ACCLRateur: a new podcast for the business community from the CCMM

Please note that the episodes were produced before the pandemic.

How are companies dealing with the labour shortage? Host Noémi Mercier talks to entrepreneurs from the manufacturing sector across Quebec who have found ways to tackle the problem. ACCLRateur is a podcast for the business community and anyone interested in issues affecting entrepreneurship in Quebec. Its mission is to give SMEs the tools they need to deal with today’s business challenges.

A podcast powered by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (Acclr) and co-produced by CASACOM, with the financial support of Investissement Québec and the Gouvernement du Québec.

(Available in French only)

Listen to all five episodes now !

Horizon 1 | Recruiting internationally

An interview with Annie Pellerin, Vice-President of Human Resources and Communications | Marmen

When there’s a shortage of local labour, go to where the labour is! Marmen’s Annie Pellerin talks about the basics of international recruitment, from steps for recruitment on site to immigration procedures and the best ways to successfully onboard new employees.  

Horizon 2 | Creating added value for jobs

Juan Schneider, President and Founder | Nanogrande

How do you attract the right candidate in a labour shortage? Operating in the highly competitive environment of high tech, Nanogrande’s Juan Schneider explains that beyond competitive salaries, recruiting the best employees requires automating certain tasks and promoting projects that support innovation.

Horizon 3 | Corporate culture to attract labour

Bénédict L.-Deschamps, Co-owner | Chevrons Rouyn-Noranda

Abitibi-Témiscamingue is known for its mining sector, which offers very competitive salaries. How can an SME with 25 employees rival major multinationals to retain its staff? According to Bénédict Deschamps from Chevrons Rouyn-Noranda, it all depends on a corporate culture that promotes employee autonomy and self-management.

Horizon 4 | Corporate cooperation to succeed

Julie Biron, Director of Labour Attraction | Société de développement économique de Drummondville (SDED)

There is strength in numbers, but does that apply when companies are competing to find employees? Julie Biron, Director of Labour Attraction at the SDED, believes it does, arguing that solidarity and teamwork among companies in a given region are essential to attract the top talent.

Horizon 5 | The German dual model – cooperation among schools and businesses

Michel Labrecque, Vice-President, Human Resources | CMP Advanced Mechanical Solutions

Finding employees is difficult, particularly when you need specialists! For CMP Advanced Mechanical Solutions’ Michel Labrecque, the solution can be found in implementing a specialized training mini program, the “mini dual,” based on a proven German model still relatively unknown to SMEs.

You can access all five episodes on Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Play and iTunes platforms and applications.

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