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VIC Breakfast: The New HR/IR Landscape 18/7/17

Franchisor Executive Leaders

Join us to DISCUSS the New HR/IR Landscape

Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017

Join an expert Panel of Franchisors sharing how the new "landscape" is being viewed within their franchise systems!

  1. Is the proposed Bill forcing franchise brands to view their 'services' to franchisees differently?
  2. How is the proposed Bill changing the role of the field coach, if at all?
  3. Arm's length approach vs. franchisor support- what's working for these brands?
  4. Is there an impact upon the franchise operations manuals, the information provided, the templates freely available within the franchise brands "toolkit'?
  5. Internal or external HR/ IR and payroll audits, is there a preference?
  6. Information sessions, training forums- what is the bare minimum?
  7. Franchisee HR audits risk versus reward?
  8. Is legislation really necessary to do what's right?
  9. Do you understand your role as a franchisor in the Workplace Compliance of your franchisees?
  10. Are you one of those franchise brands that understands your Risk?

Event Details:


7:00am for a 7:15am start until 9:00am


Tuesday 18 July, 2017



Riversdale Golf Club
200-280 Huntingdale Road
Cnr. Huntingdale Rd & High Street Rd)
Mount Waverley


$60 Members, $80 Non-members
$500 Table of 8-10 guests
Registration includes a hot plated breakfast.

About the guest panellists:

Beth Pocklington, Systems & People, Back In Motion Group

Beth is an experienced franchise operations professional with a career of more than 10 years in the industry across health and fitness, food retail and allied health systems.

Beth offers a broad skill base including: systems and compliance, people and culture, financial reporting and analysis, business development, learning and development, procurement and supplier management, site selection and fit out, events and general project management.

Chao Ni, Senior Associate in the Employment Law and Workplace Safety Team, MST Lawyers

Chao is a Senior Associate in the Employment Law and Workplace Safety Team at MST Lawyers.

He is an alumnus from the University of Melbourne and holds bachelor degrees in law and engineering.
He is also accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist in the field of Workplace Relations.

Chao's legal practice includes acting in and/or advising his clients on:

  • Compliance with the Fair Work Act 2009, registered agreements, modern awards and other workplace laws and regulations
  • Common law contract issues including matters relating to employment, independent contracting and post termination restraints
  • The implementation, variation and termination of registered enterprise agreements
  • Disputation in relation to unfair dismissal, general protections, anti-discrimination and contractual breach proceedings

Leisa Rennie, HR Specialist, HR Central

Leisa joined HR Central in April 2016, after the acquisition of Melbourne based HR Consultancy, People Dynamics.  Her experience, combined with her practical and analytical nature has contributed greatly to the team of HR Specialists, and Leisa is a valued and respected advisor to the increasing HR Central client base.

Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Leisa made the move to Australia in 2012, making Melbourne her home.  Leisa holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies majoring in Creative Industries from AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand.

Since moving to Melbourne, she has also completed her Graduate Certificate in HR at Swinburne University in January 2014.  Leisa is also accredited in two psychometric profiling tools, the McQuaig and Saville Wave.  Psychometric Assessments are an exceptional tool in the Recruitment process and make a real impact on the talent and success quotient of any business.

Lisa Fisher, HR Manager, Retail Zoo

Lisa Fisher is the Head of Human Resources for Retail Zoo the holding company of Boost Juice, Salsas Fresh Mex and Cibo Espresso.  Lisa has over 20 years operational and human resources experience in the QSR and Retail industries, working across both franchise and corporate operations.

Lisa is responsible for the employee life cycle for all employees at Retail Zoo.  Lisa and her team educate all new franchise partners in all aspects of workplace compliance with constant training for existing partners on changes to legislation.


Tayla Ramsay, Bakers Delight Holdings, HR Generalist

Tayla joined the Human Resources team at Bakers Delight in 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Business with majors in Management and Human Resource Management, and has a background in retail HR. She is passionate about industry best practice and is keenly aware of the spotlight on compliance within franchising, and the impact of the changing employment landscape on small businesses. Tayla works with a mix of corporate and operations teams, and oversees a portfolio of over 200 franchised bakeries across Victoria and Tasmania.

Venue: Riversdale Golf Club, Mount Waverley
Venue Address: 200-280 Huntingdale Road (Cnr. Huntingdale Rd & High Street Rd), Mount Waverley VIC
Starting: 7:00 AM
Tuesday 18th July 2017
Ending: 9:00 AM
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030

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