APSCo Australia's full-day conference for recruitment and staffing leaders

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The recruitment landscape is shifting

Emerge 2024 is back with a powerhouse of content and speakers that will tackle the key themes impacting the professional recruitment market over the coming months and years.

Join us on Thursday May 30 at Sydney’s Dockside, when we bring together an impressive speaker line up that offers experience, expertise, insight and influence - all brought to life in interactive panels and keynote sessions. 

Emerge 2024 will delve into business-critical topics:

  • New Market Conditions: Understand todays market conditions, key themes and challenges and hiring insights from employers.

  • Global Outlook & International Lessons: It often pays to look up and beyond our own backyard and learn the successes and failures from other regions around the world.

  • The Leadership Conundrum: One of the most topical issues facing the profession right now is leadership. 

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I): Dive into building a more diverse and inclusive workplace and learn how to attract and retain top talent.

  • Technology & AI in Recruitment: Uncover the latest advancements in HR technology and AI and learn how to leverage them to optimize your recruitment process.

  • The Future of Work: Explore the evolving workplace trends and equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate the future of recruitment.

Gain the cutting-edge insights, practical strategies, and valuable connections you need to transform your business, and shape the future of our industry.


Agenda

 

 
 

Welcome to Emerge 2024

8:55am - 9:00am

Presented by Lesley Horsburgh, Managing Director, APSCo Australia

 

 

 

Emerge Open and Welcome

8:45am - 9:00am

Lelsey Horsburgh, Managing Director, APSCo Australia

 

Keynote Session
The new market conditions

9:00am - 9:30am

Presented by Martin Herbst, CEO, JobAdder.

 

 

Global Outlook

9:30am -  9:50am

Presented by Ann Swain, CEO, APSCo Global

APSCo Global CEO Ann Swain opens our Lessons learned from overseas session with an outlook on the global recruitment market, sharing market conditions, growth projections and Member sentiment from around the globe.

 

 

Panel Session
Lessons learned from overseas

9:50am - 10:45am

Facilitated by Ann Swain, CEO, APSCo Global

Russell Webb, Owner & Director, Claverdon Consulting

Tom Woods, Director, Woods & Co.

Christine Wright, CEO, Bluefin Resources

This panel will discuss operational and cultural conditions, margin pressure and client expectations and attitudes across International markets, exploring how Australian businesses can learn from the successes and failures of some of the most established and thriving recruitment markets in the world.

Whether you are considering an expansion into new geographies, or eager to apply best practice approaches from the $200 billion staffing market of the US, this session will examine how Australian firms can leverage the knowledge of mature markets and harness the experience of others.

 

 

MORNING TEA

10:45am - 11:15am 

 

 

The Leadership Challenge

11:20am - 11:35am

Presented by Ben Richardson, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Odyssey Group

 

 

Panel Session
The Leadership Challenge

11:35am - 12:30pm

Facilitated by Ben Richardson, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Odyssey Group

Rachel Jones, Managing Director, COLLAR

Samantha Miklos, CEO, Cornerstone Medical Recruitment

Ross Thompson, Group CEO, PeopleIN

 

 

 

Keynote Session
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

12:30pm - 1:15pm

Presented by Steven Asnicar, Director, Diversity Australia

In a world where the tapestry of the workforce is as diverse as it is dynamic, understanding and integrating the core principles of diversity and inclusion into leadership practices is not just a necessity—it's a catalyst for organizational success and innovation. This keynote is a masterclass designed to dissect and disseminate the global standards of diversity and inclusion, equipping leaders with a robust framework to foster an equitable workplace where every voice is heard, and every individual is empowered.

Steven Asnicar will take you on a deep dive into the six hallmark traits that epitomize highly inclusive leaders—cognizance of bias, curiosity, cultural intelligence, collaboration, commitment, and courage. These are not just attributes but actionable tools that, when harnessed, can transform leaders and their organizations. This session is more than a keynote; it's a journey to the heart of inclusive leadership, blending rigorous theoretical insights with practical, real-world applications. Attendees will leave not just inspired but armed with the knowledge and strategies to champion diversity and inclusion within their realms, creating workplaces that thrive on respect, engagement, and collective achievement.

Don't miss this opportunity to redefine leadership through the lens of diversity and inclusion. Let's pave the way for a future where leadership is not just about directing teams, but about building communities within our organizations that celebrate and harness the power of diversity.

 

 

LUNCH

1:15pm - 2:05pm

 

 

Insights on Tech 

2:05pm - 2:25pm

Presented by Kevin O'Neill, Technology Research Director, Staffing Industry Analysts

Technology and AI are revolutionising traditional recruitment practices, streamlining processes and enhancing candidate experiences. 

Kevin O'Neill, Technology Research Director, Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) opens our Tech and AI session with insights from SIA's research concerning the technology utilised within staffing firms.

Kevin will detail the implications of emerging developments on the technological ecosystem, and strategies for staffing firms to respond and ready themselves for potential disruptions introduced by AI and other innovative technologies.

Be prepared to gain invaluable insights and walk away with actionable strategies and tips needed to navigate your own digital transformation with confidence.

