Maree Herath interview Avalon Airport CEO, Justin Giddings

An eerily empty car park. An airport with few people. Planes arriving – to stay put for awhile.

Just as Avalon Airport was really kicking goals, along came COVID, bringing the aviation industry to a halt.

When surveying the Warehouse, Logistics and Transport industry as part of the Geelong HR Index, of greatest priority to this sector is Analysing Strategy with 80% of respondents focussing their attention here. Some players in the transport sector (especially passenger) will experience amazing change. The key will be to continue to stay up to date with continual changes to restrictions.

The majority of employers (60%) also seek to Address Capabilities and the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of Workers.

Other initiatives that are on the table (40%) are Organisation Design, Addressing HR Capabilities and Flexible Working Arrangements.

The Avalon Airport Experience

Just as Avalon Airport was really kicking goals, along came COVID, bringing the aviation industry to a halt. But, Avalon Airport got creative. Head to the airport now and you’re in for a few surprises!

As part of the HR Index, Maree Herath chatted with Justin Giddings, CEO Avalon Airport.

Watch the interview with Justin Giddings

2020 Geelong HR Index

Harvest Director, Maree Herath  hosts a casual “on the couch” discussion with special guests Justin Giddings CEO Avalon Airport, Lisa Barton HR Operations The Gordon, Jason Doherty Regional GM Lifeline, Brian Cook CEO Geelong Cats , Debra Nash Commercial Director Truffle Duck and Mark Valena CEO GMHBA.

Click here to watch the 2020 Release of the HR Index on You Tube.    (60 minutes)

Each industry, based on how the pandemic played out, had different HR challenges which can be found in the separate findings by sector. If you wish purchase one of The Geelong HR Index 2020 Reports, please contact Harvest t: 1300 363 128

We trust the findings will increase your understanding of the Geelong region; that you will be able to use the data to respond to challenges, take advantage of opportunities and play your part in the social and sustainable development of our great City.

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