Finding and keeping the right people in architectural practice is a constant challenge, but particularly so in the current climate. Join the ACA, Deltek and DesignInc Sydney's Scott Huston and Tara Keist on 24 November for a timely webinar about attracting and retaining top talent for your practice.
In this new world of work, many architecture firms have not only changed how they operate, but also recognise the need to transform their approach to attracting and retaining top talent, ensuring you have the right people, on the right projects to deliver your best work. Talent is critical. For successful architecture practices, projects are only as strong as the people behind them.
If you are looking for ways to attract or retain top talent in your practice, this session is for you!
DesignInc Sydney Studio Manager Scott Huston and HR Manager Tara Keist will present an in-depth look at best practices for managing talent, covering the following:
- The top challenges and initiatives when acquiring, developing and retaining talent.
- How you can implement firm-wide initiatives to improve employee retention.
- Why investment in tools, transparency and talent transformation can yield positive returns for your architecture practice.
Scott Huston is Studio Manager at DesignInc Sydney with over 20 years' experience in Operations Management and IT. First and foremost, he is a problem solver. Macro or micro, software or business based, Scott can assess any issue and remain solutions focused.
He recently oversaw the logistics and project management of DesignInc Sydney's office relocation and fitout and in repsonse to the COVID-19 lockdowns swiftly moved the business to a distributed teams / work-from-home model – and was equally involved in the return to office/hybrid model the business is currently operating under. Scott is an invaluable asset to a business's culture and performance.
Tara Keast is the HR Manager for DesignInc Sydney and has 15 years working in the industry. Tara is responsible for managing the operational and strategic HR functions of the organisation. Her key focus is to shape, champion, drive and embed the HR agenda by partnering with the business to support the organisation to assist in delivering pragmatic HR solutions to meeting business needs. Apart from embedding a positive culture, Tara's focus is on developing, retaining and engaging staff through various tailored initiatives.
Wednesday 24 November 2021 1–2pm AEDT
(WA 10–11am; NT 11.30am–12.30pm; Qld 12–1pm; SA 12.30–1.30pm; ACT, NSW, Vic & Tas 1–2pm)
*One ticket per attendee.
Participation in this 1 hour webinar will deliver 1 formal CPD point.
Learning outcomes – Following completion of this webinar, attendees will have a better understanding of
- How to better prioritise staff retention and how to involve all parts of your practice in the staff retention space.
- The challenges and initiatives important to acquiring, developing and retaining your people.
- The benefits that can be derived from investment in tools, transparency and talent transformation.
AACA NSCA: 9 Practice Management
APBSA Core Area: Practice Management
The webinar will include time for Q&A with the speakers. Written CPD questions will be provided.
Please keep your receipt, completed questions and certificate for your CPD records. A link will be provided to upload CPD answers and for issue of a CPD certificate of completion.
For more information, contact Katherine Ygosse firstname.lastname@example.org 0413 520 548.