I know that many of you have difficulty finding professional-level talent for hard-to-fill job openings. The skills gap remains a top priority for Canadian Businesses for the 4th year in a row according to a new report from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The Surrey Board of Trade is an active member of the Canadian Chamber.
A couple of weeks ago, I met with the leaders of Skills International, a global firm founded in London, Ontario. The Surrey Board of Trade will be working with their unique and highly effective combination of talent management technology, processes and expertise. They may be able to help us with our talent gap issues here in Surrey at no cost to you. This is a great benefit to you as a member of the Surrey Board of Trade.
To help us understand what your needs are and the needs of Surrey’s businesses, I ask you to take a brief on-line survey (see link below) no later than Monday, May 11.
Thank you in advance for completing this survey. We will schedule an on-line meeting during the week of May 18 to share the results and present some ideas that could make a huge difference in how you find and source professional talent. Watch for an invitation email in the next day or two.
- Anita Huberman
CEO, Surrey Board of Trade