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Tips to Improve Hiring the Right Person

Thursday, October 3 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Grande Prairie

There are many things needed to be in place to effectively interview and hire a great employee.

Placing an effective ad, the use behaviour-based interviewing and a solid on boarding process are key to making a great hire and reducing turn over.

During this session we will explore and provide you tips on:

  • Ad creation tips
  • Interview questions and what you can’t ask
  • Behaviour tools
  • Offer Letters
  • Hiring agreements
  • New Hire On-boarding process.

About your Facilitator:

Leanne Bradley

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

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