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!
- Wednesday, February 8 | Hiring 101: Finding Great Employees in a Labour Shortage
- Wednesday, February 15 | Employee Retention: Strategies That Engage
- Wednesday, February 22 | 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: Grace MacCoubrey, Talent Lead & Engagement Consultant, Potentia Human Resources Inc.
Open to Everyone!
A recording will be available for 30 days after each of the live sessions.
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.
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
In addition to many years of Human Resources Experience in Generalist roles, Grace has extensive experience in the areas of recruitment and retention and is passionate about connecting the right people to the right opportunities. She is a member of the Human Resources Management Association and is currently working towards obtaining her CPHR designation.
Grace has obtained her Business Management Diploma and Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Human Resources Management through Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She relocated to the Okanagan to enjoy the amazing outdoor lifestyle with her family and horse.
Grace has widespread experience working in very fast paced environments. She is diligent in ensuring full confidentiality in all situations and has the demonstrated ability to earn trust and build strong professional relationships. After working for several years in a generalist position, she has developed the ability to coach, guide and assist with many of the foundational HR programs.
When working with Grace you can expect a professional, calm, friendly approach. Her high attention to detail and strong communication skills will ensure that we recruit top talent for your organization and onboard exceptional people that will help your business thrive.