Employer HR tools for employee recruitment, integration and retention
The following information is designed to present practical tools and resources for employers to assist in the recruitment, integration and retention of employees.
This Toolkit contains a comprehensive listing of the information and services available to employers. It is divided into sections based on the kind of assistance an employer is looking for, with brief summaries of each items or program provided.
The purpose of Workforce Partnerships is to ensure working Albertans continue to enhance their skills in order to contribute to Alberta’s economic growth or to respond to skills shortages through industry and community partnerships. This Program is intended to assist employer groups, organizations, industry sectors and municipalities with common labour market needs.
At this site you can order or download print publications to obtain quick and easy access to career planning, learning, employment and labour market information. Also available is a series on Human Resource Strategies for Employers. The current, well-researched and easy-to-understand resources are, for the most part, available free of charge in Alberta.
ASAE & The Center help association professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance, and offer an extensive collection of resources designed to “enhance your performance today and your vision for the future”.
Building and Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce is the Alberta government’s 10-year labour force strategy. Priority actions and strategies that were created after extensive consultations with business and industry, professional and labour organizations, education and training providers and Aboriginal groups.
The Labour Attraction Branch of Alberta Employment and Immigration (E&I) works in cooperation with Alberta businesses and industry to help promote Alberta as the best place to live and work. Some of the initiatives in supporting employers are: the Jobs in Alberta website, organizing marketing and recruitment activities around the world, organizing and delivering seminars across the province, providing information through the Immigrate to Alberta Information Service and assisting employers by providing links to other useful sources of information.
Hireimmigrants is a comprehensive website designed to assist employers in hiring skilled immigrants, providing a variety of information, resources and tools and links. Highlights include cultural competency videos and an interactive Road Map to assist employers in the recruitment and retention of skilled immigrants.
Programs available both at the provincial and federal level for Alberta employers considering hiring foreign labour for their companies. Alberta Employment and Immigration administers the “How to Hire Foreign Workers” Seminars to help Alberta employers connect with and retain foreign workers.
The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) is an independent, national, nonprofit organization. IRPP seeks to improve public policy in Canada by generating research, providing insight and sparking debate that will contribute to the public policy decision-making process and strengthen the quality of the public policy decisions made by Canadian governments, citizens, institutions and organizations.
Information provided by Government of Alberta Employment and Immigration this site helps one to learn to evaluate the impact of demographic, technological change and globalization on work and learning opportunities. Discover where to access reliable labour market information and how to connect with further information and resources.
The Centre for Excellence in Intercultural Education offers intercultural training for organizations and employers. The training for Canadian-born employees will enhance intercultural competence in the workplace and in organizational contexts.
The Business Link is a not-for-profit organization supported by the Government of Canada (through Western Economic Diversification) and the Government of Alberta (through Finance and Enterprise). While most services are free, a small fee may apply to certain publications, seminars and other enhanced services.
The Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) is a national non-profit partnership of employer recruiters and career services professionals. The mission is to provide authoritative information, advice, professional development opportunities and other services to employers, career services professionals, and students.
The Employer’s Roadmap to Hiring and Retaining Internationally Trained Workers is a guide for employers in small and medium-sized enterprises.The roadmap is a practical resource for anyone involved in hiring, including business owners, human resources professionals, recruiters and managers.
An informative, entertaining blog for Human Resources leaders who are interested in ideas and insights on critical topics such as employment law, benefits & compensation, leadership, talent development and more.
The Work and Learning Network is a community of individuals and organizations that has come together to engage in research related to work and learning policy and practice. The Network has a Western Canadian focus and the members of the Network are interested in issues relating to diversity, equity and workplace reform.
The following websites are additional resources for employers to assist them in workforce planning as well as in the recruitment, integration and retention of employees.
The 2009 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey covers over 400 occupations and provides information on wages and salaries for full-time and part-time employees in Alberta by occupation, geographic area and industry group. The Survey can help Albertans make career and education plans and help organizations determine pay scales and develop effective public policy. It also includes information on skill shortages in Alberta.
This section contains information on companies, statistics, financing, innovation, research, science and technology, intellectual property, radio, spectrum and telecommunications, regional and rural development, regulations and standards, sustainability and environment, as well as trade and investment.
This web site assists job analysts, employers, trainers and government in understanding the second-language requirements underlying specific job competencies described in Essential Skills Profiles; supports Canadian Language Benchmarks specialists to develop occupation-specific language training curriculum, course materials and/or assessment tools. The site helps sector councils, industry organizations, and workplaces to define occupational language requirements and to provide appropriate language training or development opportunities.
Cultural Competence: A Guide to Organizational Change, accompanies organizations in their sustainable efforts to promote cultural diversity and competence.
Diversity is more than an Act. It’s a smart way to do business. There’s no mystery here. No secrets. No hidden meanings. The challenge in the workplace is what it’s always been: how to hire the best people for the job. And the best people just happen to be Canadians. And that, my friend, is a diversely-talented and wonderfully diverse workforce. Diversity! shows you how to recruit and retain them.
Employer Connections are held regularly at Alberta Works offices in Edmonton. Job seekers and career changers meet employers face-to-face to find out about current job vacancies.
Employment Standards promotes fair workplaces through partnerships, education and enforcement of the Employment Standards Code.
The Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO) is part of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It provides information, path-finding and referral services on foreign credential recognition to help foreign-trained workers succeed and put their skills to work in Canada more quickly. This website contains information for internationally trained individuals, employers and partners.
Information and referral on the assessment of foreign credentials, the recognition of qualifications, prior learning assessment and recognition, and credential evaluation services in Canada.
Immigrant services are funded by the federal and provincial governments and provided by non-profit agencies in the community. These organizations can help you access support services, education programs, interpretive services, employment programs and more.
A complete list of regulated professions in Alberta. There are links to the professional regulatory organizations for each, where you’ll find more information about accreditation.
The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC) is a coordinating body for some 37 sector councils and sector-like organizations that bring together representatives from business, labour, education, and other professional groups in a neutral forum to comprehensively and cooperatively analyze and address sector-wide human resource issues on a national scale.
The directory provides an overview of programs and services available in the Edmonton Region. The programs and services listed can help Edmontonians with making career, employment and training decisions, obtaining assistance in addressing their basic needs, and understanding the breadth of supports available in Edmonton.
Website that provides information on Canada’s Top 100 Employers, a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees. Links to the 100 employers.
Useful links to immigration-related publications and websites provided by Government of Alberta Employment and Immigration.
This compendium was prepared for the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTCTHRC) under the direction of Ruth Caceres. The compendium was produced with the cooperation of stakeholders representing the tourism sector in communities across Canada.
Disclaimer: Some of the information and services found on this web site have been provided by external sources. ERIEC is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information or services provided by external sources. Users wishing to rely upon this information or services should consult directly with the appropriate source.