SARC’s Human Resources and Labour Relations Consultants are on staff to assist Regular and Associate Member Agencies with HR/LR issues.
Marrion Wolff, SARC’s Labour Relations Consultant, is on staff to assist Member Agencies with a variety of LR/HR issues, including performance management for unionized and non-unionized organizations and specific supports for unionized organizations. Accessing this service is free of charge can minimize organizational risk; having a quick check-in with Marrion or a review done before decisions are made can save you time and money in the end. The LR Consultant is also available to facilitate a variety of seminars and workshops in the area of Labour Relations.
Some of the areas that the LR Consultant is available to provide support for include:
Attracting and selecting the right candidates, engaging employees, and reducing turnover can have a major economic impact on an organization. SARC’s Human Resources Consultant, Leanne Zacharias, works on provincial recruitment/retention initiatives and is available free of charge to assist SARC’s Regular and Associate Members who would like to have additional expertise on a variety of HR topics.
This is beneficial to organizations that may not have the capacity to have a dedicated Human Resources professional. Organizations with an internal HR professional are also able to collaborate with Leanne on best practices in the sector to strengthen their workforce. Boards of Directors can also receive support from SARC’s HR Consultant when going through the process of hiring a new Executive Director or any other HR responsibilities related to their governance role.
The HR Consultant can provide assistance in a number of areas, including:
SARC's website, Caring Careers, promotes employment in the disability services sector, provides up-to-date job postings in the sector, and showcases a Realistic Job Preview Video that gives an in-depth profile of what working in the sector is all about. Job seekers can upload their resume and apply for postings online. The goal of Caring Careers is to grow the number professionals in the disability services sector, as well as to increase retention rates in the sector.
SARC Members can access the resumes and applications for each of the job openings they post to the site. This service is free for Regular and Associate Members.