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How Are You Helping to Build the Workplace Critical Skills Pipeline?

When describing what differentiates top talent amongst students and new graduate candidates, we often find ourselves referencing their ‘soft’ or workplace critical skills.  Things like creativity, teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership.

As employers, we seemingly all want these skills to be a part of the candidate profile for our new graduate programs, summer internships, or open positions on campus.  And, if the expectation is that students come prepared with these skills when they arrive in the workplace, I wonder how can we as career educators and campus recruiters help students to identify, acquire, and nurture them before they land their first job?

For me, the approach is two-fold:

I think it starts with helping students to become fluent in the art of articulation, reflection, and offering up evidence.

Let’s work an example – communication skills. We know that having a student simply state they are a good communicator is not enough.  Rather, it’s how they demonstrate they are a good communicator through examples or description that sets them apart.

Fellow campus recruiters, I am offering up a challenge to you here.  Let’s commit to trying to better articulate our needs. Continuing with the ‘good communication skills’ example, what if we said something like this in our postings:

‘Persuasive business writing, active listening, comfort delivering critical or difficult messages, and strong presentation skills are essential for successful communication in our organization’.

The more specific or articulate we are, the more a student has got to work with and reflect on.  They can start to assess whether they have demonstrated these skills and attributes in their studies or work to date, come up with evidence to support it, and if a gap exists, have a clearer goal to work towards.  If  Year 1 students knew what you were truly looking for in terms of workplace critical skills when they embarked on their program, think about where they might be by the time they graduate.  Perhaps ‘top talent’ would be more plentiful?

While these notions are by no means new, it stands to reason that by providing students with ample opportunity to reflect on and to talk about their skills in meaningful ways (whether it is a part of their experiential learning, course work, co-op, or even workshops) the more comfortable and confident they will become in talking about their workplace critical skills as potential candidates.

The second piece is all about providing additional opportunities to develop and nurture workplace critical skills while in school.  Case competitions, challenges, portfolios or workplace critical skills passports, skills badging, and experiential learning are all great ways to achieve this.  Think about how you can get more involved in these types of initiatives.  While yes, the time investment does need to be there to make it most effective, you will be doing wonders for your credibility, brand, and building up of the pipeline of the skills you’re ultimately wanting students to have in their toolkit.

Challenge yourself.  In your next round of engaging students – how will you help them to get really good at articulating, reflecting, and evidencing their workplace critical skills?  What opportunities will you provide to develop and nurture them?  Happy skill building!

 


Trevor Buttrum is an award-winning career education and campus recruitment leader with 15+ years of experience in the space.  He is currently the manager of a national program focused on building the talent pipeline for the next generation of the property and casualty insurance workforce.

 

Your Complete Guide to Canadian Campus Recruitment

The eighth annual TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference took place on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 and we are happy to say that it was an egg-cellent day of learning and collaborating on best practices in student, new graduate and early career recruitment. The TalentEgg Awards and Conference marks a moment when employers, nonprofits, campus recruitment professionals, and career educators come together for a day to discuss different approaches to support 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 got to take home our 2019 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, new graduates and early career professionals 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-Y and 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 2019 Guide to Canadian Campus Recruitment right here!

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find in the 2019 Guide:

  • Candidates' recruitment pet peeves
  • Why your employer brand needs CSR
  • Unique experiences to develop your future talent pipeline
  • Connecting with early-career professionals
  • Why and how to connect online with potential candidates
  • How your recruitment efforts can be everywhere, all at once
  • The importance of continuous learning and incorporating it into your onboarding
  • …and more!

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2019 Guide to Canadian Campus Recruitment

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Announcing the Finalists for the 2019 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards

Today’s the day! TalentEgg is egg-cited to announce the finalists for The 2019 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards! On June 19, 2019 at the Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto, we’ll be celebrating the winners of the TalentEgg Awards, exploring and sharing new trends in recruitment with our expert speakers and panelists!

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 campus recruitment strategies. Our panel of student judges had their work cut out for them with so many amazing applications. It was definitely a close race!

We invite you and your team to join us at this year’s Awards and Conference for this fun and informative day-long event! We’re currently offering discounted early-bird group and individual ticket rates until 5pm on Friday, May 17, 2019. Don’t miss the 2019 TalentEgg Awards and Conference and be sure to register now to take advantage of these reduced ticket rates!

Drum roll, please!  Without further adieu, here are your 2019 Finalists!

2019 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards Finalists

Please note: Finalists are listed in no particular order.

Best Grad Program

Best Campus Career Website

Best Internship/Co-op Program

Campus Recruiting Program of the Year

Campus Recruiter of the Year (Individual)

  • Rodrigo Mall, Consultant, Talent Acquisition – Campus (Bell)
  • Jennifer Husband, University Program Manager (Colliers International)
  • Chelsea Assimes, Campus Program Manager (Visier Inc.)
  • Dean Linzel, Talent Acquisition Partner (IBM)

Best Contribution to Student Career Development (Employers)

Best Recruitment Marketing and Outreach

 

Special Award for Innovation by a Career Centre

  • Université de Sherbrooke

Best Social Media Presence

  • IBM
  • Deloitte
  • Colliers International
  • Bell

Special Award for Social Responsibility in Recruiting

Best Campus Ambassador Program

  • Colliers International

Best On-Campus Student Engagement Strategy

  • Visier Inc
  • IBM
  • Colliers International
  • Bell

Best Contribution to Student Career Development (Schools) NEW

  • Red River College Student Employment Services
  • Georgian College Career Success Team

Career Coach of the Year (Individual) NEW

  • Jesse Sahota – McMaster University, Engineering Co-op & Career Services
  • Mr. Sonny Wong – Ryerson University

Our eighth annual conference and awards continue to highlight and explore the best practices, emerging trends, and innovations in student and new graduate recruitment with expert advice and shared strategies in employer branding and talent acquisition. TalentEgg is so excited to offer another opportunity for collaboration, discussion, and congratulations between Canada’s top recruiters, nonprofits and career centres.

Thank you to all of the employers, career centres and educational institutions who participated this year. Want to join us at the conference? Get your tickets here!

 

Introducing the 2018 Guide to Canadian Campus Recruitment – Decoding Gen-Z

The seventh annual TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference took place on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018, 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, nonprofits, 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 got to take home our 2018 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-Y and 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 2018 Guide to Canadian Campus Recruitment right here!

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