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David Aplin Seminar Canada's Changing Workforce

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Panel discussion on Canada's Workforce. Panelist include: Jeff Aplin, David Aplin Recruiting; Todd Hirsch, ATB Financial; Chris Peirce, MTS Allstream and Jason Gregg, Farallon Mining

Panel discussion on Canada's Workforce. Panelist include: Jeff Aplin, David Aplin Recruiting; Todd Hirsch, ATB Financial; Chris Peirce, MTS Allstream and Jason Gregg, Farallon Mining

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  • 1. Featured Panellists:
    Todd Hirsch
    Senior Economist
    ATB Financial
    Chris Peirce
    Chief Corporate Officer
    MTS Allstream Inc.
    Jason Gregg
    General Manager - HR
    Farallon Mining Ltd.
    Jeff Aplin
    Chief Operating Officer
    David Aplin Recruiting
    Moderator:
    John Perry
    VP – Vancouver Region
    David Aplin Recruiting
    Welcome to Our Complimentary Seminar
    on
    Canada’s Changing Workforce
    &
    Winning the War for Talent
    Topics will include:
    • The latest economic forecast for Canada’s labour market
    • 2. Best practices for attracting and retaining top performers
    • 3. How the best leaders get the most from people
  • Todd Hirsch
    Senior Economist
    ATB Financial
  • 4. British Columbia:Economy and Labour Market 2011
    Todd Hirsch
    Senior Economist
    ATB Financial
  • 5.
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  • 7.
  • 8.
  • 9.
  • 10. Total Employment in BC
    000s, seasonally adjusted
    Source: Statistics Canada, and Haver Analytics
  • 11.
  • 12. Job shortages in the coming decade...
  • 13.
  • 14.
  • 15. Chris Peirce
    Chief Corporate Officer
    MTS Allstream Inc.
  • 16. Jason Gregg
    General Manager - HR
    Farallon Mining Ltd.
  • 17. How to Attract and Retain Great People
    The Farallon experience
    October 7, 2010
    16
  • 18. Farallon Mining
    • Operates a Zinc, Copper, Lead, Gold, and Silver mine in
    Guerrero State, Mexico
    • Built a mine on a green field site four years after G9
    discovery hole was discovered
    • Entered commercial production April 2009, just completed
    two profitable quarters of operation
    • Our objective is to be a Multi-Mine, Low Cost, Mid Tier Mining
    Company
    • Head office in Vancouver, small office of 10 people, majority
    of our 425 employees are based in Mexico
    • Low bureaucracy, value based, low cost producer
     
    17
  • 19. Key Stages of Attraction and Retention at Farallon
    • Recruitment Stage
    • 20. On Boarding
    • 21. Employment Stage
     
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  • 22. Recruitment Stage
    1. Determine if the candidate is the right fit
    Farallon’s strategies:
    • Do not over complicate the process
    • 23. Interview questions and references focused on how
    candidates react to employment related situations
    • Hire people that you already know or have worked with
    • 24. Determine fit for Farallon’s values based, transparent, team based
    corporate culture
    • Investigate why a candidate left previous employers
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  • 25. Recruitment Stage continued…
    2. Obtain the right candidate’s interest
    How does Farallon do it?
    • Demonstrate to the candidates that the organization is
    growing, lots of professional and business opportunities
    • Enlighten candidates about our organizations values, visions and
    history
    • Inform the interested candidates about our key people and leaders
    already within our organization, introduce the short listed
    candidates to the key individuals
    20
  • 26. On Boarding
    • Be organized , have everything ready on 1st day, i.e. IT devices,
    payroll and benefits forms, office, general company information,
    and orientation program
    • Make new employees feel welcome
    • 27. Initial group get together i.e. donuts, lunch, drinks after
    work, etc.
    • Take the time to introduce to everyone in the office, have a well
    prepared induction program including a welcome memo on first
    day
    • Do not overload / overwhelm the person with a stack of work on
    his/hers first day / week of work
    21
  • 28. Employment Stage
    • Provide a very competitive benefit and compensation package
    • 29. Provide variety of work
    • 30. Keep the office and work culture FUN!
    • 31. Keep organizational bureaucracy low
    • 32. Never stop listening to our employees, i.e. even casual
    discussions go along away
    • Keep our employees informed, open and honest about good news
    but also about negative news
    Most importantly, continue to hire great people, top quartile
    employees like to work with other great employees!!!
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    Questions?
  • 34. Jeff Aplin
    Chief Operating Officer
    David Aplin Recruiting
  • 35.
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  • 38. Questions
    for the
    Panel?

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