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Dog Days of Recruitment

By | Employer

Slower than extra-inning baseball games, more discouraging than sold-out concerts, and as infuriating as the traffic encountered driving north…­­­­ it’s the dog days of recruitment, when the interest of your stockpiled warm candidates will never exceed the heat of the dog days of summer. No one outside the recruitment world understands what you’re sweating through. Read More

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Recruiting & Retaining Gen Zs in 2020

By | Employer

“How does your company positively impact society?”

For hiring managers in 2020, prepare your answers – or lose top, post-millennial talent to your competitor. You know interviews involve more than selling the job – they require selling the company. But, how do you sell a company if you’re unsure which product features your target market needs most? Read More

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National AccessAbility Week

By | Employer, General

It’s a time to promote and advance inclusion and accessibility for all.

Approximately one year ago, Honourable Carla Qualtrough declared the week starting on the last Monday of May as the time to recognize the potential that Canada’s diversity holds.

“As Canada’s first Minister responsible for Persons with Disabilities, I believe that our country’s diversity is our strength – and when we include people with disabilities, we create a stronger Canada for everyone.” Read More

2018 Achievement Awards

Celebrating ‘Doing the Right Thing’

By | Employer, General
It was an evening of connection, storytelling, and the celebration of ‘doing the right thing.’

With leaders and influencers from Canada’s business community, award-winning employers, and government in attendance, philanthropist and keynote speaker Michael “Pinball” Clemons expectedly delivered an impassioned speech on empowering youth through education.
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Career Edge’s Best Diversity Employers

By | Employer

The national competition series Canada Top 100 Employers recently released their annual Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2018). These top organizations offer exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs within their industry and Canadian region.

The contest recognized the winners’ successful diversity initiatives in many fields and programs for their employees belonging to five groups: (a) women; (b) visible minorities; (c) persons with disabilities; (d) Aboriginal peoples, and (e) LGBT peoples.

Below are Career Edge host organizations and why they were featured:

Accenture Inc.

“Created a National Accent on Enablement employee resource group, which is sponsored by a senior executive and includes two distinct chapters for mental health and persons with disabilities.”

Bell Canada

“Established an LGBT network in 2009 to support the inclusion and professional development of LGBT employees.”

CIBC

“Created a Pathfinder program to offer peer support for new Indigenous employees.”

KPMG LLP

“Operates and supports a dedicated people network for the LGBT community called pride@KPMG.”

Loblaw Companies Limited

“Piloted a dedicated LGBTQ Youth Internship at its Maple Leaf Gardens location, developed in partnership with several organizations.”

Manulife

“Works with Career Edge to offer paid internships for persons with disabilities.”

Ontario Public Service

“Introduced anti-racism legislation to provide measurable targets, public reporting and community consultation through renewable multiyear strategic plans.”

Rogers Communications Inc.

“Launched dedicated pricing for customers with accessibility needs.”

RBC

“Donated more than $3.5-million to various Aboriginal groups and organizations to help increase education, engagement and awareness.”

TD Bank Group

“Is piloting a hiring program with Specialisterne Canada to hire individuals on the autism spectrum.”

Toronto Transit Commission

“Maintains an advisory committee on accessible transit.”

City of Toronto

“Established the Profession to Profession Mentoring Immigrants program in response to employment barriers faced by skilled immigrants.”

Regional Municipality of York

“Is developing a Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Charter, which will be a road map to creating an organization inclusive of employees and customers alike.”
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North American Inclusion Month

By | Employer, General

Abbreviated in length, but inspired by change, February is a time to do more, with less.

The National Jewish Council for Disabilities established North American Inclusion Month to recognize the need for more opportunities for people with disabilities. The initiative aims to do more than just improve our understanding of a person with a disability’s needs and aspirations for 28 days. It aspires to create action toward change, and to produce a more positive approach that prevails for 365. Read More

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Recruitment Trends for 2018

By | Employer, General

“Hiring people is by far the most important thing companies do. When organizations hire the ‘wrong’ people, no amount of HR or management can fix the problem,” wrote Josh Bersin, founder and Principal at Bersin by Deloitte, in the HR Technology Disruptions for 2018 report.

In a candidate-driven era, as power continues to shift from employers and hiring personnel to employees and job seekers, the transformation in control will alter many intricacies in the complex world of recruitment. Read More

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What if I invest in my employees and they leave?

By | Employer

High turnover rates discourage employers from investing in training and development for their employees. The investment costs are quantifiable, and widely perceived as unnecessary and expensive.

But, what happens when employers don’t invest in their employees, and they stay – how much does that cost? Unfortunately, no prior research has been conducted to quantify the net gain or loss of not regularly training and developing your employees. So, why? Read More

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