Yarns Announced

Programme and hosts announced for third year of recruitment session.

Yarns Announced

Australia & New Zealand

Recruitment Yarns have announced their Australia and New Zealand sponsors and hosts for 2018. This year the Yarns have developed further, on the one hand offering a new format and on the other being run to raise money for Assistance Dogs Australia (PAWS Program) and Mobility Dogs in New Zealand. 

Returning for its third year, Recruitment Yarns is set to take to the streets of your town (AUS & NZ) on its annual Road Show in 2018. The casual nature of the series is designed to encourage interaction and gain insight to help your business thrive. 

This year there is a nominal ticket price with all sales proceeds going to two charities:

  • Assistance Dogs Australia – PAWS Program - PAWS (Parents Autism Workshops and Support) brings together parents of children with autism, to share experiences and explore the potential that a pet dog might have within the family.
  • Mobility Dogs New Zealand - To enhance the lives of people living with disabilities, increasing independence, confidence, self-esteem and participation in New Zealand communities. 


Your Subjects & Hosts 2018


Recruitment Yarns Australia 

  • Recruitment Industry Benchmarking – Nigel Harse – Staffing Industry metrics
  • Artificial Intelligence – Raj Soni- Smart AI (Sydney x 2, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle)
  • Digital marketing and SEO – Chris South – Prominence social
  • Video Technology - David Macciocca - Video My Job
  • New and Emerging Technologies – Col Levander – Rec Tech Solutions
  • Talent communities/ Talent pools and Talent strategy - Raife Watson- Adzuna
  • Superannuation / Contingent staffing metrics – Phil Seubert - Kinetic super
  • Single touch Payroll / Contractor workforce management – Raj Sesha – SDP Solutions
  • Health Industry Credentialing / Migration – Patrick Vanderham – Hemisphere Migration


Recruitment Yarns New Zealand

  • Analytics and Diversity -  Darren Watts and Peter Hooper from Jobadder
  • Recruitment Industry Benchmarking – Nigel Harse – Staffing Industry metrics
  • Digital marketing and SEO – Tanya Williams – Digital conversations
  • Video Technology - David Macciocca - Video My Job
  • New and Emerging Technologies – Col Levander – Rec Tech Solutions
  • Talent communities / Talent pools and Talent strategy - Raife Watson - Adzuna
  • Contingent Workforce Management and Outsource Payroll Solutions - Michael Taylor - Oncore 


The conference includes a half-day afternoon session with corporate speed dating “round table” sessions with industry thought leaders, with intermittent short masterclasses on the freshest 2018 APAC Recruitment Industry topics. The conference is set to enthuse, delight, setting up recruitment business up for a winning FY18-19. 


Guest Speakers


Sandy Hutchinson


Career Money Life

Jared Cooney Horvath


The Science of Learning Group

Andrew Crealy / Kristie Fankhouser


Fifth Eagle

Joe Mullan


Total Tender Services

Paul Lyons


Mental Toughness Partners

Adam Walker



Chris South 


Prominence social

David Macciocca



Chantal Brokman


Fusion Training 


Recruitment Yarns Dates and Locations


Canberra Tue 8th May the Realm 18 National Circuit Barton ACT

Sydney Thu 10th May Hilton 488 George St Sydney NSW

Sydney Tue 5th June Hilton 488 George St Sydney NSW

Perth Tue 15th May Mercure Perth 10 IRWIN STREET, PERTH

Adelaide Thu 17th May Ibis Adelaide 122 Grenfell Street - Adelaide, SA

Melbourne Tue 22nd May Citadines 131-135 Bourke Street Melbourne, Victoria

Brisbane Thur 24th May Royal on the Park 152 Alice St Brisbane QLD

Newcastle Thur 7th June Crowne Cnr Merewether Street & Wharf Road, Newcastle NSW 

Christchurch Mon 18th June The George - Christchurch 50 Park Terrace Christchurch

Wellington Tue 19th June Macs Function Centre - Cnr Taranaki and Cable Streets, on the

wellington Waterfront, Taranaki St Wharf

Auckland Wed 20th June Pullman - Cnr Princes Street & Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland


Recruitment Yarns is a not-for-profit event and the nominal ticket price is to be donated to Assistance Dogs Australia & Mobility Dogs New Zealand. Many of you may understand their important work, for more info check out Assistance Dogs Australia and Mobility Dogs New Zealand. Our Goal is to raise $50,000 for these two amazing charities and we are counting on your support! 


For dates, venues and ticket sales please visit www.recruitmentyarns.com and stay in touch via twitter, facebook, or join our Linkedin group for more exclusive announcements as the event progresses. 




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