Introducing the 2017 Guide to Canadian Campus Recruitment

The sixth annual TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference took place on Thursday, May 18th, 2017, and we are happy to say that it was an egg-cellent day of learning and collaborating on best practices in student and new graduate recruitment. The TalentEgg Awards and Conference is a special day for us, because it marks a moment when we bring together employers, campus recruitment professionals, and career educators for a day to discuss different approaches to supporting youth employment and professional development. We would like to sincerely thank everyone who joined us for the event, and we can’t wait to see you next year!

All Awards and Conference attendees were treated to a free copy of keynote speaker Brian Fetherstonhaugh’s latest book. Additionally, they also got to take home our 2017 Guide to Canadian Campus Recruitment. This valuable resource gives employers and HR professionals crucial insights into recruiting Gen-Y and Gen-Z job candidates, including best practices, tips on how to use social media effectively, and what matters most to students and new graduates when it comes to starting their careers.

If you missed out on the conference, you can still access TalentEgg’s key findings from our Gen-Z research and recruitment insights gained from our work with the Student Judges of the TalentEgg Awards! We’re offering a free digital download of the 2017 Guide to Canadian Campus Recruitment right here on TalentEgg 360.

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Announcing the Winners of TalentEgg’s 2017 Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards

Since 2012, we here at TalentEgg have hosted the annual Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference and each year we are continually amazed by the insights of our noted panelists, the energy of our participants, and the all around quality of the content being shared!

For those of you that came out to the Design Exchange May 18th, we’re sure you’ll agree that this year was certainly no eggs-ception! In fact, it may just be our best yet (if we do say so ourselves).

Every spring, we gather professionals from across Canada to recognize and honour the many strengths these top employers possess when it comes to recruitment practices and building authentic, meaningful relationships with students and grads. With a dozen awards being given out this year, there is clearly much to celebrate!

Adding to our established categories such as “Best Campus Career Website” and “Best Internship/Co-op Program,” we were especially excited to introduce two new categories to the awards portion of the day, including our “Best Campus Ambassador Program,” which recognizes exceptional employers whose ambassador programs are facilitating key dialogues between students and employers, and our “Special Award for Social Responsibility in Recruiting,” which honors our most socially conscious organizations, whose hiring practices are committed to incorporating policies of inclusion, sustainability, community outreach, accessibility, diversity and more.

In addition to these exciting new introductions to our awards line-up, we were also honoured to welcome the esteemed Brian Fetherstonhaugh, whose keynote address, “How to Become a Magnetic Talent Enterprise” included some truly compelling insights and observations.

After an exceptional kick-off, our conference continued with some key industry insights and spirited discussions into how employers may best connect with today’s students and recent grads. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to those who participated, and our congratulations to this year’s award nominees. You’re all winners to us!

2017 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Award Winners

Best Contribution to Student Career Development
Best Social Media Presence
Best Campus Career Website
Best Digital Recruitment Campaign By An Educational Institution
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University
Best Recruitment Marketing and Outreach
Special Award for Innovation by a Career Centre
Ryerson University Career Centre
Special Award for Social Responsibility in Recruiting
Best Campus Ambassador Program
TD Bank Group
Campus Recruiter of the Year
Bridget King, IBM
Best Internship/Co-op Program
Campus Recruiting Program of the Year
Bellsun life financial
Best Grad Program

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

Mary Barroll


The TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference is Almost Here!

It’s officially spring in Canada, and along with the showers and flowers comes the sixth edition of TalentEgg’s National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference! We’re excited to host what is sure to be another eggs-ceptional event, and we hope you’ll share in our enthusiasm as we celebrate the best of the best in recruitment with some of Canada’s top employers.

This year we’ll also be bringing together “technology and talent” with this year’s keynote speaker Brian Fetherstonhaugh, Chairman and CEO of OgilvyOne Worldwide. Brian Fetherstonhaugh is a Marketing and recruitment expert and leads a global workforce of 5800 people. The median age at OgilvyOne Worldwide is 29 years old, so he knows a thing or two about hiring and managing young talent. Brian calls his recruitment theory the “Power of Magnetism.”

