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Join us for an eye-opening discussion led by Director Pia Engstrom from HR Dept Australia as we delve into the dynamic world of industrial relations within Australia's franchising sector. Navigating the recent and upcoming changes can be complex but crucial for businesses to stay compliant and competitive.  We explore recent legislative updates and anticipated reforms, uncovering their impact on both franchisors and franchisees. From wage regulations to dispute resolution mechanisms and beyond, gain valuable insights to navigate the changing terrain of industrial relations effectively. Whether you're a seasoned industry expert or new to franchising, this session promises valuable takeaways to stay informed and ahead of the curve in this evolving landscape.


Pia Engstrom – B.Bus (HRM & Mgt) (CAHRI)
Owner & Managing Director - HR Dept Australia

Pia was the first franchisee in Australia for the HR Dept and a minority shareholder in HR Dept Australia. Pia has been running her HR Dept business in Perth WA since March 2017. Pia became a Director to HR Dept Australia and a Board Member in March 2018 and in October 2020 Pia took over as the owner of the HR Dept Australia. Pia has over 30 years’ HR experience in the areas of HR, IR Management and Consulting in both Australia and the UK. She holds a Bachelor of Business degree with a double major in Human Resources & Management from Edith Cowan University. Pia has worked at a senior management level gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience in recruitment, employee relations, performance management, change management, acquisitions and mergers, HR policy and procedure writing. Pia is a CAHRI member of Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) and a WA committee member for Women in Franchising (WIF).




Free parking. Breakfast is at menu prices.  

This is a Member Only Event. Non-members are welcome to visit a maximum of two events as non-member guests