S-Series: Attracting & Developing a Skilled Workforce

S-Series: Attracting & Developing a Skilled Workforce

S-Series: Attracting & Developing a Skilled Workforce

The realities of the pandemic combined with existing trends in the manufacturing landscape means that companies must be more efficient and nimbler than ever in addressing the skills gap and labour shortages.

Technology-fuelled disruption, particularly in the manufacturing sector, impacts demand for workplace skills in three important ways:

  • Both the demand for skills and the types of skills required by industry change,
  • the supply or availability of the right skills is unlikely to keep pace,
  • the quality of the skills available likely becomes more inconsistent.

Business Leaders express concerns about workplace skills in the following ways:

  • They struggle to keep skills current,
  • significant gaps in knowledge of even core skills among new recruits,
  • struggle to find appropriately skilled workers locally,
  • challenges in maintaining the relevancy of skills of long-term workers.

Our presenters will share:

  • Impact of COVID on skills development,
  • the role business culture plays in supporting employee career development,
  • how they promote the importance of lifelong learning and ongoing skills development among their employees,
  • how they have identified ways to increase efficiency and support the workforce while bridging the skills gap and providing cutting edge technical training to meet today’s needs,
  • strategies business is adopting for skills enablement that will in turn support and accelerate overall business growth objectives,
  • partnerships established and other opportunities to make educational programs more relevant, accessible and affordable for all.

Presenters: Each webinar will have 3 presenters speaking for 15 mins each plus Q&A.

Rebecca Phillips
Manager People & Culture.
The Comfort Group

HR generalist with experience across all facets of HR including; performance management, recruitment, organizational change & design, remuneration & reward, training & development with particularly strong skills and experience in ER/IR, Organizational Change & Recruitment.

With a delivery capacity and capability which is 2nd to none I have by default become a specialist in successfully implementing much needed structure, systems and processes for organizations where an HR partnering function is either non-existent, poor performing or ineffective.

Lukas Sousa
Business Development Manager.
Malcolm Pacific

Lukas has been with Malcolm Pacific Immigration for 8 years providing Immigration advice and strategy for complex cases. He works alongside employers nationwide to mitigate immigration risks and ensure a smooth visa process. Lukas’ tailored approach is trusted by employers, trade and industry associations as well as migrant groups.

Melanie Newman
Executive Manager People and Culture
Hynds Pipe Systems

Melanie Newman is Executive Manager, People and Culture for the Hynds Group, a proud New Zealand company and market leader in the civil construction industry, specialising in the manufacture and distribution of water and infrastructure-based products and solutions.

Since 2019 Melanie has led the people and culture team, overseeing all aspects of the Hynds Group’s human resources function for its 900 people across manufacturing, distribution, retail and support office sites in both New Zealand and Australia. With more than 20 years’ experience in diverse people and culture roles on both sides of the Tasman, Melanie is passionate about building a positive, collaborative culture and dynamic workplace which attracts and retains great talent.

Ceri Rowland
Group General Manager People & Culture
Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Ceri’s greatest passion is people and performance! She is also well known for her infectious energy and passion, warmth and authenticity. Her belief is that ‘happy healthy people deliver sustained high performance’. This means she puts people and their engagement at the core of what she does, every time!

In her role as Group General Manager People and Culture at Douglas Pharmaceuticals, she focuses on the culture, capability, and capacity of their people, in order to drive performance. Her background is in leading design, development, and delivery of large-scale cultural and developmental solutions across multiple industries, both locally and globally. She has the rare ability to truly understand the strategic imperatives of the business, and that changes in leadership and organizational culture can deliver real success. She takes the time to get clarity, looks for pragmatic solutions and supportively challenges to get the right solution. She has a proven record of bringing the vision for change alive and delivering on it, by simplifying, connecting, and aligning programmes of work and functions, always looking to leverage joint opportunities.

The ExportNZ S-Series is a 3 webinar series focusing on the key issues we are seeing within our community. These are, supply chain, skill shortage, and sustainability. Should you like to purchase the entire S-Series at a discounted rate please visit the link here.

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