Solving the People Gap: Train, Engage, Retain, Perform

With record-low unemployment and vacancies hitting all-time highs, most industries are now facing significant labour challenges.

From corner cafes to the multinationals, both public and private, everyone is feeling the squeeze when it comes to attracting and retaining the right people for business.

This workshop looks at the current challenges in the labour market and brings together a mixture of statistics and research to provide perspective on the magnitude of the gap and how we might address this challenge.

The presentation is tailored for people leaders, business executives and HR professionals, however the information is presented in an easy to understand manner and is relevant for anyone in a people business.

The four key takeaways are;

  1. Leaders drive engagement in the business.
  2. Employees have evolved and so have their needs.
  3. Professional development has become a significant motivator.
  4. People are the most valuable part of your business.


David Bainbrigge, Owner and Principal Consultant at Refine & Hone Pty Ltd

David is a people centric leadership expert having spent most of his 20+ year career developing and leading teams both domestically and internationally.

His experience has led him to believe that people are both the source and solution for most of the challenges in business, and has found that working on the business, rather than in the business, is the key to creating positive change.

Having held a range of leadership roles culminating in Vice President, David now applies his expertise as a corporate consultant providing organisation design, leadership development, executive coaching, and workshop facilitation.

With formal qualifications in engineering, business, and leadership, David is a member of Engineers Australia and dual chartered in the schools of Mechanical Design and Management and Leadership. He is an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion and regularly provides mentoring for emerging female leaders in technical industries.


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