Bakers Journal

Watch BAC webinar: Recruiting and Hiring Strategies for Your Bakery

September 28, 2023
By Bakers Journal

A good baker is hard to find! Finding and hiring great people is a challenge for bakeries of all sizes amid the current labour shortage.

The Baking Association of Canada provided perspective and an approach to hiring that can help put your bakery in a position to attract, hire and ultimately keep good employees.

Our expert panellists tackled these questions:

  • What is the current state of the labour market in Canada for bakeries, restaurants and other food service, and what is the future outlook?
  • What should I consider before hiring a team member?
  • Which strategies will help me make a successful, long-term hire?
  • How is one successful Canadian bakery navigating the labour shortage and which recruiting and hiring strategies are working best?



Meet our speakers:

Laure-Anna Bomal, Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses
Laure-Anna Bomal is an economist in Montreal for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Since joining CFIB in 2021, she has worked on a range of surveys and research reports on issues affecting small business, including business logistics and labour shortages. Laure-Anna holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics from the Université de Montréal.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 97,000 members across every industry and region.

Karen Bornarth
Karen Bornarth is executive director of the Bread Bakers Guild of America, a non-profit membership association dedicated to supporting the sustainable growth of the artisan baking industry through education, training and community. She developed an initiative at Hot Bread Kitchen to improve job quality and business performance in small food businesses, and oversaw a team to design and deliver a dynamic workforce development program in New York City.

Tabitha Langel
Tabitha Langel is owner and one of five founding partners in Tall Grass Prairie Bakery, a respected bakery with locations at the heart of two Winnipeg neighbourhoods. The thriving business, established in 1990, attracts talented staff who share its values of hard work, integrity, sourcing local ingredients and positivity.

This live interactive webinar is sponsored by the Baking Association of Canada. Become a member today!


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