Calgary Chapter Past Events

Annual Manager's and Owners Meeting

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Hello Staffing Industry Professionals!

Please see below for information about our Annual Owners and Managers Round Table lunch on October 24th, 2018

Please note that this event is for ACSESS Members only.  If you are receiving this message and are not an owner or manager, please pass it along to your owner/manager to RSVP to Brenda Cullum-Shergold (bculum-shergold@bowneworks.ca).

We are delighted to be hosting our seventh Annual Owners/Managers Meeting. For those in attendance in the past, this is a great opportunity to share information and insights about an array of topics ranging from legal lessons learned, trends in the market, challenging issues facing our industry, etc. This event has proven to be insightful and one you won't want to miss!

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 11:45 to 1:30 pm (Lunch Provided)
Location:  Bowen Boardroom - #700, 602 12 Ave SW, Calgary AB
Parking: Street parking is available in surrounding area and there is an alley access Impark Parkade between 11 – 12 Ave and 6 – 7 Street
Cost: $25 per person, includes lunch
RSVP: Brenda Cullum-Shergold BCullum-Shergold@bowenworks.ca by Monday October 22

Thanks to BOWEN for hosting!


A Perspective On Alberta's Economy in 2018

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We are excited to once again be hosting Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial join us at our first ACSESS event of 2018 to provide us with his unique and interesting perspective of the economic outlook for the year ahead. Don't miss this special opportunity to see one of Calgary's premiere economists speak in an intimate setting at a fabulous venue.

Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial

Todd Hirsch is ATB Financial's Chief Economist. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. For over 20 years he has worked as an economist at several different companies including Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the U of C. Todd provides economic commentary for CBC, CTV, The Globe and Mail, the BBC and other local, national and international news outlets. He has been recognized as one of Alberta's 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture magazine. In August 2013, Todd was appointed chair of the Premier's Council on Culture. A sought after speaker, Todd presents to over 250 groups a year in Alberta, across Canada and internationally. In February 2012, Todd released his first book titled, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline, co-authored by his long-standing friend and colleague Robert Roach. Todd released two books in 2017 – "Spiders in Space. Successfully Adapting To Unwanted Change." Also co-authored with Robert Roach. He also published, "Halfway Home. Fifty Chapters In Fifty Years."

Details:

Date:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time:

4:30 – Networking & Registration
5:15 – Presentation

Location:

Q Haute Cuisine,
100 La Caille Place SW

Cost:

$25 members and $40 for non-members

RSVP:

Tracey Klemen: calgaryacsesschapter@gmail.com by January 15th.


Will You Be Ready When COR Becomes Mandatory in Alberta on January 1, 2019?

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ACSESS Alberta is hosting a presentation for all members regarding "Due Diligence, COR, and the new 2016 Partnerships audit that will be mandatory by January 1, 2019." We have brought in expert Carol Ross from the AASP to discuss how OHS links closely with each element of an Occupational Health & Safety Management System. Carol, together with Mary McIninch Executive Director; Government Relations; of ACSESS will provide you with valuable information and take away to help your transition be as efficient and seamless as possible.

*ACSESS is opening up this valuable session to non-members as a one time special offer*

Date: September 19th, 2017
Time: 8:15am-8:30am - Networking
8:30am-10:15am- Presentation by Carol Ross; AASP
10:15am-10:30am- Closing comments by Mary McIninch; ACSESS
Location: Sandman Hotel - Great Room 1 & 2
888 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Fee: $35 members and $45 non-members
RSVP: acsess@acsess.org

ACSESS Calgary Chapter Event: March 23rd, 2017

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Understanding the Human Dynamics that Cause Corporate Change to Succeed

Attendees will be entered into a draw for a FREE seat to Sandler's Cold Call Boot Camp on April 6! 

People fear three things – death, taxes and change. Unfortunately it is the people side of change that is often forgotten by leaders who then wonder why their perfect change plan goes sideways.

