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It is the last post for our week long series as we expanded on an article from the globe and mail about attracting and recruiting talent in Canada. In this post, we expand the last strategy: Demonstrate engagement in the community.

Just important as it is for employees to volunteer within their industry, or for something they are passionate about, it is rewarding to give back. Employers should also make the push to show goodwill and volunteer in your local community, or within your industry, or assist an industry association or non-profit with their goal. Employers who demonstrate a commitment to community can draw a more loyal and quality talent base. As the automotive industry is experiencing a labour shortage, and workers are generally much older, there is a great a need to

As the automotive industry is experiencing a labour shortage, and workers are generally much older, there is a great a need to attract and recruit younger generations of employees. The 2015 Millennial Report indicates that 70 per cent of millennials volunteered in the previous year and 69 per cent of millennial employees admitted that they would be inclined to make a donation if their organization offered to match part of it. There is a general increased appreciation for organizations and leaders who do good.

We have included a couple ways you can give back to your community and do some good!

  1. Sponsor Events or Programs
    1. Sponsor local community events, such as parades, beach get-togethers, seasonal events and more. You not only get your business out there, profiling your commitment to your community, but you can relationships and/or meet potential talent.
  2. Include Volunteer Days in your
    1. As part of your business HR plan, include paid days for employees who do volunteer work.
  3. Participate in Industry Associations
    1. All industries have non-for-profits, or other associations that promote and help grow industries. Some organizations are completely volunteer based and fund activities based on memberships and some are not-for-profit with paid employees. Whichever the structure, participate as a volunteer with an organization, join as a Board Members, or simply connect and help spread the word of the industry.
  4. Send employees to Industry Events to Volunteer
    1. Conferences, tradeshows, and or networking events, send employees to help or attend.

At BC Auto Careers, we are always seeking employers or employees who work in the industry to volunteer with us, help us spread the word and message or join us and help us with events and presentations. If you are interested, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly, or sign up to our newsletter which has information about such opportunities.

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