Starting in February 2011, every other Wednesday Career Edge Organization will be lending our expertise to the business community by answering real questions from real employers. To kick things off, we’re putting out a challenge and calling upon our readers to submit relevant, thought-provoking HR or employment-related questions, and a prize is at stake!
Win 2 free tickets to the HR Summit Awards gala!
Send us your question along with your contact information (name, title, organization and email will do) to email@example.com. You can also tweet your question to @CareerEdgeOrg on Twitter! Or, you can leave a comment and submit your question here on the blog!
The person who submits the most unique, relevant and though-provoking question, as determined by our resident experts, will win 2 free gala tickets, valued at $100 each – a total value of $200!
The winner and finalists will have their questions featured on our blog, along with answers from our resident expert!
Winners will be announced on Thursday, January 27th!
1. You must be a Canadian employer/manager/HR professional
2. You must be able to attend the HR Summit Awards gala the evening of Tuesday, February 1, 2011
3. Your question must be HR/employment related; Relevant topics may include:
- recruitment for entry-level and/or professional-level roles
- pre-screening for long-term retention
- diversity and inclusion planning
- workplace accessibility and accommodation
- seasonal, short-term or project based work
- contingency staffing
- payroll, salary and compensation
- unique issues pertaining to hiring in non-profit, private or public sectors
About the HR Summit Awards
Date: Tuesday February 1, 2011
Time: 6 pm Cocktails, 7 pm Dinner, 8 pm Awards Presentation
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd. Toronto
More info: http://www.hrsummitawards.com
Learn from the best
Our “resident expert” is Donna Smith, Vice President, Career Edge Organization. Donna brings more than 30 years of senior management level experience in Human Resources and Operations. She holds a BA from the University of Toronto and a diploma in Advanced Human Resources and Strategic Planning from the Rotman Executive School of Business.
What do we know about employment?
Over the course of 15 years, Career Edge Organization has perfected the internship model; since 1996 we have worked with hundreds of employers and launched over 10,000 careers, putting talented recent grads, graduates with disabilities and internationally qualified professionals to work. Our work sees us collaborating with employers in the private, public and non-profit sectors, as well as with Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions and community-based agencies. As a result of this incredible vantage point, we bring a unique, multi-faceted perspective to diverse audiences on a wide range of topics related to employability, cultural diversity, Gen Y and accessibility.
Best of all we work with some of Canada’s top employers including RBC, Bell, GE, the Ontario Government and countless others. So if we don’t know the answer to your question, we could find someone in our vast employer network that does!