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Introducing peer buzz sessions - a unique type of social learning. What happens here? The sharing of knowledge and challenges across many different industries open up opportunities for connection, collaboration, and new ways of thinking.

Join Sandbox Centre and come together for an interactive peer learning buzz session that discusses planning for your 2023 hiring needs. Claudine Cousins, CEO of Empower Simcoe, will lead the discussion on the challenges and some solutions for organizations facing limited job seekers in a competitive recruitment environment, to attract, recruit, and retain employees. 

Conversation includes: 

  • Recruitment strategy - organizations need to be innovative and constantly evolving (approaches and strategies) to attract the talent they need
  • Organizational Culture
  • Career Growth and Development
  • Compensation/Benefits
  • Differences in HR roles through the pandemic
  • Critical changes to attracting, retaining and rewarding employees

Key takeaways include: 

  • How to prepare organizations to recruit/address challenges. 

Peer Buzz Champion Facilitator: Claudine Cousins, CEO of Empower Simcoe 

Date: Thursday December 1, 2022 

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in person at Sandbox Centre!

Who should join? Welcoming HR Managers, Recruitment Specialists, Talent Acquisition Specialists, HR Consultants, Compensation and Benefits Manager, Labour Relations Specialist, Hiring Coordinator, Organizational Culture Advocates For Change, and more. Who else should attend? Business leaders interested in uncovering new ideas and solutions that can move the needle for their company.  

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- Free participation included for SBX Members -


  • Claudine Cousins (CEO of Empower Simcoe)

    Claudine Cousins

    CEO of Empower Simcoe


    A scholar, practitioner and community changemaker, Dr. Claudine Cousins is the Chief Executive Officer of Empower Simcoe, a human services organization in the broader health sector with approximately 600 employees, and part-time teacher in the School of Business at Georgian College. Claudine has over twenty-five years of leadership experience with various Ministries within the Ontario Public Service and the not-for-profit and profit sectors, including banking and investment. Claudine brings expertise from an operations, governance, diversity, and human resources leadership lens within unionized and non-unionized organizations. Claudine’s leadership in empowering people to lead a meaningful and inclusive life depends on having available and competent talent.

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Peer Buzz Session Member Ticket
Member Price Complimentary
Peer Buzz Session Public Ticket
Standard Price CAD $99


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Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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