 

Join, Hamish Knox, President of Sandler Training in Calgary and author of Change the Sandler Way and Accountability the Sandler Way, for an interactive discussion on how to leverage the human dynamics inherent in your organization to make your change implementations more successful.

Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of how humans go through change, the three types of people your team will become when you announce a change and the eight expectations leaders should have about implementing and managing change.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 4:30 – 5:15: Registration & Networking
5:30: Presentation
6:30: Wrap up, networking & book signing
Location: Q Haute Cuisine,
100 La Caille Place SW
Cost: $25 Members - $35 Non Members
RSVP: Tracey Klemen: calgaryacsesschapter@gmail.com by March 17.

To learn more about Hamish Knox and Sandler Training: http://www.hamish.sandler.com/


Calgary Chapter Event: ACSESS Calgary Fall Launch Event September 22, 2016

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Calgary Chapter Event: ACSESS Calgary Fall Launch Event September 22, 2016

Understanding the Human Dynamics that Cause Corporate Change to Succeed

People fear three things – death, taxes and change. Unfortunately it is the people side of change that is often forgotten by leaders who then wonder why their perfect change plan goes sideways. Join, Hamish Knox, President of Sandler Training in Calgary and author of Change the Sandler Way and Accountability the Sandler Way, for an interactive discussion on how to leverage the human dynamics inherent in your organization to make your change implementations more successful.

Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of how humans go through change, the three types of people your team will become when you announce a change and the eight expectations leaders should have about implementing and managing change.

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016
     
  • Time:
    • 4:30 – 5:15: Registration & Networking
    • 5:30: Presentation
    • 6:30: Wrap up, networking & book signing
       
  • Location: Q Haute Cuisine – 100 la Caille Place SW
     
  • Cost: $25 Members - $35 Non Members
     
  • RSVP: RSVP to Tracey Klemen at: calgaryacsesschapter@gmail.com by
    Friday, November 18th.

To learn more about Hamish Knox and Sandler Training:  http://www.hamish.sandler.com/

 


Calgary Chapter Event: Losing Balance, Regaining Control: Alberta's Economy in 2017 - January 26, 2017

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Calgary Chapter Event: January 26, 2017

Losing Balance, Regaining Control: Alberta's Economy in 2017

We are excited to once again be hosting Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial join us at our first ACSESS event of 2017 to provide us with his unique and interesting perspective of the economic outlook for the year ahead. Don't miss this special opportunity to see one of Calgary's premiere economists speak in an intimate setting at a fabulous venue.

It's been a challenging year for Alberta's economy, but is there a light at the end of the tunnel? The Canadian and global economies remain out of balance, which has weighed down confidence and commodity markets. Here in Alberta, economic stability was lost with a severe slump in oil prices – that's had a painful impact on employment for thousands in our province. But when things are out of balance, regaining control is key. How and when might Alberta's economy get back on track?

Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial

Todd Hirsch is ATB Financial's Chief Economist. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. For over 20 years he has worked as an economist at several different companies including Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the U of C. Todd provides economic commentary for CBC, CTV, The Globe and Mail, the BBC and other local, national and international news outlets. He has been recognized as one of Alberta's 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture magazine. In August 2013, Todd was appointed chair of the Premier's Council on Culture. A sought after speaker, Todd presents to over 250 groups a year in Alberta, across Canada and internationally. In February 2012, Todd released his first book titled, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline, co-authored by his long-standing friend and colleague Robert Roach.

Details:

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 4:30 – Networking & Registration
5:15 – Presentation
Location: Q Haute Cuisine,
100 La Caille Place SW
Cost: $25 members and $40 for non-members
RSVP: Brenda Cullum-Shergold: calgaryacsesschapter@gmail.com by January 20th.

 


Calgary Chapter Event: May 12 - Members Only

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Calgary Chapter Event: May 12 - Members Only

Annual Manager's and Owners Meeting

We are delighted to be hosting our seventh Annual Owners/Managers Meeting. For those in attendance in the past, this is a great opportunity to share information and insights about an array of topics ranging from legal lessons learned, trends in the market, challenging issues facing our industry, etc. This event has proven to be insightful and one you won't want to miss!

