changes to Talent functions and roles
- The technology enabling the intelligence
- Hindsight and lessons learnt
Day 2: 10th November, 202212:50 pm - 1:10 pmHow Australian Unity balanced their hiring process for Efficiency, Effectiveness, Ethics, and Experiences (Room: Big Top DOWN)
Grant Meyer - Modern Hire
Lorraine Riddoch - Australian Unity
Automating systems can relieve many burdens from a Hiring Team but can fail to deliver enriching experiences.
What is fast, may not be ethical, or even effective. Australian Unity sought to balance their Hiring Process for all four areas – Experiences, Ethics, Efficiency and Effectiveness.
They are able to easily scale as the market moves and rely on trustworthy data but also be true to their core values and needs. Hear about their journey and ask your questions to both Lorraine and Grant in this informative session.
Day 2: 10th November, 202212:50 pm - 1:10 pmRecruiting the Workforce of the Future: Employer Branding, Organisational Culture, Hybrid Workforce (Room: Crystal Palace UP)
Lucy Campbell - Cappfinity
Almost 10% of our population changed jobs last year with many re-evaluating what they want from work. Unfilled vacancies are up, unemployment is the lowest in our recruiting careers and competition is fierce. Employers cannot just talk about having a healthy culture or a good work life balance, they must be completely transparent, prove their commitment and ensure culture and values are front and centre for candidates if they are to secure talent. But how?
Lucy will share Cappfinity’s unique ACES approach to recruitment – Authentic, Clear, Experimental and Sustainable – along with actions for making this approach in practice.
Day 2: 10th November, 202212:50 pm - 1:10 pmAttracting the best of the best: How Immutable is building a stellar global team with the right people initiatives and HR tech (Room: Big Top UP)
Chantal Madi - Immutable
Immutable is growing. Fast. In the last 12 months, the Sydney based tech startup welcomed over 210 employees, growing its workforce by a staggering 241 percent.
Attracting all this top talent is not easy. In this session, Chantal Madi, Head of People Operations at Immutable will share best practices on how to set up a stellar team and people operations to support growth. Chantal will also cover the role the Immutable’s HR tech stack has played in helping her team achieve their people and culture goals and initiatives.
You’ll leave this session with a list of actionable tips and some of the lessons Chantal has learned through her incredible journey.
Day 2: 10th November, 20221:15 pm - 2:45 pmLunch time!
Enjoy games, rides, food and fun!
Day 2: 10th November, 20222:50 pm - 3:30 pmThe Inclusive Hiring Edit (Room: Big Top UP)
Imy Eldergill-Storm - Envato
Gemma Saunders (she/her🌈) - Workplace Edit
In this session, we will explore practical ways to edit your existing talent acquisition practices, employee value proposition (EVP) and candidate experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind. This session isn’t about huge programs of work that sound great but that fall off your to-do list, this is about finding ways to create change within your existing sphere of influence.
Join this session if you are keen to take small steps towards mitigating bias and creating equitable outcomes and inclusive experiences.
Day 2: 10th November, 20222:50 pm - 3:30 pmEnd Collaboration Chaos – How to get Hiring Managers to Collaborate with You (Room: Crystal Palace UP)
Katrina Collier - Facilitator & Speaker
Hiring manager relationships are a lot like a rollercoaster; one minute you’re high and the next you’re not. But they’re a crucial part of successful talent acquisition and by partnering you can create real ease with talent acquisition, even in this market.
Join this interactive session if you’d like to get better at dealing with hiring managers:
- Who refuse to give you time – especially for an intake, and definitely not for feedback
- Who jump up & down, when their role isn’t as important as the quiet HM (but don’t dare tell them that!)
- Who cancel interviews last minute and don’t understand the impact this has on employer brand
…and any other situation you have faced & want to bring along!
You’ll leave empowered & ready to create partnerships that create a better experience for you, your hiring manager, and most importantly, candidates!
Day 2: 10th November, 20222:50 pm - 3:30 pmadidas’s Culture-led Internal Recruitment (Room: Crystal Palace DOWN)
Mick Bradfield - adidas
Present in 160 countries around the world, it is critical for adidas to leverage the immense talent they have spread around the globe.
When their HR Tech Stack didn’t support their Internal Recruitment and Mobility needs, they leveraged the three stripes culture of collaboration and creativity.
Michael will share how Talent is assessed and mobilised at adidas including:
- How to leverage the culture to drive mobility
- How it aligns to the business culture and needs
- Learnings from tactics that have worked or failed
Day 2: 10th November, 20222:50 pm - 3:30 pmAssessing Talent Advisory @ Toll (Room: Big Top DOWN)
Jessica Gibson-Jones - Toll
Toll believe that Talent Acquisition will evolve into Talent Advisory, where the team will grow to partnering with the business on more than external recruitment. In readiness for this change Toll wanted the team to understand:
- What is Talent Advisory and why it’s important;
- Where do they currently stand in relation to Talent Advisory; and
- What are some actions they can take to move in the Talent Advisory direction.
This session will outline the process of what transpired and provide a high level understanding of the results and actions Toll are undertaking.
Day 2: 10th November, 20223:30 pm - 3:55 pmShort Break
Collect your popcorn and get ready for the closing session at the Big Top!
Day 2: 10th November, 20224:00 pm - 4:45 pmFearless Forecast: The New Now of Work + Possible Futures
Kevin Wheeler - Future of Talent Institute
The pandemic has driven massive change in thinking and practice. What was evolutionary is now revolutionary. What was far in the future is now.
Organisations, leadership, and recruiting have all had to adapt to a vastly different working ecosystem. We’ll explore the key concerns:
- Non-negotiables for the new ‘now of work’;
- What are the levers that will keep us home and hybrid and allow this to continue long-term
- Technology and processes to help us with borderless workforces and workplaces;
- How recruiting functions be organised – if they exist at all?
Then hear Kevin’s long-range forecast on possible workforce futures, his own predictions for 2022 and beyond.
Day 2: 10th November, 20224:45 pm - 5:00 pmClosing Remarks
Thank you and see you next year at ATC2023!