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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.

We’re going VIRTUAL! Tickets now on sale for the 2020 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards & Conference

This year we’re so egg-cited to host the TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards & Conference VIRTUALLY on July 8th, 2020! Visit our awards website for tickets and the upcoming agenda.

For the past 9 years, the TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards & Conference has provided an opportunity for employers, accredited universities and colleges, career centres, career educators and coaches to be recognized within the industry for their excellent employer branding, career education and recruitment initiatives; and to come together to share the latest recruitment trends.

This year we want to continue to bring you that same egg-citing experience and valuable information virtually, as the safety of our clients, sponsors, industry partners and conference attendees is our priority during this pandemic. We aim to bring our attendees fresh recruitment trends, COVID-19 survey results from students and new grads, engaging panel discussions and more, that you can enjoy from home!

What to expect from the TalentEgg virtual conference:

1. An interactive and versatile platform for attendees to get the full conference experience.

The conference will be hosted on an online platform  that allows attendees to tune into live virtual panel sessions and engage in real-time with speakers to ask questions, network with fellow attendees via chat groups and more! We will share best practices and guidelines to use the platform once you’ve purchased your tickets. 

2. Crucial information on the impact COVID-19 has had on students, new grads and early career professionals.

COVID-19 has impacted every industry in the past few months; the new grad and early career job market and recruitment sector in Canada is no exception. We surveyed our users to find out just how COVID-19 has impacted their job prospects, their career development, and their attitude to current and future employers. We can’t wait to share the trends we found and solutions moving forward. 

3. An egg-citing line up of panellists and speakers who are experts in the recruitment space.

Stay tuned for more speakers and panel topic announcements. 

Although we won’t have last year’s stunning Toronto view, we will have the latest recruitment trends to share. Here’s what last year’s attendees took away from the conference:

See you at the conference!

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First Time At The TalentEgg Awards & Conference? Here Are 4 Tips To Help You Prepare

The countdown to the TalentEgg Awards and Conference is on!

We’ve been hard at work here at TalentEgg, making sure everything is in order for the main event. At the same time, we want to help our attendees make the most of their time with us. If you’re new to the #TEAwards, you might be asking yourself what you need to do to get ready. Well don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Campus recruiters – avoid the last minute ‘scramble’ with these tips for a smooth experience.

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Meet The 2016 TalentEgg Awards Panelists And Speakers

The campus recruitment industry is brimming with egg-ceptional talent!

It’s one of the biggest reasons why we host the TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference every year. Not only do we get to recognize these highly skilled individuals and celebrate their accomplishments, we also get to learn from their efforts through their presentations and panel discussions.

For this year’s conference, we’re bringing together some of the brightest minds in campus recruitment to share their expertise and offer insight into the issues facing the industry today.

So, without further delay, we’re pleased to present our 2016 TalentEgg Awards panelists and speakers!

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