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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first five webinars in 2017—we have some great content planned for the fall! If you have any questions about our webinars, please email connect@theheadhunters.ca.

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circleArrow  October 2017 (date TBD) – Connecting with Millennials in the Workplace

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circleArrow  September 19, 2017 – Why Diversity & Inclusion Matters

Presented by Nicole McCabe, Senior Director of Business Development
and former leader in Global Diversity & Inclusion for SAP

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Diversity and inclusion is a hot topic these days. From the Google manifesto, to challenges plaguing emerging companies, the topic of diversity is not going away any time soon. But what does it mean to be diverse? How can you create a more inclusive culture? And the big question: as an organization, what should you care about and focus on within this massive topic? Join us to learn more about diversity in the workplace, including areas such as culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability.

This webinar will serve as an introduction for those seeking to understand, build and implement diversity and inclusion strategies. We will discuss:

  • The business case for diversity and inclusion
  • What unconscious bias is and how it impedes progress
  • Lessons learned from building a diversity and inclusion strategy
  • What you can start thinking about and implementing now

Nicole McCabe was SAP’s Global Head of Gender Equality for four and a half years. She was hired to define and execute a sustainable strategy to help SAP achieve its gender diversity target by the end of 2017, which was attained six months ahead of schedule. Nicole is now Senior Director of Business Development within SAP’s Corporate Strategy team. She is a strong believer that more than just a single program is needed—that in order to create sustainable change, organizations must look at their processes, people and technology. Most recently Nicole led the largest EDGE certification project, making SAP the first multinational technology company to achieve this Global Business Certification Standard for Gender Equality. Nicole resides outside of Philadelphia with her husband and two young girls.

circleArrow  May 24, 2017 – How to Invest in Your People to Drive Productivity

Presented by Lori Schmidt, CEO of GO Productivity

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When you think about productivity and what it means to your business, what do you think of first? If you are like many business leaders in Canada today, the first thing that comes to mind might be ways to improve processes, technology or facilities.

It is true that these are the areas in which businesses typically have clear-cut targets and metrics—but where are the people in this productivity equation? How do your employees factor in when it comes to operational excellence, innovation and the continued evolution and profitability of your organization?

Join us to hear from Lori Schmidt as she discusses how to grow and optimize your business through better utilization of people and resources, including:

  • What is productivity?
  • How does investing in your human capital lead to economic competitiveness?
  • How do you effectively measure the productivity of your workforce?
  • How can you identify and fill gaps in the knowledge, skills and abilities of your people?

Lori Schmidt is Chief Executive Officer of GO Productivity, a not-for-profit organization working to improve the productivity, innovation and competitiveness performance of Canadian firms. Her years of public and private sector roles—including industry and cluster development, trade policy, strategic management and regional economic development—have had an impact on a broad range of businesses in a variety of industrial and not-for-profit sectors.

circleArrow  April 26, 2017 – How to Terminate Employees: The Do’s and Don’ts

Presented by Dr. Howie Outerbridge, Vice President Client Solutions of Logan HR

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Conducting a termination meeting can be difficult for everyone, not just the employee receiving the news. However, with the right planning and preparation, termination meetings can run smoothly and leave both sides of the table in the best possible place. Join us as we hear from Dr. Howie Outerbridge, VP Client Solutions at Logan HR, on how to plan a termination meeting, including concrete suggestions on timing, messaging and logistical do’s and don’ts.

Dr. Outerbridge’s background includes over 15 years of experience in learning, career exploration and the development of people in a variety of settings including private industry, community-based career centres and post-secondary institutions. These experiences help him work with organizations to consult on a range of topics including career management, downsizing and leadership solutions. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Kinesiology), a Master’s Degree in Education (Counselling Psychology), recently completed his Doctorate in Education at Simon Fraser University and is a Certified Canadian Counsellor. During his career in human capital consulting, he has helped plan and conduct hundreds of termination meetings.

*Special offer: All webinar participants will be entered into a draw, and one individual will win a complimentary virtual coaching session with Logan HR’s Senior Organizational Development Consultant, Tracie Moser.

circleArrow  March 29, 2017 – How to Tap Into Free Money with Business Grants

Presented by Stephanie Sang, CEO of Granted Consulting

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Lack of funds can be a severe barrier to growing your business, but is there really such a thing as “free money”? Business professionals have described grants as a ‘pie in the sky’; they know they are there but they can’t seem to access them. Some have heard of grants or possibly even applied for one or two in the past, but the process can be challenging, confusing and time-consuming. It is important that for-profit businesses learn about what programs are available and be corrected on misconceptions about government grants.

