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Exclusive Insights Live from our 2021 #TEAwards Surveys

At our 2021 TalentEgg Awards and Conference, over 80 recruiters and industry professionals attended to join us in celebrating the best in student and new grad recruitment. Throughout the conference, we conducted some surveys to uncover some exclusive insights for the future of recruitment and the workplace in a post-pandemic world.

Virtual Recruitment is Here to Stay

One of the questions we asked recruiters and industry professionals was “Will your organization continue to incorporate virtual campus events as part of their overall campus recruitment strategy?” Out of 35 respondents, 77% answered “yes,” while 23% answered, “I’m not sure yet.” Thus, it is clear that an overwhelming majority of participants are going to continue incorporating virtual initiatives to engage and provide students with opportunities, while the minority are, at the very least, open to the idea.

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Employees Want to Return to a Hybrid Workplace

Regarding the future of the workplace, an overwhelming 79% of respondents answered “hybrid (a combo of remote & in-person) when we asked them “What type of workplace would you like your employer to adopt?” Meanwhile, the remaining 21% of respondents answered “completely remote/virtual.” Regarding the post-pandemic workplace, results are indicating that the future of the workplace is going to change. For the most part, say goodbye to long commutes and face-to-face interactions in the office. The pandemic has allowed companies to adapt and overcome obstacles to remote work, and as a result, hybrid workplaces are the newest trend that is here to stay.

Soft Skills are Critical for Career Development

As highlighted in our Guide to Recruitment 2021, soft skills are crucial to students’ and new grads’ development and career success. But, what kind of soft skills, in particular, are recruiters and industry professionals looking for in the workplace? We asked our awards and conference attendees to tell us, “What soft skill do you think is the most important for young professionals to develop?” The most common answers were communication, curiosity, adaptability, leadership and resilience. Other responses included time management, flexibility, empathy and critical thinking.

Top Ways to Connect Virtually with Students

Whether you’re a career educator or a campus recruiter looking for the most effective ways to engage with or hire students and grads or you’re a jobseeker wanting to network with employers, we’ve got you covered. We asked attendees, “what has been the most effective VIRTUAL way you engaged with students this past year?” and the answers varied across all respondents. For instance, 26% of respondents stated: “coffee chats” as their top pick, while 22% of respondents stated, “social media” and “networking sessions,” both tied as the second most popular answer. Something worth noting is that none of the options were left unanswered. Although coffee chats, networking sessions, and social media were the most popular answers, there is still value in investing time and effort into other initiatives such as information sessions and case competitions.

Effective Virtual Student Engagement

The Demand for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Recruitment and Employee Engagement

Finally, attendees acknowledged the heightened need for employers to commit to and embrace DEI initiatives into their recruitment and employee engagement strategies. When we asked attendees “What do you see as the most transformative changes in recruitment and employer engagement around diversity, equity and inclusion in the future?” Among the answers were “top-down approach to attracting, finding and hiring diverse talent,” “partnering with EDI students clubs,” “open-mindedness,” and “providing scholarships and support to the community.” As a recruiter or HR professional, take the time to sit down with your company leaders and carefully discuss meaningful and impactful ways to embed diversity and inclusion initiatives into the workplace effectively.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

For more trends on recruitment, the trends in demand from students and new grads, and a glimpse of the future of the post-pandemic workplace, check out our Guide to Recruitment 2021 package, brought to you by our team at TalentEgg.

Announcing the Finalists of the 2021 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference!

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2021 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference! We are so egg-cited to celebrate with you and announce the winners at our second VIRTUAL Awards and Conference on June 16, 2021

The TalentEgg Awards applications are evaluated by a team of top student judges from across Canada, who give a student perspective and first-hand feedback on career development programs, employer branding, recruitment strategies and more.

Please join us at this year’s Awards and Conference to celebrate the winners, and tune in to insightful panels with our egg-cellent lineup of expert speakers from the recruitment and career development space. We will be sharing critical insights from our COVID-19 Student, New Grad and Early Career Survey conducted this spring to understand how the pandemic is impacting Canada’s young job seekers and influencing employers’ future recruitment strategies. We will explore virtual tools and practices to help employers continue to engage and attract top candidates in the “new normal” of remote recruiting. We will also share best practices and new solutions for welcoming back employees to the workplace and students to campus!  

Don’t miss out! Tickets are available until June 15th, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST

Now, what you’ve really been waiting for: Your 2021 Finalists!

2021 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards Finalists

Please note: Finalists are listed in alphabetical order.

EMPLOYER AWARDS FINALISTS

Best Grad Program

Best Career Website

Best Internship/Co-op Program

Campus Recruiting Program of the Year

Recruiting Program of the Year for a Nonprofit

Campus Recruiter of the Year (Individual)

  • Winner – Andrea Royce – Campus Recruiter (Rogers Communications Inc.)

Best Employer Branding and Outreach

Best Social Media Presence

Special Award for Diversity and Inclusion in Recruiting

Special Award for Corporate Responsibility in Recruiting

Best Contribution to Student Career Development (Employers)

  • American Express
  • Bell Canada
  • CIBC – SLA/TGRP
  • FGF Brands

Best Use of Student Competitions for Recruitment

Best Recruitment Branding Strategy by a Professional or Industry Association

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION AWARD FINALISTS

Best Contribution to Student Career Development (Schools)

  • Cambrian College – Career Centre
  • George Brown College
  • Red River College

Special Award For Innovation By A Career Centre 

  • Winner – Cambrian College – Career Centre

Career Coach/Educator of the Year (Individual)

  • Winner – Ken Lee – Career Education Specialist (Ryerson University)

 

Thank you to all of the employers, career centres and educational institutions who participated this year. We look forward to connecting with you at our conference to celebrate all the finalists and announce the winners of the 2021 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards.

