Monday, 26th September
Halifax Central Library
“Building your talent pipeline through acquisition, development,
and retention of early-stage professionals in Atlantic Canada”
Member Regular - $75
Non Member Regular - $125
Non Member, Registered for HCF (10% off regular rate) - $112.50
8:30 a.m. - Conference Registration
9:00 a.m. - Conference Opening
Welcome from Halifax Mayor Mike Savage
Mike Savage was elected Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality on October 20, 2012. Mayor Savage ran on a platform to make Halifax the most liveable, entrepreneurial and inclusive city in the country, principles that continue to shape his work at City Hall and in the community.
9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
What are the expectations of new grads and how are employers developing newly graduated employees skills? How are employer’s on-boarding and retaining new grads?
Panelists: IBM, Emera, Enterprise Holdings
10:45 a.m. - Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. - TalentEgg Presentation
TalentEgg.ca is Canada’s most popular job site and online career resource for students and recent graduates. Since 2008, TalentEgg has helped millions of students and recent grads hatch their careers, and worked with hundreds of Canadian employers to successfully attract top Gen Y talent to join their organizations.
12:00 p.m. - Lunch –Sponsored by Magnet
Guest Speaker, Mark Patterson
In this session Mark Patterson, Executive Director of Magnet will discuss how Magnet is helping individuals, who face barriers to employment, secure meaningful employment opportunities. Specifically, Mark will speak to the work that Magnet has done with youth, newcomers to Canada, persons with disabilities and Indigenous peoples. The presentation will also highlight how Magnet can be leveraged by employers seeking to connect with talented job seekers in the four aforementioned groups.
1:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion
What is your role? This panel will speak to employer, educator and student perspective on connecting talent with employment and experiential learning opportunities.
Panelists: Grant Thornton, Dalhousie University, Rogers, Simplicity Design
2:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks
2:45-4:00 p.m. - Networking Reception
This will be a great opportunity to connect with colleagues and new connections to discuss what has transpired over the course of today’s summit. Light refreshments will be served.