Introducing The 2016 TalentEgg Guide To Canadian Campus Recruitment

The 2016 TalentEgg Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards & Conference has come and gone, and we’re incredibly thankful to everyone who chose to spend their time with us.

Not only were our attendees treated to a free copy of keynote speaker Don Tapscott’s latest book, they also got to take home our 2016 Guide to Campus Recruitment. This valuable resource is a recruitment professional’s window into the thoughts of our prestigious student judging panel, who share insights on what students want.

However, if you missed out on the conference, you’re in luck! We’re offering a free digital download right here on TalentEgg 360.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find in the 2016 guide:

  • How to establish a cohesive employer brand message
  • Best practices in student and new grad engagement
  • Social media and content marketing tips for recruiters
    …and more!

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2016 Guide to Canadian Campus Recruitment

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Presenting The Winners Of The 2016 TalentEgg Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards

2016 marks the fifth edition of our annual TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference, and we must say that this was our best one yet!

On May 10th, campus recruitment professionals from across Canada gathered at the Arcadian Court in Toronto to celebrate the best in the industry. Attendees got the chance to hear exclusive insights on campus recruitment and learn about cutting-edge strategies for connecting with today’s students and new grads. Among our lineup of esteemed speakers was world-renowned media theorist, author, and business strategist Don Tapscott. His keynote speech, “Reinventing Talent Recruitment and Management for the Networked Age,” was a fantastic way to kick off the day’s activities.

In addition, after months of anticipation, we revealed the winners of the 2016 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Awards. We received many top-notch applications from leading Canadian employers, organizations, and career centres, but a select few stood out from the rest for their egg-ceptional work and creativity.

TalentEgg extends a sincere thank you to all the professionals who participated in this event, and a special congratulations to the winners of the TalentEgg awards.

2016 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Award Winners

Best Campus Career Website
Best Contribution to Student Career Development
CIBC Technology Co-op Program300px-CIBC_logo.svg
Best Grad Program
Best Internship/Co-op Program
IBM Canadaibm canada
Best Recruitment Marketing and Outreach
Best Social Media Presence
TJX Canadatjx-logo
Campus Recruiter of the Year
Andre Gonthier, Sun Life Financialsun life financial
Campus Recruiting Program of the Year

Special Award for Innovation by a Career Centre
Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre, UBC Sauder School of Businesssauder-logo3

For more information about the Awards or TalentEgg, please contact:

Mary Barroll


First Time At The TalentEgg Awards & Conference? Here Are 4 Tips To Help You Prepare

The countdown to the TalentEgg Awards and Conference is on!

We’ve been hard at work here at TalentEgg, making sure everything is in order for the main event. At the same time, we want to help our attendees make the most of their time with us. If you’re new to the #TEAwards, you might be asking yourself what you need to do to get ready. Well don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Campus recruiters – avoid the last minute ‘scramble’ with these tips for a smooth experience.

Enjoy the chance to network

While we want you to learn as much as you can from our stellar lineup of presentations and panel discussions, a big theme at the TalentEgg Awards and Conference is networking.

Gatherings of the best and brightest professionals in Canadian campus recruitment are not that common, so we want you to have the chance to reconnect with your colleagues and make new connections. Also, it’s not just recruiters who attend the #TEAwards – you’ll get the chance to brush shoulders with career centre administrators, educators, and other members of the larger TalentEgg community.

It’s a great opportunity to think about your own goals for your time at the event. Are you looking to diversify your network? Get feedback on some new ideas? Having a clear cut idea of what you want to take away from the experience will help you ensure you have a fun, and productive day!

Get ready to live-tweet

It would be impossible to meet every attendee at the TalentEgg Awards, but luckily, that’s what social media is for! If you’ll be live-tweeting, be sure to use the #TEAwards hashtag and tag @CampusEmployers so other eventgoers can find your posts. Additionally, it wouldn’t hurt to look up the handles of the speakers in advance so you can tag them in your messages.

For a list of our 2016 TalentEgg Awards speakers, head to our conference page!

And don’t forget to engage with others online as well. Let us all know what you think by retweeting and “liking” relevant posts. And if someone follows you, follow them back so that newly created connection can potentially extend offline as well.

Bring the right gear

We’ll be covering a lot of ground on May 10th, so having the right equipment on hand will help you get the most of the event. For instance, this might be a good time to invest in a portable phone charger so you won’t have to worry about finding an outlet to power your device.

Furthermore, you should also consider downloading some useful apps in advance to help your day run more efficiently. For example, Scannable by Evernote allows you to scan up to 100 business cards per hour and offers a premium version that connects directly to your LinkedIn account. To keep track of your expenses, download Shoeboxed to quickly scan and organize your receipts.

Dress comfortably

It can be a little tricky to figure out what to wear for a conference that ends with an awards event. For the TalentEgg Awards, we suggest you go for business casual, yet comfy since it will be a long day. If you need a little inspiration, check out our photos from last year’s event!

Lastly, you might want to bring a bag with you – we’ll be handing out copies of our keynote speaker Dan Tapscott’s book to all attendees!

All these tips will help you have an egg-cellent time at the TalentEgg Awards, but our biggest piece of advice? Enjoy! This is your day to learn, network, and have a good time, so don’t worry too much about the little things.

It’s not too late to register for the TalentEgg Awards & Conference. Get your tickets today!

4 Reasons Why Employers Should Embrace The Reverse Career Fair

College and university career fairs are a staple event of the campus recruitment industry, and it’s easy to understand why.

Recruiters get to interact with a wide variety of students, and attendees have the chance to learn more about potential employers – it’s the kind of event that satisfies both sides of the campus recruitment spectrum.

But recently, some schools have been putting a new twist on the traditional concept in the form of reverse career fairs. These events are similar to the original, except the roles are switched. In this case, the students create the displays and handout materials, and the employers get to walk around and talk with presenters.

If you’re looking for a new event to add to your campus recruitment roster, here are 4 reasons why the reverse career fair should be at the top of your list!

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