Recruiting and retaining talent

Recruiting and retaining talent

An overview of best practices when managing your talents

In an increasingly competitive market, the issues of hiring and retaining are not among the essential pillars of startups’ success.

Hiring talent here and internationally

Mitacs, an organization linking the university field to businesses, can support you in recruiting university resources, particularly by posting your offers on their website.

Don’t hesitate to publish your offers on the community’s Facebook groups.

You can also follow the events (demo days) of certain bootcamp initiatives, such as Lighthouse Lab and Le Wagon.

Startup Montréal has also set up a Slack workspace dedicated to the Montréal startup community. Don’t hesitate to publish your offer to make it visible for the entire ecosystem.

If you are thinking of recruiting abroad, Montréal International has established the Talent Montréal initiative to put qualified international talent in contact with Montréal businesses and startups.

Perfecting your training

Bootcamps like Lighthouse Lab, Le Wagon and Canada Learning Code can train you quickly in technical trades and the placement rate is excellent. If you don’t have previous training but the sector interests you, these options are perfect to give you the motivation to get started!

If you want to offer training to keep your employees up to date in their competencies, TechnoCompétences regularly organizes in-company or theme workshops.

Finding an internship or a job in a Montréal startup

While many positions are open in technical fields, such as engineering and development, growth startups are also looking for growth marketers, business development managers, scrum masters, product owners and other talents focused on management and growth.

We also encourage you to participate in events organized by the community, such as Startups Drinks or the many Meetups. You can also volunteer in these networks to be at the heart of the action and contribute to the ecosystem’s success.

Entrepreneurial camps, such as AI for Good Summer Lab or Startup Weekend , allow you to create a concrete project with a team within a limited time.

Some startups also publish directly on their website or call on professional recruiters. Maintain your LinkedIn profile up to date and do a follow-up with your contacts so you miss none of the business opportunities offered by the ecosystem!