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The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to be partnering with the Women’s Enterprise Centre to offer our local businesses the opportunity to improve their human resources skills. This topic is of interest to many members based on data collected from the monthly Fernie Business Pulse Checks conducted by the Fernie Chamber. This is also very timely given the extreme staffing challenges businesses are facing. Hiring and retaining good staff by creating an attractive work environment are more important than ever with the number of jobs on the market.

Fernie Chamber Executive Director Brad Parsell explains, “With the extreme labour shortage challenges facing our businesses right now, it is critical that businesses position themselves as an attractive place to work. This helps immensely with staff recruitment and retention. Having a great team of people that have meaningful work, enjoy their roles and project a positive culture of your brand is just as important as the wage you offer in this competitive environment.” The three-part series starts on Wednesday 8 September and runs every week through to Wednesday 22 September. This is a free webinar for Fernie Chamber members, and available for future chamber members for as little as $9.00 per session.

Here are the topics that will be covered in each session:
• September 8 | Recruiting 101: Tools to Find the Right Person for Your Team
• September 15 | Employee Retention Toolkit for Business Owners
• September 22 | Managing HR: Tools to Unite Your Team

All sessions are from 11:00am to 12:00pm (Mountain) and include downloadable workbooks to help you build a toolkit that works for your business. Recordings will be available for 30 days following each session. Register for one session or all three at

About Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC)
WEC are a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women start, lead and grow their own businesses. Our full range of services includes business loans, skills training, advisory services, mentors, resources and a supportive community to help women business owners gain the skills, mindset, financing and networks they need to realize their business potential.

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