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

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

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

Why Returning to Toronto to Work in Financial Services Should Be Your Next Move

Posted by Sashya D'Souza on Apr 3, 2019 11:32:24 AM

For decades, the appeal of working abroad and career advancement goals have lured some of Canada’s top homegrown financial services talent to global financial centres such as New York, London and Hong Kong. At the same time, Toronto has been attracting talent from around the world who want to contribute to, and benefit from its vibrant, growing financial services and fintech ecosystem, and experience the high quality of life that it offers. 

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto

Future Skills 101: Five Critical Components of a Successful Upskilling Strategy

Posted by Sashya D'Souza on Mar 27, 2019 9:26:42 AM

Increasingly, HR leaders are being tasked with building their organization’s future workforce – one with the skills needed to effectively leverage rapid advancements in technology, to propel their business forward in today’s progressively competitive environment. 

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Upskilling

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

 

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