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With the industry booming and fresh talent flooding the job market daily, the gap between education and employment has never been more evident. How can managers mentor junior and new hires to maximum effectiveness in the hospitality, retail and tech industries?
Hiring talent can be daunting. Junior and new talent as a whole may have uneven skill sets that are buried behind portfolios and CVs that all look the same. Once hired, managers often don’t know what these people are capable of or how to foster their success. Companies often wing it when it comes to growing their staff, to the detriment of employee productivity, retention and ultimately product quality.
Luckily, there is a better way! Join Scout Jobs and GA and hear from industry professionals in the hospitality, retail and tech world to hear them discuss their approaches for bringing on talent, while keeping business constraints in mind. You will leave with new skills, tools, and a passion to invest in the future of your teams.
Omar de Silva (Moderator)
Co-founder and Executive Director,
The Plato Project
Omar has a proven track record of venture development and investment through a variety of sectors, including education, property and professional services. Most recently Omar’s focus has been on education and the entrepreneurial eco-system of Australia. In 2014–15, working with education startup Ducere, Omar developed and launched Australia’s first degrees in Applied Entrepreneurship and Applied Social Entrepreneurship, which gave students the chance to build their own businesses with every assignment. In 2015 Omar became an ambassador of the G20 Global Entrepreneurship Week and in 2016 is working as a Sherpa with the G20 Australian Young Entrepreneur Alliance. Omar continues to work closely with the board of The Snowdome Foundation (a preeminent blood cancer charity), is on the senior committee of his childhood cricket club and serves as an advisor to many burgeoning start-up organisations and entrepreneurs.
Head of Culture,
Michael is the Head of Culture at Vinomofo, one of Australia’s fastest-growing companies and a leader in innovation, disruption and values-based company culture.
Michael wants to live in a world where companies engage and empower people to express their unique talents, strengths and creativity as they contribute to a more productive and loving workplace. He believes companies, regardless of size, have a unique opportunity to teach and promote self-awareness and empathy, and in doing so contribute positively to society beyond the workplace.
Previous roles have included; family business owner, expedition leader, teacher, wine writer and educator, personal development coach, and currently Head of Culture at Vinomofo. Michael is fascinated by human behaviour and is committed to helping companies identify and bring out the best in their people.
Nick Melin is the current editor of Scout Jobs – Broadsheet’s job board and news platform for the hospitality, retail, design, media, advertising and marketing industries.
Nick acknowledges the challenges of finding and retaining top talent and believes an employee-centric management approach is the best way to do it. He also encourages businesses to recognise the importance of their “employer brand”.
Previous to Scout, Nick worked as an international publisher and arts marketer, and has more than 10 years experience managing teams in Australia and abroad.
Michael Bascetta Co-Founder & CEO: Worksmith, Co-Founder: Grow Assembly, Co-Owner: Bar Liberty
Michael is currently the Venue Manager and Co-Owner behind Bar Liberty in Fitzroy, named Best Bar and Best Wine Bar by Time Out in 2018.
In 2016, together with friends in the industry, Michael was inspired to launch Grow Assembly; a series of food and wine talks from some of the most forward-thinking minds in the industry.
Previous to this he spent 3.5 years working at Attica Restaurant, which culminated in him becoming Assistant Restaurant Manager.
Michael acknowledges the value that mentorship, collaboration and learning from the people around him, has had in propelling his career forward. Worksmith, a co-working space for the food and beverage industry is the embodiment of these ideals.
Head of Strategy,
Jericho is the founder of an early-stage startup, Bountie, and Head of Strategy for #CorporateAdvice. Before making the leap into startup world, Jericho spent seven years pursuing an international marketing career with Red Bull where she headed up national departments across Asia, Europe and ANZ. Jericho is especially skilled in the identification, management & development of young talent, with nearly a decade of experience leading large national teams across a multitude of cultures. Jericho is particularly passionate about helping high-potential talent grow, and continues to actively support in the career development of many past team members around the globe.
Scout is Broadsheet's new employment website. It focuses on helping our audience find their ideal job in the hospitality, retail and creative industries, and helping businesses in those fields to find excellent employees.
The Plato Project is a new business school, which fosters entrepreneurship and business leadership driven by both financial and social value.
They deliver tailored education programs for organisations, teams and individuals alike, fostering the capabilities that enable purpose and success in the modern economy. They build their programs with industry leading brands to ensure real-world relevance.
They believe in a new approach to business and thus a new approach to business education.
In a nutshell, Worksmith is a dedicated space for collaboration and getting innovative work done.
Worksmith is built primarily to strengthen the food and beverage industry and the people that live and breathe it. It is open to anyone who shares the passion to see this industry grow.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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