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Is there a war for talent in the Australian NFP job market and should we be concerned?​​

A recent Gallup analysis found that 48% of America’s working population are actively job searching or watching for opportunities – and businesses, across industries, are facing staggeringly high resignation rates, whilst struggling to find talent to fill roles. ​​

So, what’s happening here in Australia? ​​

We’ve asked three experts in their field to join us to share their observations of the Australian job market; and what key factors they believe determine employee engagement.​​

How has the landscape changed for not-for-profit employers? ​

  • Are we all searching for the same talent eg. Digital and fundraising? Or are there broader issues at play?​
  • What are our employees looking for? How can we ensure they find it in their current roles? ​
  • Why would talent choose us over another organisation?​
  • When we find the right person, how do we effectively onboard them to ensure attachment – and avoid detachment in the longer term? ​​

Our three Roundtable Guests will each bring a different perspective from their area of specialty.. with clear alignment on the importance of culture and purpose to the engagement equation.​​

Our Roundtable Guests:​

  • Nina Mapson Bone – MD, Beaumont People ​
  • Hiam Sakakini – Founder, The Culture Equation​
  • Anthony Sork – MD, Sork HC Pty Ltd; shcBOND​​

About Our Speakers:


Managing Director of Beaumont People​

Nina Mapson Bone is the Managing Director of Beaumont People, a specialised recruitment business that truly believes in “placing people first”. In 2020, Beaumont People was recognised as 4th Best Place To Work in Australia for under 100 employees​

She is President of the RCSA, the Recruitment Consulting and Staffing Association of Australia and New Zealand and Chair of the Development Committee for the NORTH Foundation, a charity which supports innovation in health research and patient care. ​

With extensive leadership experience, she has built and restructured high-performing teams with a focus on talent attraction and retention. She delights in helping businesses bring talented people together to drive value, build vision and realise opportunities.  ​

As a non-executive director and managing director, Nina understands the challenges and complexities of driving growth and ensuring a customer-first approach in large, diverse businesses that have multiple service lines. ​

Nina has an MA (Hons); is a Fellow for the RCSA (Recruitment Consulting and Staffing Association); and GAICD.​


Founder – The Culture Equation ​​

Hiam lived and breathed her fascination with what makes people tick during her 10-yr tenure as Google’s Head of Manager Development (APAC) where she uncovered powerful, evidence-based ways to create high performing teams and leaders able to respond fast to business growth and change, through technology and innovation.​​

Taking that experience with her, Hiam launched The Culture Equation, a culture transformation consulting practice that aims to expand the human potential in business by creating environments and conditions where people thrive. ​​

Hiam believes culture cannot be manufactured, rather it has to be intentionally designed and consistently brought to life through all structures, behaviours and experiences.​​

She has proudly contributed her skills and expertise as a Non-Executive Director with Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Xceptional and as a mentor for Remarkable, Australia’s first disability-focused impact accelerator.​​

Hiam has a BA in Sociology and Information Studies; Dip. in Change Management; and GAICD.​


Founder and MD Sork HC ​

As a world recognized thought leader in employee perception measurement, Anthony has changed the way organisations understand ‘engagement’ across the employee life cycle; and measure and manage the emotional bond of talent to enhance performance.​​

Anthony’s award-winning patented instrument, the Employment Attachment Inventory (EAI), together with the Employee Connection and Detachment Inventories (ECI) (EDI), have supported thousands of managers to create highly engaged, high-performance teams.​​

Anthony is a leading Australian and International speaker and writer and has recently featured in the Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, Big Pond Money, Management Today, Human Capital Magazine, Recruitment Extra & ABC Radio.​​

Anthony holds a BA with majors in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology; and has been awarded Australian and International patents for his research.​

Event details:

Date: Thursday 2 September 2021

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: Zoom NPA

Price: $39.00 for Non-Members

Members FREE

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