Abstract submission is now closed for 2017

Individuals and organisations are invited to submit an abstract to deliver a 30-minute oral presentation; a poster presentation; or 90-minute workshop which addresses one or more of the conference topics. The abstract should be no more than 300 words and outlines the aims, contents and conclusions of the presentation. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract.

Conference Topics

The Committee wants to re-focus attention on creating Employment Solutions from a National prospective while covering a diverse range of topics including:

  • The changing face of work and the workplace
  • Innovative employment solutions: programs, tools, research, case studies
  • Recruitment, training, skills shortage, work experience
  • Employment opportunities for rural and regional areas
  • Youth employment: recruiting and barriers to employment
  • Indigenous and multicultural employment Opportunities
  • Disability employment
  • Long-term unemployment
  • Return to work for parents, unemployed, mature age and after injuries
  • Employment policies and practices: development, consultation, representation, implementation
  • Employee performance, engagement and retention
  • Developments in equal employment opportunity
  • The e-Workplace: use of technology and managing social media risks
  • Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Job creation in the future and the ability of business to create more jobs

Important Dates

  • Abstracts open: March 2017
  • Abstracts close: Monday 31 July 2017
  • Notification to Presenters: Monday 14 August 2017
  • Presenter Acceptances Due: Monday 28 August 2017
  • Draft Program available: Thursday 31 August 2017
  • Presenter registration due: Friday 29 September 2017
  • Full Papers for Peer Review: Monday 9 October 2017
  • Early Bird Registrations Close: Friday 6 October 2017
  • Full Papers for Non-Peer Review: Friday 3 November 2017

Note: Presenting authors for oral and poster presentations are required to register for the conference and pay. A discounted registration is offered for all presenters.  Speaker and poster registrations must be paid by Friday 29 September 2017.

2017 Peer Reviewers

The Centre for Workplace Excellence
The Centre for Workplace Excellence enables organisations to achieve success through people and practices, as the global marketplace, technology, and the workforce continue to change.

Our researchers bring a scientific approach to find cutting-edge solutions to workplace challenges in the areas of people management practices, diversity, employee well-being, organisational culture and change, teams, and leadership.

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentation and 10 minute discussion). The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated. It may outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study. Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of a poster presentation.


Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays. Workshops will be delivered for 90 minutes. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session. Presenters will be entirely responsible for the workshop facilitation.

Submissions should include an outline of the workshop objectives:

  • Background
  • Who should attend
  • Structure of workshop
  • Intended outcomes

Poster presenters are entitled to the discounted speaker registration.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference themes. Posters will be displayed in the catering areas and for the duration of the conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with conference participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Poster presenters are entitled to the discounted speaker registration.

Terms and Conditions - National Employment Solutions Conference

All presenting authors will be required to register and pay in order to ensure their presentation is included in the program. A discounted registration is available to all presenters. The deadline for presenting author registration is Friday 29 September 2017.

By submitting an abstract you give consent to publication of the abstract in conference material, including but not limited to the conference blog, book of abstracts, email promotion.

All abstracts must be original work. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.

All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the conference secretariat for further information.