Finding the ‘right fit’ when reviewing young job applicants is a challenge, but for many students and recent graduates finding the ‘right organization’ is even tougher. Young people are discerning about where they start their careers – and want to be sure that their beliefs and values line up with a prospective employer’s. With this in mind, Harvard Developments and Property Management are thrilled to be named as a winner of this year’s 'Canada’s Top Employers for Young People' competition, announced this morning in a special magazine in The Globe and Mail.
“In the competition for talent, a key variable for millennials and Gen-Z is the ability to connect their work with greater meaning – that’s where winners of this year’s competition, like Harvard, really excel,” says Kristina Leung, Senior Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which manages the competition. “Whether on a personal or professional level, Harvard has been able to connect with younger employees and provide opportunities for career growth and advancement – as well as opportunities to support broader social causes through community projects and volunteerism.
Now in its 16th consecutive year, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People is an editorial competition that recognizes employers offering the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers. Winners of the competition are chosen by the editorial team at the Canada’s Top Employers project on the basis of the programs and initiatives they offer to attract and retain younger workers. These include a wide range of benefits, such as tuition assistance and the availability of co-op or work-study programs. The editors also examine each employer’s mentorship and training programs, including benefits such as bonuses paid when employees complete courses or obtain professional designations. The editors also review each employer’s career management program, looking for initiatives that help younger workers to advance faster in the organization