Auckland 2022

29-30 Jun, Wed–Thu 10am–5pm, Auckland Showgrounds

FMANZ Breakfast

Thursday 26 November 2020, 8:30am - 10:00am

Located at the Bunnings Trade Speaker Series area

Brain Drain, Recruitment and Retention

Is the brain drain a real thing? How do we manage and implement solutions to stem the flow and recruit and retain staff? These questions and more will be put to a panel of experts during a one-hour breakfast session hosted by FMANZ at Facilities Integrate.

Discussion topics will include:

  • What's happening in the FM job market at the moment? Are things as bad as we hear?
  • What do staff recruitment and retention look like during this time of movement? What drives people to stay in a role? What motivates them to leave?
  • How can we retain staff within our FM teams and organisations?
  • How can we recruit experienced FMs? Where should we be looking?
  • How can we create a pipeline to attract good people into the industry? What role does professional development and training play in all of this? And with the FM Summit theme in mind, what do we need to be doing as an industry to ensure our people are 'fit for purpose'?

Use the registration button below to register for the Breakfast Seminar in Auckland. Your registration also gives you access to the Facilities Integrate




Vanessa Powell, Business Director - Procurement, Property & Facilities at Robert Walters

Business Director - Procurement, Property & Facilities at Robert Walters, Vanessa has over 15 years of experience both locally and internationally covering multiple industries in marketing, sales, and account management for private and public sector companies.

With a primary role as a recruitment consultant, she enjoys building futures for the facilities management profession and is known for her focus on futureproofing the industry. “I love that facilities managers have such an all- encompassing role, their skills stretch across so many different areas so excellence in this space is not for the faint-hearted! This makes the practitioners really great people to be around.”

Vanessa is a member of the FMANZ Board and Wellington branch committee and is a passionate advocate for FM.