Solutions to Skill Shortages
Looking for strategies to improve hiring and job retention initiatives? Follow along with CME’s newest series, Solutions to Skill Shortages. This series offers four unique events each aimed to help you identify gaps and create strategies, so your organization goes above and beyond to offer inclusive opportunities and attract the most talent to your business. Help set everyone up for success (both employee and employer) despite varying needs or barriers.
Industry-wide, businesses are facing a major challenge attracting and retaining skilled workers. Learn to cast a larger net to grow your business while at the same time contributing to diversity efforts in your organization. Sign up now for one or more of this series to learn more about what you could be doing to attract employees from all backgrounds.
This workshop is designed for decision makers within an organization.
May 26, 2022 - PROMOTING THE EMPLOYMENT OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
By popular demand, we are offering a fourth installment to the Skill Shortages series. On May 26, we are returning to discuss best practices when employing those facing challenges stemming from being differently-abled.
Partnering with service providers and experts in hiring fields, join us as we share strategies to successfully welcome individuals with different needs to the workplace. As an employer, we teach you the varying barriers facing individuals from different backgrounds and how you can improve employment retention initiatives by setting EVERYONE up for success.
REACHING E-QUALITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES (REES)
REES has helped people with physical disabilities and/or health conditions connect with quality employment since 1989. REES offers a wide range of employment counselling and consultation services, connecting Winnipeg jobseekers with employers.
REES assists job seekers with finding and keeping meaningful employment. The programs and services offered improve job-search skills, help with connecting with employers and advancing career goals. There are work assessment programs or work experience available to those who qualify.
ImagineAbility supports more than 200 people through contract packaging, community-based services, supported employment and recreational activities. Over the years, the focus has been on business operations and contract packaging. This still forms a part of their operation, but the focus has shifted to providing individualized services based on personal goals and dreams.
In their presentation, ImagineAbility will share their programs and services to employers.
April 12, 2022 - INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
In our third and final Solutions to Skill Shortage session, we discuss best practices to attract Indigenous talent to your workplace. Partnering with service providers and experts in Indigenous relations and engagement, join us as we discuss strategies to effectively connect and build lasting relationships between communities and industry.
Chief Executive Officer, AMIK Inc.
Sherman has been closely involved with the Indigenous community for nearly two decades. He holds a degree in Economics & Business from the University of Manitoba and has worked at many large Canadian corporations such as RBC, The Business Development Bank of Canada, as well as private for-profit and non-profit organizations. In all his roles, Sherman has always had a connection with the Indigenous community in a variety of capacities including as a board member and consultant.
For nearly 20 years, AMIK Inc. has established itself as a leader in professional Indigenous engagement services working in partnership with companies like Air Canada, CN Rail, the University of Manitoba, Travel Manitoba, Red River College and many others. AMIK specializes in developing inclusive strategies that bridge the gap between Indigenous communities and industry that are mutually beneficial and culturally appropriate.
Senior Employee and Labour Relations, Monarch Industies
In her presentation, Trisha will speak to new recruitment and retention initiatives which have assisted Monarch Industries in retaining a number of highly successful, long-term employees from Indigenous backgrounds. This will cover topics such as finding solutions to challenges created by unequal wealth distribution, generational trauma, transportation needs, plus includes examples of special supports that both Monarch and our employees have offered their colleagues when they needed it most.
March 9, 2022 - NEWCOMERS TO CANADA
Jim Bianchini will be presenting on recruiting foreign workers/international talent to Manitoba. The focus will be Employer Services and the MPNP Employer Direct Pathway. He will also touch upon the federal program and services available.
DECEMBER 7, 2021 - WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE
In our first event on December 7, 2021, Vidir Solutions shares how they have increased their female job applications by 25 per cent. Additionally, CME’s own Jamie Kramer, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Women in Manufacturing Program, shares her experience working in equity and accessibility. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to champion diversity efforts in Manitoba’s Manufacturing industry.