With quarterly unemployment unchanged at 3.3 per cent this week, it’s very much a jobseekers’ market in which organisations remain in fierce competition to find the right recruits for their roles. We’re pleased to announce that Jo Cribb will facilitate a session to help you turbocharge your council’s pulling power and get you thinking about your future workforce at our Taituarā Conference 2022. This will take place in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington from 29-30 November 2022.

The future of work starts now

Jo’s ‘the future of work starts now’ workshop at Taituarā Conference 2022 will help participants

  • to be aware of the current trends in work and how they may impact on their workplace over the next 5-20 years,
  • to reflect on how attractive their workplace is to current and future employees, and
  • to identify practical actions they can take now and over coming years to ensure they attract talented workers.

A little bit about Jo

Jo currently works as a consultant and has expertise in gender issues, social services, governance, policy and advocacy. She was previously Chief Executive at the Ministry of Women, as well as Deputy Children's Commissioner, and has worked at the Ministry of Social Development, the Families Commission, the Department of Internal Affairs, and the State Services Commission.

She is a two-time finalist in the New Zealand Women of Influence Awards, and in 2021 won the Women in Governance Community Award from Governance New Zealand.

Published books

Jo authored a book titled 'Don't Worry About the Robots: How to Survive and Thrive in the New World of Work' which examines of the trends in technology that are impacting on work and offers practical tools for future-proofing careers.

She has also co-authored the book 'Take Your Space: Successful Women Share their Secrets'. This aims to support women and girls to advance themselves. All proceeds from the book are being donated to The Aunties and Ōtara Bluelight's programme to support young women leaders. 

Join us for the workshop

'The future of work starts now' workshop will take place on day two of Taituarā Conference 2022. Find out more about the Conference which takes place from 29-30 November 2022 in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.