Strategic Training and Transitional ("STAT") Employment Services

Services we provide for employers include:

Canada Ontario Job Grant ("COJG")

The federal and provincial governments have committed 100's of millions of dollars through the COJG program over a six year period, starting in 2014, to help employers off-set the cost of training existing employers to upgrade their skills; and to train new employees to meet their labour and skills shortages. Employers can receive up to $10,000 in funding per training participant.

We work as an intermediary facilitating the development and implementation training projects with various stakeholders, e.g. the government, employers, unemployed and under-employed individuals, third-party capital organizations, training providers, etc. 

(COJG Case Study: We help individual transportation companies, or a consortium of several transportation companies, to recruit, hire and train AZ Tractor Trailer Drivers, of which there's an acute shortage across the province and country. We can do this effectively because we have established relationships with the best truck driver training companies in Southern Ontario, and because we utilize our established relationships with Employment Ontario Services Providers, and our expertise with direct recruitment, to find good candidates.)

Youth Job Connection ("YJC")

STAT helps employers to access government funding through the YJC program, which provides financial incentives for employers to hire youth between the ages of 15 & 30. These funds are used to provide wage subsidies, pay for training, etc. This assistance includes

  • Writing training proposals
  • Negotiating with training providers
  • Completing relevant government forms
  • Collaborating on the design of the training programs
  • Liaising with government service and training providers
  • Assisting trainees with the implementation of their training
  • Advocating on your behalf with government departments and politicians
  • Developing the business plan (or justification) for the training expenditure

Training & Development Opportunities 

STAT Training Consultants will equip your staff with the knowledge, practical skills and motivation to carry out work-related tasks, and we can do it for front line staff, supervisors and managers. We will help with the ongoing, long-term improvement of employees' skills, enabling them to fulfil their potential within your organization. This training will be designed and delivered in a way that is congruent with and that will support your organization’s strategic objectives, revenue targets, etc. Specific activities and services include:

  • Devising individual learning plans
  • Attending relevant organizational meetings
  • Identifying training and development needs
  • Developing and utilizing e-learning techniques
  • Devising a training strategy for the organisation
  • Producing training materials for in-house courses
  • Evaluating training and development programmes
  • Monitoring and reviewing the progress of trainees
  • Ensuring that statutory training requirements are met
  • Keeping training programs and projects within budget
  • Doing job analysis and conducting regular consultations
  • Amending and revising training programmes as necessary
  • Working with managers and trainees one-on-one and in groups
  • Helping managers and trainers solve specific training problems
  • Managing the delivery of training and development programmes
  • Working collaboratively with key members in your organization
  • Selling the need for the training to managers and board members
  • Designing and expanding training and development programmes
  • Utilizing questionnaires and other tools to evaluate training programs
  • Discussing the progress and effectiveness of the training with managers
  • Costing training programs, and outlining the project return on investment
  • Adapting training programs to changes occurring in the work environment
  • Researching and implementing new learning technologies and methodologies
  • Liaising with different organizational departments, e.g. HR, Engineering, Production, etc.

Recruiting the Right Talent

STAT specializes in finding the right skills in the right person for the job, and will do what is very rare in the recruiting business, i.e. we will stay with the new hires and work with them so that they successfully transition into productive, long-term employees; which can involve training, coaching, working as an intermediary between them and their direst supervisor, etc.

STAT markets directly for positions on internet job sites, but we also leverage our connections with government funded service providers, or Employment Centres. We can vet and interview potential candidates, or we can simply forward their resumes.

Our recruitment consultants are responsible for attracting candidates and matching them to temporary or permanent positions with client companies. They work with client companies, building relationships in order to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements. Recruitment consultants attract candidates by drafting advertising copy for use in a wide range of media, as well as by networking, head-hunting and through referrals. They screen candidates, interview them, do background checks and finally match them to their clients. Consultants also provide advice to both clients and candidates on salary levels, training requirements and career opportunities. Specific activities and services include:

  • Developing job descriptions
  • Scripting interview questions
  • Negotiating pay and salary rates
  • Writing and posting job postings
  • Posting jobs using a variety of media
  • Organizing and scheduling interviews
  • Using social media to attract candidates
  • Identifying key skills and characteristics
  • Doing reference and background checks
  • Interviewing or co-interviewing, candidates
  • Keeping a vocationally specific client database
  • Mapping out possible career and promotion paths
  • Finalizing arrangements with selected candidates
  • Approaching suitable candidates who are working
  • Making hiring and salary range recommendations
  • Briefing candidate on salary and benefit parameters
  • Offering advice to your organization and job seekers
  • Informing candidates of the results of their interviews
  • Visiting your organization and familiarizing ourselves with it
  • Designing, administering and evaluating competency tests, etc.
  • Reviewing the recruiting and hiring processes to ensure effectiveness
  • Developing relationships with the people who make your hiring decisions
  • Briefing candidates on their duties, responsibilities and the organizational culture
  • Reviewing, vetting, categorizing, prioritizing and forwarding potential candidates
  • Understanding your company, industry, work culture and competitive environment

Leading the Way

STAT Consultants will help your organization solve issues, create value, maximize growth and improve business performance. We will use their business skills and experience to provide objective advice and expertise and help your organization to develop any specialist skills that it may be lacking.

STAT Consultants will assess the strategy, structure, management and operations of your organization. They will identify options for your business and suggest recommendations for change, as well as advising on additional resources to implement solutions.

STAT Consultants can provide a wide variety of services such as marketing, online business, business strategy, finance and budgeting, information technology, supply-chain management, report and proposal writing; however, we specialize in HR related solutions like recruiting and hiring, workplace moral, work ethic, progressive discipline, retention and turnover, supervision and leadership, orientation, safety training, training, coaching, mentoring, etc. Specific activities and services include:

  • Conducting needs analysis
  • Managing projects and programmes
  • Presenting findings and recommendations
  • Implementing recommendations/solutions
  • Preparing business proposals and presentations
  • Running focus groups and facilitating workshops
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Identifying issues and forming hypotheses and solutions
  • Leading and managing implementation teams and analysts
  • Liaising with decision makers to keep them informed of progress
  • Researching and collecting data to understand your organisation
  • Interviewing employees, management teams and other stakeholders
  • Assisted decision makers in making decisions and to make relevant decisions
  • Ensuring your organization receives the necessary assistance to carry it all out