Reach.Hire. "Hiring Heroes" Event

The Conference
Doltone House, 48 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont, NSW

The After Party
The Island, Sydney, NSW
This is a free event.
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LiveHire presents Reach.Hire our inaugural, premier free event for Talent Acquisition (TA) and HR professionals. We believe that the trends, transformation and disruption faced by this community demand our urgent attention and require a super human response! In essence, you are all Superheroes!

Reach.Hire aims to create a movement. We want to elevate the importance of Talent as a top organisational priority and create a space where TA and HR professionals can connect, learn and mature their thinking around how best in breed, next-generation technologies can achieve extraordinary outcomes! #superheroesunite

And because you deserve a reward for your super-human efforts, we will host an epic party on The Island, against the backdrop of beautiful Sydney Harbour!!!

Why Attend?

If you are a TA or HR superhero, and want to know how to navigate the HR tech ecosystem, how to build your technology stack and connect with the latest vendors and cutting edge thinkers in one place, then this is an experience not to be missed.

How can I secure my ticket?

Attendance at this event is free and curated to people working in internal Talent Acquisition, Employer Branding, HR or associated roles. Please register your details for the event and our Sales & Marketing teams will be in contact with you to secure your spot!

Featuring high profile speakers

Gray Wilson
Gray Wilson
Talent Acquisition and

Employee Experience Manager

Join Gray Wilson from Vodafone as he shares the fundamentals of their amazing new starter onboarding experience using LiveHire and HROnboard. You'll walk away with tips and tricks to attract, retain and lift up employees by creating an amazing experience, before day 1. Plus Gray will share how to communicate the business value & ROI of an epic onboarding journey.
Sally Garner
Sally Garner
Manager HR Services

Alfred Health

Sally and her team have been instrumental in bucking the trend in public health, focusing on technology to facilitate recruitment goals. The introduction of a HRIS (Human Resource Information System) that stands apart from other public health services, the creation of an Alfred Health Talent Community, and transitioning to online services for the employee life cycle, contributed to Alfred Health become the progressive HR service it is today.
Edan Haddock
Edan Haddock
Talent Manager


Edan has a strong 10 year history in recruitment, designing and implementing TA strategies. He recently moved from a role as National Talent Acquisition Manager at AIA Australia, to flybuys. His current position is a greenfield build, setting up a Talent function from scratch, for a 25 year old brand, or as he describes it, a 25 year old Start-Up!
Katharina Kuehn
Katharina Kuehn
Neuroscientist, Strategist & Author

Winning Group

Katharina is one of APAC’s leading neuroscientists, published author, keynote speaker and an expert in tapping into the non-conscious nature of human decision-making. She’s driven by understanding the "why" behind human behaviour - and how personality neuroscience can impact business performance and strategy. Her work as Chief Strategist of the Winning Group combines science, technology and strategy to drive the growth and development of the Group’s e-commerce, technology, logistics and retail brands.
Glenn McPhee
Glenn McPhee


Glenn McPhee is responsible for leading group-level operations including sales, digital transformation and strategic growth. From May 2015 to Jan 2019, Glenn was ManpowerGroup’s Director for Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) – a public-private collaboration with the Commonwealth of Australia, currently the largest Recruitment Process Outsourcing contract globally. Since leaving the Army in 2005 as a major in the artillery, Glenn worked for Thales Australia, before joining ManpowerGroup leading their Middle East operations.
Michelle Farrar-Eagles
Michelle Farrar-Eagles

Creating Conscious Leaders

Michelle fell into HR after swapping the corporate suit for a life by the beach as a Payroll Manager at beachculture over 12 years ago. Having worked with Country Road, Ksubi, HRD @ Merivale and GM of HR with General Pants before re-igniting her passion and taking the reigns of her own business CREATING CONSCIOUS LEADERS. Michelle has demonstrated success in building and leading high performing teams that partner with the business to drive commercial outcomes, strong relationships and operational excellence - all with the two end goals in mind the employee and guest/customer experience.
Will Innes
Will Innes
General Manager


Will has extensive experience of employer branding across all disciplines, gained within specialist agencies and several years of leadership. A strategic thinker, innovator and relationship-builder, Will has delivered key projects across North America, EMEA and APAC. Now based in Australia, Will brings a fresh perspective on Employer Branding, with a focus on how organisations can bring brands to life through the lens of data, purpose and innovation.
Gareth Flynn
Gareth Flynn
Founder and Director


