How organizations can manage the post-pandemic recovery period is a hot topic these days, and will definitely be discussed at the upcoming Cannexus conference.
There will be a focus on “equitable and inclusive career-progression opportunities within organizations” that have both in-person and remote workers, says Sharon Ferriss, senior director, marketing and communications at CERIC, the charitable organization presenting the event.
In addition, they’ll look at the best ways to cast the hiring net a bit wider, to address the “red-hot labour market,” and its inherent labour shortages, she says.
“We’ll get the chance to explore how HR and career services can partner around that to meet the talent needs of organizations through more inclusive hiring practices. For example, there’s one session that’s looking specifically on inclusive hiring practices around newcomer and immigrants.”
The skills development aspect will also be explored, according to Ferriss, and will look into how employers can uncover those who have so-called soft skills as “communication, collaboration, creativity, adaptability, problem solving” can often be overlooked.
“Something that is quite often in the career development space, especially with new graduates, is that there isn’t necessarily a skills gap but a skills awareness gap, with graduates sometimes unable to articulate the skills that they’ve gained from their various experiences, whether that’s through the classes or summer or part-time experiences.”
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