We’ve brought together an expert panel to deliver the March 2019 Harvest Geelong HR Roundtable.

The region’s people and culture teams have had Talent Acquisition high on their agenda for some time with many of the region’s major employers bolstering their capability in-house.

Our panel members have each had their own journey with regards to talent acquisition and management on behalf of their companies. Harvest is privileged to have an expert panel share their experience, their challenges along the way and the learnings gleaned.

People and Culture Managers who are looking to address Talent Acquisition as a function within teams or those who would like to learn how leading employers are addressing their recruitment piece will benefit from this forum which will address: employer branding, talent acquisition strategy; team recruitment, onboarding and management, the secrets of a successful in-house talent acquisition team, approach to recruiting skills in shortage and when outsourcing is still an option, candidate experience and value adding and best practice talent acquisition.

Mick Fuller – Senior People & Culture Manager at Epworth HealthCare

Mick is a career Human Resources professional, having in excess of 20 years’ experience across a range of industries including Manufacturing, Financial Services & Insurance, Wholesale & Retail trade, and most recently Healthcare.

Mick originates from Gippsland, though has spent the bulk of his professional career in Melbourne and Geelong regions. His tertiary qualifications cover diverse areas of Applied Science, Risk Management, Human Resources, and Business.

This diversity of experience has equipped Mick well for his most recent challenge of leading the people strategy for the Greenfields hospital development at Epworth Geelong.

Jeremy Crawford – Talent Acquisition Lead, People & Culture at Medibank

Establishing a love of customers and service early on, Jeremy completed his Hotel Management qualifications at William Angliss and spent 8 years in hatted restaurants, hotels, and major events having held roles including Corporate Sales Manager – Australian Grand Prix Corporation, General Manager Rydges Hotel Hobart, and CEO Werribee Racing Club. Falling into the recruitment industry accidentally, Jeremy has had the privilege of working within a Global Agency, Executive Search Firm, and a brand new Start Up, before consulting independently to SMEs prior to joining Medibank as Talent Lead.

Jeremy commenced as Talent Lead with Medibank mid-2018 and within 3 weeks of joining, the decision was made to part ways with the ATS PageUp after a major data and security breach… with no backup system. Running on manual processes for almost 800 hires in the last 6 months of 2018, the team has started from scratch on Candidate Experience Design, Hiring Manager Experience, and designing the role technology should play in recruitment process.

Apart from trying to solve the world’s talent problems in the early hours of most mornings, Jeremy can be seen actively promoting Geelong as the best place on earth to live, in an art gallery, volunteering at election day BBQs, or trying to conquer the latest fitness program.

Narelle Bell – Manager – Talent Acquisition at WorkSafe Victoria

Narelle leads the Talent function at WorkSafe Victoria in Geelong and was formerly Recruitment Manager at Aconex (now Oracle), Recruitment Lead at Westpac and Account Manager at Regent Recruitment.   With significant people leadership, change management and recruitment experience, she was responsible for the recruitment strategy and execution of WorkSafe’s successful relocation to Geelong and is currently leading talent acquisition for the WorkSafe 2030 transformation program. Her specialities include organisation wide transformation and relocation programs, strategy and execution, employment branding, search, assessment and selection, digitalising the candidate experience, project management, and analytics and insights.

Narelle holds a Masters of Business in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations; Bachelor (Hons) Humanities and Social Science.

Kim Wallace – Recruitment & Human Resources Manager at Tango Energy

Kim joined Tango Energy Pty Ltd in March 2017 when it was operating from Melbourne under the brand Pacific Hydro Retail with 13 employees.

Since then she has managed the headcount expansion to 80, relocation of the Company’s core operations to Geelong, supported the brand change to Tango energy and a restructure of the business under a new CEO.

Kim has extensive HR and Labor Relations experience in large global businesses including Alcoa, General Motors, National Express Group, Ericsson and Ford. She has also worked as a visiting lecturer in HR Strategy at RMIT University and Swinburne University.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Business with a major in human resources and labor relations from RMIT University in Melbourne and is a certified member of the Australian Human Resources and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kim is a councillor with the Royal Geelong Agricultural & Pastoral Society and enjoys reading, dining out with friends, working with her husband on their 134 acre farm and groom for her daughter at equestrian events.

Event Details

We invite you to join us:

When: Thursday 14th March,  2019   9.30 – 11.30am

Where: James Leslie Council Chamber.  Level 4, Deakin Waterfront, corner Eastern Beach Rd and Cunningham Street.  Please enter via Cunningham St and take the lift to Level 4.

Cost: $30 per head


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