Finding & Keeping Top Talent! How to Become a Leader in Today’s Tough Employment Climate

  • 21.5% of the Canadian population in 2006 was 60 years of age or older (Statistics Canada)
  • The annual unemployment rate in B.C. dropped from 5.9% to 4.8% between 2005 and 2006 (Statistics Canada)
  • B.C. is experiencing one of the strongest economies we have seen in years
  • B.C. will require 60,000 workers in the construction industry by 2013 (Construction Sector Council)
  • There are 20,000 construction industry jobs available in B.C. right now (Business Council of B.C.)
  • The B.C. tourism industry will require 84,000 new tourism workers in the next decade (B.C. Labour Market Report)

These statistics are in the headlines everyday!  Being an employer in today’s booming economy is challenging to say the least.

In this timely and engaging keynote the audience will gain an insight into:

  • Why it’s becoming increasingly difficult for employers to find and recruit good people
  • Why good people leave companies
  • How some creative companies are attracting and keeping their people.
  • Why retention planning and employee branding is critical to a company’s ability to compete in the current market place

Employers from all industry sectors including private, public and non-for-profit cannot afford to miss this!

Your Facilitator

Sandra Reder has over 20 years of recruitment and management experience, Sandra has held various positions ranging from a recruiter with a Vancouver-based recruitment firm to the branch manager of two large multi-national employment agencies. Her industry knowledge is comprehensive, and her understanding of current recruitment trends and practices is highly sought after. Sandra has extensive experience placing individuals at all levels in a wide range of industry, not-for-profit and public sector positions.

From her years in the business, Sandra is privy to information about companies that few employers ever hear directly from their ex-employees. She has in-depth experience with exit interviews, enough to know that an employee requiring a reference will rarely ever “burn a bridge”—thus producing information that is skewed and suspect. After years of hearing the concerns, complaints and challenges that individuals faced during their employment, Sandra became aware that companies do not realize how they are perceived in the employment market. That awareness produced Sandra’s strong interest in helping companies earn the designation “Employer of Choice.”


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