Join your fellow career development practitioners for an informative webinar hosted by PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada, presented by CERIC and NSCDA. This is the first of 4 webinars sponsored by ANC! The next webinars will be Nov 1, 15 and 29 (perfect timing for Canada Career Month!)
Webinar #1 – Employer Needs Assessment: Getting to Know Your Target Audience
Presenters: Amrita Hazra and Jim Key, CCDP
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET -(so that is 1pm Atlantic time!)
Finding your clients a job doesn’t start with the client, it starts with knowing what employers are looking for. And the best way to find that out is to ask them! The opening webinar in this series will show you how to do just that. Using an employer needs assessment tool that was developed in Nova Scotia as the framework, Jim and Amrita will explain how the tool is used, what information it will result in, and share their experience and findings that came from using it with employers in their area. By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
Relate to identified employer needs
Employ effective employer engagement strategies
Identify potential problem areas faced by employers pertaining to Human Resources and economic influences
Create a procedure for follow ups and results
Amrita Hazra is a Certified Human Resource Professional candidate who is an Employment Liaison Worker with the Employment Solutions Society in Bridgewater, NS. Before coming to Canada, she spent 6 years as a member of the Faculty of Human Resources for a management college in India and then 7 years as an HR Professional for various corporate sectors with a major focus in recruitment, OH&S and in developing policies & procedures. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration specializing in Human Resources and a Bachelor’s in Science. She is fluent in several Asian-Indian languages. In her current position she works to help clients become job ready, and employer partners become more business efficient.
With beginnings in the medical profession in fields of Physiotherapy and as a Rehabilitation Educator, Jim Key, CCDP, transitioned into the Career Development field in 2000 where he held roles in Community Liaison, Community Development and Job Development in the delivery of Employment Programs and Services for people with disabilities. In 2007 Jim became involved in a blended career service centre and continued to work with employers and clients as a Career Development Practitioner/Job Development Coordinator. More recently with the transitional Service Delivery changes in Nova Scotia, he has moved into the role of Employer Engagement Specialist.