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Latest Trends with the 2020 TalentEgg Guide to Canadian Recruitment

On July 8th, 2020 we were egg-cited to host the ninth annual TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference. Experts and professionals from the Canadian recruitment space joined us for a virtual conference packed with insightful panels, and of course, award celebrations!

All Awards and Conference attendees had a chance to download our 2020 TalentEgg Guide to Canadian Recruitment on the virtual conference platform. This year, the guide gives employers, careers centers and HR professionals crucial insights into recruiting students and new graduate job candidates during the COVID-19 pandemic; including best practices, and what matters most to students, new grads and early career professionals as a result of their drastically changing job environment.

If you missed out on the conference, you can still access TalentEgg’s key findings from our research and recruitment insights by downloading a copy of the guide below.

Here are some of the trending topics in the 2020 Guide:

  1. On-campus vs. Online: A look into the support students and grads are receiving from schools and the importance of employers showing up virtually.
  2. Employer branding and reputation management: How students were let go, how they feel about the communication received and will they work for you again in the future?
  3. What's important to students and grads right now: How to prioritize their learning, onboarding and work experience during COVID-19. New solutions in a virtual recruitment world
  4. Mental Health, the 'new normal', and the desired support that students, grads and early career professionals want moving forward in this virtual reality. 
  5. Social Responsibility, Volunteering and Staying Connected Virtually

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference!

This is our 9th year hosting the annual TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference, but it was our first year hosting it virtually, and we gotta say — it was a blast!

On July 8th several top campus recruitment professionals from across Canada joined us on our virtual journey to discuss, share and reveal how COVID-19 has impacted the recruitment sector temporarily and in some cases, for good. Attendees got the chance to hear about new virtual on-boarding methods, and new virtual strategies to attract the next generation of the workforce. 

We also shared some incredible findings from the TalentEgg COVID-19 survey and annual student and new grad survey. 

Finally after weeks of anticipation, we also revealed the winners of the 2020 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards at the event. It was a tight competition with so many egg-cellent applications by leading Canadian employers, educational institutions, and career centres to look at. However, a select few stood out to our Student Judges for their egg-ceptional work and creativity.

Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the TalentEgg Awards and a sincere thank you to all the professionals who participated in this event!

2020 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards Winners

EMPLOYER AWARDS: 

BEST GRAD PROGRAM

BEST CAREER WEBSITE

BEST INTERNSHIP/CO-OP PROGRAM

  • PwC

CAMPUS RECRUITING PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

  • CIBC

RECRUITING PROGRAM OF THE YEAR FOR A NONPROFIT NEW!

CAMPUS RECRUITER OF THE YEAR (INDIVIDUAL)

  • Gaby Patenaude – Campus Recruitment Program Lead (EDC

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

  • CIBC – Technology Co-op Program

BEST USE OF STUDENT COMPETITIONS FOR RECRUITMENT NEW!

BEST RECRUITMENT BRANDING STRATEGY BY A PROFESSIONAL OR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION NEW!  

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION AWARDS:

SPECIAL AWARD FOR INNOVATION BY A CAREER CENTRE

  • Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management 

CAREER COACH OF THE YEAR (INDIVIDUAL)

  • Ibiyemi Balogun – Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management

Congratulations once more to the winners and thank you to all the applicants and finalists! A quick reminder: the 2020 TalentEgg guide to student and new grad recruitment is available to download here.

We hope to welcome you next year in person for the 10th Annual TalentEgg Recruitment Awards and Conference. Have a safe summer and fall recruitment season!

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!

6 Tips For Creating a Winning TalentEgg Awards Application

It’s that time of year again! The applications for the 2020 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards & Conference open on January 20th!

 

The #TEAwards are an egg-cellent opportunity for top employers, career centres and educational institutions to be recognized for their egg-ceptional work, as well as gather valuable feedback from students and recent graduates on their recruitment initiatives

We know you’re ready to get cracking on those submissions, but before you do, we wanted to share a few of our top tips and tricks for crafting an award-winning application.

