New Talent Recruitment InnovationJune 2, 2021
By Caroline Gauthier
Are you experiencing labour shortages? The Centre for entrepreneurial and professional development at La Cité College has implemented a pathway to employment integration through training that is tailored to the needs of business. This model addresses the specific skillset required by candidates to fulfill various job opportunities.
At La Cité, we have access to a significant database of job seekers and newcomers looking to work, fostering diversity and the inclusion of an immigrant labour force. Companies can recruit future candidates who have upgraded their skills to respond precisely to targeted positions. Additionally, the values and mandate of the enterprise are incorporated into the training itself, which greatly improves the candidates’ job integration potential and therefore increases their engagement. This pathway becomes a future reference in terms of training activities tailored for the enterprise, in that current employees can also register to some training modules for upgrading and up-skilling.
This successful approach has resonated with such organizations as Desjardins and Montfort Hospital, where, over this past year, these collaborations led to the integration of more than 30 people into attractive jobs with a promising future. This type of innovative alliance is a win-win for all parties: on one hand, the participants have the confidence of a new job prospect, and on the other hand, enterprises such as Desjardins and Montfort have the opportunity of recruiting talent that is ready, competent, and motivated.
“In my opinion, it is a rich program that will certainly have a positive impact on my work and career at Desjardins” said Wissal Lahkimi, one of the participants in the training program. “The coaches are dynamic and they know different subjects well. They also give us concrete examples and food for thought. This allows us to better understand the processes”.
This tailored approach is also much appreciated by the employers. “This program is really focused on the changing needs of employers” added Simon Lacharité, talent manager at Monfort Hospital.
“Employers can select participants according to their own recruitment process and they can actively participate in implementing the program for their organization. In fact, we can even add specific aspects of our organization to the modules so the students already know our values, policies and codes of conduct. This is a very interesting, flexible and excellent program for employers”.
If you are an employer and would like to know more about our employment integration through tailored training program, please contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 613-742-2483, ext.2371.
Caroline Gauthier is assistant manager of the Centre for entrepreneurial and professional development at La Cité College.