Bridging the Skills Gap

Winning the Battle for Talent

Partnered Events - 17 May 2012

As Western Australia continues to enjoy a strong economy many government agencies are experiencing issues recruiting and retaining suitably skilled staff.

This seminar was designed to assist HR managers and public sector organisations strategically position themselves to cope with this rising skill shortage and explore the current economic standing of recruitment in Australia.

Keynote speaker, Kathy Kostyrko highlighted six key areas for organisations to consider when recruiting, whilst Carol Fuller and Steve Barton explored the issue of skills shortage within their own organisation and the various attraction and retention strategies used.

One main theme all panellists identified was the need for organisation to be flexible, with an ageing population the importance of a work/life balance is becoming more of a factor in job search than salary.


Carol Fuller
General Manager Human Resources
Department of Mines and Petroleum

Employment Initiatives to Achieve WA Mines Safety Reforms


Steve Barton
Manager Organisational Development
City of Mandurah

Building a Recruitment Strategy 


Kathy Kostyrko
Director Public Sector Recruitment
Hays Australia

Updated Findings from Bridging the Skills Gap (2011) Report

Stephen Psaila-Savona
Assistant Director, Workforce Planning and Diversity
Capability and Development Division
Public Sector Commission


PowerPoint Presentations

Download Carol Fuller presentation

Download Kathy Kostyrko presentation

Download Steve Barton presentation