CPHR Atlantic: Optimizing Talent Strategy for Attraction and Retention - CPHR NL

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CPHR Atlantic: Optimizing Talent Strategy for Attraction and Retention

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Where: Hybrid – Online and CPHR NS (84 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax NS)


Session Topic

In the dynamic landscape of today’s business world, the key to sustained success lies not only in recruiting top talent but also in effectively nurturing and retaining that talent. This session will delve into optimizing your talent strategy to attract, develop and retain critical contributors within your organization.


About the Facilitators

Katherine Risley
Managing Partner, KBRS
As a Managing Partner with KBRS and a certified coach, Katherine has a passion for making a positive impact and helping people and organizations achieve their goals. She is committed to continuous improvement in the best interests of our clients, our candidates and our team.  

Over the years, Katherine has played an active role in supporting the growth of Meridia Recruitment Solutions, a KBRS company, which has become the fastest growing service line in the organization. She continues to lead Meridia’s Engineering, Operations, Construction and Supply Chain recruitment vertical in addition to supporting the management of KBRS. Katherine is also the lead point of contact for our HR Consulting, Leadership Solutions and Career Transition practices. 

Katherine began her career in HR working with an Atlantic Canadian manufacturing organization before joining a multinational recruitment firm’s Toronto office. She returned to Halifax nearly a decade ago to join Meridia. She leverages proven strategies for identifying strong technical candidates for clients with urban and rural operations throughout Atlantic Canada, as well as large scale global recruitment needs. Her expertise, knowledge and established networks ensure she delivers highly skilled, qualified candidates to client organizations, always ensuring an ideal match is made. 



Janice Tanner Ernst, CPHR
Senior HR Consultant, KBRS
Janice offers a wealth of knowledge on key issues facing today’s employers including organizational effectiveness, learning and development, talent attraction and retention, compensation, employee engagement and workforce planning.  

Her approach is informed by her experience in senior HR roles with prominent organizations from small and medium-sized enterprises to global organizations. Janice is able to adapt leading edge thinking to the realities of both small and large operations, working in partnership with leaders and internal HR professionals to provide support where they need it most.  

With a passion for cultivating effective work environments, Janice believes making people a priority in organizations is best for the bottom line and the right thing to do. She is also actively involved in community building initiatives personally and professionally and encourages organizations to do the same.   




 Members          $55.00 
 Non-Members  $80.00

Use discount code for members: CPHRAtlanticPD


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April 30
9:30 am - 10:30 am

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