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Employing people in small businesses

Finding, funding, engaging and retaining

Overview

Currently 1 in 4 businesses say that finding new employees is a top issue, while another 1 in 2 are not aware of the specific government incentives available to support training and wages payment.

In this webinar, you will hear from a panel of small business recruitment, government invectives, HR and training experts on the latest strategies being used to find new employees.

In addition, you will learn about options available to fund up to 50% of a new employees first year wages as well as options for funding the training of new employees.

Finally, the issue of engaging, motivating, leading and retaining employees in the current environment will be covered

Learning outcomes

Understand the challenges and strategies for recruiting and sourcing new employees

Learn how to find and take advantage of Government incentives to train and employ employees

Discover the key elements of practical workplace training that builds skills and attracts government incentives

Learn tools to motivate, retain and emotionally engage your employees

Meet our panel

Kara Prichard

Kara Prichard

State Manager
MAS National

Malka Lawrence

Malka Lawrence

Founder and CEO
TMG College

Debra Peker

General Manager of Client and Student Engagement
TMG College

Bill Lang

Bill Lang (Host)

Executive Director
Small Business Australia

Webinar recording details
Title: Finding, Funding, Engaging and Retaining Employees
Date: Wednesday 23rd March 2022
Panel: Kara Prichard (MAS National), Malka Lawrence (TMG College), Debra Peker (TMG College) and Bill Lang (Host)

Overview:

Currently 1 in 4 businesses say that finding new employees is a top issue, while another 1 in 2 are not aware of the specific government incentives available to support training and wages payment.

In this webinar, you will hear from a panel of small business recruitment, government invectives, HR and training experts on the latest strategies being used to find new employees.

This page contains video snippets of a past webinar. Members can log in and watch back the full webinar on demand at any time.

Snippet from the webinar (section 4)
Video length 03:02

Employment market situation and trends – Bill Lang

“If I take risks like hospitality-related businesses, in particular, just significant issues around being able to access employees, given that there’s a lower pool of potential employees available. But secondly, a preference increasingly among some employees for potentially more stable sources of employment, given that they’ve now experienced what can happen in particular sectors based on the management of the pandemic over the last two years.”

Snippet from the webinar (section 8)
Video length 04:28

Retaining existing employees – Malka and Bill

“Taking your time to discover what your employees need, what your existing and new employees need is incredibly important because retaining staff, whether it’s a new employee or an existing employee is going to make a big difference to your business. They’re going to understand your business, they’re going to have that relationship with your clients and you’d be surprised with skilling and upskilling, how quickly even a new employee builds those relationships, understand your business.”

Snippet from the webinar (section 10)
Video length 07:41

How we support businesses – Kara and Bill

“What we can do is actually come out and sit with you were a free service, and have a chat about your business and what it is that your business wants to achieve. So it could be, you know that you are having challenges finding people to meet the growing demand of your business. Well, we can actually partner with companies like TMG and look at doing pre employment programs.”

Snippet from the webinar (section 13)
Video length 03:56

Government funded qualifications in the workplace – Bill and Kara

“I really would encourage businesses to reach out to us and have a chat because you never know until you talk to us what is happening in your business that we can help you potentially find some some funding.”