Chatham-Kent: IN-PERSON Break Through "Candidate Clutter" to Find Your Perfect Fit

Date and Time

Starts:10/12/2023 8:30 AM

Ends:10/12/2023 11:00 AM

Registration Closes:10/10/2023 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

John D. Bradley Convention Centre 565 Richmond Street Chatham, Ontario


HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-Members: $75 + tax


Additional Information

This is an IN-PERSON event. Registering online in advance is required. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

A $35 + tax “no show/late cancellation” fee is charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance.

Event Sponsor

HR and hiring managers today are inundated with resumes and interview pitches from candidates, and sometimes it can feel like you’ll need psychic qualities to break through all of the grandstanding, over-rehearsing, or even dare we say, faking. But when you find your needle in a haystack, the impact of your hire on the business, and those rising company stars – can also make you feel like a rock star!

In this session, Julie Labrie, a 20-year recruitment veteran specializing in Bilingual/French recruitment – who was named by the World Staffing Awards as one of the world’s top 100 staffing leaders to watch in 2022 – will reveal, her top tips to find your perfect candidate fit.

What interview questions break through the clutter to reveal deep intel on candidates? What are the most common mistakes made in the hiring process that result in remorse for the ones that got away. When are you staring at 2,000 candidate profiles, what is the best way to find your needle in that haystack? Julie will cover all this and more in this not-to-be-missed session!

Learning Objectives:

After this session, attendees will:

  • Improve their hiring processes with strategies and efficiencies that eliminate common mistakes that get in the way of finding top talent.
  • Learn to interview jobseekers much more effectively - to cut through the clutter, and get to the heart of what each candidate really has to offer.
  • Be able to evaluate talent not only based on skills and experience, and also on culture and organizational and team fit


8:30 am Welcome and Networking
9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am Speaker Presentation
11:00 am Event Concludes

Registration Closes:  October 10, 2023 at 8:00 AM…or sooner if it sells out!

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Bobbi-Lyn Smith at

Learning & Giving Back!  As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout. Thank you!

Speaker bio(s)
Julie Labrie, President

Julie Labrie is the president and owner of a top Canadian Bilingual/French recruitment firm, BlueSky Personnel Solutions. For more than 20 years she has helped companies build dream teams and grow their business. She is the resident recruitment expert for the Globe and Mail, and is also regularly featured in the media, including: CTV, CBC, Global News, Radio-Canada, HR Reporter, among others. She is the author of a #1 bestselling book: How to Find the Best Talent to Grow Your Business, which has received high praise from leading industry peers. The World Staffing Awards named Julie Labrie among their Top 100 Staffing Leaders to Watch globally. She was also most recently honoured on an international stage with a Gold Stevie Award, as the Woman-Run Business of the Year.