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Date: Wednesday 23 Oct 2019
Time 5:15PM - 7:30PM
The National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace
Parkes ACT
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 2.00
Enquiries: 03 9918 9200 (Short courses & Formal Education)
03 9918 9243 (Network Forums, Webinars & Events)



Check in time – 5:15 pm
Session start – 5:30 pm
Session finish – 7:30 pm

There is parking at the venue that will be validated upon leaving the event.

Managing a Blended Workforce

Temporary, contract and freelance workers are the new normal in workplaces across Australia as employers adopt headcount flexibility, but they come with their own unique set of talent management issues to be aware of.

While non-permanent employees are nothing new, the recent rapid rise in this form of working results from a rise in projects, the ability to access difficult-to-find technical expertise and the attractiveness of a flexible workforce that can be released at short notice without financial penalty. The on-demand and as-needed nature of temporaries, contractors and freelancers is also far more cost-effective than keeping skills unessential to the day-to-day operation of an organisation in-house.

While there are many benefits of this form of employment, it can also raise people management issues, one of which is how to make the employees feel part of the organisation when employed through a third party. The benefits of temporary or contract employees are greatly increased therefore when an employer integrates them into the existing team and organisation. The most successful blended workforces are ones where the employer takes steps to ensure this is done properly.

Speaker: Alisha Henderson, Account Manager, Federal Government - Canberra

Qualified with a Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management and Marketing, Alisha has specialised in working within Human Resources since 2012.

Starting in Agency Recruitment with Hays Specialist Recruitment, she left to join best practice research consultancy, CEB in 2016. Here she worked within the SHL consulting branch, liaising with Federal Government clients to implement best practice solutions to human resources problems. This included recruitment process streamlining, competency profiling, psychometric testing alongside leadership and development programs.

In early 2019, Alisha re-joined Hays as an Account Manager for Federal Government clients. In her role as Account Manager, Alisha works with public sector agencies to identify key resource gaps that are critical to delivery and navigate a path to acquire them. This is achieved through a tailored recruitment plan, where the APS recruitment guidelines and merit principles are central to the sourcing, vetting and on-boarding process. Outside of her account management duties, Alisha also trains Hays’ staff on how to recruit for government, delivers seminars on talent management, skills shortages and staff engagement to departmental line manages, acts as the feedback and escalation point for issues and oversees reporting and SLA management.


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Registration closes Wednesday 23 October 2019

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The National Portrait Gallery King Edward Terrace Parkes ACT Canberra, ACT
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