Introducing Yasmin King, CEO of SkillsIQ Limited
Yasmin King is CEO of SkillsIQ. Formerly CEO of Service Skills Australia since July 2014, Yasmin was responsible for the development of innovative approaches to pilot new and emerging qualifications in the Retail Sector through the New Retail Series. During the VET reform process, she led the successful proposal to establish SkillsIQ, the Skills Service Organisation responsible for supporting training product development identified by Industry Reference Committees in the community services and health sectors, the services sectors and some areas of government. She is an experienced negotiator and mediator, having led major commercial and corporate negotiations as a negotiation consultant and coach. Combined with her previous experience as the inaugural NSW Small Business Commissioner and the first Associate Commissioner for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission appointed with responsibility for small business, Yasmin has a deep understanding of the challenges that face the stakeholders in the sectors supported by SkillsIQ.
Yasmin holds a Masters of Business Administration and an Honours degree in Economics. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant and member of the Resolution Institute.
Yasmin joins us at the Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference this December and will present on the topic of ‘Moving from unemployed to self-employed in the workforce of the future’.
By 2020 it is estimated that more than 40% of the American workforce will be independent workers – freelancers, contractors, and temporary employees. This same projected trend is occurring in many Western economies, Australia included. Increasingly, disrupter models, policy changes and increasing casualisation of the workforce will mean that the way in people used to work will become less and less the norm. Self-management skills, the ability to work autonomously and exceptional customer service skills will be crucial. For those returning to the workforce after a significant period of unemployment, these will be the critical factors in securing a role.
The 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference will be held on 1 – 2 December 2016 at the Mercure Brisbane. For more information on the 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference and to secure your registration visit the conference website today.