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Human Resources Essentials: Your Guide to Successful Employees

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Join us to delve into human resources and talent – an essential tool for your business!

About this event

Note: Mentorship time 1:1 with Ian will be offered after the workshop for those looking to connect and get indivualized HR and hiring/talent advice.

Talent is the core of any business but where do you start and how do you get the most out of your employees?

This session is designed to provide you with strategic insights you can use in your business. We will explores key practices and issues, including hiring, employee engagement, labour relations, strategic management, performance management, and training and development, to equip you to manage your employees to fulfill their full potential.

Ian will take you through the tools needed to hire well, boost performance, and keep employees happy.

  • Overview of creating job descriptions, resume screening, interview essentials and extending an employment offer
  • What to know about background and other employment screening
  • Best practices for onboarding new employees
  • Trends in performance management and goal setting
  • Best practices for employee discipline and termination

Deliverables: SMART Goalsetting template, Coaching with GROW template

SPEAKER: Ian Levitt, Founder @ Devreve

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Ian is a technology professional with a lifelong passion for the magic of software and its ability to translate imaginative ideas into solutions that help people be more productive. Prior to starting his own company, Ian worked at Microsoft where held roles as Senior Developer Consultant and Enterprise Services Manager and was engaged on hundreds of projects over a diverse cross-section of clients, including the Canadian Federal Government, technology companies, professional services firms, and nationwide retailers.

As Co-founder and Lead Developer at Devreve Inc., Ian works with technology companies of all sizes to build highly effective teams that are ready and motivated to execute and deliver with excellence. Ian is also an Executive in Residence with Hamilton’s Innovation Factory, where he helps start-ups realize their technology vision and navigate the challenges of moving from a team of one or two founders, to hiring and managing teams of individuals that will propel their businesses to the next level.