#BKchats: How can startups keep great talent?

Startup benefits

Right now, the Canadian tech ecosystem is bracing for a coming talent gap. Recent reports suggest that as many as 218,000 new Information and Communications Technology jobs will need to be filled in the country by 2020, and with a lack of qualified hires, Canadian startups will be fighting hard to retain top talent.

With over 50 percent of business owners worried about attracting and retaining key hires, the question becomes: what can be done? This week, Chris Gory, founder of Insurance Portfolio Financial Services, wrote that unconventional employee benefit plans can help recruit and retain the emergent millennial workforce. But employee compensation is just one factor in the battle to entice top talent. What matters the most to startups looking to keep their best and brightest?

BetaKit and IPFS have teamed up with a select group of influencers and thought leaders to answer these questions. Come join us!

#bkchats IPFS

#BKchats: How can startups keep great talent?

Date/Time:

Thursday, April 21st, 12:00PM-1:00PM EST

Host:

@BetaKit

Special Guest Participants:

@IPFS_Chris – Chris Gory, founder at Insurance Portfolio Financial Services
@getTurnstyle – Liam Saunders, VP of Finance at Turnstyle Solutions
@KG7ftw – Kenny Goldman, Sales Operations Manager at Hired (@Hired_HQ)
@JenLeighMoss – Jennifer Moss, co-founder at Plasticity Labs (@Plasticity)

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.