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What Motivates the Next Generation of Leaders?

By December 9, 2009August 6th, 2019Uncategorized

Today Career Edge Organization participated in the 2009 CACEE Regional conference, delivering a workshop on Generation Y for employers and career educators.

Ever since we launched our national Gen Y survey in September, our Vice President Donna Smith and our Director, Marketing and Communications, Janice Rudkowski, have been busy taking the groundbreaking study on the road, delivering presentations to employers at conferences, recruiting forums and even directly to our Host Organizations at their own offices.

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This afternoon, Donna and Janice spoke to a full room about What Motivates the Next Generation of Leaders – information that every employer should now.

Host Employers CIBC sponsored the workshop, which reviewed trends from the research as well as insights established by us and the Angus Reid Strategies research team. Participants were given examples of tangible responses and actions for employers who recruit Gen Y graduates.

We’re confident that attendees walked away with a better understanding of what today’s grads and future Millennials aspire to, career-wise to really get the best of what this group has to offer.

Also in attendance were Career Edge Organization friends TalentEgg, who also delivered a workshop on Gen Y. Lauren Friese, the Gen Y brain behind TalentEgg, spoke about what top students are looking for in a career and gave tips on how employers can better target their campus recruitment campaigns.

The great thing about conferences like these (aside from the insights and knowledge!) is that you never know who you’re going to run into! For a long time now we have been trying to figure out who in TD Bank was behind what we think is a brilliant initiative, “The Hunt: A five part series on finding a job.” Sure enough, a TD representative who played an instrumental role on the project was actually in attendance and Janice had the opportunity to speak to her.

“The Hunt” is an incredible resource for grads seeking work that uniquely takes an interactive approach that provides insights from four different perspectives: Students, Employers, Career Centres, and Experts.

Overall, it was a great event and we look forward to continuing to work with our friends at CACEE in the future!


The Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) is a national non-profit partnership of employer recruiters and career services professionals. Our mission is to provide authoritative information, advice, professional development opportunities and other services to employers, career services professionals, and students.