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The College of Law, Ground Floor, Durack Centre 263, Adelaide Terrace,
Perth, Western Australia
|Topic||People & Culture|
|CPD||1 - Practice Management and Business Skills|
Tamara Wheatcroft, Wagtail Workforce Solutions
Brenna Jacobs, McKenna Associates
Peter Mazzucato, People2People
Every year ALPMA conducts a Salary and HR Issues Survey of Australian law firms. This year, 300 law firms (representing 9,700 staff) participated in our Australian survey, making it the most comprehensive, independent HR and remuneration study across all roles (including actual salaries paid) within the Australian legal industry. Join fellow ALPMA members in Perth to discuss the key findings of the 2023 survey.
Our panelists will provide an insightful overview of the current National and WA recruitment market with a round table discussion on the pertinent HR and Remuneration challenges we are all facing in Perth.
Director at Wagtail Workforce Solutions
Tamara founded Wagtail Workforce Solutions in 2023 with the goal to share her experiences from a career spanning 20 years working with International and Australian Law Firms.
With vast experience across Human Resources and Legal Operations, Tamara brings an in-depth understanding of Law Firm management and draws on a wealth of real-life experience in developing solutions.
Tamara identified a gap in the market for Human Resources support ranging from Operational to Strategic and with a focus on supporting small to medium Law firms.
Tamara is passionate about working with firms to deliver operationally effective people management solutions; whilst bringing out the best in their people, increasing collaboration and fostering a positive work culture.
Principal Consultant at McKenna Associates
Brenna is the principal consultant at McKenna & Associates Legal Recruitment. In her time in this role, she has developed an extensive knowledge of Perth’s legal market. Prior to her career in recruitment, she was an employed criminal barrister working in New Zealand. She has a LLB and a BBUS majoring in Human Resources and Employment Relations from Auckland University of Technology. A career in legal recruitment has been a natural career path for Brenna, with her using her previous experience in the profession and knowledge of the law to guide and support candidates into placements across a range of levels and practice areas.
Branch Manager at People2People
Introducing Peter, a seasoned recruitment professional with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Currently, Peter is leading the Perth office of People2people while director Kim Padmore is on maternity leave. Peter’s journey began as a marine biologist in the fledgling oil and gas sector in Western Australia, but his passion for recruitment led him to a dramatic career change.
Peter’s experience in recruiting technical professionals and managers in various industries, including mining, engineering, and construction, has given him a broad range of expertise to draw upon when advising HR professionals and managers in the legal industry. He has worked with well-known HR and recruitment companies such as Kelly Services, Adecco, Lee Hetch Harrison, Beilby, and Chandler McLeod.
In his spare time, Peter uses his skills as an ICF accredited coach to provide career advice and coaching to technical professionals and business managers through his consulting business, Pillentum. Additionally, he enjoys outdoor activities such as bush trail riding around Dwellingup and sup-boarding in the waterways of Western Australia. With Peter’s extensive experience and passion for coaching, he is well-equipped to provide valuable insights on employment and salary trends in the legal industry to the audience of HR professionals and managers.