Agenda

Tuesday, 10th May 2022

8:15 AM - 9:25 AM

Registration Open

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

General Session
Opening Keynote - Meeting The Moment with Bullhorn’s Vice President, Product Marketing Jeff Neumann
Location: Grand Ballroom

Over the last 12+ months, the recruitment industry has experienced an unprecedented rate of change. Fueled by the global pandemic, agencies are being forced to shift to a digital first strategy, fundamentally changing the way you need to interact with clients, candidates, and internal staff. The challenge is real….but with every challenge comes opportunity. An opportunity for you to transform, an opportunity for you to Meet The Moment.
In this year’s Engage Sydney 2022 opening keynote address, Bullhorn’s VP of Product Marketing Jeff Neumann will explore why it’s vital to meet this moment and how you can transform your business to meet – or exceed – the needs of your teams, talent, and clients in 2022 and beyond.

Speakers

Jeff Neumann

Bullhorn

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking
Morning Tea
Location: Exhibition Hall

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

General Session
The New World of Work - What Does it Mean for APAC Recruiters?
Location: Grand Ballroom

The recruitment industry is experiencing a fundamental shift; remote work, talent shortages, and higher candidate expectations. As a recruitment business owner or leader, you are most likely currently experiencing higher levels of demand than in the months preceding lockdown – which is the GREAT news. But are you maximising the opportunity this presents?

As the market shifts there are several key pain points to consider, all having the potential to inhibit your ability to both maximise current market conditions and to grow your business.

Join Matt Webster and our panel of industry leading CEO’s on how they’re Meeting the Moment in the current industry conditions. Learn how they’re addressing the talent shortage, moving away from transactional relationships to become advisors for their clients, all whilst providing the best candidate experience possible and driving business productivity.

Speakers

Nina Mapson Bone

Beaumont People

Martin Hayden

Hudson

Suzie McInerney

Six Degrees Executive

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

General Session
Marketplace Showdown

Location: Grand Ballroom

Hear from Bullhorn’s Marketplace Partners in a 2-minute Speed Pitch Round, hosted by Andy Ingham, Senior Vice President Sales, EMEA & APAC at Bullhorn.

Technology is driving recruitment industry innovation but most agencies don’t take advantage of all the solutions at their disposal within the Bullhorn recruitment ecosystem. Learn how to leverage the Bullhorn platform and partner solutions, without being a technology expert, to drive success and increase your profitability. In this session, you’ll learn how to automate methods for maintaining quality candidate data and referring candidates, maintain a dialogue with clients without picking up the phone, and provide cutting-edge mobile apps that set you apart from the pack in engaging the best talent.

Speakers

Andy Ingham

Bullhorn

12:15 PM - 1:10 PM

Networking
Networking Lunch
Location: Exhibition Hall

1:10 PM - 1.50 PM

Breakout Sessions
Attracting & Retaining Recruiters in a Flexibility-First Workforce
Track: Growth

During this current recruitment boom, it’s important for agencies to maximise the opportunity in front of them. So how do we attract and retain talent in this current competitive, talent-short landscape? Company culture has always played a part in many agencies’ retention strategies, and is becoming harder to maintain with the shift to flexible working. In this session, Lauren Thom, Global Account Director Bullhorn will speak to a panel of leading agencies to explore the ways in which they have attracted top talent to their businesses, battled the counter offer, and kept their current staff engaged and sticky, all whilst maintaining a strong sense of company culture.

Speakers
Make Better Business Decisions with the Help of Analytics
Track: Platform

In today’s world, data rules. All important business decisions are data-driven and analytics can help you make sense of data you have at hand. It all starts with understanding what decision you want to make and not only ensuring you are capturing the right data, but having the confidence it can be trusted. Joe McGuire, Bullhorn’s Sales & Strategy Director, Analytics, and Weston Wright, Bullhorn’s Solution Consultant, will take you through the best practices of data hygiene, automation, and analytics that will help you drive better business decisions within your organisation.

