Event Details

When: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 25th July 2024

Where: 82 Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills Brisbane, QLD, Australia

What: Industry Long Lunch, 2 course lunch, 3 hour drinks package, Q&A, and networking

Cost: $95pp discount code for members



Standard Price


Nurturing Excellence: Ensuring Long-Term Success with Your Key Talent

The current unemployment rate remains at a historically low 3.7%, and skill shortages persist across all industries. The top concern among business owners in 2024 is securing the right talent to fill crucial vacancies. Now more than ever, it’s imperative to adopt robust strategies for both attracting and retaining employees.

To address these challenges, we invite you to join us at our Industry Long Lunch, featuring the esteemed Lauren Karan. With over 15 years of expertise in recruitment, talent acquisition, and development, Lauren will delve into practical approaches to establish a workplace environment that not only attracts but also retains top talent.

Among her notable accomplishments, Lauren is the host of the widely acclaimed Building Doors Podcast, reaching thousands of listeners across 26 countries. Her team’s achievements were recently highlighted in the HR Leader publication, solidifying her reputation as a renowned Mumpreneur. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain insights from Lauren Karan and enhance your strategies for becoming an employer of choice.

Join us for an insightful Lunch event, and enjoy the opportunity to network with industry professionals as we tackle the business’s greatest pain point – employment attraction and retention.

Cost: $95pp for non-members (discount code for members)

*Please note, photos and videos may be taken throughout the event for promotional purposes.


Lauren Karan

Talent Director of Karan & Co.

Lauren’s extensive knowledge of culture fit and market mapping sets her apart from her peers. Lauren embeds herself within businesses and understands the full process of hiring decisions and the impact this has on business.

With over 12 years of experience as a technical and engineering specialist recruiting in the building and civil construction markets, Lauren holds a degree in psychology, accreditation in behavioural interviewing and psychometric testing, and is also a certified organisational coach.

Lauren began Karan & Co after noticing a gap in the market and an opportunity for a new business model to take shape. Lauren didn’t just want to work in recruitment, she wanted to build a partnership with her clients, and she wanted them to see long lasting and meaningful results through good talent management and acquisition practice.

With a strong network of repeat business relationships with her clients, her ‘people first’ approach with candidates and clients, along with an authentic, honest approach, ensures she is not only credible with her candidates but also a trusted advisor to her clients.

Early in her career, Lauren discovered her talent for recruitment and building teams that make an impact. She turned this passion into an award winning method - a) Understanding what each team needs to succeed; and b) Identifying great, and aligned people to elevate that team.


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