20 - 22 November, 2019 | Mercure Sydney Central, Sydney, NSW

Interactive Workshops: Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Workshop A

8:30 am - 9:00 am Deploying an Optimum Recruitment Strategy to Attract and Retain the Right People

Julie Faoro - Director, Eastern Health Medical Workforce Unit, Eastern Health
Ensuring that your organisation is equipped for the future starts with attracting and retaining the right people for the job. In a crowded market place, talent management and succession planning is vital in the healthcare industry to ensure your organisation is equipped to deal with the forthcoming pressures of the changing landscape. In this workshop you will be guided on recruitment best practices and the psychology behind recruitment processes in order to better meet the needs of your organisation.

A must see workshop for anyone struggling to attract and retain their workforce!

What will this workshop cover?
  • The new generation have different ideas relevancy, job satisfaction and healthy work life balance – how do you plan for this change in workforce beliefs accordingly?
  • Offering incentives and partnering with tertiary education
  • Risk aversion and need for innovation
  • Recruitment in rural areas
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Julie Faoro

Director, Eastern Health Medical Workforce Unit
Eastern Health

Workshop B

9:00 am - 9:30 am Designing Strategic Foresight Policies to Better Understand Current and Future Workforce Needs

Nigel Brand - Principal Policy Adviser, Workforce Strategy, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria
The current healthcare landscape in Australia is undergoing a time of great transformative change contributed by an aging workforce and limited graduate pool. Harnessing an effective strategic workforce policy will ensure more effective outcomes for the future of your organization. In this master class, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services’ Principal Policy Adviser Nigel Brand, will guide you on how to develop effective workforce policy and how to utilize data sets to make informed future forecasting decisions. Learn how to manage workforce capabilities whilst discussing the future of the health landscape within Australia.

What will this workshop cover?
  • Understanding processes, methodologies and outcomes in delivering a strategic workforce plan
  • Forecasting and predictive analysis to deliver a capable future workforce
  • Discover key trends with relation to recruitment, retention, development and deployment
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Nigel Brand

Principal Policy Adviser, Workforce Strategy
Department of Health and Human Services Victoria

Workshop C

9:30 am - 10:00 am Utilizing Common Tools to Understand Data and Create Better Forecasting Insights into Workforce Planning

Adeline Hough - Executive General Manager, People & Culture, Multiple Sclerosis Qld
Lewis Coghlan - Workforce Planning Consultant (People Science), Multiple Sclerosis Australia
Understanding data sets and market trends are paramount to any successful workforce planning strategy; however there is often confusion on how to successfully read and understand datasets across the industry. Data analysis drives the optimization of resource usage to enable better planning and decision making for staffing and resource management for the future, without this understanding any workforce planning strategy is incomplete.

In this master class, Adeline Hough will demonstrate how to create and use practical data tools that are instrumental to the success of any workforce planning strategy. Lift your HR capacity by understanding how to better utilise technology to relieve organisational pain points and improve the visibility of the workforce. A must attend workshop for anyone seeking to implement a more effective and accurate workforce planning strategy throughout their organisation!

  • Practically learn how to use and create effective data sets though utilization of easy to access Office 365 tools
  • Modernizing the recruitment process by using scheduling analytics to lower staff turn over and increase engagement
  • Gain insight into upcoming areas of potential shortfalls or excess and use this information to take corrective action
  • Distil vast quantities of information to provide insights that are able to be easily referenced and understood
  • Embed data and analytics within your workforce planning and recruitment architecture
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Adeline Hough

Executive General Manager, People & Culture
Multiple Sclerosis Qld

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Lewis Coghlan

Workforce Planning Consultant (People Science)
Multiple Sclerosis Australia