Date/Time: Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 12pm – 1pm PST
Hosted by: BC Centre for Employment Excellence
Next month’s webinar is a presentation by the team leading the BC Partners in Workforce Innovation pilot project. Launched in June 2015, this collaborative and innovative pilot began with employers and a network of local disability employment service agencies in the Greater Vancouver region to streamline the recruitment process, making it easier for businesses to recruit qualified, job ready candidates with diverse abilities.
During this webinar you will hear about how the pilot was established as well as some early highlights and lessons learned from its first year of operations. Practitioners in the Greater Vancouver area will also learn about current and upcoming employment opportunities with our employer partners and how you can prepare your clients for these positions.
Jamie Millar-Dixon is the Principal of MacLeod Silver HR Business Partners based in Vancouver, BC and the lead Recruitment Specialist with BC WIN. She also is the project lead on the annual The Better Workplace Conference, managed through The Conference Board of Canada.
Jamie has an extensive Human Resources background of over 26 years, specializing in HR start-up and management, workforce diversity and inclusion, recruitment, training, employee engagement, organizational transition, program development, project management and other areas of positive change.
Shawn de Raaf is the Research Co-ordinator of BC WIN. In his role as Research Co-ordinator at the Centre, Shawn’s work over the past four years has focused on developing timely and innovative research initiatives that support the needs of employment service providers and employers in BC.
Previously, Shawn was a senior researcher at Social Research and Demonstration Corporation for over a decade, covering a wide range of topics related to employment, training, income security, and community economic development.