Hiring Made Easy, Take the Pain Away!
Thursday, June 6 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Grande Prairie
There are many things needed to be in place to effectively find, hiring, developing and retain great employees. Understanding legislation and payroll compliance, interviewing, selecting the right employee, offer letters, new hire packages, performance development are just some to mention.
During this session, we will cover steps to have in place before you start to hire:
Step One: Understanding employment standard legislation, how this relates to payroll, time tracking, job descriptions, scheduling, and employee record keeping.
Step Two: Developing hiring standards, skills, behaviors and values the company will require from their employees and communicating these standards in your employment ads.
About your Facilitator:
Leanne was raised in Chilliwack British Columbia. Shortly after high school, while enrolled in business administration Leanne joined Western Supplies, Wholesale Plumbing and Heating Distribution in a part time capacity. Western Supplies became Emco Limited, Leanne was offered a full-time position with career advancement opportunities. During her 13-year career with Emco, she joined HR as part of the National Training Team and become part of branch management. She gained operational, systemization, inventory control, logistics and management experience and skills, responsible for training over 1200 staff of all levels and divisions ranging from Plumbing, Heating, Waterworks, Industrial and Retail, from Thunder Bay Ontario to Vancouver Island British Columbia. Eventually relocating to the head off in Edmonton, Leanne became the Best Practices and Audit/Acquisitions Trainer for Alberta to Manitoba provinces. She eventually moved to
Grande Prairie when offered a position of Regional Operations Manager (OM) of a newly acquired 5 branch division of the organization. This OM role was to facilitate the transition of the 5 locations into corporate operations.
In 2004 Leanne’s career moved from corporate to the private sector, becoming the Personnel Manager for a 5-location, 50 employee optometry company for the next two years. She then found herself back in corporate distribution with Acklands-Grainger and during her 6 years she became manager of the Grande Prairie branch, responsible for a team of up to 17 people, over 8 million in annual revenue, 1 million in stocked inventory and in her final year accomplished and all-time 17% net profit branch high, representing a 9% increase during her time as branch manager.
Looking for her next challenge, Leanne returned to private sector, this time in the role of an entrepreneur. Joining then, Action Coach Grande Prairie, she partnered with Peter Lepinski, creating
Business Innovation Group (BIG) in March of 2012. The company added Human Resources, leadership training and development to its business and executive coaching platform. In 2015 BIG merged with Balanced Bookkeeping Solutions, purchasing the company in 2017, adding 8 team members and bookkeeping to the company’s service offering. Leanne is the COO and VP of Human Resource Services at BIG, she has a passion for helping people growth their skills, their team and their business.