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TORONTO, ON, May 15, 2013 – Seven Canadian employers were presented with TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards for their achievements in attracting and recruiting post-secondary students and recent graduates over the last year at the second annual TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference in Toronto on May 14, 2013.
“Competition for top student and new graduate talent in Canada is fierce, and over the last year we’ve noticed that many employers are stepping up their game – especially online,” said Lauren Friese, founder of TalentEgg Inc.
“In 2013, it’s not good enough to just post your jobs and have students apply. A really robust campus recruitment program should include everything from a campus career website, to digital and social media campaigns on platforms such as TalentEgg, Facebook and Twitter, as well as on-campus visits and events, and even an internship program.”
Employers submitted applications for the awards in January and February, and the winning campaigns were chosen by a panel of more than 200 students and recent graduates from across Canada, selected from thousands of applicants, during a two-week judging period in March.
The judges ranked the employers and also provided qualitative feedback on their activities, which will be compiled and published in a series of posts detailing best practices on TalentEgg360.com – a resource hub and online community for campus recruitment professionals – in the coming weeks and months.
“Overall, the winning employers fell into two categories: either they demonstrated that they have a well-rounded campus recruitment strategy encompassing a variety of both on-campus and online elements, such as PwC, Grant Thornton and TD Business Banking,” Lauren said, “or they did something really innovative and unique, such as MasterCard Canada’s social interview campaign by MacLaren McCann and Just-Eat’s internship program.”
Ms. Friese shared the judges’ feedback and best practices with approximately 200 campus recruiters, human resources professionals and career services staff during an awards ceremony at the end of the conference, held at the Arcadian Loft in downtown Toronto.
Best Campus Career Website
Best On-Campus Campaign
Best Campus Recruitment Brochure
Best Internship/Co-op Program
Best Mobile Campus Recruitment Initiative
Best Online Campus Campaign
MacLaren McCann for MasterCard Canada’s “Social Interview” campaign
Campus Recruiting Program of the Year
Campus Recruiter of the Year
Nancy Moulday – Manager Recruitment, TD Business Banking
TalentEgg.ca is Canada’s most popular job board and online career resource for college and university students and recent graduates. Launched in 2008 by Queen’s University graduate Lauren Friese after her own experience transitioning from school to work, TalentEgg works with hundreds of employers and will be visited by more than 3 million students and recent graduates in 2013.
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Founder, TalentEgg Inc.
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Last week, TalentEgg founder Lauren Friese was one of two keynote speakers – the other was Entourage actor Adrian Grenier - at the University of Guelph-Humber’s EMERGE Conference, which is planned and hosted by fourth-year Media Studies (Public Relations, Journalism, Image Arts and Digital Communications) students:
“The realization that contemporary issues are best addressed through technology and mobile connectivity is pivotal to the EMERGE Conference. Both the organizing students and attendees will be engaged in a new collaborative and co-operative learning model. EMERGE will demonstrate how budding young professionals can become positive social catalysts and active players in defining their own paths.”
As Canada’s most popular job board and online career resource for students and recent graduates, started by a young entrepreneur, we felt that EMERGE was right in line with what we do every day here at TalentEgg.
The conference was fantastic! Kudos to everyone involved and thank you for inviting TalentEgg to be a part of it. Here are some highlights from Lauren’s keynote – thanks to everyone who tweeted and Instagrammed during her presentation!
Today, TalentEgg was named a finalist for the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) Moonshot Awards in the Digital Media Dynamic Company of the Year category.
The awards were created to recognize Canadian companies, like TalentEgg, that create jobs and wealth for Canada through innovation in digital media. The Moonshot Awards also acknowledge companies that contribute to the Canada 3.0 Moonshot Goal: that anyone can do anything online by the year 2017.
The CDMN Digital Media Dynamic Company of the Year award, for which TalentEgg is a finalist, recognizes the Canadian company demonstrating the greatest increase in productivity through the adoption of digital media.
As Canada’s most popular job board and online career resource for students and recent graduates, helping young people start meaningful careers by taking their job search online and allowing employers to reach top Gen Y talent in an effective and cost-efficient way through digital media, we are genuinely excited and honoured to be recognized as finalists.
The winners will be determined by a panel of expert judges, including Kevin Newman, CTV Host, W5 Correspondent and Founder of New Man Media; Sid Paquette, Director at OMERS Ventures; Terry Stuart, Deloitte Canada’s Chief Innovation Officer; April Dunford, RocketScope Managing Director and Founder; and Dr. Kevin Tuer, CDMN Managing Director.
The winners will be announced at the CDMN Canada 3.0 Conference in Toronto on May 14, 2013.
Congratulations and good luck to the other finalists, and thank you to CDMN and the judging panel for selecting TalentEgg as a finalist!
In March, an elite panel of 200 top students from across Canada, selected from thousands of applicants, evaluated and voted on employers’ applications in eight categories for the 2013 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards.
These awards recognize the hard work and dedication of campus recruitment professionals at organizations from coast to coast, and these finalists represent the top campus recruiting initiatives in Canada, as chosen by our student judges.
Congratulations to each and every one of the finalists! Winners will be announced and celebrated at the 2013 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference on May 14th in Toronto.
At the conference, TalentEgg founder Lauren Friese will also reveal key findings, trends and recommendations from the student judges’ feedback – essential information for any campus recruitment professional working towards finalizing campus strategy and plan for this fall.
Please note: Finalists are listed in no particular order.
Thank you to all of the employers and student judges who participated in our awards program again this year. Applications for the 2014 awards will open in November 2013.
Last night we held our first event at the new Egg Carton to celebrate our new space and our recent 5th birthday.
Tons of campus recruitment professionals came and went throughout the night, enjoying the great conversations, networking, food and drinks.
Thank you to everyone who stopped in to celebrate with us – we had an egg-cellent time and we hope you did too. It was a fantastic warm-up for the 2013 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference on May 14! Click here to learn more and register for the conference.
Here’s a recap of some of the action from last night’s festivities:
— Cassandra Jowett (@cassandrajowett) April 11, 2013
— Allison Pasique (@AllisonPasique) April 11, 2013
— Rumeet Billan (@RumeetBillan) April 11, 2013
— Mitch Blom (@MitchBlom) April 11, 2013
— TJX Canada (@LifeAtWinners) April 11, 2013
— LaurenFriese (@LaurenFriese) April 11, 2013
— Nikki Simone (@Nikki4rbccampus) April 11, 2013
— Joanne DeSouza (@JoannesCorner) April 12, 2013
— Allison Pasique (@AllisonPasique) April 12, 2013
— Meghan Dove (@Meghan_Dove) April 12, 2013
— Lisa Kramer (@Recruit_Campus) April 12, 2013
Thanks talentegg for a great party
— Queen’s Grad Studies (@queensgradstudy) April 12, 2013
— NatashaReichen (@NatashaReichen) April 12, 2013
— Public Outreach Jobs (@Work2MakeChange) April 12, 2013