Get your tickets here!

Announcing the Finalists of the 2020 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference!

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2020 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference! We are so egg-cited to celebrate you and announce the winners at our first ever VIRTUAL Awards and Conference on July 8, 2020. 

The TalentEgg Awards applications are evaluated by a team of top student judges from across Canada, who give a student perspective and first-hand feedback on career development programs and employer branding and recruitment strategies. Our panel of student judges had their work cut out for them this year. With so many amazing applications, it was a close race!

Please join us at this year’s Awards and Conference to celebrate the winners, and tune-in to insightful panels with our egg-cellent lineup of expert speakers from the recruitment and career development space. We will be sharing critical insights from our COVID-19 Student, New Grad and Early Career Survey conducted this spring to understand how the pandemic is impacting Canada’s young job seekers and influencing employers’ future recruitment strategies. We will explore virtual tools and practices to help employers continue to engage and attract top candidates in the “new normal” of remote recruiting. We will also share best practices and new solutions for welcoming back employees to the workplace and students to campus — safely — in the months to come!  

Don’t miss out! Registration is open until July 7th, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST. 

Now, what you’ve really been waiting for: your 2020 Finalists!

2020 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards Finalists

Please note: Finalists are listed in no particular order.

EMPLOYER AWARDS FINALISTS

BEST GRAD PROGRAM

BEST CAREER WEBSITE

BEST INTERNSHIP/CO-OP PROGRAM

CAMPUS RECRUITING PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

  • CIBC
  • PwC
  • Abbott
  • Blackberry Limited
  • Bell Canada
  • First Capital
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

RECRUITING PROGRAM OF THE YEAR FOR A NONPROFIT [NEW]

CAMPUS RECRUITER OF THE YEAR (INDIVIDUAL)

  • Gaby Patenaude – Campus Recruitment Program Lead (EDC)
  • Trevor Buttrum – Manager, Career Connections (Insurance Institute)
  • Griffith Dias – Recruiter, Early Talent Acquisition, Corporate Functions (RBC)
  • Chelsea Assimes – Campus Program Manager (Visier)
  • Jennifer Brownhill – Campus Talent Acquisition Partner (CIBC)

BEST EMPLOYER BRANDING AND OUTREACH

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

SPECIAL AWARD FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN RECRUITING [NEW]

SPECIAL AWARD FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN RECRUITING

BEST CONTRIBUTION TO STUDENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT

BEST USE OF STUDENT COMPETITIONS FOR RECRUITMENT [NEW]

  • Visier
  • CIBC -GLDP/TLAP All-Comers Thought Forum
  • Bell Canada
  • Abbott

BEST RECRUITMENT BRANDING STRATEGY BY A PROFESSIONAL OR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION [NEW] 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION AWARD FINALISTS

SPECIAL AWARD FOR INNOVATION BY A CAREER CENTRE

  • Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management  WINNER!

CAREER COACH OF THE YEAR (INDIVIDUAL)

  • MomentswithBren
  • Luki Danukarjanto – FOCUS Inspired
  • Jen Coombs – Dalhousie University – Rowe School of Business
  • Jennifer Morozowich – Humber College
  • Ibiyemi Balogun – Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management

Thank you to all of the employers, career centres and educational institutions who participated this year. We look forward to connecting with you at our conference to celebrate all the finalists and announce the winners of the 2020 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards. Get your tickets here!

Millennials Are All Grown Up: Connect with Early Career Professionals

In 2019, TalentEgg is proud to celebrate its 11th anniversary. For over a decade, TalentEgg has specialized in being the most preferred job board and career resource for students and recent grads in Canada. Something unique about our demographic is that we’re finding students and grads that found their first jobs on TalentEgg are now coming back to us for their second or third jobs in their careers. As a trusted source for all things career, our users are looking for more experienced and intermediate roles, which means we can reach even more candidates to fill your recruitment gaps. To learn more about early career professionals, we eggs-panded our TalentEgg Survey to get their insight about the workplace, what they look for in an employer and what they’re searching for in their careers. We’ve already revealed some of our findings throughout this Guide but wanted to dedicate a little more attention to this cohort. Our once young millennials have grown up, and here’s what they’re searching for.

Out of the early career respondents, 41% have been with 1 employer since graduation and 41% have stayed in the same role since graduation. However, 72% are actively looking for a new position with an employer. The common theme? They’re looking for growth and aren’t necessarily finding it at their current place of work. Career path and growth is consistently the number one factor that both students, grads and early career professionals are looking for in a potential employer. So it’s no surprise that 59% say they want more job opportunities shared with them.

We found that 94% of early career professionals are interested in taking additional training and certificates, including one-on-one career coaching. We also discovered that 61% of early career professionals have already taken additional training/certificate programs beyond their undergraduate degree. This demonstrates that there is a clear desire for additional training. This presents an opportunity to develop a generation of young professionals who are looking to continue on their career path, potentially improving employee engagement and retention. Don’t let your onboarding investments go to waste. If your organization prides itself on developing its people, then make sure you’re highlighting this to not only current employees, but to new candidates as well.

Since early career professionals are the millennial generation, they are digitally savvy and want to receive information in a similar manner to students – via social media. Instagram is the number one preferred platform for early career and, as they get older, they start to rely on social media and online resources for their career information instead of their parents and family members.

With TalentEgg’s paid social media campaigns, targeted email blasts and geo-fenced mobile marketing campaigns, we can target early career professionals looking to make the next step in their career as well as provide you support for your campus recruitment.

With this strategic approach, we can add value to your talent attraction and recruitment efforts and your talent pool will be filled with the top-notch candidates before you know it! We deliver measurable results and promote your employer brand at the same time. Reach out to us to find out which customizable solution will work best for your company.

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