Engage Sydney Agenda 2023

Breakout Session Tracks

Wednesday 1 March

7.45 - 9.30 AM

Registration Open

8:00 - 9:15 AM

General Session
Women in Leadership Breakfast

Start your Engage Sydney conference day with a hot breakfast and a peer discussion! We’ll discuss some of the challenges faced by women in recruitment and how our industry can support underrepresented groups.

While you enjoy your coffee and breakfast, you will hear from a panel of recruitment leaders about challenges in their business and the programs and processes they’ve implemented. After the panel, we will have a roundtable discussion facilitated by industry experts.

This event is only for those who have registered to attend Engage Sydney. Registration is required as there are limited places available. Learn more and register here.

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9:30 AM

General Session
Welcome to Country - Aunty Joan Bell

Welcome to Country with Aunty Joan Bell

9.30 - 9.45 AM

General Session
Welcome Address

Conference Introduction

9.45 - 10.30 AM

General Session
Make It Happen in 2023 and Beyond

Last year at Engage Sydney 2022 we talked about “Meeting the Moment” and how transformation was critical to success in the future. In this year’s opening keynote address, Jeff Neumann, VP Product Marketing at Bullhorn will share insights and examples of how firms have been successful turning concepts into practice, which best practices are delivering the strongest outcomes, and how technology is being used in innovative ways to solve complex problems.

Jeff will also discuss how recruitment agencies can take advantage of tomorrow’s opportunity, navigating the obstacles of a historic talent shortage, evolving candidate expectations, and fierce competition.

Speakers

Jeff Neumann

Bullhorn

10.30 - 11.00 AM

Networking

11 - 11.45 AM

General Session
Getting Practical about DEI: From the “Why” to the “How”

There has been a lot of talk (and research to back it up) about the need for more equitable teams, the value of representation, and the better business outcomes that are associated with a stronger internal culture. But is the recruitment industry taking action when faced with this data? What changes are recruitment leaders implementing, and how have those impacted the bottom line? This panel of recruitment leaders will discuss practical approaches they have launched in their own businesses, results they have experienced, and lessons learned along the way as they have worked to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisations.

Speakers

Leah McKelvey

Bullhorn

Christine Wright

Bluefin Resources

Patrick Flaherty

FIRESOFT People

Sinead Connolly

Lotus People

11.45 AM - 12.15 PM

General Session
Marketplace Partner Speed Pitch

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 to drive success and increase your profitability. In this session, you’ll hear from Bullhorn Marketplace partners covering everything from automating key parts of the recruitment process to providing a superior talent and client experience.

Speakers

Josh McCole

Bullhorn

12.15 - 1.10 PM

Networking
Networking Lunch

TBC

1.10 - 1.50 PM

Breakout Session
What Candidates & Clients Expect From Recruiters (And How You Can Keep Up)
Track: Empower your clients

What does it take to produce a loyal, engaged talent community? Consistent engagement, smart use of technology, and an understanding of talent expectations. In this eye-opening session, you’ll learn about the most pressing challenges faced by today’s talent, how recruiters can meet talent where they are, and how your team can adapt to changing client expectations. We’ll share industry data pulled from the latest Global Recruitment Insights and Data (GRID) Talent Trends survey of over 2,000+ temp workers on topics like preferred communication methods, why they work with recruiters, and how firms can improve the candidate experience. You’ll walk away with the insights you need to make smart decisions about your talent engagement process, future-proof your team against competitive threats, and build stronger candidate and client relationships.

Speakers
Tech Strategy in a Dynamic Market: How to Stay Ahead
Track: Technology

The market is always changing, and as it changes, it’s critical to identify where your business is headed. The importance of data analytics in driving success in today’s rapidly changing market cannot be overstated. Join us for a discussion on the benefits of having a data-driven approach and how putting a focus on data can help your team stay ahead of the competition. We’ll cover the latest insights in data analytics, how data can be used to inform decision-making, and practical tips for building and implementing a successful data-driven strategy.

