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Skills are developed at Lloydminsters first HR in a Box

The Chamber of Commerce filled a room with eager locals looking to sharpen their HR skills for the Lloydminster’s first HR in a Box.

The Talent Pool’s event brought in around 20 people on Wednesday. The day was jam-packed of four sessions featuring two Human Resources consultants, Ada Tai and Jeff Griffiths. Tai says topics vary depending on the region that the workshop is held in.

“It really depends on the needs of the career. If this is the first round we try to focus on the more popular topics like recruitment, termination and managing employees.”

HR generalist for Lloydminster Nicole Feist says the workshop gave her different methods to apply her day-to-day tasks.

“It’s been a great day. I do recruitment on a daily basis and deal with compensation and morale in the workplace. I definitely gained some tools here and how to implement the programs.”

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The program looks to help out smaller businesses who might not have HR support. Feist believes the skills that were learned at the session will help those businesses in the long run.

“I think it’s good for smaller businesses to learn more about sound recruitment practices that they can bring into their companies and different ideas so they can retain employees that may not be making as much money if they went to other companies.”

HR in a Box has a second workshop in Lloydminster on October 24. Speakers, Doug Alloway and Ada Tai will be talking about effective policies and staffs role in business growth. Anyone wanting to register can do so on the Chamber of Commerce website.

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