By Globe and Mail |
Are you a young job hunter searching for more than just a paycheck? Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2020 is an excellent place to start. These winning organizations understand that learning doesn’t end when the job begins. That’s why this competition is such a valuable resource for young professionals and recent graduates seeking to launch a career in a workplace that supports their growth and development.
Investing in younger workers is simply what Canada’s Top Employers for Young People do best, from paid internships and co-ops to tuition subsidies to mentoring and training programs that can accelerate a career. For instance, Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. created a special leadership course, entitled Thirty under 30, to provide young employees with an opportunity to work with non-profit organizations and learn civic engagement skills. Or GHD Ltd. in Waterloo= selects high performing early career professionals for its Talent X program, a short-term international assignment. Many companies reach out in ways that could change someone’s life, like Saskatoon-based Nutrien Ltd., which gives female students and students of Aboriginal descent an opportunity to work with mentors, meet peers and participate in community initiatives through its Aboriginal Internship Program/Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program.
The most popular of the special-interest contests, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People provides an insider’s view of what each employer has to offer, showcasing their most progressive and innovative HR initiatives. That helps job seekers not only in finding the right fit with an organization, but in finding an organization that aligns with their own values.
Winning employers also enjoy a competitive advantage in attracting and recruiting top young talent in a tight labour market. It’s an opportunity for them to reach out and say, “Hello, here’s who we are.” That’s a win for both sides.