Ten promising practices to hire and integrate global talent in Ottawa

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The competition for top talent to drive innovation and productivity continues to be top of mind for Ottawa businesses. Leading employers are using these best practices to effectively tap into the local pool of immigrant talent and to fully leverage their skills.

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Language Proficiency: Tips for Recruiting Skilled Immigrants

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Strong language skills is one of the most common requirements in job descriptions. However, achieving a good match between the language requirements of a job and an applicant’s proficiency can be a challenge to recruiters.

What can employers do to assess an applicant’s language skills, and, if required, help an employee improve those skills on the job? Read more…

Smart Hiring: 3 Strategies for Recruiting Immigrant Talent

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Do you want to be more effective at tapping into Ottawa’s immigrant talent pool?

Finding and recruiting the right talent can be expensive and time consuming if you are working from a limited pool of talent.

This E-tips highlight three proven strategies for recruiting immigrant talent and available programs and services to support employers. Find out more…

3 Ways to Promote Organization-wide Ownership of Diversity and Inclusion

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By employers, for employers: Learn tips to deepen engagement on Diversity and Inclusion throughout the organization or business – from executives to managers to staff:
1. Find Diversity and Inclusion Champions
2. Build the case, Make the plan, Communicate
3. Enhance Diversity and Inclusion Skills

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Upcoming Events

Jun
29
Thu
1:00 pm Employer Learning Forum
Employer Learning Forum
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Accessing Global Talent Overseas or Locally. Are you an employer interested in bringing skilled immigrants from overseas or connecting with global talent already in Canada? HIO invites you to an Employer Learning Forum on accessing ... Read More
Jul
5
Wed
1:00 pm Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Jul 5 @ 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
Aug
22
Tue
1:00 pm Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our facilitator will be joined by a panel of New Canadians in this interactive session focused on creating dialogue among new internationally educated professionals (IEPs) and current teams in your workplace. We will explore and ... Read More
Sep
6
Wed
1:00 pm Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Sep 6 @ 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
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