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EMPLOYER  AWARD CATEGORIES

Best Grad Program

Grad programs enable a smooth transition from the classroom to the workplace and are a key component of developing tomorrow’s leaders for many organizations. Whether you’ve improved a long-standing program or are building one from the ground up, this award is for you! Judges will be asked to evaluate:

  • How you recruit and hire for your grad program
  • The overall experience you provide for grads in your programs

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

  • A brief overview of your grad program that addresses each of the judging criteria listed above

Best Campus Career Website

For employers with specific websites targeting students and recent graduates, the Best Campus Career Website is awarded to the employer with the campus career website that is judged to be most appealing and useful to students and recent graduates. Judges will be asked to consider the quality of content provided, as well as ease of use and design, all in the context of their wants and needs when they research their career options and your company.

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

  • A brief overview of your campus career website
  • The URL of your campus career website
  • The goals of your campus career website
  • The achievements of your campus career website over the past year

Best Internship/Co-op Program

For some organizations, internship/co-op programs are like extended job interviews for both the employer and the candidate, and employers are increasingly using these programs as campus recruitment and retention tools to hire the best and brightest new graduates. Judges will be asked to evaluate:

  • How you recruit and hire for your internship/co-op program
  • The overall experience you provide for your interns/co-op students
  • How you keep them engaged before, during and after their internship or work term
  • How you retain them once they have completed their internship or work term

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

  • A brief overview of your initiatives that addresses each of the judging criteria listed above
  • Relevant links, documents or other media to support the application

Campus Recruiting Program of the Year

In today’s changing environment, employers are innovating at a rapid pace in order to remain or become competitive in recruiting top talent. This award recognizes the organization that has executed the best campus recruitment program of the year. Judges will be asked to consider the activities undertaken by the employer, and the success achieved.

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

  • A brief overview of your initiatives and achievements in campus recruitment
  • Relevant links, documents or other media to support the application

Campus Recruiting Program of the Year for a nonprofit NEW!

In today’s changing environment, employers are innovating at a rapid pace in order to remain or become competitive in recruiting top talent. This award recognizes the organization that has executed the best campus recruitment program of the year. Judges will be asked to consider the activities undertaken by the employer, and the success achieved.

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

  • A brief overview of your initiatives and achievements in campus recruitment
  • Relevant links, documents or other media to support the application

Campus Recruiter of the Year (Individual)

Every year, there are individuals within the campus recruiting community who stand out – whether it’s by taking a risk (and winning) with new technologies, becoming a recognized thought leader in the market, or excelling where others have struggled. This award is for egg-ceptional individual campus recruiters who have particularly egg-celled over the past year. Judges will be asked to provide feedback on the individual’s overall achievements in the campus recruitment market. Applications for this award may be submitted personally, or by a third-party nomination.

When applying for this award, please include a short overview (300 words or less) of the nominee’s achievements, including any relevant links or documents to support the application in a PDF attachment.

Campus Recruiter of the Year for a nonprofit (Individual) NEW!

Every year, there are individuals within the campus recruiting community who stand out – whether it’s by taking a risk (and winning) with new technologies, becoming a recognized thought leader in the market, or excelling where others have struggled. This award is for egg-ceptional individual campus recruiters who have particularly egg-celled over the past year. Judges will be asked to provide feedback on the individual’s overall achievements in the campus recruitment market. Applications for this award may be submitted personally, or by a third-party nomination.

When applying for this award, please include a short overview (300 words or less) of the nominee’s achievements, including any relevant links or documents to support the application in a PDF attachment.

Best Recruitment Marketing And Outreach

Has your organization ‘figured out’ how to effectively reach students and grads using digital media? Do you have a great on-campus presence, run innovative competitions, publish creative videos? This category recognizes employers that egg-cel in getting their employment brand and recruiting message to students and grads. Judges will be asked to provide feedback on your overall campaign, and how well you use various tools/strategies to:

  • Enable access to information about your student and new grad recruitment
  • Provide unique information about opportunities for students and grads
  • Leverage tools to promote your hiring and programs

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

  • A brief overview of your campus recruitment marketing initiatives
  • Links, examples, or descriptions of all aspects that you would like to be
    considered
  • The goals of your initiatives
  • The achievements of your initiatives over the past year

Best Social Media Presence

Crafting an egg-ceptional social media presence is no easy task. It requires planning, dedication, and a healthy dose of creativity. This category recognizes organizations that egg-cel at leveraging social media to engage with students and new grads. Judges will provide feedback on your overall campaign, and how well you use various tools/strategies to:

  • Effectively provide information for students and grads
  • Interact with your audience in a relatable way
  • Create engaging online campaigns aimed at aspiring young professionals

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

  • A brief overview of your social media strategy
  • The highlights and unique components of your campaign
  • How your social media strategy has positively impacted students and grads

Special Award for Social Responsibility in Recruiting

This Special Award recognizes recruitment programs that are committed socially responsible hiring and onboarding practices, and are actively incorporating policies that encourage inclusion, sustainability, community outreach, accessibility, intersectionality, and/or diversity into their existing recruitment processes. Judges will be asked to provide feedback on your recruitment strategy and how well you use various tools and initiatives to:

  • Provide equal access to recruitment materials and events
  • Incorporate diversity and accessibility training into your onboarding process
  • Promote socially responsible initiatives within the workplace and develop an
    inclusive workplace environment