Also, Brian’s passion about inspiring and leading young professionals is reflected in his award winning book, The Long View: Career Strategies to Start Strong, Reach High, and Go Far. which includes insights and advice for developing their career in an increasingly competitive and digital age. Every full day delegate to the conference will receive a copy of the book as TalentEgg’s gift!

Read on to learn more about this year’s exciting lineup of recruitment-focused speaker sessions, presentations, panels, and of course, the TalentEgg Awards!

Keynote: “How to Become a Magnetic Talent Enterprise”

According to Brian Fetherstonhaugh’s theory, the most successful recruitment strategies effectively mobilize technology to appeal to students and recent grads and create a community of talent. In an increasingly digital world, technology is being engaged to augment nearly every aspect of our lives, and networking and recruitment are no exception! Fetherstonhaugh maintains that harnessing these communication tools, in combination with traditional strategies, enable powerful connections between recruiters and top talent while simultaneously aiding in the construction of meaningful employer brands and cultures.


New to the Workforce

Following a brief break for book signings, please join us in welcoming Monica Haberl from the Conference Board of Canada as she presents the Board’s research on recruiting top talent, highlighting the ways in which organizations are attracting, developing, and compensating today’s recent grads. From rotational programs, co-ops and internships, Monica’s discussion will outline the various ways organizations are appealing to students while also recognizing the what skill sets are in demand and how new graduates and entry level employees who demonstrate such qualities are being rewarded. Her extensive research in areas like labour relations, corporate governance, and talent management with the Conference Board of Canada provide Monica with authoritative and cutting edge data on attracting, developing, and compensating those just entering Canada’s workforce, which she will be sharing with us!



Fostering Future CEOs:

Our next panel will feature Odgers Berndtson’s CEO x 1 Day leadership development program. To better identify today’s top talent and tomorrow’s leaders, Odgers Berndtson has championed a new model for developing leadership skills with its innovative CEO x 1 Day program, a student program that fosters connections between high-achieving students and top CEOs. In this program, eligible third and fourth year university students participate in an executive search and are matched with industry leaders in a process which includes an online leadership evaluation courtesy of Hogan Assessments. Selected students are given the opportunity to shadow exceptional CEOs in this unique mentorship program, gaining connections and valuable insight into day to day life within the industry.

Kim Forgues

Kim is both partner at Odgers Berndtson and Head of the firm’s new CHRO, where she assists organizations in developing high potential talent and executives. Prior to Odgers Berndtson, Kim held various senior roles in human capital and Human Resources, and is an expert in talent management, leadership development, diversity & inclusion, and executive compensation.



Jacqueline Foley

The Chief Marketing Officer for Odgers Berndtson, Jacqueline is a member of the leadership team and is responsible for leading the Canadian marketing strategy and planning in addition to enhancing the customer experience.







CharityVillage and TalentEgg Acquire Bmeaningful

Toronto, ON. (May 9, 2017). CharityVillage, the largest and most popular job board in Canada’s nonprofit sector and TalentEgg, Canada’s leading job board and online resource for students and new grads announce Bmeaningful, Canada’s leading social impact career site has joined their family of online companies. Together, the family of companies will provide greater support, value and reach to its users and clients and are committed to helping people with their careers find purposeful work.

“Bmeaningful’s focus on social impact- including corporate social responsibility (CSR), social good and nonprofit – and their belief that there’s more to a job than making money are values that are aligned with CharityVillage and TalentEgg” says Wayne Albo, Chairman of CharityVillage and TalentEgg.

There’s a growing interest in having careers that allow you to make a positive impact at work. 88% of Millennials feel their job is more fulfilling when they have the opportunity to make a positive impact and the same study found that 76% of Millennials consider a company’s social and environmental commitments when deciding where to work and nearly two-thirds (64%) won’t take a job if a potential employer doesn’t have strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. 2016 Cone Communications Millennial Employee Engagement Study

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