Gareth is the co-founder and Managing Director of TQSolutions and has worked in the Human Resources and Recruitment industry for over 23 years. Before establishing TQ in 2008 he previously worked for Alexander Mann Solutions having commenced his HR & Recruitment career with Robert Walters and Hudson. An avid future facing consultant, Gareth constantly travels and scans the world for new products, technology and examples of ‘best practice’ and innovation in the broader talent acquisition and corporate recruitment industry.
Gigi Gozzi
Antonluigi (Gigi) Gozzi
Co Founder and Chief Products Officer


Gigi leads the development team and manages the in-house development of LiveHire’s technology platform and proprietary intellectual property. Gigi’s passions are technology, big data and network analytics, and businesses that use technology to improve the quality of life of their users and make society more efficient and transparent for all. Gigi’s superhero persona is Batman.
Christy Forest
Christy Forest
CEO and Executive Director


Christy brings more than 20 years of experience in leading high-growth talent and technology businesses. She pioneered new markets and products, consistently delivering the highest regional growth for the company. Known for balancing the drive for performance with collaboration and humanity in the workplace.

Christy’s superhero persona is Storm.

Dr Mike Haywood
Co Founder


Mike is a regular speaker and author on the future of work. His passion for growth is evident in his drive to scale businesses in fast-paced, competitive industries with technology solutions that help move us to a more humanised and connected world, delivering positive value in people’s lives.

Mike’s superhero persona is Deadpool.





Christy Forest, CEO @ LiveHire - Why you are our Hiring Heroes


Panel: How HR tech-led innovation enables you to punch above your weight (Featuring Edan Haddock Talent Manager from flybuys, Sally Garner from Alfred Health, and Michelle Farrar-Eagles from Creating Conscious Leaders)


LiveHire Awards: The most innovative leaders in Talent Acquisition


Networking morning tea


TQSolutions: Fixing the business of TA

More about this session

The future of TA will be incredible. But only if we change the conversation. Sharing insights from a range of strategic consulting programmes TQ shines a light on how organisations can truly transform their approach to joiners, movers and leavers.


HR Onboard: Transforming EX at Vodafone: Lift up new starters as the heroes of their own journey with Gray Wilson, Talent Acquisition & Employee Experience Manager @ Vodafone

More about this session

Ever wanted a sneak peek at what makes an epic onboarding journey really deliver? Join Gray Wilson from Vodafone as he shares the fundamentals of their amazing new starter onboarding experience using LiveHire and HROnboard. You'll walk away with tips and tricks to attract, retain and lift up employees by creating an amazing experience, before day 1. Plus Gray will share how to communicate the business value & ROI of an epic onboarding journey.


ManpowerGroup: Generations in the workplace & the impact of Digitisation.

More about this session

Robot workers replacing human jobs – the debate of the decade. In reality, the opposite looks true. Our global survey found that more employers than ever – 87% – plan to increase or maintain headcount as a result of automation, with 83% in Australia. As demand for tech and digital skills grows across all functions and as automation scales and machines prove better at routine tasks; employers are placing increasing value on human skills. By 2020 Millennials will make up over a third of the global workforce. That’s one reason so many reports about them exist. Some say they are disloyal, self-absorbed and lazy, while others claim they’re a generation of digital entrepreneurs and innovators. We will look to dispel a few generational myths and look at how to optimise our intrinsic capabilities as human.


Transition to lunch, network and explore the HR Tech Genuis Bar


Mike Haywood, Founder @ LiveHire: Candidate flow is your Superpower- How to unleash it


Katharina Kuehn presents: Neuroscience and hidden personalities in the workplace

More about this session

What does a rapidly changing world shaped by technology, the rise of tribalism and shifting demographics mean for each of us? How do we stand out? How do we fit in? At every level of society we are constantly searching for how to be better versions of ourselves. And at the same time we still crave connection, belonging and a sense of purpose. No matter how far we have evolved our deepest human emotions still govern us, yet they are rarely understood. Katharina Kuehn draws on her knowledge of neuroscience to discuss human behaviour in the workplace: the hidden fundamentals of human decision making, how unique personality types impact the way we work, and individual and collective team behaviours and decision-making


Christy Forest closing address


Coffee/ Tea/ Snacks


Bus transfers to the Man o'War Steps, and onto the Island (which starts at 4pm)

About the Island

Don't miss out on the after party of the year. After a thrilling day with peers and thought leaders, you'll have the chance to kick back and relax on the exclusive Island.

The Island Sydney

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Doltone House, 48 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont, NSW
Wed, 6 Nov 2019
8:30am-8:00pm AEDT