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Moving from Solopreneur to an Employer – How to recruit the right fit

Wednesday, November 8 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Edmonton

Moving from a solopreneur to an employer takes a lot of planning and consideration. Hiring the right employee is critical and small businesses do not have the luxury of making a mistake during the hiring process. This session will explore the steps required when hiring your first (or next) employee.

o Role identification
Determining the role requirements and expectations
Compensation, benefits and location
o The Recruitment Process
Interview process
Assessment tools
o Onboarding
How to make the employee feel welcome
Training and performance management

Attendees will understand the steps required when making the decision to hire their first (or next)
employee. Attendees will learn:

o How to identify the competencies, expectations and duties required within a role
o Advice on where to find compensation benchmarking
o An overview of the recruitment process and resources available
o Tips for onboarding

About your Facilitators:

Shannon Neighbour is an experienced recruiter, having over 5 years of experience in recruitment (being
the owner of Shannon Neighbour Recruiting prior to partnering with Chantelle to form Svensen
Neighbour Recruiting), and before that, over 10 years in professional business-to- business sales in the
media industry as an Account Executive and a General Sales Manager. Shannon has presented to NAIT’s
Alumni on the topic matter of Building Your Personal Profile on LinkedIn. Shannon holds a marketing
diploma from NAIT.

Chantelle Svensen-Lewis brings extensive experience from the post-secondary industry where she spent
over ten years in the development and advancement field. Chantelle’s experience in coaching,
marketing, fundraising, and account management allows her to provide a multi-faceted approach to her
client’s human resource needs. She understands the importance of providing exemplary customized
customer service and hiring for the right fit. Chantelle has taught in the JR Shaw School of Business as a
management sessional instructor and holds a Master of Business Administration.v

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