Thursday, April 2, 2020

Rooting Employees in CK

Learn how to get the best employees and keep them. CKWorks is launching the Attract, Engage, Retain workshop series to share information on talent attraction and retention best practices. The first workshop, taking place on October 30th, focuses on “Rooting Employees in Chatham-Kent” and showcases local resources and clubs to help new and existing employees become more connected to the community in Chatham-Kent. The workshop takes place at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.To attend: register at EventBrite: Are you affiliated with a club or association in CK? CKWorks invites you to host a booth during the morning session. This is an opportunity for you to showcase your programs and meet with employers to help them connect new talent to leisure, lifestyle and volunteer opportunities in Chatham-Kent. Registration will be organized by topic on a first-come-first serve basis. Apply to host a booth at The CKWorks: Attract, Engage, Retain series is led by the Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent’s Community Attraction and Promotion team in response to feedback from local stakeholders and employers. “Though our annual Employer One survey, we have heard loud and clear that employers feel their biggest challenges are attracting and retaining employees in their organizations. Attending this series will give employers a great opportunity to add more tools into their tool kits. This might not be the solve-all for every employer, but every tool helps to move them closer to the end goal of supporting and solidifying their workforce!” says Kristy Jacobs, Project Manager of Workforce Development. Supporting feedback from the Employer One survey, the Chatham-Kent to the Power of Young People – CKy (aged 15-39) surveys show that both local young people and employers see community connections as key components for retaining talent locally. Coordinator of Resident Attraction and Retention, Victoria Bodnar, says “The CKy surveys laid out actions that local employers and organizations can take to improve their efforts to attract and retain young people, a key demographic in the workforce. These CKWorks workshops will help to apply the recommendations in that Action Plan.” For information on the feedback gained through CKy surveys and the CKy Action Plan, visit “The Community Attraction and Promotion team works to market Chatham-Kent to new residents and visitors, and helps to welcome them and showcase the community to them when they arrive. We’re excited to bring this series forward to help employers with their talent attraction and retention efforts” says Audrey Ansell, Manager Community Attraction and Promotion.To find out more about the CK Workforce Planning Board, visit and to find more lifestyle information for new or existing residents, visit
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