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February 01, 2019


Having trouble filling entry-level roles? Worried you’re missing out on great, diverse young talent? Losing employees too quickly? Hiring is about to get easier!

Join us on February 1st, at the Ivey Business School, Western University to learn more about HireNext: a free, interactive tool that helps employers build a pipeline to new young talent.

The session will offer practical information on strategies to better recruit, select, onboard and retain youth.

Highlights include:

  • Remarks by Professor Gerard Seijts, professor in Organizational Behaviour at Ivey Business School and Executive Director of the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership
  • HireNext demo led by CivicAction’s Chief Operating Officer, Tamara Balan
  • A spotlight on Starbucks and their commitment to hiring more youth & refugees, with Ross Anderson, Head, Global Social Impact & Public Policy, Starbucks Canada
  • Peer exchange on employers’ experience of amending HR practices
  • Access to assessment tools loaded with customized recommendations and resources tailored to your organization

We will also feature HireNext employers, a coalition of 30+ employers – now including Western University, who are committed to youth-inclusive HR practices.

Event Details:

Friday February 1st, 2019
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Room 1330, Ivey Business School
Western University

9:00 am                         Registration
9:30 am - 11:00 am      Interactive seminar on HireNext & HR best practices

Please register here by January 18th, 2019.


Who is CivicAction?

CivicAction is a not-for-profit, city-building organization based in Toronto with province-wide initiatives. We have nearly two decades of experience creating and implementing effective solutions to today’s most pressing social & economic challenges.

In 2014, CivicAction launched Escalator, an initiative focused on increasing job opportunities through employer-led actions, including:

NPower: Closing the skills gap through employer-designed training & internships

netWORKS: Connecting youth with role models through a regional mentoring initiative

HireNext: Employer resources and assessment tools for youth-inclusive hiring

YouthConnect: One-day conference connecting the dots between supply and demand

SkillsConnect: Online learning opportunities for youth to build in-demand skills





  • Gerard Seijts
  • Leadership