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Solution to labour shortage

Availability of skilled personnel is one of the most urgent challenges faced by many businesses.

Lack of available skilled personnel poses many problems for employers: the cost of hiring and training employees; the knowledge gap created when senior employees retire and newer employees are hired to fill the jobs; the problems created when a company has too few staff; and other issues that affect a business’s productivity, innovation and profitability. Filling the talent pool with diverse employees is one of the most effective ways to solve issues that arise from a labour shortage. The Diversity Lives Here conference (May 9 and 10 in Campbell River) will help organizations on Vancouver Island find solutions to the many challenges presented by a lack of available, skilled personnel.

Diversity Lives Here provides solutions to the skilled labour shortage that will help employers maintain their workforce while improving their bottom line. Diverse workforces increase innovation, productivity and profitability in an organization. By attracting and retaining skilled personnel, businesses have fewer costs associated with high turnover rates and training expenses. Furthermore, by having a diverse talent pool, an employer can access not only international markets but also international communities within the local market, opening an organization to new customers and clients.

Diversity Lives Here takes place on May 9 and 10 in Campbell River.

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