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

Canada as a Hub for Sustainable Finance

Posted by Daniel Malik on Feb 27, 2019 10:22:16 AM


What is Sustainable Finance?

Sustainable Finance can be defined as capital flows, risk management activities, and financial processes that assimilate environmental and social factors as a means of promoting sustainable economic growth and the long-term stability of the financial system. 

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Topics: Sustainable Finance, Canada, Toronto, Finance

ASPIRE Innovation and Industry Insight Weekend

Posted by Kathy Smart on Feb 27, 2019 10:06:56 AM

Source: TFI Newsletter February 2019 Edition 

TFI launched The ASPIRE Challenge in October 2018; a competitive, industry-led innovation challenge designed to attract 2nd year post-secondary students to Financial Services and showcase innovation within the sector. The Challenge was built to incorporate meaningful employer interaction and feedback into every stage, providing all participants with solid work-integrated learning (WIL) experience and increasing the number of WIL opportunities available to students within the GTA.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance

Rotman's Financial Acumen Program for Women

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Dec 20, 2018 3:51:55 PM

Source: TFI Newsletter December 2018 Edition 

Rotman School of Management, in partnership with TD Bank, are working to develop a Financial Acumen Development Program for Women. This program will complement Rotman’s many programs within its Initiative for Women in Business, which has been committed to strengthening the female talent pipeline since 2008. The purpose of this Financial Acumen Development Program is to help women working in Canada’s Financial industry improve their Analytical Thinking and Financial Acumen Skills.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Finance

 

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