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EMPLOYER AWARD CATEGORIES

BEST GRAD PROGRAM

    • A brief overview of your grad program that addresses each of the judging criteria listed below:
      • How you recruit and hire for your grad program
      • The onboarding experience and the training that is provided
      • How you ensure your new grads are set up for success in the workplace
      • The overall experience you provide for grads in your programs


    BEST CAREER WEBSITE

      • A brief overview of your career website
      • The URL of your career website
      • The goals you strive to achieve through your career website
      • The achievements of your career website over the last year. This could include award recognition, content or navigational updates.
      • What makes your website unique?
      • What kind of media do you include on your website and why?
      • Do you use any other methods of engagement (bots, widgets, etc) on your website?
      • How do you provide insights into your recruitment efforts on your website?


      BEST INTERNSHIP/CO-OP PROGRAM

        • A brief overview of your initiatives that addresses each of the judging criteria listed below:
          • How you recruit and hire for your internship/co-op program
          • The onboarding experience, training (mentorship or career development) that is provided
          • How you ensure your interns or co-op students are set up for success in the workplace
          • How you keep them engaged before, during and after their internship or work term
          • What other perks do the students get during their co-op (travel, volunteer, other engagement opportunities)?
        • Relevant links, documents, testimonials, photos or other media to support the application.


        CAMPUS RECRUITING PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

          • A brief overview of your initiatives and achievements in campus recruitment
          • Include descriptions of all of your campus recruitment programs, Internship/Co-op Programs, New Grad and/or Rotational Programs
          • How many schools do you engage with and how do you engage with them?
          • What types of roles do you recruit for?
          • What strategies do you use to recruit students and new grads?
          • Relevant links, documents, testimonials, photos or other media to support the application


          RECRUITING PROGRAM OF THE YEAR FOR A NONPROFIT

            • A brief overview of your initiatives and achievements in recruitment
            • What strategies do you use for recruiting candidates, including students and new grads, if applicable?
            • What employer branding activities do you pursue, if any?
            • Include descriptions of all of your recruitment efforts, including volunteers or fundraising
            • What types of roles do you recruit for and what recruitment strategies do you use?
            • Relevant links, documents, testimonials, photos or other media to support the application


            BEST EMPLOYER BRANDING AND OUTREACH

              • A brief overview of your grad program that addresses each of the judging criteria listed below:
                • A brief overview of your Employer Branding and Outreach strategies, goals and initiatives
                • The achievements of your initiatives over the past year
                • Links, examples, or descriptions of all aspects that you would like to be considered; which can include but not limited to videos, social media examples, and employer branding assets.


              BEST SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

                • A brief overview of your social media strategy
                • The highlights and unique components of your social media strategy
                • How your social media strategy has positively impacted students and grads
                • Provide examples of your social media posts, engagement and reach


                SPECIAL AWARD FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN RECRUITING

                  • A brief overview of your recruitment strategy and initiatives pertaining to its Diversity and Inclusion practices, policies and programs
                  • An overview of the achievements of these initiatives over the past year
                  • How your organization promotes Diversity and Inclusion within the workplace to develop an inclusive workplace environment, as well as how your programs are promoted to external candidates
                  • Relevant links, documents or other media to support the application


                  SPECIAL AWARD FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN RECRUITING

                    • A brief overview on how your Talent Attraction Strategy incorporates your organization’s CSR initiatives
                    • How do you use various tools and initiatives to reflect your CSR within your employer brand and recruitment
                    • An overview of the goals of your Employer Brand and Talent Acquisition strategy and how the CSR initiatives have helped achieve these goals over the past year
                    • How does your organization promote socially responsible initiatives within the workplace to support your employee engagement and retention?
                    • Relevant links, documents, testimonials or media to support the application


                    BEST CONTRIBUTION TO STUDENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT

                      • A brief overview of your initiatives that addresses each of the judging criteria listed below:
                        • How you help students and recent graduates prepare for their careers
                        • The various methods you employ in order to share this information (blogs, articles, videos, in-person sessions, etc.)
                        • The effectiveness and impact of your efforts
                      • Relevant links, documents, testimonials, images or other media to support the application


                      BEST USE OF STUDENT COMPETITIONS FOR RECRUITMENT

                        • A brief overview of your Student Competition
                        • The strategy and goals of your student competition
                        • Your promotional and engagement activities
                        • The successes of your student competitions to date
                        • Relevant links, testimonials, documents, images or other media to support the application


                        BEST CONTRIBUTION TO MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

                          • A brief overview of your organization’s policies, strategies, and initiatives that encourage mental health in the workplace
                          • An overview of the achievements of these initiatives over the past year
                          • How your company fosters mental health and wellbeing within the workplace, as well as how this is promoted to students, new grads, and early career talent
                          • Relevant links, documents or other media to support the application


                          EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AWARD CATEGORIES (including Career Centres/Career Coaches)

                          SPECIAL AWARD FOR INNOVATION BY A CAREER CENTRE

                            • A brief overview of your programs, initiatives, goals and strategies
                            • The achievements of your initiatives over the past year
                            • Links, examples, or descriptions of the innovative and distinctive aspects that you would like to be considered


                            CAREER COACH/EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR (INDIVIDUAL)