With over 3000 tech companies in Alberta vying for digitally skilled workers, companies need effective strategies for attracting and retaining the talent they need to grow their businesses and compete on the global stage. 

In response, the Information and Communications Council has launched a six-part web series (video and podcasts) to help Alberta’s businesses hone their hiring and retention strategies and acquire best practices for building a resilient, agile, and inclusive workforce.  

Developed under an Alberta government-funded initiative titled Talent Acquisition for the Digital Economy (TADE), the series is delivered through Alberta Impact and covers the following topics: 

  1. Strategies for Attracting Tech Talent  
  2. A Hard Look at Soft Skills  
  3. AI/ML Ecosystem  
  4. Talent retention  
  5. Cyber Security and Privacy  
  6. Technological disruption and the future of work  

Episode 1, “Strategies for Attracting Tech Talent” is available now. Weekly releases of the subsequent episodes will be made available throughout February and March 2021.  

“Talent is the essence of a high performing economy and a burgeoning tech sector in Alberta. Harnessing state of the art talent strategies and tools to attract, retain, and leverage all human capital is critical for enabling resilient and globally competitive businesses in tomorrow’s digital led economy,” said, Namir Anani, ICTC President and CEO.   

“Alberta’s tech sector is growing rapidly, which is evident in the accelerated rate of tech related jobs. Companies need access to key talent to fill in shortages and maintain their growth. Through the help of this web series, we will be highlighting the tools to grow, attract and retain Albertans,” said Bryce Lambert, Founder and Host of Alberta Impact.   

About ICTC   

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a not-for-profit, national centre of expertise for strengthening Canada’s digital advantage in a global economy. Through trusted research, practical policy advice, and creative capacity building programs, ICTC fosters globally competitive Canadian industries enabled by innovative and diverse digital talent. In partnership with an expansive network of industry leaders, academic partners, and policy makers from across Canada, ICTC has empowered a robust and inclusive digital economy for 30 years.  

About Alberta Impact  

Alberta Impact is a weekly talk show highlighting businesses and innovation with individuals and organizations who are working to introduce Alberta to the world and the world to Alberta. Each episode showcases collaborations, opportunities, and aims to make connections that result in progress. 

To view or to listen to the episodes, please visit: www.albertaimpact.ca. For media inquiries or for more information on the TADE program, contact: [email protected] 

The Employer Toolkit to Hire, Engage, and Retain Digital Employees is HERE.  

Register HERE to access the full benefits of the TADE program.  

Contact [email protected] for more information 

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