Actions and Detail Panel
HR and Startups Toronto: Competing for Talent in a Hot Job Market
Mon, 27 February 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
As part of the HR and Startups Meetup, join Daneal Charney, David Au-Yeung, Chris Leabeter, Kerri Jankelow, and Travis Dutka for a conversation on how you can best attract top talent to work for your startup in a competitive job market. Join the conversation at #HRTO.
Below are some of the questions that the panel will consider:
- Where do you find top talent?
- Are job postings effective and how do you make the most of them?
- What are effective tips for running effective interviews?
- How should one manage interviews for technical roles?
- How do you deal with salary expectations as not to waste people's time?
- As a startup or smaller company how do you compete with salaries in bigger companies?
- What are some tips on "closing" a top candidate?
- What are some mistakes you see startups make?
The Audience: Toronto’s tech community
The Mission: Increase dialogue on people operations and culture in Canadian startups
The Feel: Relaxed, social, and interactive
Moderator and Panelist Bios:
Daneal Charney (moderator):
Daneal Charney is a sought out HR business leader to tech founders and leadership teams. She has worked with many of GTA’s software starts ups over the past 10 years. Recently Daneal took on an exciting role at MaRS connecting over 300 growth-ready ventures to talent. Prior to that she was the head of HR for NexJ Systems where she was recognized for her employer brand work by the Canadian HR Awards (2016) and University of Waterloo GTA Top Employer Award (2015).
Daneal is a thought leader on progressive HR practices and retaining millennials in the start-up community. Her articles have been featured in the Globe & Mail’s Careers section, Metro News and The Canadian Learning Journal. Daneal is the co-author of a career survival guide for millennials. "Hitting Stryde is a must read for an Millennials as they enter the workforce." - David Stein, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Leaders Fund. She is a volunteer mentor for Venture for Canada, encouraging young people to consider a career in start-ups.
Chris Leabeter is the manager of Career services at Lighthouse Labs. Chris is a technical recruiter, turned technical enthusiast, turned developer, turned career services guru. He's a graduate of our October web cohort in Toronto, and owner of a wicked man-mane. When he's not brushing his hair, you'll find him giving career advice and finding kickass jobs for our grads.
David Au-Yeung is the Chief People Officer and Co‐founder of Flipp. Flipp, a leading mobile consumer marketplace is reinventing the weekly shopping experience. As Chief People Officer, David works to ensure Flipp’s inspiring culture based on team unity and camaraderie is maintained as the company grows. A natural leader, David oversees the talent management team that has grown Flipp from a small startup to a team of more than 300 high performing and engaged employees. David works diligently to ensure Flipp continues to be well positioned to attract leading talent from across North America. Under David’s leadership Flipp has received several industry accolades for it’s unique culture including: Deloitte's 50 Best Managed Companies (2015), Best Workplaces in Canada (2014, 2015 and 2016), and Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures (2014).
Kerri Jankelow, Business Leader & former VP of Sales at Hired
Kerri is passionate about changing the trajectory of lives through great companies. In her years as an accomplished business leader, she has enjoyed coaching individuals to realize their true potential to help transform themselves and their careers. She has been fortunate to work with a number of extremely talented people at high growth companies including IBM, Dell, Sitecore, LinkedIn and Hired.
Travis Dutka is the Culture Curator at 360insights. Travis’ job is to create a “360 Unbelievable Experience”. He has played a critical role in growing the 360insights team from 59 employees in 2012 to over 260 today by spearheading their talent acquisition, learning, growth and employee best experience initiatives.
360insights is a Whitby-based software company and is proud to have previously won 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Great Place To Work™ awards for Canadian companies under 1000 employees (2013 – 2016). In addition, 360insights was recognized by Canada's Top 100 Employers, Deloitte Fast 50 and most recently winning the Employer of the Year award from the Toronto Board of Trade.