Speakers

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM

Room Change

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Breakout Sessions
The Ever-Evolving Recruitment M&A Landscape and What It Means for Your Business in 2022
Track: Growth

Despite an unprecedented economic environment, M&A transactions are still taking place, and with increased optimism for 2022, all eyes are on agencies’ exit strategies. How will the deal landscape evolve this year, and how have transaction multiples been affected by the pandemic? For highly acquisitive companies, what are some key planning considerations, and what are some key challenges and pitfalls to consider in pathing a profitable exit? Join Paul Masters, Managing Partner of Sovereign Private as he convenes a panel of esteemed leaders who can discuss their experiences with and projections for recruitment M&A.

Speakers
Everything You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Automation
Track: Platform

Whether you are new to automation or a seasoned pro, this session is not to be missed. Hosted by Bullhorn’s recruitment automation experts, Nathan Green and Hugh Catterall, this deep-dive product session will cover off all things you probably didn’t know you could do with Bullhorn Automation, including internal surveys, automating candidate record creation, replicating best practices throughout your entire business, dynamic knock-out questions to automatically sift through job applications, and more! Our automation use cases are limitless, but one thing is for sure; you’ll leave this session with fresh ideas on how to apply recruitment automation to your strategy.

Speakers

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

Networking
Afternoon Tea
Location: Exhibition Hall

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM

Breakout Sessions
Marketing Leaders Tell All: Talent Engagement Strategies to Win
Track: Growth

For every second spent completing a manual admin task, time is lost which could have been spent interviewing candidates. For every view burned on a job board, candidates are lying untouched in your database. For every candidate placed, several more were viewed on job boards but never made it into your database.

As the race for talent explodes, how will marketing play a key role in your recruiting efforts? How is your marketing budget going to deliver the results your business needs? Understanding how marketing fits into your business workflows will help you make valuable decisions that will drive a better return on your technology investments. Join us for a panel discussion that will take a deep dive into the key strategies you need in your marketing plan to deliver the best results.

Speakers
What's in Your Tech Stack?
Track: Platform

How do you scale your recruitment operations through increased productivity facilitated by a full technology ecosystem? Is it true that recruitment companies of tomorrow will actually be technology companies that do recruitment? This panel of seasoned technology leaders, led by Bullhorn’s General Manager Aaron McIntosh, will focus on strategies for navigating internal and external obstacles to digital transformation, and creative ways for utilising and incorporating a variety of ecosystem technologies that are complementary to Bullhorn, such as Marketplace partners.

Speakers

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Room Change

4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

General Session
Closing Keynote - Dylan Alcott AO

Location: Grand Ballroom

Not many people can lay claim to being a Paralympic gold medallist and world champion whilst still being in their teenage years. Australian of the Year 2022, Dylan Alcott AO is one of the country’s most successful and well-recognised Paralympians. Dylan is a three-time Paralympic Gold Medallist, and four-time Paralympic Medallist in two sports, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball.

After overcoming extreme adversity, Alcott is the epitome of rising to the occasion and meeting your moment, whatever that moment may be. In his keynote address at Engage Sydney 2022, Alcott will discuss how to become the best version of yourself while taking risks to achieve your goals. Born with a tumour wrapped around his spinal cord and without the use of his legs, Alcott was able to beat the odds and achieve more than the doctors ever thought he would. In his keynote address, he’ll share his views on disability awareness and education and encourage attendees to change their perceptions of people with disabilities.

As founder of the Dylan Alcott Foundation, a foundation created to help young Australians who are struggling to come to terms with their disabilities, as well as business owner, radio host, TV presenter, global keynote speaker, best-selling author, social advocate, and all-round game-changer, Alcott will inspire Engage Sydney attendees to Meet the Moment and push themselves outside of their comfort zone to achieve their dreams.


Proudly sponsored by CloudCall

Speakers

Dylan Alcott AO

5:10 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking
Drinks Reception

Location: Exhibition Hall

6:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Networking
Official Engage Sydney After Party - Sponsored by CloudCall

Location: Kittyhawk – 16 Phillip Lane, Sydney

Join us to celebrate the end of an incredible conference at our Official Engage Sydney After Party, sponsored by CloudCall. Located just a short walk away at Kittyhawk, when you arrive have a few drinks, get on the dancefloor and enjoy a night of lively activities with your fellow recruitment peers.