February 3, 2020 - In This Issue:
Employee Retention & Leadership
Retaining your employees may be the most significant challenge that you as an employer may face. After what often amounts to years of investment; building a competent staff through training, mentoring and other types of guidance, you do not want to lose your best resources. Your staff is critical to the success of your business!

The Cost Issue
When employees leave, they take with them key knowledge, experience, and whatever training investment your organization has made in them. Furthermore, you must spend valuable time and money replacing them and training new recruits. According to the Wharton School of Business, losing an employee costs the company 33 percent of that employee's annual salary to replace them.
Not only is the knowledge and experience of your long term employees critical to the success of your business, you can't discount the relationships that they have established with your customers! Customers like coming to a business where they are recognized by the staff. It creates customer loyalty and when a company is continually replacing their staff, the company's reputation is damaged.
How Do You Avoid Employee Turnover?
Create an effective retention plan that helps you understand why employees stay with or leave an organization-and use that information to put in place a range of strategies to ensure your organization meets employees' needs and expectations. Make your business a place where employees enjoy working. If an employee enjoys their work, they will do a better job and it will be apparent to your customers. Your goal should be to have your employees be ambassadors for your company!
  • When hiring, you need to start by properly explaining what the position is and what duties will be required. Many times new employees don't stay with an organization because they didn't completely understand the position that they were hired for.
  • Hire the right person for the job. Make sure that the new hire has the right skill-set, experience/education and personality for the position.
  • Provide the proper training, to insure that the new staff member has a clear understanding of how to perform their duties and is not learning by trial and error.
  • Increase your human resource and leadership skills, so that you will know how to create loyalty and avoid losing your staff to the competition.
  • Let employees' be involved in the decisions that affect their work. It is far easier to get employee "buy in" if they have been involved in the process.
  • Be aware that different things motivate different people. For example: an employee with young children may value having a more flexible schedule. The same person may be motivated by other things once their children are older.
We have several Leadership Sessions in February:
Date: Wednesday, February 12 
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Complimentary
Date: Monday, February 24
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Complimentary 

Date: Friday, February 28
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Complimentary

Are You Looking to Hire Class 5 Power Engineers?

Manitoba Start will have 13 newcomer graduates from Red River College's 5th Class Power Engineering Certificate Program in May 2020. Red River College's program is given an Advanced Status through the Office of the Fire Commissioner, as students have graduated with 250 on-the-job hours (practicum component) and are fully trained and qualified to take their certifying examinations.

All graduates have a degree in engineering and have worked as mechanical or electrical engineers in plants and various facilities in their home countries. 

If you are interested in hiring graduates with Canadian experience and education, please contact Manitoba Start at: precious.babalola@manitobastart.com

MTEC Job Board

Did you know that MTEC has a Job Board where you can advertise for employees at no cost?  
In the last three months alone, the job board was viewed over 16,000 times. 


*Negotiating, Is That the Best You Can Do?
February 4   |  9:00am-12:00pm  |   More Info

*Professionalism for Life & Career Success
February 4   |  1:00pm-4:00pm  |   More Info

*Networking, The Power of Connected People
February 5   |  9:00am-12:00pm  |   More Info

*Business Etiquette
February 5   |  1:00pm-4:00pm  |   More Info

*Emotional Intelligence 
February 10   |  1:00pm-4:00pm  |   More Info

*Leadership Promotion-Making the Transition from Peer to Boss
February 12   |  9:00am-12:00pm  |   More Info

*Professional Telephone Skills 
February 12   |  1:00pm-4:00pm  |   More Info

*Assertiveness in the Workplace
February 14   |  9:00am-12:00pm  |   More Info

Food Handler Certification
February 14   |  9:00am-4:00pm  |   More Info 
COST: $85.00+GST  *Challenge Exam Available $55.00+GST

*Stress Management in the Workplace
February 19  | 9:00am-12:00pm  |   More Info

*Art of Communication
February 19  |  1:00pm-4:00pm  |   More Info

*Handling Difficult Situations
February 20   |  9:00am-12:00pm  |   More Info

*Ethical Decision Making & Leadership 
February 21  |  9:00am-12:00pm  | More Info

*Teambuilding and Conflict Resolution Skills
February 21  |  1:00pm-4:00pm  | More Info

Food Handler Certification-Saturday
February 22  |  9:00am-4:00pm  |   More Info 
COST: $85.00+GST  *Challenge Exam Available $55.00+GST

*Five Skills of a Powerful and Effective Leader 
February 24   |  9:00am-12:00pm  |   More Info

*How to Handle Toxic Behavior
February 24   |  1:00pm-4:00pm  |   More Info

*Professional Telephone Skills for Supervisors-NEW
February 25   |  9:00am-12:00pm  |   More Info

*Instagram for Business
February 26  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info

*Facebook for Business
February 27   |  9:00am-12:00pm  |   More Info

*Performance Coaching for Success
February 28   |  9:00am-12:00pm  |   More Info

*Courage, Confidence & Resilience
February 28  |  1:00pm - 4:00pm  |  More Info


*Generations in the Workplace
March 4   |  9:00am-12:00pm  |   More Info

*Manitoba Service Excellence: Training to Give Your Business the Competitive Edge
March 5   |  9:00am-4:00pm  |   More Info

Food Handler Certification-Saturday
March 7   |  9:00am-4:00pm  |   More Info 
COST: $85.00+GST  *Challenge Exam Available $55.00+GST

*Motivating and Giving Effective Feedback
March 10  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |   More Info

*Time Management 
March 11   |  9:00am-12:00pm  |   More Info

*Professional Telephone Skills 
March 12  |  9:00am-12:00pm  | More Info

*Stress Management-How it Affects Your Health & How to Deal With It 
March 13  |  9:00am-12:00pm  | More Info

Food Handler Certification
March 16   |  9:00am-4:00pm  |   More Info 
COST: $85.00+GST  *Challenge Exam Available $55.00+GST

*Cultural Considerations in the Workplace 
March 17   |  1:00pm-4:00pm  |   More Info

*Disengaged Employees-The True Cost to Your Business
March 18   |  1:00pm-4:00pm  |   More Info

*Succession Planning-Who Will Run Your Business When You Can't
March 18   |  1:00pm-4:00pm  |   More Info

*Event Coordinator 101
March 19  |  9:00am-12:00pm  | More Info

*Teambuilding and Conflict Resolution Skills   
March 20   |  9:00am-12:00pm  |   More Info

*Handling Difficult Situations 
March 20   |  1:00pm-4:00pm  |   More Info

*Presentation Skills-Getting Your Message Across With Confidence 
March 24  |  9:00am - 12:00pm  |  More Info

*Selling is for Everyone 
March 25  |  9:00am - 12:00pm  |  More Info

*Habits of a Winner-How to Stop, Start and Stick to Any Habit 
March 26  |  9:00am - 12:00pm  |  More Info

*Developing a Policies and Procedures Manual  
March 27  |  9:00am - 12:00pm  |  More Info

*The Math of Financial Statements 
March 31  |  1:00pm - 4:00pm  |  More Info

*Complimentary Sessions

Contact MTEC at 204-957-7437 or email register@mtec.mb.ca.

All courses will be held at the MTEC Training Centre, 75 Scurfield Boulevard, Unit 3, Winnipeg, Manitoba  Free parking available!

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Roy T. Bennet

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