Ryerson University will be hosting author and workforce expert Lisa Taylor for a free interactive morning event to launch CERIC’s Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business Playbook, on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at The Chang School of Continuing Education.
The need for this Playbook was identified in a CERIC-commissioned Environics National Survey (2014) that examined the state of Career Development in the Canadian Workplace. In the survey, 71% of employers said they have responsibilities for employee career management, however, only 29% felt they were doing anything about it. This resource helps to bridge that gap for SMEs, which employ 90% of Canada’s private sector workforce.
Career management, even for small- and medium-sized enterprises, is a strategic lever for stronger company performance because of how it affects employee satisfaction and loyalty, drives better customer service, and increases opportunity for growth. Using an innovative “travel guide” format, Taylor includes planning templates, special sections on new graduates, the aging workforce, and family enterprises, as well as research and statistics that shed new light on Canada’s small business economy and workforce.
This event will be of interest to small- and medium-sized business owners and managers, entrepreneurs, human resources consultants, and others. It is being supported by the Toronto Region Board of Trade and the Human Resources Professional Association – HRPA Toronto Chapter.
Taylor is founder and President of Challenge Factory and the Centre for Career Innovation. Her career and workforce perspectives have been featured in media outlets across North America including the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, CBC, and The Globe and Mail. Taylor regularly speaks on the future of work, the intergenerational workforce and the changing nature of careers in today’s economy.