AUCKLAND JUNE 6 – AFTERNOON SESSION

Auckland Recruitment Yarns 2019

Recruitment Yarns is an Australian and New Zealand roadshow series hosted by some of the industry’s most well-known identities and industry partners. In its fourth year, this well established and popular event offers recruitment and staffing industry professionals an opportunity to explore fresh ideas and concepts for their business in conversation with hand-picked industry specialists with a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

This year, the Sydney/Auckland event will be split into a morning and an afternoon session.

The morning session is geared towards recruitment professionals looking at further development in both their career and personally. The hosts’ topics of discussion at their roundtables, will be focused on equipping your team with the knowledge or tools that will enable them to THRIVE at work. The Yarns morning session is about learning, thriving, further development and empowerment!

The afternoon session is geared towards the recruitment and staffing industry’s senior leaders and decision makers who are looking for new and innovative solutions or products to help them navigate and overcome some of the most poignant issues affecting our Industry at the moment. Leaders whom strategic business decisions will enhance their business output and generate more revenue! The afternoon hosts are subject matter experts whom bring their knowledge to the afternoon session in order to help your business grow.

The casual nature of the roundtables welcomes an engaging conversation aimed at aiding your business’ continued success.

This years’ speakers and hosts bring you their expertise as listed below in the speakers and schedule sections.

Complimentary drinks and further networking opportunity post event from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

Once again, in 2019 we are counting on your support to help improve the lives of families living with physical disabilities via Mobility Dogs NZ

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

We'll be at the door to welcome and register you from 12:30 pm
Housekeeping and an introduction of our hosts and what you can expect to happen throughout the day.
Speakers:

    All Roundtable sessions run concurrently - choose the host/table that you prefer.
    Roundtable Hosts and Topics:
    Amy Street Scale or Fail. Recruitment Growth Strategies for 2019 and beyond.
    Alan McDonald - The current Employment Environment
    Col Levander - Key concepts on the technology you should be using and those you shouldn’t ignore
    Darren Cottrell Industry Insights - Facts not Fiction Quiz
    Dan Mettham Capitalising The Gig Economy
    Tara & Jim O'Connell What impact can health, well-being & safety programs have on your greatest assets?
    Raife Watson TBC
    Steve Begg Turning Brand New People Into Recruitment Ninja’s
    Neil Rose Reference Checking in the Digital Age
    Kristen Davie Turn your competitor into a collaborator
    Will Allan & Tara Kingston Why run a values based business? A focus on people, product and profit in that order

    All Roundtable sessions run concurrently - choose the host/table that you prefer.
    Roundtable Hosts and Topics:
    Amy Street Scale or Fail. Recruitment Growth Strategies for 2019 and beyond.
    Alan McDonald - The current Employment Environment
    Col Levander - Key concepts on the technology you should be using and those you shouldn’t ignore
    Darren Cottrell Industry Insights - Facts not Fiction Quiz
    Dan Mettham Capitalising The Gig Economy
    Tara & Jim O'Connell What impact can health, well-being & safety programs have on your greatest assets?
    Raife Watson TBC
    Steve Begg Turning Brand New People Into Recruitment Ninja’s
    Neil Rose Reference Checking in the Digital Age
    Kristen Davie Turn your competitor into a collaborator
    Will Allan & Tara Kingston Why run a values based business? A focus on people, product and profit in that order
    Keynote Speaker topic: Ignite Art Therapies. Creativity… a way to gain perspective, make decisions, reflect and connect. Including a 5 minutes Q&A session.

    As a leading art therapist, Bel Ryan is passionate about using creativity to problem solve, self-reflect, inspire and motivate.

    For over 15 years Bel has worked extensively with vulnerable people. Through her work, she has developed an invaluable insight into burnout and self-care. She is passionate about assisting organisations’ to empower and support their employees to be the best that they can be, as that makes for a positive, happy, productive environment.

    It is safe to a say that Bel is very interested in people, their stories and how they impact life. Her warmth provides a safe environment to gain new insight, connect and express what is happening in work, life and play.


    All Roundtable sessions run concurrently - choose the host/table that you prefer.
    Roundtable Hosts and Topics:
    Amy Street Scale or Fail. Recruitment Growth Strategies for 2019 and beyond.
    Alan McDonald - The current Employment Environment
    Col Levander - Key concepts on the technology you should be using and those you shouldn’t ignore
    Darren Cottrell Industry Insights - Facts not Fiction Quiz
    Dan Mettham Capitalising The Gig Economy
    Tara & Jim O'Connell What impact can health, well-being & safety programs have on your greatest assets?
    Raife Watson TBC
    Steve Begg Turning Brand New People Into Recruitment Ninja’s
    Neil Rose Reference Checking in the Digital Age
    Kristen Davie Turn your competitor into a collaborator
    Will Allan & Tara Kingston Why run a values based business? A focus on people, product and profit in that order

    All Roundtable sessions run concurrently - choose the host/table that you prefer.
    Roundtable Hosts and Topics:
    Amy Street Scale or Fail. Recruitment Growth Strategies for 2019 and beyond.
    Alan McDonald - The current Employment Environment
    Col Levander - Key concepts on the technology you should be using and those you shouldn’t ignore
    Darren Cottrell Industry Insights - Facts not Fiction Quiz
    Dan Mettham Capitalising The Gig Economy
    Tara & Jim O'Connell What impact can health, well-being & safety programs have on your greatest assets?
    Raife Watson TBC
    Steve Begg Turning Brand New People Into Recruitment Ninja’s
    Neil Rose Reference Checking in the Digital Age
    Kristen Davie Turn your competitor into a collaborator
    Will Allan & Tara Kingston Why run a values based business? A focus on people, product and profit in that order

    Adam Hall - My Journey to the Top, including a 5 minutes Q&A session

    "My Journey To The Top" as a Paralympic Winter Athlete. Everything dreams, goals and turning them into reality. Tools and learnings to help in your personal and professional life to be the best and most efficient you can be.

