I attended the Enterprise Toronto Small Business Fair a few weeks ago, and came away with some great information about services to start-ups and new businesses.
One of the most impressive services I came across was The Career Foundation's Recruitment and Training Assistance Program.
The following is a quote from their information brochure about the program's benefit to you, the employer. They include:
- Having their experienced staff identify candidates with the right fit for your employment and retention success
- Advertising your job opportunities anytime, anywhere on their on-line database or searching for and recruiting job ready candidates
- Accessing financial incentives that offset your costs of training new employees and other services to support your training needs.
This is all free!
The Career Foundation is a "non-profit organization which partners with government agencies, private sector companies, educators and community organizations".
Check their website for eligibility requirements.
It sounds like a great opportunity for small businesses to get help with a difficult aspect of the process - hiring and keeping staff.