Services For Employers

Educating employers is a key part of what Prospect does. We help employers discover new pools of skilled workers in demographics they may not have considered. By raising awareness, providing training, and engaging organizations through consulting services, we help employers create their optimal workforces.

Prospect helps dispel myths about underutilized labour pools. Our customized strategies enable employers to find skilled people and retain them by offering the most relevant supports. We help employers adapt their physical workplaces, their cultures and their HR policies/practices so that a wider range of employees can succeed in their workplaces.

Most employers quickly discover that by removing barriers in recruitment they gain access to a deeper pool of talented, dedicated and loyal employees. Employers also learn that hiring from a more diverse range of talent bolsters their image as progressive, inclusive workplaces. The business case is compelling and well documented: it is a win-win.

Prospect works with dozens of industry associations and a network of more than 700 Alberta employers, from small businesses to national corporations. We understand the unique needs of both. We have developed and implemented workforce inclusion plans and engagement strategies for a wide range of major industry associations and employers.

Many of our employer partners, including Bank of Montreal, ATCO, Home Depot and others have won recognition for their efforts in diversifying their workplaces.

Programs

Viable

Viable helps employers attract, recruit and retain employees from a broader range of labour groups. Through workplace consultation, training, events and connections to local service providers, Viable helps companies open their cultures, HR practices and physical workplaces to ensure they can attract and retain employees who have the skill sets they need.

BaseToBusiness

BaseToBusiness works with Alberta-based employers looking to attract, hire and retain Veterans, Reserve Force members, and skilled workers retiring or transitioning from military service. Working with other Canadian Armed Forces service providers and funded by the Government of Alberta, BaseToBusiness services are provided at no cost to the employer.

Studio C

Studio C is an award-winning art centre that uses art to teach employment skills, educate and engage employers, and provide experiential diversity training. Studio C offers workshops to organizations, such as Team Building Painting – a fast-paced, fun workshop that stimulates the creative process and facilitates working toward a common goal.

GenA

GenA is a service to help Alberta employers tap the next generation of working Albertans: youth aged 18-30. Alberta employers can access the skills, energy and enthusiasm of younger workers by hiring through the GenA service. You get new employees with fresh perspectives, receptive to training and eager to make a difference. GenA also works with employers on how to attract, recruit and retain youth into their workforce. All GenA program services are available at no cost to employers.