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TalentEgg Renews Partnership with Odgers Berndtson for 2022 CEOx1Day – Future Leaders Summit

Today, TalentEgg, Canada’s leading online career resource for students, new grads, and early career professionals, announced its renewed partnership with Odgers Berndtson’s CEOx1Day,.  This one-of-a-kind initiative is Odgers Berndtson’s premiere leadership development program offering ambitious third and fourth-year college and university students an opportunity to engage with a diverse cross-section of Canada’s top executives.

To the partnership, TalentEgg brings exclusive access to its nationwide network of career-focused early career talent and distinct employer branding expertise in support of this unparalleled professional development opportunity!

“We are delighted to continue the partnership, bringing students an opportunity to participate in this unique leadership development program, as well as supporting Odgers Berndtson in recruiting the best and the brightest candidates to the CEOx1Day Future Leaders Summit taking place in February.” said Mary Barroll, President of TalentEgg.

Founded in 2013,  the CEOx1Day Program matches  upper year students with top executives from the country’s leading organizations. Every year hundreds of students apply to participate in the program.

This year, 50 students will be selected to participate in a one-day virtual summit chalked full of interactive panels, small group breakout sessions led by CEOs and Presidents, career and leadership insights from CHROs and Heads of People and Culture/Talent, and exclusive networking opportunities.

Participating companies in the CEOx1Day Future Leaders Summit include: AGF, Aecon, Assent Compliance, Digital Research Alliance of Canada,  Indspire, Hallmark Canada. Right to Play International, and Shopify.

As a part of its investment in the CEOx1Day Future Leaders Summit, TalentEgg looks forward to providing its vast talent network with: an authentic Gen Z voice to the promotional campaign, high quality digital engagement, resources, video testimonials and insider access to the various recruitment phases of the program.

Of the renewed partnership, Lori Dyne, Chief Marketing Officer at Odgers Berndtson said, “TalentEgg is a wonderful partner that helps us connect with top student talent from across the country. As a key career resource for this demographic TalentEgg shares in our philosophy of investing in the professional development of Canada’s future leaders. They have done a tremendous job in producing video testimonials from CEOx1Day Alumni that we are leveraging as a part of the program’s digital strategy”.

“TalentEgg is also supporting our strategic promotion of the CEOx1Day Future Leaders Summit and the tremendous opportunity it offers to students as they embark on their transition from post-secondary to career via a microsite hosted on their platform and cross promotion on their robust social media channels”, added Dyne.

Other 2022 CEOx1Day program partners include Hogan Assessments, which helps businesses succeed through extensive leadership assessments designed to predict career performance for organizations on a global scale, media company Globe and Mail, Indspire, and educational partner, JDC Central.

Interested student candidates may apply online at ceox1day.ca or talentegg.ca/ceox1day between October 25th and November 25th, 2021

About TalentEgg

TalentEgg is Canada’s leading job site and online career resource for students, recent graduates, and early career professionals.

Since 2008, TalentEgg has helped millions of students and recent grads hatch their careers, and has worked with hundreds of Canadian employers to successfully attract top talent to their organizations.

While connecting our talent network with meaningful foundational and early career opportunities from top employers in Canada, TalentEgg also:

– provides thousands of free career resources created specifically with students and recent grads in mind; and,

– supports an active and diverse community of professionals who are passionate about empowering the careers of the next generation of talent, including employers, career centres, educators, and student leaders.

To find out more about how TalentEgg can help connect you with students, recent grads, and early career professionals visit us at employers.talentegg.ca.

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 our ever-changing 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 ever-changing 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.

Exclusive 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 job seeker 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 in 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 ever-changing workplace, check out our Guide to Recruitment 2021 package, brought to you by our team at TalentEgg.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2021 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference!

This is our 10th year hosting the annual TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference, and we gotta say — it might have been our best one yet!

On June 16th, 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 our annual student and new grad recruitment guide. 

Finally after weeks of anticipation, we also revealed the winners of the 2021 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!

2021 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards Winners

EMPLOYER AWARDS: 

BEST CAREER WEBSITE

BEST EMPLOYER BRANDING AND OUTREACH

BEST RECRUITMENT BRANDING STRATEGY BY A PROFESSIONAL OR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

CAMPUS RECRUITER OF THE YEAR (INDIVIDUAL)

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

CAREER COACH OF THE YEAR (INDIVIDUAL)

  • Ken Lee – Ryerson University

BEST CONTRIBUTION TO STUDENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT (EMPLOYERS)

  • American Express

BEST CONTRIBUTION TO STUDENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT (SCHOOLS)

  • Red River College

BEST USE OF STUDENT COMPETITIONS FOR RECRUITMENT 

SPECIAL AWARD FOR INNOVATION BY A CAREER CENTRE 

  • Cambrian College

SPECIAL AWARD FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN RECRUITING

SPECIAL AWARD FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN RECRUITING 

BEST INTERNSHIP/CO-OP PROGRAM

  • CIBC

BEST GRAD PROGRAM

  • FDM Group

RECRUITING PROGRAM OF THE YEAR FOR A NON-PROFIT

CAMPUS RECRUITING PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Congratulations once more to the winners and thank you to all the applicants and finalists! A quick reminder: the 2021 TalentEgg Recruitment Guide is available to download here.

We want to thank our sponsors and exhibitors: American Express, University of Toronto Scarborough, and Chick-Fil-A . We also wanted to thank our panellists and everyone who attended the event. Thank you for supporting us, the conference would not be possible without you!

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We hope to welcome you next year in person for the 11th Annual TalentEgg Recruitment Awards and Conference. Have a safe summer and fall recruitment season!

 

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.

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