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Best Places to Work Conference 2019

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Doltone House - Hyde Park

181 Elizabeth Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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VIRTUALLY POSSIBLE: HOW LEADERSHIP, EMPOWERMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE FUTURE PROOFING THE BEST WORKPLACES

What roles are leadership, empowerment, and sustainability playing to future proof the best workplaces?

There is little doubt that digital disruption is transforming our workplaces in radical ways, how are the best places to work future proofing their organisations? What roles are leadership, empowerment, and sustainability playing to future proof the best workplaces?

It’s not a mystery that corporate culture trumps the best strategy, but how do you build that culture? How do you create a set of beliefs that will resonate with wide-ranging demographics? Then, how do you embed those beliefs so they drive engagement and performance? The Best Places to Work Conference is designed as a gathering of business leaders who understand the positive impact a great workplace culture can have on people, on business, and on society as a whole.

This year’s conference will feature presenters from a variety of industries and company sizes. We will discuss the values of strong leadership, inspiring employees and the importance of trust within a company. Learn what it really takes to build your great workplace while hearing an insider’s perspective from some of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Australia.

We invite you to realize your own potential as a driver of positive change in your company as you learn, are inspired, and as you build a network with fellow professionals who are passionate about this work.

YOU CAN CREATE A GREAT WORKPLACE

Any company can be a great workplace and you have the power to make it happen. You will learn how to build trust throughout your organisation and encourage employee engagement. The result will be a vibrant enterprise, stronger relationships and improved business results.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be inspired by the most influential speakers in Australia and gain perspective from organisations representing all major and booming industries in this region. Acquire ideas from the best workplaces and innovative solutions to improve and sustain great workplace culture. This year's conference will feature presenters from Australia's Best Places to Work including:

GREAT PLACE TO WORK AUSTRALIA - WHAT MAKES A GREAT PLACE TO WORK IN 2019 AND BEYOND - ZRINKA LOVRENCIC, MANAGING DIRECTOR

What makes a workplace stand out as one of the best in 2019? Is it different today than a year ago?

Why and how does Great Place to Work assess organisations to determine rankings?

Is there data that indicates this is even important to being a top employer or thriving business?

How come my company has similar benefits to companies that make the lists, but I’m not on it?

What areas should I be focusing on to improve? Where are the best companies focusing their improvements?

Zrinka will discuss these questions and more, based on analysis of the recently released Best Places to Work study. Learn about the data science behind Great Place to Work’s evaluations and how it can help you improve your business, your workplace, and the competitiveness of your organisaiton in this ever-challenging talent market.

In this session, Zrinka Lovrencic will discuss:

  • What metrics determine rankings of the Best Places to Work

  • How scores have changed over the last year

  • What companies can do to improve their culture


PANEL DISCUSSION WITH THE THREE #1 COMPANIES


UBANK – AMANDA SHANNAHAN, HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

UBank builds a high performing culture, they don’t buy it. This all starts with their ‘One Team One Dream’ manifesto which highlights the company vision, mission, purpose, values, how they will win for their customers.

In this session find out how UBank, the first bank in Australia to make the list of Best Places to Work:

  • Communicate with their employees to keep them aligned to the company’s strategy, and give them the clarity they need to understand how their role – and every role in the company – directly contributes to delivering on the strategy.

  • Implemented the ‘Winning at UBank’ performance optimisation program, which with its five principles brings the ‘One Team One Dream’ Manifesto to life.

  • Tackle their customers and teams changing needs through innovative products and services, including the world’s first Green Term Deposit for customers.

  • Use an anonymous online survey platform to give them insights into how engaged their team members are, in real-time.

CISCO SYSTEMS AUSTRALIA – KORRIN CLEAVER, HR MANAGER

Cisco has been at the forefront of driving technology innovation for more than 30 years, but technology itself does not innovate, people do. The Cisco ‘People Deal’ inspires their employees to play an active role in bringing the Cisco values (making innovation happen, changing the world with technology, respecting and caring for each other) to life.

In this session Cisco Systems Australia will share:

  • How their commitment to building a highly skilled and competitive workforce for the 21st century supports the development of STEM skills in Australia, with education and awareness programs, volunteering and mentoring programs delivered by Cisco Australia employees.

  • The heart of their ‘People Deal’ is the belief that their ability to succeed depends on their people; their engagement, talent, innovation and their desire to continue to learn and grow. Cisco is committed to accelerating diversity to build a winning team that encompasses truly diverse backgrounds and perspectives and how their leaders are trained.

  • Thriving in a culture of openness and trust, Team Space, the Cisco collaboration and development platform, takes a holistic approach to gauge engagement levels of their team and a management view of the performance of the team.


RICHARD CROOKES CONSTRUCTIONS – LAURA DURKAN - GENERAL MANAGER, CORPORATE STRATEGY AND CULTURE

In an industry known for its hard work and long hours, Richard Crookes Construction (RCC) endeavours to stand out and offer a unique employee experience. The organisation provides each employee with not only a vibrant career where they can grow, but also a workplace in which they can feel that they truly contribute and are taken care of.

In this session Richard Crookes Constructions will present:

  • How they have implemented an extensive Mental Health Program to drive greater awareness and understanding of mental health in the workplace.

  • Recognising the importance of a healthy work life balance, RCC have developed opportunities for their team to take the time to rest, renew and enjoy time with family and friends.

  • Promoting diversity and inclusion through “RCC Leading Women” a program that inspires, grows, develops female leaders and looks to super charge their career to build the leadership.

SERVICE NSW - MILENA MILOJEVIC, DIRECTOR CULTURE TRANSFORMATION

At Service NSW inspiration and workplace meaning comes from their customers, communities and the difference they make in their lives. A positive customer experience is the highest priority for Service NSW.

In this session Service NSW, the first government agency to make the list of Best Places to Work, will share:

  • Aligning team members through programs and initiatives that focus on community needs and customer satisfaction.

  • How the Service NSW blended 70:20:10 approach to training and development contributes to encourage behaviours and ways of working which are critical to serving their customers and communities in an authentic manner.

  • How they developed a recognition culture with programs which are not driven by monetary rewards.

NETWORK WITH LIKE-MINDED PROFESSIONALS

Connect and network with fellow professionals to understand their perspectives and challenges, their unique ideas and practices to counter them, to build a social movement to change the quality of work life for all employees.

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Tickets for the 2019 Great Place to Work Australia Conference are currently available.

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The 2019 Great Place to Work Australia Conference will be held at Doltone House - Hyde Park.


Doltone House - Hyde Park
3/181 Elizabeth Street

Sydney NSW 2000,
Australia

Transportation from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) Domestic Airport:

Taxi: Estimated time 15 to 30 minutes. Estimated cost 60 AUD.

Train: Approximately 13 minutes to the city, it runs every 10 minutes.

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