Meet the Speakers
Adam Jacobs is the Co-Founder of THE ICONIC, Australia’s largest online fashion retailer and the Co-Founder of Hatch – a new venture driven by the mission to shape the future of work for young people, with a focus on flexibility, emerging skills, and diversity. Adam is interested in how technology is changing our societies and aims to build global tech companies that positively influence our future.
Over the past 20 years Andrea has built, sold and grown businesses in addition to consulting to fast growth emerging businesses and established iconic organisations. With a focus on the customer, she has worked with companies around the world in building better brands, connect with the right partners and engage teams. Due to her passion and experience for entrepreneurship and start-ups, Andrea has advised and mentored numerous specialists and businesses along the way.
Alex Hattingh is the Chief People Officer at Employment Hero and has over 15 years experience in people management and leadership development. Alex derives energy and passion from helping both companies and their employees succeed. Alex’s roles have covered large Fortune 500 companies through to start-ups including Google, Yahoo!, Lendlease and Ivy College.
Michael Osmond is the People and Culture Manager at JobAdder. He is focused on driving impactful processes and providing support for leaders enabling them to continue to attract, manage and retain high performing staff. Michael has 10 years of experience in Human Resources for a wide range of Australian businesses, including more recently 3 years with Football Federation Australia - the governing body for Football in Australia.
The Future of Work:
A broad conversation about the changing face of work and what the new generational cohort will mean for Australian businesses.
Gen Z is ready to get to work, but is the workforce ready for them? Young Australians are entering the workforce - and then leaving again - quickly. As we speak, 30% of Gen Z workers are looking for a new job.
It won’t be long until Gen Z is the dominant generation in the workforce with the most potential for productivity. For businesses to thrive, workplace cultures must adapt. The workforce is not stagnant. As generational attitudes and needs change, the workforce has always changed with them. Seventy years ago, an influx of working women changed the shape of business. Forty years ago, computers radically changed how we worked. Twenty years ago, flexible working arrangements began to grow in popularity. And now, Gen Z demands further change.
You’ll hear from some of the best in the people biz:
- Adam Jacobs, Co-founder at THE ICONIC and co-founder at Hatch
- Alex Hattingh, Chief People Officer at Employment Hero
- Andrea Culligan, Consulting Partner - Monitor Deloitte at Deloitte Australia
- Michael Osmond, People and Culture Manager at JobAdder
If business owners and HR professionals want to attract and retain the highest quality of Gen Z employees, understanding their needs and desires is the first step to success. It’s time to start an insight-driven conversation about the future of work.
After the panel discussion, our expert speakers will answer your burning questions and there’ll even be time for networking and nibbles.
6 - 6:30 pm | Networking and Nibbles
6:30 - Panel begins
Seats are limited, RSVP early to avoid missing out. This free event is brought to you proudly by Employment Hero x JobAdder.
🕕 6 - 8 pm | 📅 26 March 2020 | 📍 JobAdder HQ