    Emcee to close and re-cap on the day
    Speakers:
      After starting out her career in hospitality during university years, Tara ended up in London for 7 years. In the last 2 years of London life I was meeting with a recruiter for my next hospitality role when it was suggested that I might enjoy recruitment (this story sound familiar to anyone?) so I jumped...
      When businesses realise that that people are so important to the function of their operation, this is where we do our best work. I love working with organisations that want us to be a part of their business to help them shape and structure their HR and people systems, processes, and strategy to be successful....
      A South Island Local. A New Zealand sporting icon in the sport of Paralympic Alpine skiing. He has represented New Zealand for the past 15 years on the world stage as a Paralympic Alpine Skiing Athlete. He has competed at 4 Winter Paralympic Games and 5 world championships. Just over a year ago he was...
      Jim maintains decades of experience managing medium and large scale operations in the Supply Chain industry.  Jim’s combination of business and technical knowledge equips him with macro and micro focus when tailoring and delivering worker health and workplace safety solutions for his clients.  Putting legislation into perspective and then into practice, with an understanding of...
      As a leading art therapist, Bel Ryan is passionate about using creativity to problem solve, self-reflect, inspire and motivate. For over 15 years Bel has worked extensively with vulnerable people. Through her work, she has developed an invaluable insight into burnout and self-care. She is passionate about assisting organisations’ to empower and support their employees...
      Alan McDonald is the GM Advocacy for the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) based in Auckland, the finance and commerce centre of New Zealand. The EMA has around 8,500 members employing nearly 350,000 staff and ranging in size from the smallest enterprises to New Zealand’s largest businesses across the full spectrum of sector interests. Our membership base...
      As the Oncore Group’s Country Manager for New Zealand, Dan is lucky enough to work with Partner Agencies across the spectrum of start-up, growth phase and established a multi-consultant business’ to create value through integrated end-to-end contractor management solutions. As a Group Accountant, Dan was responsible for Financial Reporting, Compliance and Risk at the Oncore...
      NPAworldwide is a global recruitment network.  Membership gives independent recruiters and small to mid-size firms a way to compete in a broader marketplace without sacrificing the unique qualities that distinguish them from larger competitors. Our members rely on NPAworldwide to build relationships that result in more effective and efficient service to clients and candidates in their...
      Darren has worked in a variety of roles in finance and tech businesses for over a decade with the last eight years spent gaining invaluable experience helping recruitment and labour hire businesses set up their back office and reimagine their payroll processes to give them foundations for solid growth. Darren will be featured in Melbourne,...
      Tara brings to the table 20 years’ experience working in and managing on hire labour and recruitment organisations, both blue and white collar. Transitioning into the arena of Workplace Health and Safety, Tara not only applies her knowledge in a practical style but balances that with consideration of operational and commercial requirements. Tara now services...
      Neil Rose
      Neil has been running sales teams for over 15 years and has recruited, hired and trained nearly 6000 people in that time. This resulted in him completing hundreds of reference checks over the years. The traditional ref checking process never took into consideration of the referee and Neil set out to change that. Research showed...
      Amy currently heads up sales in the Australia-New Zealand region at Vincere. A self-professed travelling addict, Amy fell in love with the business of SaaS and joined the recruitment tech industry in 2016. Originally born and raised in Portsmouth, UK, she moved to Sydney last year in search of a new adventure. Today, she speaks to...
      Steve Begg
      Steve Begg has been in the recruitment Industry for over 20 years. With experience at all levels of Recruitment Steve has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to improving the performance of Recruitment functions. In 2015 Steve developed a series of training courses that focused on taking brand new people in recruitment and providing...
      Col Levander has worked within the Recruitment Industry for nearly 30 years where his recruitment career commenced working from an entry level consulting and resourcing position to Branch, State, Regional and National roles in Operations and Sales working for small niche businesses, National companies and Global organisations. Col has also founded, grown and sold four...
      ROUNDTABLE TOPIC: RECRUITING PASSIVE CANDIDATES  Raife Watson is the full-time CEO of jobs website Adzuna, and part-time employment expert for Channel 9’s Today Show.
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      Our events commence just after lunch each day with some opening words, round table speed-networking with two key note speakers featured at 2.05pm and 3.25pm. For more information see this events schedule
      We will be on deck from 12 noon at each event
      You can expect a fun filled relaxed atmosphere that delivers key and important take-aways and messages for all of our participants. The theme of yarns is “Learn, Share and Thrive"
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