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

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David Aplin Seminar Canada's Changing Workforce

  1. 1. Featured Panellists:<br /> Todd Hirsch<br />Senior Economist<br /> ATB Financial<br /> Chris Peirce<br />Chief Corporate Officer<br /> MTS Allstream Inc.<br /> Jason Gregg<br />General Manager - HR<br /> Farallon Mining Ltd.<br /> Jeff Aplin<br />Chief Operating Officer<br /> David Aplin Recruiting<br />Moderator: <br /> John Perry<br />VP – Vancouver Region<br /> David Aplin Recruiting<br />Welcome to Our Complimentary Seminar<br />on<br />Canada’s Changing Workforce<br />&<br />Winning the War for Talent<br />Topics will include:<br /><ul><li>The latest economic forecast for Canada’s labour market
  2. 2. Best practices for attracting and retaining top performers
  3. 3. How the best leaders get the most from people</li></li></ul><li>Todd Hirsch<br />Senior Economist<br />ATB Financial<br />
  4. 4. British Columbia:Economy and Labour Market 2011<br />Todd Hirsch<br />Senior Economist<br />ATB Financial<br />
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  10. 10. Total Employment in BC<br />000s, seasonally adjusted<br />Source: Statistics Canada, and Haver Analytics<br />
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  12. 12. Job shortages in the coming decade...<br />
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  15. 15. Chris Peirce<br />Chief Corporate Officer<br />MTS Allstream Inc.<br />
  16. 16. Jason Gregg<br />General Manager - HR<br />Farallon Mining Ltd.<br />
  17. 17. How to Attract and Retain Great People<br />The Farallon experience<br />October 7, 2010<br />16<br />
  18. 18. Farallon Mining <br /><ul><li>Operates a Zinc, Copper, Lead, Gold, and Silver mine in </li></ul> Guerrero State, Mexico<br /><ul><li>Built a mine on a green field site four years after G9 </li></ul> discovery hole was discovered <br /><ul><li>Entered commercial production April 2009, just completed </li></ul> two profitable quarters of operation<br /><ul><li>Our objective is to be a Multi-Mine, Low Cost, Mid Tier Mining </li></ul> Company<br /><ul><li>Head office in Vancouver, small office of 10 people, majority </li></ul> of our 425 employees are based in Mexico<br /><ul><li>Low bureaucracy, value based, low cost producer</li></ul> <br />17<br />
  19. 19. Key Stages of Attraction and Retention at Farallon <br /><ul><li>Recruitment Stage
  20. 20. On Boarding
  21. 21. Employment Stage</li></ul> <br />18<br />
  22. 22. Recruitment Stage <br />1. Determine if the candidate is the right fit<br /> Farallon’s strategies:<br /><ul><li>Do not over complicate the process
  23. 23. Interview questions and references focused on how </li></ul> candidates react to employment related situations<br /><ul><li>Hire people that you already know or have worked with
  24. 24. Determine fit for Farallon’s values based, transparent, team based </li></ul> corporate culture<br /><ul><li>Investigate why a candidate left previous employers</li></ul>19<br />
  25. 25. Recruitment Stage continued… <br />2. Obtain the right candidate’s interest<br />How does Farallon do it?<br /><ul><li>Demonstrate to the candidates that the organization is </li></ul> growing, lots of professional and business opportunities<br /><ul><li>Enlighten candidates about our organizations values, visions and </li></ul> history <br /><ul><li>Inform the interested candidates about our key people and leaders </li></ul> already within our organization, introduce the short listed <br /> candidates to the key individuals <br />20<br />
  26. 26. On Boarding <br /><ul><li>Be organized , have everything ready on 1st day, i.e. IT devices, </li></ul> payroll and benefits forms, office, general company information, <br /> and orientation program<br /><ul><li>Make new employees feel welcome
  27. 27. Initial group get together i.e. donuts, lunch, drinks after </li></ul> work, etc.<br /><ul><li>Take the time to introduce to everyone in the office, have a well </li></ul> prepared induction program including a welcome memo on first <br /> day<br /><ul><li>Do not overload / overwhelm the person with a stack of work on </li></ul> his/hers first day / week of work<br />21<br />
  28. 28. Employment Stage <br /><ul><li>Provide a very competitive benefit and compensation package
  29. 29. Provide variety of work
  30. 30. Keep the office and work culture FUN!
  31. 31. Keep organizational bureaucracy low
  32. 32. Never stop listening to our employees, i.e. even casual </li></ul> discussions go along away<br /><ul><li>Keep our employees informed, open and honest about good news </li></ul> but also about negative news<br />Most importantly, continue to hire great people, top quartile <br />employees like to work with other great employees!!!<br />22<br />
  33. 33. 23<br />Questions?<br />
  34. 34. Jeff Aplin<br />Chief Operating Officer<br />David Aplin Recruiting<br />
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  38. 38. Questions<br />for the<br />Panel?<br />