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February 14, 2017
Diversity Engagement Matters!
Creating opportunities for discussion and Cannexus17. “Diversity encompasses many aspects, from the culture, physical and mental capacity, gender and age to sexual orientation, education, language, work experience and socio-economic background of a person. There are many layers to each of these aspects.” -- Definition used at Cannexus Connections discussion Diversity engagement was the focus of CEDEC’s participation at [...]
February 14, 2017
Is career management an overlooked key to innovation?
Innovation cannot happen in a vacuum. As employers, what are we doing to provide people with the tools to be innovative? According to a 2014 Environics National Survey commissioned by CERIC on the state of Career Development in the Canadian Workplace, “71% of employers said they have responsibilities for employee career management, however, only 29% [...]
December 8, 2016
African-Canadian students and grads get connected to finance industry
The African and Caribbean Synergic inter-organizational Network of Canada (ACSioN Network), headquartered in Montreal, combined a career showcase and a reunion celebration to mark its 10th anniversary. CEDEC was a proud partner of the event. Inspired by CEDEC’s Get Connected networking events, recruitment teams from BMO Financial Group and TD Bank Group engaged with African-Canadian [...]
November 15, 2016
Creating space for job seekers and employers to Get Connected!
The focus of this Get Connected activity, held during the Salon Carrière Formation de Québec, was to enable participants to share their professional experience and to receive answers to specific questions about hiring, conditions and workplace culture in Quebec. "It's important to be able to meet employers face to face," said one participant. "It makes [...]
November 10, 2016
Discussion sparks dialogue on diversity hiring between panelists and public
Successfully recruiting candidates from diverse communities requires a willingness to understand the value of the skills and experience of an individual, along with an acknowledgment of the professional experience, especially international, they bring to the table. Employers, trainers, career counsellors and others shared their concerns, challenges and suggestions during Get Connected - Mieux bénéficier d’une [...]