Paul Lamoureux

Paul Lamoureux

Serious Coffee

Paul has lived in Victoria since 1986 when he was posted to Victoria with the Canadian Navy. Paul served for 8.5 years as a Marine Engineer and holds a diploma as a Marine Engineer Technician. In 1995, Paul retired from the Canadian Navy and joined the Saanich Police Department where he served for the past 21 years. Paul was a Detective, a sniper on the Emergency Response Team, a Firearms Instructor, and a member of the Saanich Police Dive Unit. In 2012, Paul graduated from Royal Roads University with his Master of Arts in Leadership (MA).

In 2006, Paul purchased the Serious Coffee franchise at Millstream Village Mall and has been immersed in every aspect of entrepreneurship since opening day. Paul took a Leave of Absence from the Saanich Police Department in 2007 and immersed himself in the day to day operation of the cafe and was Runner Up as ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2007. Today, Serious Coffee Millstream Village continues to operate as the central meeting spot in the West Shore.

In 2017, Paul took early retirement from the Saanich Police Department to pursue his career in coaching and graduated from Royal Roads University with a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (CEC).

How To Recruit And Retain Millennials In Today's Job Market

There is no shortage of theories about millennials and how to best retain them. The focus is usually on what they are like, what their needs are, and what their expectations are.  Many companies are having trouble recruiting and retaining millennial talent. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics the average millennial has held 7.8 jobs between the ages of 18 and 30.

Our panelists will talk about the various challenges and approaches to recruiting millennials along with their ideas on what to expect when looking to hire and retain this generation of employees.