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Staffing & Recruitment Leaders Dinner & Debate

Senior leaders gather to discuss the integration of technology and human touch.

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The integration of advanced technology must be harmonized.
Leaders must anticipate and cultivate the skills required for the workforce of tomorrow.
The conversations were full of energy and insight.

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Our inaugural Sydney Staffing & Recruitment Leaders Dinner & Debate took place on April 4th in Sydney, bringing together senior leaders from the region.

The conversation was full of energy and insight, with a prevailing theme of unlocking the full potential of technology in staffing and recruitment—a topic of paramount importance in today’s rapidly evolving landscape. Key takeaways emerged, highlighting crucial considerations for staffing leaders:

– Tech-Human Balance: The integration of advanced technology must be harmonized with the enduring importance of the human touch in recruitment processes.

– Future Skills: Leaders must anticipate and cultivate the skills required for the workforce of tomorrow, amidst the backdrop of technological disruption.

– Automation Dynamics: The internal versus external automation debate raged, underscoring the need for a nuanced understanding of the role of technology as both an aid and a potential hindrance.

– Resistance to Change: Overcoming inertia in adopting new technologies is imperative, with innovation serving as a cornerstone for sustained growth and relevance.

– Consolidating Tech Stack: Streamlining the tech infrastructure into a unified platform emerged as a compelling strategy, albeit one with challenges and considerations regarding data integrity and compliance.

– Regional Trends: A spectrum of regional challenges and trends, from evolving skill sets to regulatory landscapes, underscored the complex tapestry within which staffing leaders operate.

– Human-Tech Interface: Deliberations navigated the evolving dynamics of human versus tech interactions, prompting reflection on where the lines blur and where they remain distinct.

– Future Skills and Expertise: With the advent of transformative technologies, the delineation between expertise and automation is blurring, necessitating a re-evaluation of future skill sets.


Everyone in the room contributed to multiple parts of the discussion, while the debate enthralled and excited everyone to think differently about “the here and now”, and future state, where your tech has to scale with your operations and businesses. Some unprecedented examples of hyper-growth from Cheryl Bolanas at COLLAR on how they have  𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝟮𝟱,𝟬𝟬𝟬+𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟬-𝟭𝟱𝟬+ 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝟮.𝟱 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀! Their tech strategies are forefront of mind, including the implementation of TargetRecruit in a Salesforce Platform play to work seamlessly with all other tech in their stack!

Thanks to our partner, TargetRecruit, who provides enterprise software to staffing and recruiting companies and is built on Salesforce, the world’s most flexible and powerful platform.

To join us for future events, you can view our events calendar here


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