Building a Flexible Workforce with Sun Life Financial's Emily Schur

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Aug 4, 2020 12:01:40 PM

TFI Talent Talks Interview Series: Part 4

Canadians have worked hard to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, adhering to the government-recommended social-distancing and isolation protocols. Employers have supported this effort by embracing remote work and ensuring that employees who can work from home are set up to be safe and productive.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance, Jobs, financial services, innovation, engagement, COVID, Well Being, Health

Leading Virtual Teams with BMO's Karen Collins

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Jun 25, 2020 2:09:58 PM

TFI Talent Talks Interview Series: Part 3

Financial Services workplaces responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government imperative to establish physical distancing and isolation protocols by shifting the majority of their workforce to working remotely – literally overnight. Office towers emptied, office equipment was set up at home, and teams who never imagined being able to work virtually, pivoted quickly to reimagine what was possible.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance, Jobs, financial services, technology, innovation, engagement, COVID, Well Being, Health

The Role of Purpose-Driven Banking in Building a Resilient Economy Post-COVID

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Jun 23, 2020 2:52:56 PM

At Vancity Community Investment Bank, our decisions are shaped and guided through the lens of purpose and our mission of driving immediate and lasting change for people and planet. Pre-COVID, this meant asking questions like: How can we use the tools of finance to accelerate the low carbon transition? Or, by lending to this organization, are we supporting marginalized communities in accessing affordable housing or decent work?

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Topics: Sustainable Finance, Canada, Toronto, Finance, Jobs, Impact Investing, COVID-19

Employee Engagement with TD Securities' Manjit Tamber

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Jun 12, 2020 11:20:16 AM

TFI Talent Talks Interview Series: Part 2

The term employee engagement is used to describe employees’ commitment and connection to their work and the organization. High levels of employee engagement result in increased employee satisfaction, productivity and retention, which in turn drive an increase in overall business performance.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance, Jobs, financial services, technology, innovation, engagement

Virtual Onboarding with Manulife's Jodi Spall

Posted by Toronto Finance International on May 29, 2020 11:28:18 AM

TFI Talent Talks Interview Series: Part 1

Financial Services workplaces have changed many of their basic operating practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the requirement for the majority of employees to continue their work remotely. Pivoting quickly and creating new ways for existing employees and teams to work together effectively has been an area of focus for many employers. 

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance, Jobs, financial services, technology, innovation

Q&A with Kathy Bock, Managing Director and Head of Vanguard Canada

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Feb 25, 2020 1:40:13 PM

TFI recently welcomed Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. to our membership network. We caught up with Kathy Bock, Managing Director and Head of Vanguard Canada to learn more about Vanguard's Canadian business and the role of innovation in today's fast-paced and changing financial market.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance, Jobs, financial services, technology, innovation

Top 5 Trends Influencing Financial Services Hiring in 2020

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Feb 18, 2020 1:08:53 PM

If you are a business leader struggling to land talented candidates for vacant finance and accounting roles, it is likely that you have noticed the labour pool getting smaller. Job seekers with the advanced technology skills you need get snatched up as soon as, or even before, they hit the job market. As a hiring manager, it makes finding the right person for the job increasingly difficult. And you are not alone. Research for our latest Benchmarking Accounting & Finance Functions report reveals that 9 in 10 Canadian CFOs have difficulties finding qualified candidates for these positions.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance, education, Jobs, financial services, technology

New Institute for Sustainable Finance Will Harness Canada’s “Best and Brightest”

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Dec 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Last month, we had the honour of launching the new Institute for Sustainable Finance. The event, held at theSmith School of Business downtown Toronto facility, was filled with over 100 of our peers and colleagues from academia, government, and the financial industry. We were pleased to have Toronto Finance International (TFI)’s support in communicating the importance of advancing sustainable finance expertise in Canada in the lead up to the event and we look forward to continuing to work with TFI to move the dialogue on sustainable finance forward.

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Topics: Sustainable Finance, Canada, Toronto, Climate Change, Green Finance

Australia’s Consumer Data Right becomes law

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Sep 27, 2019 10:57:48 AM

Written by Scott Farrell - Senior Partner at King & Wood Mallesons, Co-chair of the Australian Government's FinTech Advisory Group and Leader of the Australian Government’s review into Open Banking

The law to establish the Consumer Data Right (CDR) has been passed by the Australian Parliament.  The way is now clear for Open Banking to start in Australia, as the first implementation of the CDR.  After so much work has gone into the development of CDR and Open Banking, Australian customers will soon have the right to ask for their data to be shared with others they choose to trust. 

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Topics: Australia, Open Banking

Collaborating to Grow the Canadian Cyber Talent Pool

Posted by Julie Bryski on Jul 18, 2019 2:21:55 PM

More on the House of Commons report: Cybersecurity in the Financial Sector as a National Security Issue.

In June 2019, the Canadian House of Commons delivered a Report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, entitled, Cybersecurity in the Financial Sector as a National Security Issue.   

The cybersecurity skills shortfall was addressed in the report, with insights from other jurisdictions (Australia and Israel) and some samples of good work being done in Canada to help alleviate the cyber skills shortage. Toronto Finance International’s (TFI’s) own report, The changing faces of cybersecurity:  Closing the cyber risk gap, completed in partnership with Deloitte, was referenced, as a source to quantify the magnitude of the skills shortage.  Our research indicates that Canada will need to fill 8,000 cybersecurity roles between 2016 and 2021.

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Topics: Canada, Cybersecurity, Talent, Toronto

 

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