 

 

Panel Session
Insights on Tech

2:25pm - 3:20pm

Facilitated by Kevin O'Neill, Technology Research Director, Staffing Industry Analysts

Adam Edmondson, CEO and Founder, 2cloudnine

Chris English, CIO, Randstad ANZ & SEA

Tania Evans, Founder & CEO, WorkPro

Tony Gee, Head of Digital Services, Allegis Group

 

 

 
 

AFTERNOON TEA

3:20pm - 3:40pm

 

 
 

Keynote Session
The Reality of Modern Work and Building a Thriving Workplace  

3:40pm - 4:35pm 

Presented by Dominic Price, Work Futurist, Atlassian

Dominic Price will be discussing the future of work from a different perspective. He'll be focusing on the reality of modern work and sharing actionable steps that we can take right now to create a better and thriving workplace. Join him as we explore how to make our workplace awesome for our employees, our organization, and our customers.

Presented by Dominic Price, Work Futurist, Atlassian

 

Emerge 2024 Close

4:35pm - 4:40pm

 

 

NETWORKING DRINKS

4:40pm - 6:30pm

 


Speakers

 

Martin Herbst, CEO, JobAdder

Keynote: New Market Conditions


 

 

Ann Swain, CEO, APSCo Global 

Presentation: Global Oultook
 


 

 

Thomas Woods, Director, Woods & Co   

Panel: Lessons learned from overseas
 


 

 

Russell Webb, Owner & Director, Claverdon Consulting

Panel: Lessons learned from overseas



 

 

Christine Wright, CEO, Bluefin Resources Group

Panel: Lessons learned from overseas
 


 

 

Ben Richardson, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Odyssey Group

Presentation: The Leadership Challenge
 


 

 

Rachel Jones, Managing Director, COLLAR

Panel: The Leadership Challenge
 


 

 

Samantha Miklos, CEO, Cornerstone Medical Group

Panel: The Leadership Challenge


 

 

Ross Thompson, Group CEO, PeopleIN

Panel: The Leadership Challenge


 

 

Steven Asnicar, Director, Diversity Australia

Keynote: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
 


 

 

Kevin O’Neill, Technology Research Director, Staffing Industry Analysts

Presentation: Insights on Tech
 


 

 

Tania Evans, Founder & CEO, WorkPro

Panel: Insights on Tech
 


 

 

Adam Edmondson, CEO & Founder, 2cloudnine

Panel: Insights on Tech
 


 

 

Chris English, CIO Randstad AUN & SEA

Panel: Insights on Tech
 


 

Tony Gee, Head of Digital Services, Allegis Group

Panel: Insights on Tech

 

Dominic Price, Work Futurist, Atlassian

Keynote: The Future of Work
 


 

 


Pricing

 

 

 

 

 

Member

Single ticket 

$725.00 plus GST

Groups of 3 

$1950.00 plus GST

(Equates to $650 plus GST per ticket)


 

 

Non-Member

Single ticket 

$1,139.30*

Groups of 3 

$3,267.90*

For any queries regarding registrations, including group registrations, please contact events@apscoau.org 

*Price includes GST. 


 

Sponsors


TargetRecruit is a cloud-based ATS/CRM that is fully configurable and customisable for Large Recruitment Fims looking for a system that fits around them.

From front office to middle office, it’s a powerful and flexible solution, built on the world’s #1 platform.

TargetRecruit helps recruitment firms reduce candidate time-to-engage and cost, whilst generating a faster time-to-hire, better workforce retention and business compliance through powerful cloud technology.

Website: au.targetrecruit.com 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/targetrecruitau
Contact: Joe Duffy, Sales Director joe.duffy@targetrecruit.com

 

 

 
     
Astute Payroll by Deel is an award-winning pay-bill SaaS platform, designed to take the complexities out of workforce management.

Purpose-built for managing temporary and contingent workforces, it’s the ultimate middle-office software, providing a compliant and streamlined solution for a wide range of businesses and industries. 
With Astute, you’ll experience automation at its best, with standard functionality including:
Onboarding
Online timesheets
Award Interpretation
Payroll
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Wesbitehttps://www.astutepayroll.com/
LinedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/astutepayroll-com/
Contact: Quenby Murphy, Team Lead, Marketing quenby.murphy@deel.com
 
 

 

 

JobAdder is the ATS and CRM that recruiters love to use. It’s made for recruitment agencies, staffing firms and talent acquisition teams who want everything in one place without the complexity.

Use it as a standalone platform or plug and play with 10+ add-ons, 100+ partners and 200+ job boards to create a custom recruitment management solution.

Join us today to discover why we have a CSAT score of 99% from 26,000+ users worldwide.

Website: https://jobadder.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/jobadder-com/ 
Contact: Daniel Hill, APAC Sales Director dhill@jobadder.com 
 
 
Xemplo is a contractor management platform that handles workforce compliance, timesheets, billing and payroll. Sitting between your ATS and Accounting platforms, Xemplo helps recruitment and staffing agencies to manage even the most complex of contingent workforce scenarios, without the requirement for spreadsheets, manual data entry and massive operations teams. 

So agencies can effortlessly manage the end-to-end contractor management lifecycle while ensuring compliance with local employment laws and regulations across multiple jurisdictions.  
 
Website: https://www.xemplo.com/  
LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/company/xemplo 
Contact: Nick Maltby, Xemplo's Business Generation Representative - nick.maltby@xemplo.com