by Chantal Brine
Originally published: February 22, 2017
Attracting and retaining young talented employees is critical to Nova Scotia’s economic future. It’s also what Venor does on a daily basis, working with hundreds of young professionals and employers — mostly entrepreneurial small-to-medium sized businesses. Through these dialogues, Venor learns of both the challenges and the opportunities ahead.
Some of the themes that emerge include:
-‘I’d love to hire students/recent graduates, but don’t know who to contact and don’t have time to attend career fairs or other events.’
-‘We don’t have the money and/or time to hire and train a young professional.’
- ‘We don’t have a team to effectively on board and train a young professional; it would take too long to get them up to speed.’