Talent Canada: Technology changes job hunting
by Sandi Krasowski
Hunda says the pandemic really emphasized the need for technology forcing them to “kick that up a notch.”
Yes Employment Services has sailed into its 41st year with newly-appointed executive director Lorna Hunda at the helm.
Hunda is no stranger to the centre beginning with utilizing the organization’s services as a client in 1998. After 23 years serving as their accounting assistant, she moved on to the position of manager of finance in 2005 and eventually took on the position of acting executive director in 2019.
Welcoming new ways of working
“In reflecting on our past 40 years, some of the biggest changes we have seen are the changes in technology – innovations like our new hybrid workshop equipment have been a game-changer and allows us to meet people where they are and on their terms,” said Hunda.
“Clients can now book appointments by phone, email, chat, online form or through social media. Most application processes have moved online. Technology has really changed the landscape in employment and training.”
Hunda says the pandemic really emphasized the need for technology forcing them to “kick that up a notch.” In order to keep connected with their clients, and the community, she called the technology an “absolute lifesaver.”