HR Power Lunch: Recruitment Trends in 2023

Date and Time

Starts:03/07/2023 12:00 PM

Ends:03/07/2023 1:30 PM

Registration Closes:03/06/2023 11:59 PM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



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Additional Information

Join us for this virtual webinar hosted by the HRPA Hamilton Chapter.

12:00PM Welcome & Introductions
12:05PM Guest Speaker
1:15PM Q & A
1:30PM Event Concludes

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Every employer looks at talent acquisition from a different lens, however there are common TOP trends employers look for when it comes to
seeking talent in 2023. Learn what employers are looking for when attracting talent and why it's important to stay ahead of the game.
This includes:
Company Culture:

  • I would say the number thing that employers are looking is cultural fit yes, an applicant should have the required skills, however can the applicant FIT into the company's culture. Can they work well with our team ?

Core Competencies:

  • Does that applicant have the core requirements. Have they proven they can do the job? And can they communicate their past work experience effectively.

Social Media Presence:

  • Believe it or not, organizations are googling your social media presence during the interview process. I have seen cases where an awkward picture or comment on Twitter can ruin your chances of landing your dream job.

Education and Designations:

  • Many organizations value post-secondary education and any certifications and designations will help separate you from the crowd.

Positive and Engaged Applicants:

  • Employers will assess cultural fit and look to hire someone with a positive attitude. Someone with the willingness to learn new skills and pivot when needed. Employers are also looking for employees that are engaged and believe In a company's product or service.

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Speaker bio(s)
Pino Addesa, Managing Director / Recruitment Consultant

Pino is an ambitious and dedicated recruitment professional with 10 + years of corporate and agency experience. He partners closely with leading edge organizations and assists them with their challenging recruitment needs. Pino delivers time effective results by taking the time to fully understand his client’s organizational needs and requirements. Since starting his career as a recruitment professional, he has assisted many businesses in sourcing and selecting dynamic and energetic professionals who have made an immediate impact to their business and contributed to the success of their departments. Pino has built and maintained open and honest business relationships with key decision makers, by remaining transparent and providing quality service.

Pino truly believes that fitting into an organization’s corporate culture is as much as a predictor of success as having the right skills and experience. 

He understands the benefits and rewards of social media and how it has personally helped him to remain competitive. Pino uses social media as a recruitment tool to source and engage the best talent, however there is nothing that can compete with the power of proactive networking. He strongly believes that recruitment ultimately comes down to how well one can network, connect and effectively communicate with people.