Bridges to HR Online Program Review Consultations

Client: JobSkills
Project Status: complete
Year: 2020

As part of a program evaluation conducted by Vink Consulting, J Consulting Group conducted a series of online discussion forums and an online survey to gather feedback from program participants, staff and community business partners on program outcomes.

Recruitment and Retention of Senior Care Staff

Client: Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Project Status: complete
Year: 2018
Report Link:

The importance of providing safe, appropriate, and accessible care for our seniors is vital to the health and wellbeing of our communities.  The senior care sector in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent has been experiencing several challenges related to the recruitment and retention of senior care staff. Because of these challenges, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Employment and Social Services, and Riverview Gardens in partnership with the Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board engaged Jodi Ball, J Consulting Group, to research and provide recommendations regarding the challenges encompassing the recruitment and retention of staff in senior homes and residential care organizations. The final report put forward several opportunities to address the challenges related to four broad themes: Resources, Work Environment, Education & Training, and Promotion & Outreach.

Succession Planning Research Project

Client: Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board
Project Status: complete
Year: 2019

J Consulting Group was retained by the Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board to conduct research aimed at helping local employers prepare for the pending shift of knowledge and experience in their current workforce and support their current challenges in the recruitment and retaining of staff. Activities undertaken as part of this research include: engaging with employers from a variety of sectors to gather information on the challenges of recruitment and retention of staff; conducting a review of literature and identifying best and promising practices in recruitment and succession planning; facilitating a workshop with key sector employers to further explore challenges and potential responses to address current recruitment challenges and future succession planning needs; and preparing and presenting a final recommendations report.


“Jodi’s expertise and guidance allowed us to bring together a highly competitive sector to help them identify commonalities and devise a specific Chatham-Kent solution” – Kristy Jacobs, Project Manager, CKWPB