Having the right people on your team creates a positive work environment, helps you deliver quality service, lowers your training costs and frees you up to work on your business instead of in it. So how do you attract and keep great employees on your team?
WeBC has created this three-part series jam-packed with tools, tips and resources to help you develop useful HR strategies to implement at any stage of your business.
In this interactive series, you’ll learn proven practices that will help you create and maintain a company culture that not only attracts new employees but actively engages your team!
To create a cohesive HR strategy, we strongly recommend you attend all three sessions. Or, you may choose session(s) from the series:
- Wednesday, July 6 | Hiring 101: Finding Great Employees in a Labour Shortage
- Wednesday, July 13 | Employee Retention: Strategies That Engage
- Wednesday, July 20 | Managing HR: Building Trust Within Your Team
All sessions are from 10am to 11am PT and include downloadable workbooks to help you build a toolkit that works for your business.
Following these sessions, you will have the opportunity to connect with a WeBC Business Advisor for complimentary support to expand on your HR strategy.
Facilitator: Tanja Halsall, Chief People Officer, Potentia Human Resources Inc.
Cost: Sign up for the entire series: $50. Pick and choose sessions from the series: $20 per session
Who is this for?
This series is welcome to anyone who wants to expand their human resources knowledge and skill set, with a focus on women in business.
Open to Everyone!
A recording will be available for 30 days after each of the live sessions.
Session 1 | Hiring 101: Finding Great Employees in a Labour Shortage
What is the key to business success? Engaged and productive employees!
Recruiting is more than just finding workers to fill jobs. It’s a thoughtful process of finding, attracting, evaluating, and selecting candidates, so you hire someone who has the right skill set for your business.
Each person and each business is unique, and there are some solid practices that help you find the people who have the right balance of knowledge, experience and personality – and entice them to join your team!
In this interactive session we will answer all your recruiting questions as we guide you through:
- How to write a job description that’s accurate, appealing and inclusive
- Where to advertise so you have a strong pool of candidates
- Tips to shortlist applicants and conduct interviews that will make your decision‐making easier
Session 2 | Employee Retention: Strategies That Engage
Once you’ve compiled your dream team, the next step is making sure they stay.
Fortunately for small business owners, salary is only one part of the equation. Studies show that engaged employees are 59% less likely to seek out a new job in the next year, and there are many practices you can implement to keep your employees engaged.
In this dynamic and engaging session you’ll learn:
- Simple communication techniques that can unite your team
- Ideas to create a retention plan that will keep employees motivated and engaged so they want to stay
Session 3 | Managing HR: Building Trust Within Your Team
Do you trust your team enough to delegate key tasks so you can work on your business, or do you feel the need to micromanage?
Beyond training your employees properly, the key to building a cohesive team is trust – in their abilities, and in yours, as their leader. There are many strategies you can use to unite your employees around your vision, and most can be successful without spending much at all.
During this session, we’ll share the strategies that you can use to empower your employees, including:
- Identifying your unique team characteristics
- Focusing on your own leadership and communication abilities so you can better manage your employees
- Creating a safe and respectful work environment, for your team and customers
Tanja provides consulting services to various local businesses through her consulting company Potentia Human Resources & Engagement Consulting and is also an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Management at UBC Okanagan. Tanja is a life-long learner. She holds a CPHR and SHRM-SCP designation, a Masters’ Degree in Leadership, Post- Diploma in HR Management and initially began her commitment to learning while working towards her Bachelor of Education. Tanja draws on her 30 plus years of progressive management, operations, and strategic Human Resource experience to support local businesses in developing exceptional People, Culture and Leadership practices and in order to achieve exceptional results.