• Own Your Future: Career Development for the New World of Work

    There is career development, then there is career development adept for the new world of work. How can you transform to be well-suited for the future of work and prepared for the changes it will bring? Find out with us as we learn from our panel how you can Own Your Future Career Development for the New World of Work: MITCH EVANS Mitch is responsible for SEEK’s engagement strategy in Queensland, having been appointed State General Manager in November 2017. He works with senior level government, recruitment and corporate stakeholders to drive greater value from the SEEK platform and grow understanding of SEEK’s significant data and insights into economic, technological and behavioural trends that are shaping the future of work. Before joining SEEK, Mitch spent 13 years working in the recruitment industry across Australia, UK and Germany and has managed his own successful recruitment firm here in Queensland. Before joining the corporate world Mitch played baseball for the New York Yankees and represented both Australia and Great Britain. ======== LIZ HEATHWOOD Liz is a global people strategy leader at EY. She works with stakeholders worldwide and leads some of EY’s largest Talent initiatives. Her experience is varied and focusses on Talent projects that are changing the shape of EY’s workforce. Some of these include global strategic workforce planning (including automation, contingent workers and EY’s internal offshoring) and global analysis on the Future Skills required of the business including development of global Learning and Recruitment strategies. Following independent external research commissioned by EY, Liz developed global training for Recruiters and Hiring Managers on how to recruit specifically for women and change mindsets on the skills we traditionally recruit at EY. Most recently Liz has been involved in a new global Talent project called Careers@EY where she has led the development of a new Technology Portal for all Technology professionals and this project will soon be expanded to all 280,000 EY employees. This focusses on how EY creates exceptional career journeys and experiences for people. Liz started out in life as a school teacher before having a career change and deciding to complete her HR qualification. Now several years on, she has never looked back and has been fortunate to work in HR for some of Australia’s largest companies spanning a range of sectors including Professional Services, Legal, IT/Analytics, Start-ups and Manufacturing/FMCG. As a Mum of 2 boys, Liz loves her job but continues the juggle of work life and mum life and is very fortunate to have amazing flexibility at EY. ======== JON HOTTOT Jon Hottot is currently a Partner with Davidson Executive and Boards a workplace performance organisation with offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Jon grew up in rural England and went to University in Reading (West of London) where he studied English. He commenced a career in accountancy in London the 1990’s before working out that his skills were better utilised in a people facing business. He started working in finance recruitment in London and transferred to Brisbane shortly after the birth of his first child (Tom) Working in different sectors including Sales, Marketing and Technology he moved into leadership roles with talent 2 firstly as National Manager, Sales and then General Manager Queensland. Having “scratched the leadership itch”, he was approached about an opportunity to work for Davidson in a partnership role where he now runs the commercial executive practice assisting companies find C-level executives and building Board capability. Recently Jon has started talking to audiences around the topic of “career planning in the age of disruption’ as well as discussing hiring on purpose and the “why”.