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Aurecon presents at national conference aimed at building next generation talent

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25 October 2016 - Aurecon is presenting at the 28th Annual Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) Graduate Recruitment & Development Conference on 26 October 2016. 

This year’s central theme, “Building for Next Generation Talent,” will provide delegates with the opportunity to explore best practices in graduate recruitment programmes.

Abbie Wright, Aurecon’s award winning Diversity and Inclusion Manager, will deliver the opening keynote address, “Recruiting and developing for diversity and inclusion,” and will share how Aurecon has turned the dial on attracting and retaining diverse talent.  

Aurecon is committed to becoming a more innovative organisation that provides unique solutions to our clients’ challenges. This can only be achieved in a work environment where everyone feels valued and is willing to contribute – a work environment where diversity of thought happens because difference is embraced. Inclusive leadership is the heartbeat of creating a diverse organisation, including a company’s graduate recruitment journey and is something we are passionate about supporting,” explains Abbie.

In addition, Sharon Prowle, Aurecon’s People Leader for Australia & New Zealand, will facilitate a workshop on “Mental Health and Wellbeing for Next Generation Talent”, together with beyondblue’s Nick Arvantis, Head of Workplace Research and Resources. Participants will discuss best practice strategies designed to create mentally healthy workplaces and a practical case study of Aurecon’s award-winning approach to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of its employees.

“In 2015, Aurecon's Mind Matters programme was named by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) as the most outstanding industry contribution to improving awareness, attitudes and understanding of mental health issues among employees in the workplace and the wider community,” Sharon says.

Liam Hayes, Chief People Officer, says, “Aurecon is committed to cultural diversity and the mental health of staff, which makes us excited to contribute to this watershed conference as a step towards enhancing the next generation of graduates.”

Learn more about the AAGE Conference programme.

Why the Mohawk is good for business!

Abbie Wright recently co-authored ‘Why the Mohawk is good for business!’ for Aurecon’s Just Imagine blog wherein she highlights that unless people can be their true authentic selves and can be empowered to apply creativity to their work as a result, organisations will not achieve the levels of innovation that are required for the workplace of the future. You can read the blog HERE and subscribe to Just Imagine HERE.

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