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016
     
  • Time: 11:45 to 1:30 pm (Lunch Provided)
     
  • Location: Bowen Boardroom - #700, 602 12 Ave SW, Calgary AB
     
  • Parking: Street parking is available in surrounding area and there is an alley access Impark Parkade between 11 – 12 Ave and 6 – 7 Street
     
  • Cost: $25 per person, includes lunch
     
  • RSVP: Brenda Cullum-Shergold BCullum-Shergold@bowenworks.ca by Monday May 9

Thanks to BOWEN for hosting!

 


Calgary Chapter Event: May 28 - Members Only Owners and Managers Round Table Lunch

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May 28, 2015
Calgary Chapter Event: May 28 - Members Only
Owners and Managers Round Table Lunch

We are delighted to be hosting our sixth Annual Owners/Managers round table discussion. For those in attendance in the past, this is a great opportunity to share information and insights about an array of topics ranging from legal lessons learned, trends in the market, challenging issues facing our industry, etc. This event has proven to be insightful and one you won't want to miss!

Event Details:

  • Date: Thurs, May 28 – 11:45 – 1:30PM; we will begin at 12pm.
     
  • Location: Main floor, Conference room, 715 – 5th Ave. SW, Calgary –
    Look for ACSESS signs with directions. We are grateful to Inteqna for coordinating their meeting room space for this event.
     
  • Cost: $25 includes lunch
     
  • RSVP: Christina Jahn at Christina.Jahn@sisystems.com by May 22th. Payment by cash or cheque at the event, or by email transfer to Christina Jahn.

Social Selling: 5 Ways to Maximize Sales by Leveraging Relationships & Technology

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April 2nd, 2015
Social Selling: 5 Ways to Maximize Sales by Leveraging Relationships & Technology

Craig Elias is the creator of Trigger Event Selling™, author of the award-winning sales book "SHiFT! Harness The Trigger Events That TURN PROSPECTS INTO CUSTOMERS”, and a contributing author to the #1 Selling Book on both Amazon and The Wall Street Journal "Masters of Sales”. 
Craig’s sales and marketing strategies have resulted in:

  • Winning a $1,000,000 prize in a Global Billion Dollar Idea Pitch Competition
  • Coverage on NBC news, in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The National Post, and Sales and Marketing magazine
  • Having his company twice named by Dow Jones as one of the 50 most promising companies in North America
  • Being named 15th on Forbes list of the 30 most social sales people on the planet.

Craig is LinkedIn user 3,956 of 340 million users, and has over 8,500 LinkedIn endorsements for sales and marketing related skills and over 19,000 first-degree connections.

Join us to hear Craig shares how to combine relationships with technology to maximize sales outcomes.

Details:

  • Location: Q Haute Cuisine, 100 La Caille Place SW
  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Registration
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Presentation
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Mingle over a glass of wine and appies
  • Cost: $25 for Members - $30 for Non Members

Steve Jones: Inspirational Leadership! Creating organizations with soul

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Registration open: 4.30pm
Session: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Networking/Social: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Meeting room, main floor, 715 – 5th Ave. SW, Calgary – Kindly hosted by Inteqna.

The ACSESS Calgary Chapter is pleased to bring Steve Jones to Calgary after his standing room only talk at the most recent ACSESS national conference.

Spend time with your fellow Calgary chapter members and Steve Jones while he reveals the 12 most common characteristics and 7 behaviours of truly inspirational leadership.  In his most popular session Steve brings credible research to life through real stories that help turn business theory into a practical reality.    

This session is customized for the recruitment and staffing industry exploring the reasons why some people, managers and companies consistently achieve extraordinary results.  Whether you are on the desk or in a management role, this session will inspire you to make better choices, improve your own personal performance, manage better and achieve higher levels of success.    

Please contact Christina.jahn@sisystems.com by November 21st, 2014 to register for this event.

Members: $30 and non-members $40
Refreshments will be served (drinks and appetizers).

