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Tomorrow’s Workforce: The Importance of Soft Skills

Soft skills are in high demand. Recruiters must learn how to identify the best talent for today and tomorrow.

Event overview:

A report by Deloitte suggests that 63% of all jobs will be soft-skills intensive by 2030. While there is a rise in the use of automation and technology in the workplace, there will always be room for ‘human’ (soft) skills.

As roles and business requirements change, how equipped are we to recruit for soft-skills? And which skills really matter?

Hear from our panel of experts as they discuss what the research is telling us; the good, the bad and the ugly of hiring (or not hiring) for soft skills; and how tech can be used to improve your processes and ensure you’re placing the right candidate for the long-term.

Join us for a tasty breakfast and an interactive panel discussion, where experts in the field will discuss:

  • The growing importance of soft skills
  • The flaws of current recruitment processes
  • Technology and practices to better identify soft skills
  • How recruiters can use data to streamline onboarding and enhance soft skills
  • Real life examples of successful and disastrous hires based on soft skills



Date & Time

Thursday, June 13th, 07:30 a.m. - 09:00a.m.


Xref HQ

13 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000


Jane Bianchini

Jane Bianchini

Founder and CEO at Alcami Group

Ben Foote

Ben Foote

CEO at Scentia Group and Australian Institute of Management


Carolyne Burns

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Expr3ss!


Keryn Paviour-Smith

GM HR Services & Operations at News Corp Australia


Date & Time

Thursday, June 6th, 08:00 a.m. - 10:00a.m.


1 Adelaide St E Suite 202, Toronto, ON M5C 2V9, Canada



Natalie Pedrosa

Manager, Talent Acquisition at Indigo


Mitch Gudgeon

Co-Founder and CEO at TalentFit

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Manu Varma

Subject Matter Expert People and Culture at Traction on Demand


Jeff Waldman

Human Resources at Canadian Hearing Society (CHS)

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