CSU presents recruitment masterclasses for businesses in Young, Cowra and Orange

Sunday 12 Aug 2018

* Free CSU recruitment masterclasses for businesses in Young, Cowra, and Orange

* HR experts to speak on effective, compliant, best-practice HR principles for people management

CenWest Innovate at Charles Sturt University (CSU) will offer three free recruitment masterclasses for businesses in the central west at the end of August.

The masterclasses will be presented by Dr Stacey Jenkins, a lecturer in the CSU School of Management and Marketing, who has more than fifteen years teaching experience at the tertiary level and has extensive human resource industry experience.

“The free ‘Recruitment Masterclass: Modern practices to secure your business future’ to be held in Young, Cowra, and Orange offer an excellent opportunity for business people to hear from experts about employee recruitment theory and practice,” Dr Jenkins said.

“Staff recruitment is a vitally important aspect of business management which is often overlooked by business people. The masterclasses will help them to ensure business growth with the right staff, and avoid pitfalls.”

In the masterclasses Dr Jenkins (pictured) will discuss the need for preparation and planning in the recruitment process, and human resources (HR) employee lifecycle. She will then share the human capital analytics model regarding ‘return on investment’ (ROI), and other considerations.

Well-known workforce specialist Ms Tamara James from Pulse HR will also present at the masterclasses. Ms James partners with businesses and organisations to remove the worry and stress surrounding the function of people management.

Ms James will outline her toolkit of systems and processes which will allow business owners and managers to refocus on their core business activities knowing that their people management practices are effective, compliant and reflect best-practice HR principles, which can also sometimes change.

The ‘Recruitment Masterclass: Modern practices to secure your business future’ will be held at:

Young - Wednesday 29 August, at 11.30am for 12pm to 2pm in the IBIS Room Young Services Club, 42 Cloete Street, Young

Cowra - Wednesday 29 August, at 5.30pm for 6pm to 8.30pm at the Cowra Civic Centre, Darling Street, Cowra

Orange - Thursday 30 August, at 5.30pm for 6.00pm to 8.30pm in The Media Room Hotel Canobolas, 248 Summer Street, Orange

The masterclasses are free, but bookings are essential and participants will need to register on:



Media contact: Bruce Andrews, 0418 669 362

Media Note:

Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews with Dr Stacey Jenkins.

Dr Stacey Jenkins has more than fifteen years teaching experience at the tertiary level (higher education and vocational). She has received a Joss Group Award for CSU Outstanding Doctoral Thesis, a Teaching in Excellence Award, and a Personal and Business Rotary Achiever Award. She is a NSW Justice of the Peace, member of Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), and Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD). She is the founder / Chair of the Riverina HR Networking Group, and has served as a judging panellist for the Australian and New Zealand Human Resource Industry Awards and the Wagga Wagga Business Chamber Crow Awards. She was a guest speaker at the Australian Women’s Leadership Forum and presented to a number of different forums since.

Dr Jenkins has extensive human resource industry experience. She has worked as a National Human Resources Manager in private practice. The industries in which she has held HR generalist positions domestically include corrections, detentions, manufacturing, and hospitality. She has also worked domestically as an industrial advocate. Internationally, she has worked in the tourism and hospitality industry in the USA and Canada.