At CSIA’s Workforce Innovation Network event we heard from Industry about innovative and collaborative strategies to attract and recruit workers in a competitive market.

If you missed the event, don’t worry! You can watch the video recording below.

How to partner with a Job Active

Centacare Recruitment Manager Leigh-Anne Keir gives us insights into their fruitful partnership with Job Active HELP Enterprises.

Learn about the extent of the resources available in Job Actives and how relationships can be leveraged to build a model that includes training.

“Working with an employment and training provider is an opportunity to create a pipeline of suitable job seekers into employment and pre-employment programs,” Leigh-Anne tells us.

Leigh-Anne walks through how the partnership works and the many benefits of collaborating with an employment training provider including the opportunity to:

  • Address complex skill shortages through innovative and collaborative thinking
  • Assist with recruitment needs including attraction, screening, and shortlisting of suitable job seekers
  • Provide relevant information regarding incentives and work subsidies
  • Provide subject matter expertise on inclusive recruitment practices
  • If appropriate, arrange pre-employment training, work trials and work experience to improve candidate opportunities.

“It’s been a very successful program. With the exception of one student, all have been employed and have been getting positive feedback from clients, their colleagues and also their managers,” says Leigh-Anne.

Watch Leigh-Anne’s presentation below to learn how you can work in partnership to build the earning and learning together.

Grow Your Own Workforce

Michelle Templin is our next speaker. She takes us step-by-step through the outside in, inside up approach of the Grow Your Own Workforce Model.

Hear insightful case studies about how much traction you can gain if you take the time to understand your local labour market and target the people who want the jobs you need to fill.

“It’s not about putting an advert in Seek and getting anybody from any area, it’s specifically about trying to attract your locals,” explains Michelle.

Michelle shows us what success looks like and the common elements you need to have in place to grow your best workforce including resources you can access.

Find out about funding opportunities for workforce skills and training by contacting CSIA Industry Skills Advisor Jamie Brown.

An online meeting place for employers and job seekers

Next Louise Hughes takes us through the Community Services Job Match platform.

We learn there are 78 employers registered on the platform including 188 individual HR representatives with access to over 470 job seekers.

Louise speaks about the benefits of the platform and what the future holds for workforce attraction, recruitment and retention practices.

“The recruitment challenges faced by the Community Services Industry are addressed in the platform. So, diversity, gender, culture, availability, location, compliance,” explains Louise.

Hear about why registering on Community Services Job Match can save time, money and is a great way to support our Industry’s retention rate.

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