Recruitment and Retention Workshops

Singleton Council, in partnership with Business Singleton, is hosting free workshops to help Singleton businesses recruit and retain the right people for their business. Presented by Be Human HR, each workshop will include practical exercises and helpful tools you can take away and implement in your business right away.

Who should attend?

Business owners, managers or people in hiring roles, who want to improve their knowledge and skill relating to recruitment and retention. These workshops will be particularly helpful if any of the following applies to you or your business:

  • Thinking of expanding your workforce?
  • Struggling to recruit the right people?
  • Struggling to retain people?
  • Wanting clarity around your rights and obligations as an employer?

What we will cover?

Foundations for recruiting and retaining the right people

Foundations for recruiting and retaining the right people - NOW CLOSED
10 May 2023, 10am - 2pm 
Singleton Civic Centre Foyer  

  • Management styles and the best approach for your business
  • How to know if your employees are engaged?
  • Getting the basics right: employment contracts, pay rates and conditions, position descriptions, performance management, policies and procedures, code of conduct, setting clear expectations
  • Creating positive team culture, meaningful work, recognizing achievement, opportunities to progress, work life balance, community involvement, flexibility.
  • How each of these areas help you recruit and retain staff. 

A light lunch will be provided

Recruitment and Retention Essentials

Recruitment and Retention Essentials 
14 June 2023, 10am - 2pm
Friday 28 July 2023
Singleton Civic Centre Foyer 

  • Marketing your business to potential employees
  • Recruitment Style Options
  • Transferrable skills
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Recruiting people with a disability, visa holders, people with a worker’s compensation history, mature people.
  • Successful onboarding
  • Why are people leaving roles?
  • Why are people changing industries?
  • Working from home – how to make it work successfully for your business.
  • What perks can your business offer? 

A light lunch will be provided. 



Places are limited, so if you’d like to attend these workshops, please submit an expression of interest and we will contact you to confirm your spot. Places are limited to a maximum of two attendees per business. These workshops are designed to complement each other and therefore we recommend attending both for the best possible learning experience, however this is not compulsory.

Register your interest

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible businesses must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. This program is only available to businesses with a trading address in the Singleton local government area.
  2. Businesses must have an Australian registered ABN

For more information, please contact Singleton Council's Industry Development Officer Jelinda Millgate on T 02 6578 7290 or E 

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The Recruitment and Retention Workshops for Business are part of the Industry and Workforce Development Program which is proudly funded by NSW Government Resources for Regions, in partnership between Singleton Council and Business Singleton, to help build business capacity in the Singleton local government area.

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