"As we were formulating our plans to consolidate our Ontario manufacturing operations in London, we contacted the LEDC to determine how they could assist us. Through their professional, innovative approach, they provided comprehensive research, discretely shared similar experiences from other companies, opened doors for us and provided much welcomed support in our recruiting efforts. LEDC has been a terrific partner in our expansion and we look forward to our ongoing relationship."
Keith Gibbons, Asia Pacific and Chairman, McCormick Canada
The London Chapter of EMC has announced their topics for the next 6 months. The topics are divided into 3 categories of specific interest including Senior Managers, Quality & Production Managers, and Human Resource Managers.
For more information on the EMC and where and when these topics will be discussed, contact Kit Silcox at (519) 318-4099.
Senior Managers: General Topics for 2006 Discussions
Energy: surcharges re: freight & materials, gas allowances for people traveling for the company.
Customers: service, management of customers & relationships, chaos (putting out fires), training, retention, workload fluctuations, contacts.
Working Together within our Consortium: opportunities, pitfalls, joint ventures, networking.
People re: retention (morale, incentives, benefit packages), motivation, bonus plans, apprenticeship.
The Changing Workforce re: training opportunities, new staff/new skill sets, absenteeism/attendance control, hiring techniques.
Quality & Production Managers: General Topics for 2006 Discussions
TPM: Total Preventive/Predictive Maintenance
Root Cause Analysis - in depth. Supervisor Training & Development. Cost of Quality. Communications Between Shifts. 5S in 3 Rotating Shifts. Celebrating Successes. Visual Factory.
Human Resources Managers: Topics for 2006 Discussions
Employee Relations: Attendance Management, Policies that work, How to manage ‘E-Days’ (Emergency Days), Asking for justification for absences, Allowing for leaves of absences, How to do this, Time and attendance control systems.
Getting and Handling Employee Complaints, dispute Resolution Alternatives.
Health, Safety & Wellness: WSIB issues.
Wellness Programs: What works. Company Medical Health Professionals.
Substance Abuse & Civility in the Workplace.
Performance Management, Job descriptions with core competencies, Performance reviews, Training: matrix, production training (internal & external).
Recruiting the Right Employees, Future workforce shortage strategies, Recruitment - competition, skilled labour shortage, Succession Planning.
Retaining Employees, Employee morale, demographics, Retention, Group Benefits.