The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is presenting organisations with unprecedented challenges around attracting, onboarding and managing employees. Repeated lockdowns have put pressure on HR, recruitment and line management to support a workforce that is remotely located, or working in a hybrid arrangement. New hires face the prospect of working for an organisation they have never actually visited, and with colleagues, they have not physically met.

So how should we be approaching recruitment in the new normal? What challenges do the hybrid and remote working models present when it comes to attracting and onboarding a virtual staff member? Is the market for talent buoyant or contracted right now, and what is the impact on the war for talent? How are employers responding to this?

Join Frontier Software CEO, Nick Southcombe and his guests as they discuss how organisations are adapting their practices to a pandemic environment, and how recruiters and employers are rising to the challenges and finding the silver linings.


Speaker Bios

Nick Soutchombe, is Chief Executive Officer at Frontier Software; a role he has held since 2007. Leveraging nearly four decades of experience, Nick has overseen the development of the Frontier Software brand to ensure it occupies a unique and enviable position in the marketplace. Nick is committed to building an exceptional client-focused enterprise. He drives a corporate culture where business improvement, innovation, quality and employee engagement link inexorably with customer satisfaction.

John Rawlinson, or JR as most call him, is a coach, investor and mentor. He is passionate about helping people and organisations grow and be successful. JR was the founding CEO of the ASX listed company Talent2. With a talented team, he was able to grow Talent2 to 550 million dollars in revenue, 2500 people, across 14 countries in 10 years. Prior to his time at Talent2, JR had a number of positions at leading Human Resource firms. John has a degree in Education and a Grad Dip in Entrepreneurship.

Graeme Poules, is a People Director with a passion for leadership and creating high performing HR teams. His capabilities encompass end-to-end remuneration, HR technology, HR operations, people data and analytics, continuous improvement, HR auditing and compliance, along with a proven board remuneration committee presence. In his current People Director role, Graeme has lead the reward, digital solutions, people services, recruitment, data and analytics, and mandatory learning functions for Bupa ANZ.