Kelowna Employer Forum – Recruitment and Hiring: Promises and Pitfalls (June 2017)

Kent Employment Law (KEL)’s Kelowna office invites you to be a part of its ongoing Employer Forums, our resource for David Brown KEL Kelowna Lawyerforward-thinking business owners and HR professionals.

Created for employers striving to “do good” for their employees, their communities, and the world, our Forums offer an opportunity to connect and learn from each other in a casual, relaxed setting.

With topics ranging from hiring to firing, each Forum rests on the principles of Sustainable Employment and the goals of talent attraction, engagement, productivity and loyalty.

For our June Forum, hosted by KEL Lawyer David Brown, we are pleased to welcome panelists Elysia Knight, HR Manager at Strawhouse Labs, and Violet Frost, CPHR, CPM, who is the Senior HR Consultant for Agility Fuel Solutions. Elysia and Violet will lead a discussion on the “promises and pitfalls” involved in recruitment and hiring, and David will offer an employment law perspective.

Forum participants will also have an opportunity to contribute and ask questions, so that everyone can benefit from each other’s experiences.

When: June 6, 2017; 7:45 am – 9:15 am
Where: Kent Employment Law offices, Landmark 2, 312 – 1708 Dolphin Ave, Kelowna BC
What: Panel and group discussion

Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.

Topics will include:

  • Identifying your needs and opportunities
  • Hiring for fit – what’s your workplace culture?
  • What can you offer a new hire?
  • The role of technology and personality tests 
  • Onboarding

Space is limited, so register now (click here)!



About Our Panelists

Elysia Knight: Strawhouse Labs

Elysia is the Human Resources Manager for Strawhouse Labs, a rapidly growing technology and media company. An unusual blend of performance based venture capital + growth agency, Strawhouse works quietly alongside dozens of the world’s most interesting and fastest growing companies as Facebook’s largest performance video advertiser globally. As Strawhouse’s HR Manager,  Elyisa recruits, onboards and supports new talent, manages the employee files of our existing team members, and offers operational and strategic HR advice. Learn more about Strawhouse here.

Violet Frist, CPHR, CPM: Agility Fuel Solutions

Violet is the Senior HR Consultant for Agility Fuel Solutions, the leading provider of highly-engineered and cost-effective natural gas fuel systems and Type 4 cylinders for heavy duty commercial vehicles. In her role at Agility, she ensures all aspects of human resources, payroll and benefits are following best practices while implementing positive changes in this rapidly growing and innovative industry. Violet’s professional background includes an HR leadership role in local government. Learn more about Agility here.


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