The week of October 19 is Business Development Bank of Canada’s (BDC) small business week. Among the challenges small and medium businesses (SMEs) face is how to find the right talent and retain it. Over the past few years, we’ve been profiling the stories of those who have succeeded in building their businesses and employing diverse workforce.

Here are some of their stories:

These successful SMEs have a lot in common when comes to recruitment and talent management:

  • They see a business opportunity in hiring diverse teams and seize it
  • They partner with community organizations to help them find the talent (especially true for SMEs that have limited HR capacity)
  • They look for talent with global experience and appreciate their commitment, motivation, determination and innovation
  • They see great talent for what it has to offer not where it comes from

Develop your diverse workplace

Check out the resources we’ve put together for  immigrant entrepreneurs

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