This presentation outlines best practices when preparing for upcoming grants and developing an effective grant strategy for your business. It also covers ongoing grant programs that are currently accepting applications.

Stephanie Sang will discuss:

  • Types of grants available to businesses
  • The importance of timing
  • What is a grant strategy?
  • How to be successful in applying for grants
  • Which grants are available now?

Stephanie Sang is CEO of Granted Consulting, and is known as a “Grant Angel” in Vancouver. She is passionate about working with entrepreneurs in all industries on developing grant strategies for growth. Since 2011, Granted has helped more than 700 companies save over $10 million in grant funding at a success rate of over 90%. Over the last few years, Stephanie has been invited to speak at events hosted by the Women Enterprise Centre, The Executive Committee (TEC), Chambers of Commerce, Business Improvement Associations and other venues to educate entrepreneurs
about grants in Canada.

*Special offer: Answer our poll question during the webinar to receive a 20 minute phone call with a Grant Consultant to help build your grant strategy for the year.

circleArrow February 15, 2017 – How to Reduce Stress & Improve Employee Wellness with Mindfulness

Presented by Dr. Geoff Soloway, Co-Founder & Chief Training Officer at Mindwell-U

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Stress-related health care and missed work cost employers $300 billion per year. Learn how an ancient tradition is being used today to reduce employee stress, increase resilience and improve health & wellbeing.

Join MindWell-U’s Co-Founder & Chief Training Officer, Dr. Geoff Soloway, as he explains what mindfulness is, the impact mindfulness has on employee stress, resilience, health and performance and how organizations are integrating it into their existing wellness programs.

Dr. Geoff Soloway collaborates with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and is an expert in developing and implementing workplace mindfulness and mental health strategies for organizations including WestJet, Coca-Cola and Harvard Law School.

MindWell-U’s evidence-based, online 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge has been studied by UBC researchers and is proven to reduce stress, improve health and wellbeing and increase employee engagement, resilience and job satisfaction.

*Special offer: One representative from each company participating in the webinar will receive a complimentary spot for two in MindWell-U’s online 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge!

circleArrow January 25, 2017 – How to Hire Safer Workers Using Specialized Personality Risk Assessments

Presented by Greg Ford, CEO of TalentClick Workforce Solutions

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Studies show that up to 95% of safety-related incidents are caused by human error—not equipment failure, not lack of standard operating procedures, and not improper training. Progressive leaders are now looking at human risk factors in the safety equation, and one factor is personality risk.

What is personality risk? Well, everyone knows we have an IQ. Some people know we have an EQ, which measures emotional intelligence. But we also have a built-in intelligence around risk. And thanks to new breakthroughs in data-driven hiring and training solutions, employers can identify high-risk workers faster and more effectively, thus saving money and lives by reducing incidents by an average of 20%.

Other benefits witnessed by employers who have adopted safety risk assessments for their hiring and development include:

  • 39% decrease in lost-time
  • 59% reduction in workplace incidents
  • 94% decrease in property damage

Join us as we hear from workplace learning expert Greg Ford, CEO of TalentClick Workforce Solutions, a global firm specializing in employee psychometric testing and training. In over 40 countries worldwide, leading companies such as SC Johnson, Valero, Arcelor Mittal, Kiewit, Canfor, and Seaspan use TalentClick’s risk-based personality assessments to hire and train better employees and create happier, safer and more productive workplaces.

In this 45 minute webinar, you will learn to measure and predict high-risk behaviors which occur due to each person’s innate safety intelligence and our natural “default settings” of being Distractible vs. Vigilant, Rule-Resistant vs. Compliant, Impatient vs. Calm, Risk-Tolerant vs. Cautious, and how to use this cutting edge insight to help make better hiring and training decisions for your organization.

Join this webinar if you are…

  • responsible for safety or driver safety within your organization (leaders from Operations, Logistics, Fleet Management, Legal)
  • responsible for hiring or training within your organization and safety is a concern for your workforce (leaders from HR and Executive)
  • responsible for reducing costs due to safety incidents, work stoppages, etc. (leaders from Accounting and Finance)
  • from an industrial or light industrial organization, construction, oil & gas, manufacturing, mining, forestry, transportation, shipping, etc.

Prior to the webinar, you are encouraged to complete a complimentary Safety Quotient (SQ) assessment and receive your own individual report. The SQ report will reveal your own strengths and risks in the key personality areas related to safety. After registering, an email will be sent to you with the link to complete the SQ assessment

*Special Offer: Each company participating in the webinar will receive 10 free assessments!

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We want to continue to deliver webinars on topics that are relevant to YOU as an employer!