Change and Transformation in Recruitment

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Campari House

23 Hardware Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000


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“Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery - there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair”. Rick Warren

Talent Acquisition has been changing quickly over the last 10-15 years. Technology has moved recruitment from a process to engagement and marketing. So how do we continue to keep up? How do we get our business to agree to the changes and technology we need to enhance our recruitment functions? And how do we get the business to work with us?

Join us to hear from two very different recruitment leaders who have taken their recruitment functions through change and transformed how they manage recruitment.

Adam Crofts, Head of Talent Acquisition and Engagement, Brennan IT

With over 20 years experience within the recruitment sector including leadership of in-house talent acquisition teams, recruitment consultancies, and employment services organisations, Adam will be taking us on his journey of taking a transactional recruitment function and turning it into a true business relationship and getting a seat at the table with the senior leadership.

Ben Rynja, National Recruitment Manager, Sodexo

The transformation Sodexo's talent function from a low-value admin function to a high performing strategic team has provided a base for the next stage of talent engagement an attraction – to adapt and articulate the global EVP for Sodexo as a powerful and compelling Australian employer brand.

Ben’s broad global experience has shown him the increasing influence the Talent function can have at the leadership level, being the gateway to retaining and securing the best talent available to enable organisational growth targets. Now running the Australian Recruitment function of Sodexo, his direct line of sight to the C-suite has allowed Ben to secure budgets and authority to bring world-class automation to his team and embark on mid to long-term sourcing and passive talent conversion strategies.

Sponsored by Thomas International

Thomas International provides people assessments which empower business leaders to transform the performance of your people, teams and cultures – and deliver an immediate impact on your organisation. They help their clients recruit, retain, develop and manage their people. They will give you insight into your staff – what motivates them, their core strengths and limitations, and their potential. And they will add a high level of certainty to all your people-related decisions.

And after storming RecFest with his brilliant talk on ensuring AI still provides the human touch when used in recruitment, Andries Kuen, (MD, Australia & South Africa) is flying back in to give his insights into the human aspects of bringing and managing change in your organisation. He is truly an engaging speaker and one not to be missed.


09:00 Welcome & Introduction

09:30 Facilitated Meetings

12:30 Sit Down Lunch

13:30 Adam Crofts / Ben Rynja

14:30 Roundtable Discussion

15.00 Andries Kuen

15:30 Roundtable Discussion

15:50 Summary & Takeaways

16:00 Open Networking w/ Drinks

This event will offer:

  • Consultations from market-leading experts (facilitated meeting format)

  • Access to a roundtable discussion with industry peers + 2 in-house speakers

  • Delicious lunch and informal networking

  • Post-event networking drinks with industry peers

Who should attend?

Our events are aimed at the Recruitment Manager level and above. You are welcome to bring two people per company. We encourage manager level to bring a more junior team member for great learning and networking.

The day

Using roundtable discussions and facilitated meetings, you have the space to network, learn and talk. We love to see you have those 'aha' moments and find something to take back that you can action immediately!

Roundtable Discussion - An open forum for in-house recruitment, resourcing & talent acquisition specialist. This is an opportunity for delegates to speak openly with each other in a relaxed environment.

Speed Meetings - Individual short introductions w/ some of Australia's leading technology and service companies.

Message for vendors, recruitment agencies and consultancies:

We do not give tickets to vendors, recruitment agencies or HR consultancy providers. Our objective is to ensure we create a considerate event that allows for our in-house community to share and learn.

We reserve the right to refuse ticket(s) to representatives of vendor companies (software/service/solution/hr consultancy/ agency providers) and consultants of any kind who register themselves.

Should you wish to partner with The Recruitment Events Co. please contact or call 0474 182 148

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