1. Get organized

The first thing you should do is decide which award categories best fit your initiatives – and with 18 awards, you have plenty to choose from. To get started, make a shortlist of the ones you want to apply to and carefully read through the descriptions to ensure your team’s efforts meet the outlined criteria.

Here are the categories for this year’s TalentEgg awards:

EMPLOYER AWARDS

  • 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 NEW!
  • CAMPUS RECRUITER OF THE YEAR (INDIVIDUAL)
  • RECRUITER OF THE YEAR FOR A NONPROFIT (INDIVIDUAL) NEW!
  • 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!
  • BEST RECRUITMENT BRANDING STRATEGY BY A PROFESSIONAL OR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION NEW!


EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

  • SPECIAL AWARD FOR INNOVATION BY A CAREER CENTRE
  • BEST DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN BY AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
  • CAREER COACH OF THE YEAR (INDIVIDUAL)
  • BEST CONTRIBUTION TO STUDENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT

For more details, head to our website!

2. Gather your materials

Each awards submission is composed of two parts. The first is the mandatory online application. We ask all applicants to fill out a short form and provide a brief overview of the initiative being submitted for review.

Note: The Campus Recruiter of the Year and Career Coach of the Year (Individual) awards application are slightly different. For these awards, we ask for a short description of the nominee’s achievements.

The second component is the supporting documentation. We request all documentation to be presented in PDF format and attached with the application form. Please compile all documentation into ONE file to allow for a seamless judging process. You can embed links to online presentations, websites, or other types of media to support the application and demonstrate the impact of your efforts.

Over the years, we’ve noticed that our judging panel tends to favour applicants who are able to support their achievements with solid evidence. Speaking of which…

3. Know your audience

Your work will be judged by an egg-clusive panel of top students, new grads and early career professionals. In other words, your target audience for your career and recruitment initiatives. Therefore, to help ensure your application is well-received, you need to tailor it for a younger demographic.

Here’s what we recommend:

      • Use terminology that everyone can understand. Avoid industry jargon words and phrases.
      • Communicate in a Gen Z and Y-friendly voice. Aim for casual and conversational, but still professional.
      • Speak directly to the wants and needs of students and grads (if that’s who your application is targeting). Check out our 2019 Guide to Campus Recruitment to get key insights from students & grads.

4. Show your work

So you think your organization had the best recruiting program of the year? Great – we want proof! Quantitative data like statistics or percentages can help strengthen your claims and create a comprehensive application.

Another factor all winning applications have in common? Visual appeal. To stand out to the judging panel, try:

      • Using a style and branding that is similar to your other career and recruitment material.
      • Incorporating visual evidence, such as screenshots, logos, videos, etc., to illustrate your application.
      • Including pictures of your student, new grad or early career employees and/or recruiters to help the judges better connect with your organization.

5. Keep it concise

With so many submissions to evaluate, most of the judges will likely only spend a short time evaluating each application. A text-heavy application will not appeal to a Gen Z and Y audience. The key is to provide as much detail as possible, but also keep it concise. 

To do this, include only the most relevant and impressive information and use bulleted lists or graphs to convey your points wherever possible. Also remember that you can provide links to any social networking accounts, online media, and additional information you want to include –  but please, keep everything organized in a single PDF document

6. Be creative

Don’t be afraid to flex those creative muscles when crafting your application! The goal is to create a submission that stands out from the competition in a memorable way and the best way to do that is to be innovative.

Think outside the box by leveraging new technology as much as possible. For example, you could create a video for your application instead of a traditional text document. You could also use infographics to represent your data in a modern and visually appealing way.

Just make sure that the end result is accessible and easy-to-navigate. It doesn’t matter how flashy your application is – if the judges can’t understand it, they can’t engage with it.

Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to creating a top-notch #TEAwards application. Good luck!

 

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