About Steve Jones, CPC

One of the most recognized names in Canadian staffing, Steve Jones offers training, coaching and consulting in the areas of operational improvement, sales, legislative compliance, social media, individual coaching, and leadership development. With over 30 years of recruitment and staffing experience, Steve is a professional speaker and also a multiple franchise owner of Qualicare Home Care, owner of Socialite Internet Marketing and sits on several corporate and charity boards.

Connect with Steve
Email: steve@stevejonesleadership.com     
Linkedin: Connect with Steve  
Twitter:  twitter.com/Jones4staffing


Todd Hirsch: Saving Canada from Economic Decline - January 30, 2014

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We are excited to have Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial join us at our first ACSESS event of 2014 to provide us with his unique and interesting perspective of the Canadian economy. Don’t miss this special opportunity to see one of Calgary’s premiere economists speak in an intimate setting at a fabulous venue.

The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline

What creates wealth? Economic wealth isn’t created by oil and gas molecules in the ground, nor by an auto assembly plant. It isn’t created by tax credits or subsidies. It isn’t even created by economic development programs. Wealth starts with one thing: an idea. The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline argues that Canada in the 21st century is at risk of falling behind internationally. We need to seriously “up our game” in terms of creativity, innovation, risk taking, entrepreneurialism, cosmopolitanism, community and re-thinking environmental stewardship – or risk becoming economically irrelevant on the global stage.

Date:       January 30, 2014
Location:  National Music Centre, 134 - 11 Avenue SE, Calgary
Time: 4:30 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 Members and $40 Non Members
RSVP: January 23, 2014 to Christina Jahn

This event is proudly sponsored by The Staffing Edge.


Bio: Todd Hirsch is ATB Financials Chief Economist. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. For over 20 years he has worked as an economist at several different companies including Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the U of C. Todd provides economic commentary for CBC, CTV, The Globe and Mail, the BBC and other local, national and international news outlets. He has been recognized as one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture magazine. In August 2013, Todd was appointed chair of the Premier's Council on Culture. A sought after speaker, Todd presents to over 250 groups a year in Alberta, across Canada and internationally. In February 2012, Todd released his first book titled, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline, co-authored by his long-standing friend and colleague Robert Roach. Todd’s book will be available for purchase at a discounted rate of $16 at the event! Please bring cash.


SAVE THE DATES:
  • March 6th – Social Media presentation, sponsored by LinkedIn
  • April 23rd – Toastmasters Introduction, Ashley Innes
  • May 7th – Owners/Manager’s Forum
  • National Conference – May 24th – 26th in Banff

FLOOD RELIEF FUNDRAISER – November 21, 2013

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As many of our industry colleagues were affected both personally as well as professionally, in the spirit of community, the Calgary Board felt strongly about finding a way to raise money and give back to Flood Relief. This will be a fun evening to mix, mingle and listen to some phenomenal music by an incredibly funny and entertaining Canadian artist. This event is open for everyone in our industry including friends, clients and yes, it is even a “spouse friendly” event! This event is exclusive to our Membership until Thursday, November 7th, with tickets going on sale to the general public on Friday. This is Tim’s last Calgary performance of the year!!

The Calgary ACSESS Chapter is pleased to be hosting Jazz Vocalist and CBC Radio Host Tim Tamashiro for an evening of fun and entertaining jazz....or as he calls it, “Drinky Jazz”! Tim is best recognized as one of Canada's most endearing jazz vocalists with five albums and 25 years of performances from coast to coast. Tim has worded for a major record label, recorded five albums, sang for Queen Elizabeth, sold 20,000 CDs to La Senza Lingerie, played the noseflute at the Vancouver Olympic closing ceremonies and now hosts Jazz Tonic on CBC Radio. He also helped launch Baconfest Canada in Calgary.

