To celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day, we’re recognizing some of our best mentors teaching Career Edge interns. Some are Career Edge alumni, some coach multiple interns, many received multiple nominations for our Mentor of the Year 2018 award, and all have been immensely valuable for their intern’s professional development. Here’s what their interns had to say: Read More
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.
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:
Loblaw Companies Limited
Ontario Public Service
Rogers Communications Inc.
TD Bank Group
Toronto Transit Commission
City of Toronto
Regional Municipality of York
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
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
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
Endings are as polarizing as the winter’s first heavy snowfall. Loathed by drivers, but cherished by students. Resented by farmers, but adored by newborn puppies.
Found somewhere along that spectrum are our newcomers to Canada, filled with premature wonder, followed by a gradual anticipation of its conclusion. But if beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we should welcome endings the way our newcomers celebrate winter’s finale – with relief, joy, and a celebration for new beginnings.
The traditional time for celebration is December. We celebrate 2017’s achievements and what’s ahead in 2018. New jobs, milestones, and people in our life.
A month that features social causes (International Day of Persons with Disabilities), spiritual observances (Mawlid, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa), and ‘alternative’ celebrations (Festivus) requires recognizing that your diverse workforce needs an inclusive celebration. To appreciate the range of differences among an organization’s people, we should remain inclusive – which requires learning. Read More
Canada’s youth unemployment rate dropped to 10.3 per cent in September, but the decrease doesn’t equal what it suggests.
More youth aren’t getting jobs. They’re leaving the workforce and going (or returning) to school, with 56 per cent of Canadian youth enrolled full-time.
Does more education increase their employability upon graduation, or delay the inevitability of another painful job search? Read More
“I was able to bring a unique set of skills and experiences to my civilian employer,” said Roy Liang.
Two years ago, as the Canadian Armed Forces Reservists’ paid internship program’s inaugural hire, Roy completed a six-month, paid internship on Apotex’s talent acquisition team. He successfully integrated into the civilian workforce and launched his career.