Is ‘fear of the unknown’ getting in the way of accessing top talent?

Employers discuss new survey findings and how Ottawa businesses can leverage local immigrant talent to grow their companies On November 28th, 2017, Hire Immigrants Ottawa and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce co-hosted an Employer Learning Forum to a packed room of local employers and a cohort of skilled immigrants at Export Development Canada. A panel … Read More

Employers learn about accessing global talent abroad and locally

Hire Immigrants Ottawa presented an Employer Learning Forum on June 29, 2017 to a packed room at Export Development Canada to help employers better understand how to recruit, hire and integrate immigrants into their workplaces, using new as well as existing federal government programs. Blair Patacairk from Invest Ottawa, began the panel discussion talking about … Read More

Make the most of your diverse team

Cross-cultural competency training can address your productivity challenges Study after study has illustrated how diverse teams outperform in the workplace. The benefits go right to the bottom line of organizations looking for a competitive edge in a globalized economy. That is, if an organization’s managers know how to effectively manage their diverse teams. How well … Read More

Leveraging Immigrant Talent for Business Development

So I recently purchased an environmentally friendly humidifier for my home – called the Rumidifier – you may have heard of it. It’s a great innovation, requires no energy to run, and it works really well. What’s that got to do with immigration and business development you say? Well, it turns out that the Rumidifier … Read More

Enhancing Immigrants’ Essential ‘Soft’ Skills – a win-win solution

Finding and keeping workers with the knowledge and skills needed to get the job done is critical for today’s businesses. Learning more about the nine essential skills used in nearly every job can help you reap the benefits of effectively engaging immigrants at work. Presentation by Shareef Korah and Lindsey McIntosh of the Office of … Read More

Inclusive Recruitment Strategies and Interviewing Techniques – Workshop

Even well-intended employers may be missing opportunities to recruit top talent due to cultural biases and perceptions within the hiring process. To learn more on this important topic, Hire Immigrants Ottawa, in partnership with the Federal Government’s Racism Free Workplace Strategy, held a workshop on Inclusive Recruitment Strategies and Interviewing Techniques. Fifty participants, including human resource professionals, … Read More

Upcoming Events

Dec
14
Thu
1:00 pm Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this interactive learning session we will explore how the sending and receiving of messages during the interview can lead to misinterpretations and misconceptions. We will use a paradigm to build skills that are interpreted ... Read More
Jan
11
Thu
1:00 pm Performance Management and Feedback
Performance Management and Feedback
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this interactive session, we will explore effective communication techniques for providing internationally educated professionals with day-to-day as well as performance evaluation feedback; use information on perceptual differences, communication styles and cultural conditioning to explore ... Read More
Jan
16
Tue
1:00 pm Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this interactive session we will explore and build the foundation of effective communication between new Canadians and their Canadian employers. Curriculum topics include: perception – and how it affects workplace communication; understanding how cultural ... Read More
Jan
23
Tue
1:00 pm Intercultural Problem-Solving St...
Intercultural Problem-Solving St...
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Most intercultural conflict is related to perceptual differences. In this session we will discuss: developing strategies to identify and address communication style differences; learning when and how to address non-verbal issues of concern; using a ... Read More
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