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

  • A brief overview of your campus recruitment strategy and initiatives pertaining
    to its socially responsible hiring and recruitment practices
  • An overview of the goals of your social responsibility initiatives and the
    achievements of these initiatives over the past year
  • Relevant links, documents or other media to support the application

Best Campus Ambassador Program

This award recognizes employers with Campus Ambassador programs that partner with students or new graduates to conduct student outreach on campus. The Best Campus Ambassador Program is awarded to the employer that is judged to have the most well-structured, accessible, innovative program that fosters ongoing dialogue between students and the employer. Judges will be asked to consider:

  • The overall quality and cohesion of your Student Ambassador program
  • How your Campus Ambassador program incorporates accessibility initiatives
  • Measurable outcomes of the ways in which your Student Ambassador program has
    established or improved your communication with students

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

  • A brief overview of the structure of your Campus Ambassador program, including
    your recruiting techniques
  • The achievements of your Campus Ambassador program, including employee
    retention rates and indications of employee development
  • Relevant links, documents or other media to support the application

Best On-Campus Student Engagement Strategy

Employers are finding new and innovative ways to engage with students, market their employer value proposition and position themselves as an employer of choice across campuses. Whether their recruitment teams are physically on campus or not, using digital media and out of home advertising some employers are standing out from the crowd! These particular employers are finding new and innovative ways to connect with students aside from the traditional methods of student engagement. This award recognizes the organization that has executed the best on-campus engagement strategy including traditional and new innovative initiatives. The judges will be asked to consider all of the activities executed on-campus by the employer and the success that was achieved.

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

  • A brief overview of all on-campus engagement activities and the success
    achieved
    • Using traditional methods
    • Using new and innovative methods
  • Relevant links, testimonials, documents, images or other media to
    support the application

Best use of AI in Recruitment NEW!

AI is becoming ubiquitous in recruitment, but not all artificial intelligence tools are created equal. Employers are quickly having to adapt to this new paradigm and incorporating AI in their recruitment and selection process.   This award recognizes and employer who puts AI to it’s best use while being cognisant of potential bias and respectful to the needs of diversity in the workplace. The candidate experience is paramount in a success of an AI recruitment tool. The judges will be asked to consider the AI in the recruitment and selection process used by the employer from the job seeker’s perspective.

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

  • A brief overview of all AI included in the recruitment process
    • How and why AI is being used
    • How does the employer overcome any inherent bias in the AI software
    • How does the AI improve the candidate experience
    • What other AI is being considered or will be implemented in the future
    • Relevant links, supporting documentation, testimonials, etc.

Best Contribution To Student Career Development

Do you provide helpful resources to students and grads? Run a meaningful trainee program? Help students and grads make a successful transition from school to work? Today’s top employers understand that it’s not all about them – that top students respond well to and appreciate employers who have invested time and resources into providing them with the information they need to make a successful school-to-work transition. This award is for employers who have incorporated candidate/potential-candidate education into their recruitment strategy, and in doing so have made an egg-ceptional contribution to youth employment in Canada. Judges will be asked to evaluate:

  • 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

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

  • A brief overview of your initiatives that addresses each of the judging criteria listed above
  • Relevant links, documents or other media to support the application
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS including Career Centres/CAREER COACHES AWARD CATEGORIES

Best Contribution To Student Career Development

Do you provide helpful resources to students and upcoming grads? Run meaningful workshops or programs? Help students and grads make a successful transition from school to work? Today’s top students respond well to and appreciate career centre/career coach professionals who have invested time and resources into providing them with the information they need to make a successful school-to-work transition. This award is for educational institutions/career coaches/career centres who have incorporated helpful resources, workshops or programs and coaching into their strategy, and in doing so have made an egg-ceptional contribution to youth and early career employment in Canada.

Judges will be asked to evaluate:

  • 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

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

  • A brief overview of your initiatives that addresses each of the judging criteria listed above
  • Relevant links, documents or other media to support the application

Special Award For Innovation By A Career Centre

We’re recognizing career centres that have taken an innovative approach to career education on their campuses. Judges will be asked to provide feedback on your overall programs and outreach, and how well you use various tools/strategies to:

  • Enable access to information about your career-related events
  • Provide unique information and educational opportunities – in groups and
    one-on-one

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

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

Best Digital Recruitment Campaign By An Educational Institution

Today’s top educational institutions understand the essential role that digital media plays in a successful recruitment strategy – and know how to use it to its full potential. This award recognizes the most egg-ceptional digital recruitment campaigns produced by an educational institution. Judges will provide feedback on your overall campaign, and how well you use various tools/strategies to:

  • Showcase information about your educational programs and services
  • Provide unique and valuable learning opportunities for students and grads
  • Communicate recruitment messaging in an effective and engaging way

When applying for this award, please provide documentation that includes:

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

Career Coach of the Year (Individual) NEW!

Every year, there are individuals within the Career Coaching profession that go above and beyond and truly engage with young job seekers by providing support, advice, and encouragement to those making the school to work transition. This award is intended to celebrate and recognize egg-cellence and innovation in the area of career coaching and education.  Judges will be asked to provide feedback on the individual’s overall achievements in the career coaching/educator profession. Applications for this award may be submitted personally, or by a third-party nomination.

When applying for this award, please include a short overview (300 words or less) of the nominee’s achievements, including any relevant links or documents to support the application in a PDF attachment.