Employer Learning Forum

Employer Learning Forum

November 17, 2016

The Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: Identifying and Assessing Required Competencies and Skills.

“Strong soft skills”, “excellent communicator”, “takes initiative”, works well with others”, etc. These are just some of the expressions employers use to describe their skills requirements when they are recruiting, hiring and advancing talent. How can skills be accurately described and measured in order to mitigate bias when assessing the competencies of job candidates?

Hire Immigrants Ottawa  invites you to a session on – The Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: Identifying and Assessing Required Competencies and Skills.

Join a panel of experts and practitioners who will share tools and practices for assessing competencies and skills profiles to recruit, hire and effectively integrate skilled immigrants into the workplace.

Participants can expect:

  • To learn about assessment and management tools to effectively recruit, hire and advance talent while mitigating bias;
  • To learn about competencies directly related to effectively managing a diverse workplace;
  • To gain insights from employers who are using skill and competency assessment tools in their workplaces, and;
  • An opportunity to network with peers, representatives of local programs and services, and skilled immigrants.

WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016 (1:00PM to 3:30PM)

WHERE: Export Development Canada (EDC) 150 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 1K3

ADMISSION: FREE – Advance Registration is Mandatory by November 14, 2016

REGISTER: Online or by email at: events@hireimmigrantsottawa.ca by November 14, 2016 (there will be no registration at the door)

AUDIENCE: Business owners, HR professionals and managers, hiring managers, team leaders.

For additional information, please contact Lorena Costa at: events@hireimmigrantsottawa.ca or       613-228-6715.

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