Speakers

2.00 - 2.40 PM

Breakout Session
2023 Outlook: What’s Next for the Recruitment Industry?
Track: Empower your clients

With the challenges of the last few years come new opportunities for recruitment agencies to transform their business and meet talent where they are. But with rapid changes happening across the industry — from the rise in remote work to changing candidate and client needs to an economy that shows signs of slowing — how can firms navigate uncharted territory while still meeting and exceeding client expectations?

And what’s next for the industry that’s undergone massive shifts in recent years? In this session, recruitment industry experts will discuss the current industry trends across APAC and provide insight into where the industry may be headed in 2023. In this panel, you’ll also hear about potential strategies you can implement into your own business to future-proof your agency for years to come.

Speakers
Connected Recruiting in Practice: How to Transform Your Talent Lifecycle
Track: Technology

More than half of workers want recruiters to reach out at least once a week. By providing the right message at the right time on the right channel, you can create a consistently engaged talent pool and keep your clients happy. Learn how to engage talent at every stage of the lifecycle with Connected Recruiting strategies and automation. In this session, we’ll share actionable tips that you can use to transform your candidate engagement strategy, create supercharged recruiters, and exceed your client’s expectations. You’ll walk away understanding how to save time, eliminate mundane tasks, and transform your talent engagement process using Bullhorn’s automation solutions and Connected Recruiting methodology.

Speakers

2.40 - 3.10 PM

Networking
Afternoon Tea

3.10 - 3.50 PM

Breakout Session
Marketing Strategies to Make It Happen
Track: Empower your clients

With a changing recruitment market and shift in talent expectations, it’s never been more critical to build a network of top talent to ensure you meet client demands and hit business goals. But how can you actually make it happen? It starts with combining industry best practices and technology and focusing on recruitment marketing as a key differentiator.

This session will look at the practical steps your team can take to attract top talent, build a community of qualified candidates, and stand out against the competition. From new methods of candidate engagement to innovative ways to use data in your marketing campaigns, you’ll walk away with new recruitment marketing strategies to implement right away and differentiate your brand.

Speakers
The Future of Work: Recruitment Technology Trends
Track: Technology

For the past few years, digital transformation has established itself as a vital initiative across the recruitment industry. Whether agencies are faced with the growing need for top talent, or changing candidate and client expectations, it’s never been more crucial for businesses to future-proof themselves with high-performing teams and top technology. How can you build (or continue to develop) your plan for the future? What are the investments you should consider, given the increased importance on technology and automation? What kinds of processes and resources should you implement to grow your business?

In this session, recruitment experts will discuss the future of technology and trends to watch out for in the months and years ahead. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what technologies are available, how you can manage team adoption of new tech, and the impact of technology on how your team performs.

Speakers

4.10 - 5.00 PM

General Session
Closing Keynote: Magda Szubanski AO

You won’t want to miss Magda’s keynote session, sponsored by Bullhorn Marketplace partner CloudCall. Magda will speak on inclusion and diversity, specifically how important these matters are in the recruitment industry. We will also host a Q&A with Madga, where you’ll hear about her background and entertainment industry experience.

Magda has been famous for making Australia laugh for over 30 years, and she was named the ‘Most Talked about Person of 2017’ following what many have called her ‘crucial role’ in the complex and difficult 2017 Same-Sex Marriage Survey.

Magda was a key player in some of this country’s most successful, iconic, and groundbreaking shows: “Kath and Kim,” “D-Generation,” “Big Girl’s Blouse,” and sketch comedy show “Fast Forward,” which played for several seasons and became one of Australia’s highest-rated comedies.

Magda was appointed an officer in the general division of the Order of Australia (AO) “for distinguished service to the performing arts as an actor, comedian, and writer, and as a campaigner for marriage equality.” in 2019. Magda was also awarded the 2018 Victorian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership by Women and Leadership Australia.

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Speakers

Magda Szubanski AO

5.00 - 6.00 PM

Networking
Drinks Reception
Location: Exhibition Hall

6.15 - 9.00 PM

Networking
After Party
Location: Barrio Cellar, 58 Elizabeth St, 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 Barrio, when you arrive have a few drinks, get on the dancefloor and enjoy a night of lively activities with your fellow recruitment peers.

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