Reminders

Barrie, Collingwood, Midland, Owen Sound

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It is difficult to blog about a group of professionals who speak a different language to most of us. I always say that if you have just one IT person in your employee – I can guarantee you that they are lonely!
The Barrie/Midland and Area IT SIGs are designed to let your IT folks connect, problem solve, and commiserate.


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Innovative Automation Inc. has done it again!

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Fifty-three organizations across Canada are winners of the second annual 2018 Employee Recommended Workplace Award, highlighting their commitment to their employees' health and wellness.


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As if benchmarking, sharing, networking, and, at times, commiserating aren’t enough reasons to attend monthly SIGs, another great reason has folks coming back for more.


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Members Growing in Barrie/Midland Consortium

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Ontario is partnering with Canplas Industries Ltd. and Theta TTS Inc. to help create 94 new jobs and retain 370 existing positions in Barrie.


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What to do if.... Risk Management and Risk Based Thinking

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The Barrie/Midland & Area Consortium's Senior Managers SIG and Quality & Production/CI SIG this month had the same topic - Risk Management and Risk Based Thinking.


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Barrie/Midland & Area September 2017 SIGs

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It seems as though September is the start of a new year, not January, at least as far as back to school and back to Strategic Interest Group sessions go.

The Barrie/Midland and Area Consortium SIGs were, as always, interesting and informative.


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Summer in the Life of an EMC Field Service Advisor

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The summer hiatus is upon us. One would think, with SIG activity slowing down, we
Field Service Advisors (FSA’s) would be able to sit back and put our feet up and relax
after all the SIG sessions, member visits and other travel to events hosted by EMC during
the rest of the year (there’s a lot of them!)... However, that is not the case!


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On June 8th, the Barrie/Midland & Area Consortium members gathered for our annual Labour Law Update.

Many thanks go to Ivy Eriksen and the folks at Canplas for, once again, hosting the session in their wonderful large training room. There were 31 of us at the session and the size of room allowed optimum comfort for the attendees.

Doug MacLeod and Nicole Simes from the MacLeod Law Firm were our presenters and, as in previous years, they did an excellent job in catching us up on changes and proposed changes.


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Why are our Strategic Interest Groups successful?

EMC's more successful SIG events have a high level of commitment to attending and participating… from Senior Management through to the various key managers, supervisors, lead hands, and shop floor workers who are involved in the decision making process.


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Finding & Keeping Employees

By Stephanie Yakimishyn

Hiring and retaining employees was the focus of the Barrie/Midland and Area Consortium Strategic Interest Group sessions for both the Quality & Production group and the Human Resources group.
The challenges of finding skilled labour were discussed and this continues to be an ongoing issue.



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