It’s that time of the year again! Applications for the 2014 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards are now open.

The TalentEgg Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards are designed to give you an opportunity to gain recognition for and share your significant achievements of the past year, as well as provide you with a learning experience.They are open to all employers who hire college and university students and recent graduates in Canada.

Applications are due February 28th, 2014.

Still looking for more reasons to get involved? Consider these benefits:

1. Gen Y feedback

The TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards are judged by a hand-picked panel of top students. These 200 students have proven leadership abilities, not just on campus, but also in their community and their workplace: they represent the pool of candidates you aim to recruit from. Their feedback on your campus recruitment strategies and platforms will directly benefit your future Gen Y recruiting success.

Here is some of the feedback given by the student judges for the 2013 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards:

On Bell’s campus career website, which won the Best Campus Career Website category:

“Extremely organized and neat. The most engaging part of this website is the layout of the content, images, etc. It was just fantastic navigating through your website with ease.”

Second year student, Schulich School of Business, York University

2. Increase your presence among Gen Y

Participating in these awards, among Canada’s top employers, increases the visibility of your recruiting efforts and your intern, co-op and new grad programs to our large and engaged Gen Y audience (last year, was used by more than 3 million students and recent grads). These awards are a badge of honour, which can further reinforce your company’s commitment to creating an environment where talented students and grads aspire to work. In an eggshell, having your employer brand in the spotlight as part of the Awards will helps you stand out among the pack.

3. Recognition within industry and among your peers

Along with raising your profile among students and grads, the Awards offer an opportunity to be recognized as the best among your peers as a leader within the industry. These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate your team’s hard work over the past year and inspire them to further egg-cel.

Here are some examples of winners from the 2013 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards:

PwC Canada won Best On-Campus Campaign last year. Our student judges concurred that PwC Canada designed their campaign to truly help students, and in doing so, enhanced their employer brand as uniquely Gen Y-friendly.

Grant Thornton was presented the Best Campus Recruitment Brochure award last year. Our student judge panel agreed that their informative, targeted and colorful brochure was engaging and convinced Gen Y to consider a job with the company.

4. Showcase your strengths

What was your biggest success this past year? The TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards offer a range of award categories, allowing you to focus on areas where you have enjoyed particular success or innovation in the past year.

For 2014, we are introducing two new award categories: ‘Best Contribution to Student Career Development’ and ‘Best Grad Program.’ With these additions, the Awards continue in their pursuit to highlight and celebrate the best and most innovative campus recruitment strategies in Canada are being recognized.

Click here to learn more about the award categories and judging criteria.

Winners and feedback on each recruitment initiative from the student judge panel will be revealed at the 2014 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference, taking place on May 14, 2014 in Toronto.

Apply for one or more awards now!