Location: Raw Bar, Hotel Arts; 119 – 12th Ave. SW, Calgary
Date: November 21, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 5PM onwards (5PM Registration and Networking; 6PM – 8PM Tim Tamashiro)
Cost: $25 ACSESS Members and $35 Non-Members with proceeds from ticket sales
donated to Flood Relief; Food and Drink – order for yourself from full menu at Raw Bar
RSVP: Christina Jahn - christina.jahn@sisystems.com

Check out one of Tim’s You Tube videos here.
Want a sampler of Tim’s fun drinky jazz music? Available on iTunes.

Generously sponsored by:


Let's Celebrate Staffing for Canada Week!

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In celebration of 2012 National Staffing for Canada Week, we are delighted to be hosting the 2nd Annual Stampede Employee Celebration! So, corral up your best team members, your talented temporary employees and those stellar candidates you placed in various gigs in the last year! Join us for an evening of fun, comedy, dinner, and mingling at the Loose Moose Theatre on Thursday, June 7. The evening will start off with branding and a hearty yee haw welcome from official members of the Stampede Board, followed by a BBQ dinner. The highlight of the evening will be an hour of guaranteed laugh-out-loud giggles, prompted by the always entertaining work, of the one and only "Loose Moose Theatre Company".

Prizes for the BEST Stampede attire!! This event received rave reviews last year and will be a
sell out once again this year!!

Date: Thursday, June 7th, 2012
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm ish
Cost: $20 per person
Cash only bar. (No debit or credit cards…just cool, hard cash.)
Location: Loose Moose Theatre, Crossroads Market
26 Ave SE (loads of free parking on site)
Fee: $149.00 + HST per module

This event is graciously sponsored by
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ACSESS Calgary invites you to join us for our April event:

An evening of networking with ACSESS President, Bryan Toffey

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We are excited to announce that newly appointed ACSESS President, Bryan Toffey, will be visiting Calgary to discuss trends in the Staffing Industry, ACSESS member benefits, and more. Bryan welcomes questions, ideas, and would love to hear from you about the value that ACSESS brings to your firm. Following Bryan's interactive presentation, there will be an opportunity to mix and mingle with your colleagues, enjoy a beverage and a delicious selection of appetizers.

  • Date: Thursday, April 12th 2012
  • Time: 4:30 Registration / 5:00 kick-off
  • Location: WEST Restaurant - 225 7 Avenue SW, Scotia Centre, 2nd floor
  • Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members (includes a drink and an assortment of appetizers)

Please RSVP by March 30 to christina.jahn@sisystems.com and confirm your attendance.

About Bryan Toffey:

Bryan Toffey is the Regional Vice President of Aerotek's Canadian operations. Bryan oversees the sales, operations and strategic direction of Aerotek's offices located throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. Bryan's expertise includes implementing successful recruitment and retention strategies, in addition to mentoring and developing employees. Bryan serves as Aerotek's expert in the Oil and Gas, Aviation, and Engineering industries.

Bryan began his career with Aerotek in 1994 as a technical recruiter. He later moved into an Account Manager role and was then promoted to several management roles. Bryan assisted in opening Aerotek's first office in Canada in 1995, in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2000, Bryan became the Director of Business Operations managing the Mississauga, Ontario office. He was promoted to his current position of Vice President of Aerotek's Canadian operations in 2007. Bryan continually strives to provide the highest level of recruiting and staffing services and has helped establish Aerotek as a leading staffing provider in Canada.

Bryan is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he played for the men's NCAA hockey team.

SAVE THE DATES:
  • May 2-4, ACSESS National Conference, Niagara Falls
  • May 17, 12:00 to 1:30 - Owners / Managers Round Table, Sunterra Market (Keynote)
  • June 7, 4.30pm – Staffing for Canada Week, Event TBD

This broadcast is generously sponsored by Conference exhibitor Chartered Accountants 4 Information Technologists:


ACSESS CPC CALGARY SESSION SPRING 2012

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The CPC program, a knowledge-building resource for professionals in the recruitment and staffing industry who interact with job-seekers, employees and clients, is recognized throughout North America.

Why should I attain the CPC designation?

The CPC designation will help set you apart from your competitors by expanding your knowledge of the industry and further demonstrating your commitment to professionalism.

