On November 24th from 12 PM – 1 PM MST, the Battler River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED) and Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (ACSRC) will launch a free webinar series. This series is meant to cut across a number of topic areas that are relevant and current to organizations and businesses in East Central Alberta and beyond, providing a new knowledge base and foundation of resources that can be accessed to improve the capacity to maintain a thriving economic and community base. To register, visit this link. Please register by November 21, 2014.
We are pleased to have Kristen Cumming as our first presenter. Kristen is an instructor with the Bachelor of Management Business Economics program at the University of Alberta – Augustana Campus and operates a successful consulting practice through which she serves as a speaker and trainer on demography, recruitment and retention, engagement and leadership.
Labour Attraction and Retention in a Turbulent Demographic Landscape
As rural Albertan employers focus on building stable, high performance workforces in Alberta’s growing economy, they may face labour shortages in specific age groups. By examining the demographic landscape in their communities, they may understand characteristics of their labour market and ideally explore meaningful strategies to target recruitment of specific age groups. Further, by considering the socio-economic conditions of each generation, organizations will gain insight to effective training, performance and retention strategies with implications now and in the future. To learn more about Kristen’s presentation, check out the following podcast: