9:30am – 9:40am
Welcome and opening remarks from the Chairperson
Alicia Lykos – Director, Red Wolf Group
9:40am – 10:00am
Synchrony Global Tech Talk
10:00am – 10:20am
Neuroscience and hidden personalities in the workplace
What does a rapidly changing world shaped by technology, the rise of tribalism and shifting demographics mean for each of us? How do we stand out? How do we fit in? At every level of society we are constantly searching for how to be better versions of ourselves. And at the same time we still crave connection, belonging and a sense of purpose. No matter how far we have evolved our deepest human emotions still govern us, yet they are rarely understood. In this session, Katharina Kuehn will draw on her knowledge of neuroscience to discuss human behaviour in the workplace.
- The hidden fundamentals of human decision making
- How unique personality types impact the way we work
- Individual and collective team behaviours and decision-making
Katharina Kuehn – Chief Strategy Officer, Winning Group
10:20am – 10:40am
AI, predicative analytics and background screening
Background report or minority report. Background checks have been in use for decades and now organisations are leveraging predictive analytics to re-evaluate their candidate pools, contractors and permanent workforce. How is meta-data transforming pre-employment screening?
- What trends in candidate behaviour predict fraud from tomorrow’s candidates?
- Which candidates are the highest risk in your industry?
- How can your organisation forecast misconduct and take preventative measures?
Erik Schmit – Executive Vice President, Managing Director APAC, First Advantage
10:40am – 11:00am
The changing face of tech jobs: Is your company reaching its full potential?
Human Capital leaders are surrounded by talk of changing workforces and the impact automation and new technology will have on their organisation. This session will discuss:
- How to refocus and retrain your workforce today for the changes happening now
- How to align your workforce planning to your business strategy
- Using technology and tools to identify, upskill talent and build your career pathway
Tom Larter, Chief Executive Officer Australia and New Zealand, WithYouWithMe
11:00am – 11.30am
11:40am – 12:00pm
Deconstructing the future of work – distilling the hype to create meaningful impact for your organisation
Alicia and Chris will share insights into how organisations can successfully apply the principles of Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) to align your workforce to meet the needs of future of work, including:
- How to determine the skills and capabilities your organisation needs for the future
- How technology such as AI, Robotics and ML are enablers for the workforce, not replacements
- Why planning is required to address trends like the gig economy, freelancers and network analytics
- Why it is the social responsibility of employers to undertake SWP
Alicia Roach – Director, QHR
Chris Hare – Director, QHR
12:00pm – 12:20pm
PeopleScout Tech Talk
12:20pm – 12:40pm
Duty of care – How to save time, money and keep your employees satisfied
In today’s volatile world, duty of care must remain front of mind for all organisations regardless of size, industry or location. This session will discuss:
- How to become traveller focused through technology, without hurting your bottom line
- How to use data to assist in making strategic business travel decisions
- Why having a strong Travel culture gives you a competitive advantage in the market
Teresa Matheson – APAC Managing Director, Egencia, Expedia group
Ian Allsop – Partnerships Director, International SOS
12:40pm – 1:00pm
Digitisation of HR and employee engagement
Marcelle McGrath, Head of People and Advancement, Claim Central
1:00pm – 2:00pm
2:10pm – 2:30pm
Cyber Security Hub: a fully integrated approach to cyber security
With an increase of cyberattacks and new regulations in place, cyber security is now a business risk which needs to be addressed by the entire organisation. As the custodian of the culture of an organisation, HR Departments play a crucial a role in this battle. This session, Christophe will share how Optus and Macquarie University have partnered together to tackle real-world challenges in cyber security. In particular, he will provide guidance to build a strong cyber security culture in order to address:
- Risks of a data breach
- Increased risks stemming from the introduction of new technologies
- Privacy risks
A/Professor Christophe Doche – Executive Director, Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub
2:30pm – 2:50pm
Changing the game in employment screening
- How Australia Post has become one of Australia’s most experienced providers of complex identity screening and now employment screening services;
- How we’re changing the game to make the employment screening process more streamlined and better than ever before for candidates and employers;
- What our technology means for the future of employment screening and digital identity.
Robert Petrovic – Senior Product Manager – Growth Markets Identity Services, Australia Post
2:50pm – 3:10pm
3:10pm – 3:30pm
Expert360 Tech Talk
Bridget Loudon, CEO & Co-Founder, Expert360
3:30pm – 4:00pm
4:10pm – 4:30pm
How to build a compelling business case for HR technology investment
Successful HR technology implementation starts with strong senior executive support. In this session, learn tips and methods of justifying HR technology investment.
- Getting senior management on board with the idea of spending money on HR technology
- Explaining how relevant data will enable senior leaders to make better strategic decisions
- How to calculate the tangible value of technological investment in HR
- Presenting a coherent and worthwhile business case to justify investment
- Convincing senior management of the ROI and benefit of investment in HR technology
Stacy Gershberg- Director People & Culture, Choice
Tech Den Pitch Competition
At the HR Tech Summit, five finalist start-ups will have three minutes to pitch and explain their solutions to a panel of judges and investors.
The winner will receive a $20k marketing campaign in HRD Magazine and HRD Online plus the opportunity to secure funding from one of the investors.
Entry is open to all individuals and new companies in Australia with HR tech solutions less than three years old. Submit your nomination now!
The Tech Den will showcase companies that:
- Automate processes for HR professionals
- Improve efficiencies for HR
- Helps companies to recruit and manage their people