As we all know, it’s harder than ever to find and keep great staff and most small organizations don’t have full-time HR staff. But being able to make great hires, and retain great staff, has become one of the most critical business issues that many Canadian businesses are facing.
That’s why Challenge Factory has created a free training that helps fill the gap of human resources and recruiting knowledge and strategy.
The VSBCC Veterans and Small Business Community Challenge program is designed to help small to medium sized businesses bridge the HR gap and provide tools that can be used to find and hire great staff. Nine thousand Veterans are released from the forces each year. They are highly skilled, ready to work hires looking for businesses like our members.
So why is it free? Challenge Factory is a research agency and consultancy. They help purpose-driven organizations and communities shape their Future of Work. They know smaller organizations need access to timely, quality training that helps fill labour shortage gaps. Sponsors within their network agreed and have stepped forward with support enabling the program to run at no cost to participants. This program is supported by Scotiabank and uses materials Challenge Factory has developed with the support of Veterans Affairs Canada.
VSBCC takes place online, on three early mornings in the Fall. This is hands-on training about how to hire better now that everything has changed. This isn’t a job fair, or salary grant program. It’s a tried-and-true system for small businesses that works when you do not have full time HR.
As an added bonus, by participating in this program, businesses become a Veteran Ready designated employer (micro credential) before Remembrance Day.
Three sessions for business leaders – online morning training – 8:00-9:30 EST on October 18, October 25, and Novemeber 1.
Please spread the word. Registration is free and space is limited to 40 business owners.