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Last updated on May 22, 2019

2019 Employer of Choice Awards Presentation Event

Thursday 27 June at Wrest Point Hobart

To celebrate the 12th year of Tasmania’s Employer of Choice Awards, we’re holding afternoon workshops (two streams) and an evening Awards presentation event.

Choose from a range of workshop topics from experts providing insights, practical tools and actions you can take to build a better workplace.

Enjoy a casual evening meal with drinks and networking with this year's finalists and winners to learn how our latest group of Employers of Choice build excellent workplaces that attract, retain and develop their people.

TIMESESSIONDETAILS
1.15 pm Workshops Stream 1 check in Wrest Point Boardwalk
1.30 – 2.45 Concurrent Workshops Stream 1 Workshops delivered by Employer of Choice Program Partners – see details below
2.45 – 3.15 Networking and Stream 2 check in A light afternoon tea will be served
3.15 – 4.30 Concurrent Workshops Stream 2 Workshops delivered by Employer of Choice Program Partners – see details below
5.30 pm for 6.00 – 8.15 2019 Employer of Choice Awards Presentation Evening Wrest Point Boardwalk
Networking, a casual evening meal and drinks– see details below

For those travelling to this event, special accommodation rates at Wrest Point are available for the evening of 27 June.

View and download the program at a glance.

Full details and registration links below

 

WORKSHOPS – BUILDING BETTER WORKPLACES
CONCURRENT STREAM 1

1.30 PM TO 2.45 PM

TIMESESSIONDETAILS
1.15 pm Stream 1 check in Wrest Point Boardwalk
1.30 – 2.45 Concurrent Workshops Stream 1 Workshops delivered by Employer of Choice Program Partners – PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING and follow the link below to register
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WORKSHOP 1A

Selection myths: rethinking strategic selection
Dr Simon Fishwick
Director, People Manage
UTAS Tasmanian School of Business & Economics

A practical workshop examining strategic and operational aspects of employee selection. Participants will hear practical examples and engage in activities to improve selection processes and outcomes, including alternatives to relying primarily on 'interview performance'.

Simon will provide the tools for participants to improve selection in their workplaces

  • methods for strategic selection
  • process for defining and measuring selection criteria
  • factors in evaluating candidates
  • selection myths to debunk in the organisation

For managers and HR professionals responsible for selection decisions managing the selection process.

WORKSHOP 1B

Creating better workplaces
Mark Leopold
Head of Better Workplaces, IML 
Institute of Managers and Leaders

Positive leaders help people manage the ups and downs that work and life throws our way. This workshop will help participants understand how topics related to safety (psycho-social and physical), inclusion (and diversity), health and wellbeing are critical to leaders who want to create supportive, safe, caring, accountable and high performing workplaces.

Mark will relate his personal story around leadership and mental health; helping participants to learn the value of a personal wellbeing plan to support their own health and that of their teams too.

For anyone in a position of management and leadership or soon to be promoted into such a position.

WORKSHOP 1C

We keep our bodies safe at work – let’s keep our minds safe too!
Tracey Groombridge
Workplace Trainer, Ozhelp Tasmania
Fairbrother Pty Ltd case study
and
Stephen Dowling
Client Partner, Delivering Safe Services

Work Safe Tasmania

Part 1 - Building a ‘seek help early’ workplace

Stephen will draw on lessons learnt in his extensive experiences with the RU OK? Foundation and Mental Health First Aid Australia, and also address practical organisational issues to translate health and wellness strategies to action, including:
* care in the workplace and ‘stay at work’ strategies
* common mental health conditions at work (physical, psychological, behaviour)
* case study - encouraging others to seek help - conversations, treatments and resources

Part 2 - Transforming tradies and developing apprentices: a mental health support toolkit for supervisors

Tracey will highlight the key outcomes of Ozhelp’s “Mentor/Supervisor Skills Program” through a case study presented with a representative from Fairbrother Pty Ltd. Participants will sample the tools that supervisors can utilise to support the mental health of young workers. This program has had a significant impact on apprentice completion and retention rates.

This workshops is for managers, supervisors and anyone responsible for workplace health and safety.


CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS STREAM 1 from 1.30 PM TO 2.45 PM
$15 INCLUDING A LIGHT AFTERNOON TEA (2.45 TO 3.15)

REGISTER HERE FOR WORKSHOPS STREAM 1

 

WORKSHOPS – BUILDING BETTER WORKPLACES
CONCURRENT STREAM 2
3.15 PM TO 4.30 PM

TIMESESSIONDETAILS
2.45 – 3.15 Networking and Stream 2 check in A light afternoon tea will be served
3.15 – 4.30 Concurrent Workshops Stream 2 Workshops delivered by Employer of Choice Program Partners – PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING and follow the link below to register

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WORKSHOP 2A
 
Building resilience – in individuals and organisations
Samantha Blight,
Senior Consultant
Swinburne University of Technology 
Swinburne University of Technology logo
Health and wellbeing initiatives are becoming increasingly popular to improve employee morale and boost productivity. In this workshop, participants will develop a greater understanding of the impacts of stress, coping styles and resilience on individual and organisational performance and learn practical, evidence-based strategies to decrease stress and build resilience.

The workshop takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing and recognises that by building resilience, you can help build a better workplace.

Suitable for leaders and employees.

WORKSHOP 2B
 
Three Tangible Ways to build an Employer of Choice Culture
Adam Barker, Business Director, Hays Recruitment Tasmania
Cam Scott, Section Manager, Hays Recruitment Tasmania 

Australian HR Institute

This workshop aims to provide attendees with three tangible ways to build an Employer of Choice Culture within their organisation. Examining three cost effective measures that can be used in SME or large multi-national organisations, this workshop will apply to a range of professionals.

Attendees will be challenged and motivated to seek out ways to implement living, breathing and tangible workplace cultures that employees are proud to work in.

Hays Recruitment Tasmania was recognised as an Employer of Choice in 2011.

WORKSHOP 2C
 
Enhancing your business through apprenticeships
Kim Taylor
State Manager MAS National 

MAS logo

The aim of this workshop is to showcase 'live' case studies with insights and experiences that highlight the benefits of employing an apprentice or trainee. A panel including a large and small employer, an apprentice and a trainee will participate in a Q&A session focusing on
  • how employers can support their people to achieve successful outcomes
  • a guide to hiring apprentices and trainees
  • tips for supervisors
    *mentoring for positive outcomes

For any business that employs or wants to employ apprentices and trainees.


CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS STREAM 2 from 3.15 PM TO 4.30 PM
$15 INCLUDING A LIGHT AFTERNOON TEA (2.45 TO 3.15)

REGISTER HERE FOR WORKSHOPS STREAM 2

 

2019 EMPLOYER OF CHOICE AWARDS PRESENTATION EVENING
5.30 PM FOR 6.00 PM TO 8.15 PM

5.30 PM Registration Wrest Point Boardwalk Gallery
6.00 – 8.15 2019 Employer of Choice Awards Presentation  Employer of choice     

Networking, a casual evening meal and drinks
Master of Ceremonies -
Michael Bailey, CEO, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Awards Presentations -
Jeremy Rockliff MP, Deputy Premier
Network with this year's finalists and winners to learn how our latest group of Employers of Choice build excellent workplaces that attract, retain and develop their people.

The 2019 Employer of Choice Awards finalists are

Bank of us, Care Forward, Crusader Homes, Cumulus Studio Pty Ltd, Cyber Hair, Energy Solutions, Friends Health & Fitness, Health Nest, illuminate Education, Kolmark Pty Ltd, MACq 01 Hotel, Northern Midlands Council, Sustainable Timber Tasmania, Tasmanian Council of Social Service, The Shoreline Hotel, William Smith and Sons, XSquared Architects


2019 EMPLOYER OF CHOICE AWARDS PRESENTATION EVENING
5.30 PM TO 8.15 PM
$50 INCLUDING A CASUAL EVENING MEAL, DRINKS AND NETWORKING

REGISTER HERE FOR AWARDS EVENING

 

Employer of Choice partners provide a range of programs to help you build better workplaces and support your staff.


Health and Wellbeing

If you’re looking to implement some action on the health and wellbeing front, follow the lead of some of our EoCs and many organisations across Australia, check out the new look Ritualize. The app for individual users plus workplace reporting is free for Tasmanian workplaces. Details and register here


The Mind Games Race for Research 2019

mindgames 

Hobart – Friday 18 October

Does your organisation have what it takes to be The Mind Games Race for Research inaugural champions? Raise the red flag for mental health and register now.

Profits raised from The Mind Games 2019 will fund research into workplace mental health at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research. Participating businesses will get access to a range of resources to help promote positive mental health at work.

Fifty Tasmanian businesses will battle it out in an epic, action-packed event. Teams of five will tackle ten top-secret challenges designed to test general skills, creativity and team work. Registration is $2 500 for a team of five – register, full details and contact at www.themindgames.com.au

 

Visit the Employer of Choice Program Partner websites by clicking on the logos below:

Business Action Learning TasmaniaAHRI logoAIM logoMAS logoSwinburne University of Technology logoIML
TCCI logoWorkSafe Tasmania logoUTAS logo

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