OTTAWA, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - BioAlberta and BioTalent Canada announced today the creation of a new partnership providing access to valuable services for life sciences businesses throughout Alberta.
The new alliance allows BioAlberta members to access BioTalent Canada's many products and services, in particular, the country's only national, bilingual biotechnology job board, "The PetriDishTM."
"Growth, funding and capital all require strong human resources" explains Rob Henderson, President of BioTalent Canada. "Investors need to know a company has the talent to innovate and succeed. Small to medium sized enterprises, the backbone of Alberta's life sciences sector, need access to the appropriate talent," he continues. "Being able to connect employers with this talent ensures local industry, especially Alberta's vibrant bio-energy sector, continues to thrive."
BioAlberta is pleased with the advantages the partnership will bring to their members. "We are always looking for new ways to bring value to our members throughout the province" says Ryan Radke, President of BioAlberta. "This vital partnership equips our members with the tools they need to attract and retain their key talent, thereby ensuring innovation and growth."
The partnership coincides with the launch of BioTalent Canada's new website - biotalent.ca. With over 250,000 downloads of products and services annually, the website provides critical HR tools to biotech companies, small and medium-sized enterprises in particular, strengthening Canada as a life sciences leader.
BioAlberta is the central voice and organizing hub for life science industries in Alberta. It is a private, not-for-profit industry association, representing Alberta's growing life sciences sector. The association provides attentive, proactive and timely services and programs to over 140 member organizations. Whether it is cost savings of a purchasing program, a marketing campaign, a publication, an educational session, or an advocacy project, BioAlberta expands its member companies' dollars and reach.
About BioTalent Canada
BioTalent Canada is the HR hub of Canada's bio-economy. A national non-profit organization, BioTalent Canada connects employers with job seekers, delivers human resource information and skills development tools to the bio-economy to ensure the industry has access to job-ready people.
Funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.
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