PENTICTON, BC, Aug. 14, 2019 – If you’re an Okanagan business interested in boosting your profile to attract your ideal skilled employees, reserve your spot at the Hiring & Workforce Housing Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in Penticton.
Hiring methods have changed significantly in recent years. Not only are employers looking further afield to fill vacant positions, job seekers are conducting more online research into potential employers before applying. The Hiring & Workforce Housing Forum will address these changes and give attendees tools to find their competitive edge.
Through interactive sessions with HR experts, you’ll learn how to define your company culture and position your business to attract your ideal candidates. Hear about hiring and training incentives for employers and learn how to connect with valuable labour markets such as graduate students, co-op programs and skilled newcomer or foreign talent. For a nominal fee of $100, participants can also opt to film a recruitment video on-site, with help from expert coaches every step of the way.
“In today’s virtual world, having a video that demonstrates your company culture can be a hugely beneficial marketing tool. We’re offering employers the opportunity to create professional videos at low cost, which they can use to promote their business workplaces on social media, their website and on recruitment sites such as StartHereOkanagan.com,” said event organizer Jennifer Vincent, who oversees Special Projects in Economic Development with the City of Penticton.
The video package is only being offered to a limited number of participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. To book, purchase your tickets on Eventbrite including the video option. City staff will be in contact to collect images, logos and other details ahead of the event.
The Hiring & Workforce Housing Forum, brought to you by the City of Penticton’s Economic Development department, will bring together participants from throughout the region to work toward same-day goals. Its jam-packed agenda spans two topic streams, offering relevant programming for participants from diverse sectors.
“Hiring and Workforce Housing are such intricately-linked topics, it made sense to bring them together under one roof for this forum,” added Vincent. “The day is designed such that attendees can choose a single theme, or flow back and forth between them as best suit their needs.”
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