  • You will acquire a thorough knowledge of professional practices and the ACSESS Code of Ethics and Standards.
  • You will improve your knowledge of employment legislation.
  • You will enhance your knowledge of health and safety protection for field staff.
  • You will review recruiting and selection practices.
Location: Sandman Hotel
888 – 7th Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3J3    Tel: 403-237-8626
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012
  Health & Safety 9:00 am – 12 noon
  Health & Safety 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fee: $149.00 + GST per module

Health & Safety:

Covers the relevant regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including WHMIS, Critical Injury, Designated Substances, Industrial Establishments and First Aid, as well as responsibilities and regulations under applicable provincial OHS Occupational Health & Safety Acts. You will understand and demonstrate knowledge of the basic injury/illness reporting requirements.

Business Practices & Ethics:

Identifies unethical and candidate behaviour and demonstrates knowledge of how to handle them, and how to recognize and explain differences between ethical and unethical staffing practices. Also identifies acceptable industry business practices, the legal and professional ramifications of unethical business practices and the process of reporting breeches of the ACSESS Code of Ethics.


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ACSESS Calgary Event: 
RECRUITMENT TRENDS FOR 2012

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We are delighted to be hosting Kate Skerritt and Ross Levadi from Career Builder Canada for our January 19th event!

Kate and Ross will be presenting on North American trends in recruitment, including:

  • What are the secrets of getting candidate responses? How and what makes candidates respond? 
  • What is the next evolution of recruitment? 
  • What role does social media play in recruitment?   

We all know that the recruitment landscape continues to change. Learn about things that will give you the edge in recruiting for 2012! 

Following the presentation, there will be the opportunity to talk one-on-one with our Sponsor as well as mix, mingle and network over a glass of wine and appetizers.

Details:
  • Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012 from  4.30PM – 7PM.
  • Location:  West Restaurant (2nd Floor Scotia Centre: 225 – 7th Ave. SW)
  • Registration:  4:30 PM
  • Presentation:  5:00 – 5:45 PM
  • Networking & Social:  5:45 – 7PM
  • Cost:  $20 Members and $25 Non Members

Please RSVP to Christina Jahn at Christina.jahn@sisystems.com



This event has graciously been sponsored by: 


ACSESS Calgary Chapter Event

STAFFING WEEK CELEBRATION – Stampede Style

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Tuesday June 7th, 2011

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In celebration of 2011 Staffing for Canada Week and our appreciation of the efforts of our temporary employees, please join us for an evening of fun, comedy, dinner, and mingling at the Loose Moose Theater on June 7.  This evening with include an hour of Improv from Calgary’s top talent, a Stampede BBQ dinner, and a chance to mingle with and thank your employees for their hard work and dedication.  And of course Western Wear is encouraged!!

Date:  Tuesday June 7th, 2011
Time:  Approximately 5:00 to 7:00
Cost:  $15 - $20 (to be finalized)
Location:  Loose Moose Theatre, Crossroads Market – 26 Ave SE

Your confirmation is requested for a head count to finalize costs.  
Seating is first come  first serve – 150 maximum. 


Calgary Chapter photos from the ACSESS Conference 2011 – Montreal

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ACSESS Alberta - Industry Custom Pricing Session - June 6th 2011

ACSESS Calgary Alberta Session - WCB Industry Custom Pricing Initiative - What Alberta staffing firms need to know.

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The Alberta Staffing Industry is being approached by the Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta to consider the adoption of a new voluntary pricing option referred to as Industry Custom Pricing (ICP). ACSESS represents over 80% of industry payroll/insurable earnings. ICP can only be implemented if the majority of the industry agrees to the changes from the base Performance Pricing programs. Our objective in this session is to offer a balanced perspective and ensure that our members (and non member firms in Alberta) are well educated on this voluntary pricing option.

This is a MUST ATTEND session for all ACSESS member firms covered under the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Act as the outcome of these consultations may change your premiums paid to the Workers’ Compensation Board.

