Episode 12: Hiring & Firing Confessional

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In this episode, we spoke with Alison Pidskalny, Campaign Director at YW Calgary; Michelle Regel, Director of Development at TELUS Spark; and Steve Baker, Chief Operating Officer at TELUS World of Science. Our topic was: What happens when we hire fast and fire slow? HR mistakes we keep making in the nonprofit sector and what to do about it.

SOME OF WHAT YOU WILL HEAR:

  • Is slow to hire, quick to fire bad advice?
  • Why 'panic buying' when hiring almost always ends badly
  • When should the hiring process really begin?
  • The importance of keeping a long term vision: hiring today, for tomorrow
  • The secret to retaining great talent (hint: it's not all about the money)
  • Hiring who your team needs vs. hiring who your team wants

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EPISODE 12 PANELISTS

Alison Pidskalny

Campaign Director
YW Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

Michelle Regel

Director of Development
TELUS Spark
Calgary, Alberta

Steve Baker

Chief Operating Officer
TELUS World of Science
Edmonton, Alberta