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Community Secondment

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Conceived by nine local employers with a combined workforce of 26,875, the Community Secondment Program is an innovative talent management tool focused on the development of high-potential employees within the Kingston workforce. Designed to address the development and retention of mid-career workers whose short-term upward mobility is limited in their current role, the program has significant benefits for both employers and employees:

For Employers

Sponsoring Organizations
  • Cultivate leadership skills of high-potential employees

  • Retain employees by providing unique opportunities for professional development

  • Get back an employee with new knowledge, experiences, perspectives and contacts

  • Improved employee motivation

  • Strengthen existing business relationships and develop new ones

Host Organizations
  • Access skilled support staff to work on short-term projects

  • An enhanced reputation as a great employer in a tight labour market

For Employees

  • Expanded career and personal development opportunities

  • Opportunity to learn new skills and gain new experiences

  • Chance to apply skills in a different environment

This unique collaborative vision for community workforce development will ensure that Kingston’s talent pipeline continues to be replenished and sustained.
To learn more about the program and to find out how your organization can participate, contact us.
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