When: June 6th, 2011 from 9 am to 12 noon
9:00 to 9:15 am ACSESS Welcome
9:15 to 10:30 am Industry Custom Pricing Presentation by Ken Vertz WCB Alberta
10:30 am Break
10:45 to 12 noon Presentation by an industry custom pricing expert with significant experience in working with other sectors in Alberta
Location The Calgary Chamber of Commmerce 
100 – 6 Ave. S. W. 
Calgary, AB

Please confirm your availability to attend this important session. Contact Sudan Cashin atacsess@acsess.org or 1-888-232-4962

Mary McIninch, B.A, LL.B (Membre du Barreau du Québec) 
Director of Government Relations/Directrice des Affaires Gouvernementales
Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services 
Association Nationale des Entreprises en Recrutement et Placement de Personnel
www.acsess.org 
905-826-6869/1-888-232-4962


ACSESS Calgary Chapter Event

For Owners/Managers Only – Round Table Lunch

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  • Date: May 18, 2011
  • Time: 11:45 -1:00 PM
  • Location: Sunterra Keynote – 2nd floor
  • Topic: Round table discussion for Owners/Managers.
  • Cost: $20 – lunch will be provided

RSVP: cjahn@dgstaff.com by May 13th, 2011

Save the date! June 7th, 2011. Staffing For Canada week celebration with your Associates! An evening of improv with the Loose Moose Theatre company! This event is for all Chapter Members and a great event to celebrate your temporary employees! Details to follow!


Calgary Chapter Event

Legal Issues Arising in Social Media

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Have you contemplated drafting an internal social media policy within your firm? Or, perhaps wondered how a non compete agreement applies towards connections with clients and candidates on LinkedIn or Facebook? Join us for an afternoon with James M. Bond, as he shares pertinent information on the legal issues arising in social media, including significant intellectual property, privacy and employment issues.

About our Speaker: 
James M. Bond, Q.C. is a Partner with the Canadian Law firm McMillan, based in Vancouver. He is a leading Canadian legal expert in the most pertinent and up to date legal issues surrounding social media. He is a frequent presenter and author on this ever changing topic both within the Canadian legal profession, industry associations as well as his Client base. James was appointed Queen's Council in November 2010 and has been recognized in the legal community as one of Canada's best lawyers in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. James just concluded serving as the President of the Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch. http://www.mcmillan.ca/JamesBond-QC-

  • Date: Friday, March 25, 2011
  • Time: 3:00 - 3:45 PM - formal Presentation, followed by mingling, 
    wine and conversation till 5:30 ish.
  • Location: Sunterra Keynote - 200 - 12th Avenue SE (underground parking is available)
  • Cost: $20.00 (Members) - $30.00 (Non Members) 
    includes a divine assortment of appetizers along with a glass of wine.
  • RSVP: Christina Jahn: cjahn@dgstaff.com before March 18, 2011

Calgary Chapter Board Meeting

March 9th, 2011


Calgary Chapter Event

Lunch & Learn - Screen Now or Scream Later!

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Join the Calgary ACSESS Chapter Luncheon and hear the latest information on regulations concerning Criminal Records sponsored by CANPRO HR Services Inc. New regulations are impacting volunteer organizations and employers alike. CANPRO's presentation will include the latest updates to the RCMP guidelines around performing criminal record checks, including options for fingerprinting, what qualifies as acceptable identification and how do the new regulations affect international verifications. This informative presentation will address what employers can expect in the future and how to problem solve the present!

  • Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011.
  • Time: 11:45am to 1:15 pm
  • Place: 840 - 7th Avenue - 15th Level (Next to Choices and beside the Sandman Hotel)
  • Cost: $20.00 for Members $30.00 Non-member to be paid at the door
  • RSVP: By February 3, 2011 to susan@executivesolutions.ca
About our Speaker:
Julie Mclean is Canpro Global’s director of operations for Canpro HRservices Inc. She implements background screening tools with employers as a front line risk mitigation measure. Her knowledge of the current legislation with regard to access to information is second to none. Julie presents a solutions based approach to individual corporate needs assessments.