Building Direct Resourcing Capabilities (Melbourne)

1st March 2018
Campari House, Melbourne, VIC 3000

This event looks at the benefits of direct resourcing and how a company can use it effectively to recruit the best talent.

Thanks to social media and the many ways that are being developed to attract and nurture talent, employers have access to the same potential candidate pools as 3rd party recruiters. Yet, many employers are still not embracing the obvious benefits of being able to source their candidates directly. Direct resourcing allows employers to deliver the employer brand message/experience that is true to them, instead of a representation from a 3rd party recruiter.

Events are FREE but places are limited and are EXCLUSIVE to in-house recruitment, resourcing & HR professionals. 


GUEST SPEAKER - Christine Shaw - Talent Acquisition Specialist at GMHBA Ltd

At Barwon Health, the largest and fastest growing regional workforce, Christine headed up the talent management portfolios. She defined the talent strategy for both clinical and non-clinical recruitment, including branding, EVP, leadership development, strategic workforce planning, diversity strategies, and building talent pipelines. Currently working as a Talent Specialist with GMHBA, implementing a talent acquisition strategy that aims to attract world-class talent, she again is working to improve the employer brand and candidate experience.




GUEST SPEAKER - Ben Cartland Talent Acquisition Lead at

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In 2017, Ben and his TA Coordinator hired 167 FTEs and over 40 casuals. When he joined it was a greenfield site with no ATS.  Based in Mulgrave, Catch also hires everything from Web Developers to Buyers to Photographers to Digital Marketing experts, which presents a unique set of challenges so their EVP needed to accommodate that. Ben will take us through this journey and also discuss how he deals with bursts of volume with a small team 

Ben say, ‘Catch now has some great initiatives both internally and externally that we hope appeal to a broad range of professionals and will help us generate interest from top tier talent and ensure we retain the ones we already have.’


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GUEST SPEAKER SPONSOR - Rebecca Freer - Head Of Corporate Solutions

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Rebecca will speak about the impact Google is going to have on employers and candidates now that they have entered Job Search. She will address what employers need to do to get set up for success.

ApplyDirect is the first Australian business to cement a partnership with Google. This mean clients that take up ApplyDirect digital solutions will get to use the Google Search Engine on their career page – supercharging their ability to attract best fit candidates directly to their organisation and their open roles.

According to Josh Bersin, Google getting into Job Search is a game changer and the most profound change in recruitment in the last 20 years. It is good news for employers that are ready as their brand and their roles will now get priority from Google over intermediary job ads.

ApplyDirect is in the process of transitioning from a job advertising solution to a recruitment digital marketing business and the Google partnership is a perfect complement to our ethos of directly connecting candidates and employers.


This event will cover: 

  • The potential of a direct sourcing model
  • Creating and managing talent pools and talent pipelines
  • How automating your process can add real benefits, from attraction through to reference checks and onboarding.


  • 09:00 Welcome & Introduction
  • 09:30 Facilitated Meetings
  • 12:30 Sit Down Lunch
  • 13:30 Guest Speaker
  • 15:15 Roundtable Discussion
  • 15:50 Summary & Takeaways
  • 16:00 Open Networking w/Drinks


Events are FREE but places are limited and are EXCLUSIVE to in-house recruitment, resourcing & HR professionals. 


Should you wish to partner with The Recruitment Events Co. please contact Andrea Kirby on 0474 182148