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Deadline March 27th, 2020

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 NEW!

  • 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


CAMPUS RECRUITER OF THE YEAR (INDIVIDUAL)


RECRUITER OF THE YEAR FOR A NONPROFIT (INDIVIDUAL) NEW!

  • When applying for this award, please include a short overview (300 words or less) of the nominee’s achievements, including social media influence and engagement, activities, candidate testimonials, relevant links, documents and photos to support the application in a PDF attachment.



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 NEW!

  • 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 NEW!

  • 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 RECRUITMENT BRANDING STRATEGY BY A PROFESSIONAL OR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION NEW!

  • A brief overview of your Recruitment Branding and Outreach strategies, goals and initiatives
  • Leverage employer branding strategies to recruit students and new grads
  • The achievements of your initiatives over the past year
  • Differentiate yourself from other competitors in the market to attract students and new grads
  • 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.


EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AWARDS (including Career Centres/Career Coaches)
 

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 job search and careers
    • The various methods you help prepare students and upcoming grads (1:1 coaching sessions, assessments, workshops, etc.)
    • The effectiveness and impact of your efforts
  • Relevant links, documents or other media to support the application


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


BEST DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN BY AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

  • A brief overview of your digital recruitment strategy
  • How your digital recruitment campaign has positively impacted your audience
  • Links, examples, testimonials, images or descriptions of all aspects that you would like to be considered


CAREER COACH/EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR (INDIVIDUAL)