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3Things That Make a Difference

A Crisp, Clear and Free 30 Minute Teleforum on

How to Become an Employer of Choice


 Wednesday, November 9 - from 11:00 to 11:30 am


Everyone agrees that there is a shortage of really proven talent in the technology marketplace. With Facebook, Google, Microsoft, etc. setting up significant development centers in the GTA and KW area, companies find themselves competing on an uneven playing field.


Stock options hold less attraction in today's illiquid market so companies need to get back to the basics on what drives candidates to their companies, what their brand looks like to the outside world, and how to interact with candidates and prospective candidates to gain their attention.


We'll look at the state of the talent market, how you can stand out from a crowded field of competitors for this talent, the moments of truth in hiring and where to look for talent.


We'll come out with the top 3 things that make a difference in becoming a standout employer of choice.


Join us for this 30 minute session where we'll discuss crisp, clear and actionable plans to increase your company's profile and get you more and better candidates in your door.  This is the first in a series of Teleforums that we will be running with the outcomes being the top 3 items that will make a difference in your business. 



Stephen Pollack

Steve Pollack

Stephen Pollack is a serial entrepreneur and technology specialist now working with companies in a variety of Board, Advisory and Consultancy roles. He focuses on young technology companies seeking excellence.  He focuses on organizations where the leadership team desires innovation and wants to further their understanding of proven ways to rapidly grow their business.


Stephen was most recently founder and CEO of PlateSpin Ltd, which he and his team grew from startup to over $25M in global revenue over five years prior to a strategic acquisition by Novell for $205M in March, 2008. During that period Stephen and his team won numerous awards for fast growth, global market leadership and business excellence. Stephen was also one of three finalists in 2008 for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award.  Steve is the founder of InsideSpin, a resource for technology companies to be great.


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Mike Fox 

Mike is the Managing Director of Brightlights and has been recruiting senior people for small and mid-sized technology firms for over 20 years.  He has a deep understanding of what drives these businesses success when it comes to finding  great contributors. 


His knowledge of the attributes of the right type of person for entrepreneurial organizations, deep connections in the industry, experience on ways to improve the recruiting process and wealth of knowledge around industry best practices ensure a unique and value-added interaction.  Mike has spoken publicly at a number of Conferences and has run Teleforum information sessions with CWTA and CATA in the past.  Mike interviews 300+ individuals each and every year and is passionate about helping people and companies be as good as they can be.


How to sign up


Please email Mike at  or contact him at 416-406-1777 if you are interested in attending.  We will provide all the call in details. 


We are grateful for the support of Peter Matutat of PWC on this Teleforum.






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