James Baker Featured Speaker on How Ottawa Businesses can “Future-Proof” Diversity & Inclusion

James Baker Featured Speaker on How Ottawa Businesses can “Future-Proof” Diversity & Inclusion

James Baker was a featured panelist at the 2020 Hire Immigrants Ottawa Employer Council of Champions Summit and Awards

In this photo: Kevin Barwin, Founding Partner at Clariti Group Inc., Kelly McGahey, Senior Manager at Hire Immigrants Ottawa, and Keynote Search's CEO James Baker.

The Future of Work and Immigration Learning Exchange on March 11, 2020 at National Arts Centre featured a number of topics and explored how disruptive technologies are enhancing connectivity, new methods of seeking and retaining talent, and changing the nature of work. The gig economy, artificial intelligence, and big data are augmenting the workforce and radically changing how work is done.

Over a 100 business, government, civic leaders, human resources professionals and subject matter experts joined in a dialogue about these issues and how to effectively include skilled immigrants in the workforce, and to celebrate employer excellence in Ottawa.

Check out our CEO, James Baker, featured on CBC News Ottawa discussing the benefits of immigrants in the workplace (skip to 42:30 in the video below)

About Hire Immigrants Ottawa Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO) is an initiative that brings together employers, immigrant agencies and stakeholders to enhance employers’ ability to access the talents of skilled immigrants in the Ottawa area. The initiative was launched in 2006 as a response to a growing need to identify and address barriers and challenges employers face in attracting, hiring and integrating skilled immigrants into the labour force. HIO’s mandate is to increase the capacity of employers in the Ottawa region to more effectively attract, hire and integrate skilled immigrants into skills-appropriate positions.

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