Lights Out to LIGHT Up: 5 Innovative Strategies to source, select, motivate & keep top talent

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Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2019 to Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Address: SYDNEY, NSW Australia
Place: Sydney CBD, provided to confirmed attendees
Total Price: $1,250.00

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Did You Know?

  • Engineers are the 2nd most difficult to find skillset in Australia (manpower)?
  • The Australia Bureau of Statistics is predicting a skills shortage of up to 1.4 million people by 2025 due to the combination of the ageing workforce and the talent mismatch caused by technology and globalisation?
  • The current critical skills shortage is predicted to last through 2030 when demographics might begin to turn around?


If you want to guarantee that you will be able attract and retain enough of the right people to kick your business gaols, you must think differently about how you source, interview, onboard and manage your employees - especially in light of the changing demands of today's (and tomorrow's) workforce.


In this workshop, you will be guided through 5 innovative, but incredibly practical, strategies to help your organisation become - and stay - competitive in today's incredibly fierce market.


Our presenter, Kim Seeling Smith, is the CEO of Ignite Global, whose work has been recognised by Richard Branson's 100% Human at Work initiative.


Kim and her team have worked extensively with consulting engineers and architects over the la last 7 years. She knows our industry, but more importantly, she knows what works. The models she teaches are based on over 5,000 exit interviews and the latest international research.


This session will be thought provoking, entertaining and most importantly, will leave you with several specific action items you can take to attract, engage and retain the right staff


Who Should Attend:

Whether a business leader or HR practitioner, if your success depends upon building and maintaining a high-performance team, this one-day workshop is not to be missed! 


Expected Workshop Outcomes:

These 5 key, innovative strategies will help you:

  • Locate the best candidates in the market to ensure a consistent supply of highly skilled employees 
  • Interview and Interest candidates to help you make the right hire every time, while positioning your oppurtunity above your competitors'
  • Generate engagement and performance within the first 90 days - because 22% of employee turnover pccurs within the first 45 days of employment 
  • Create a Healthy workplace culture to foster innovation and manage through massive change
  • Talk to your employees effectively - about the 8 'Currencies of Choice' that research shows do more than pay and benefits to drive employee productivity, performace and motivation

Additionally you will receive several practical resources to help you put these strategies into place immediately


Workshop Presenter, Kim Seeling Smith


Kim Seeling Smith is the CEO of Ignite Global, whose work has been recognised by Richard Branson’s 100% Human at Work Initiative. She attended Branson’s invitation only gathering on Necker Island in 2016 and has 3 client case studies published in their latest "Experiments Book”.


Originally trained as a CPA with KPMG, Kim subsequently spent 15 years in recruitment where she personally conducted over 5,000 ‘exit interviews’. In 2009, she started Ignite Global and she and her team have spent the last 9 years reverse engineering these 5,000 reasons for leaving to build practical, leading edge frameworks and tools to help organisations build and maintain high performance teams.


Kim has judged 4 international HR awards, is the author of Mind Reading for Managers: 5 FOCUSed Conversations for Greater Employee Engagement and Productivity and has been quoted in Forbes, HR Director Magazine and in the BRW. Her client list of Built Environment consultants includes Cardno, Northrop Consulting Engineers, Olsson Fire, ME Engineering and Consult Australia itself. Ignite Global has also worked with Cisco Systems, Brickworks, The Tassal Group, Energizer, Krispy Kreme and many other organisations across 30 industries in 8 countries.


Event Details

Tuesday 5 March 2019

8:30am - 5:00pm concludes (8:00am registrations open)

Sydney CBD (provided to confirmed attendees)

Member $990.00, Non-Member $1250.00 (All prices include GST)

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided


Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of registration.


Cancellations must be made no less than 5 working days prior to the event in order to receive a refund in line with the Consult Australia Refund Policy 


Replacement delegates will be accepted at any time. Please contact us here to notify of any changes.

Events may be postponed or cancelled at the discretion of Consult Australia.



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