Halton-Based Companies Among Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

Millennials and Gen-Z kids aren’t exactly lifers when it comes to the workforce.

That’s old news.

So how do companies attract – and retain- them?

Employers know the current generation of students and recent graduates are all about finding the ‘right organization,’ which is a tough job in and of itself.

Winners of the 2018 Canada’s Top Employers for Young People were announced on Feb. 9 and Halton is well-represented. 

Oakville, Burlington, and Milton nabbed a spot on the list via Ford Motor Company of Canada, Siemens Canada, Sodexo Canada, and Rockwool.

Our neighbours are also on the list: Mississauga has six employers (Bayer, Citi Canada, Hatch Ltd., PepsiCo Canada, Samsung Electronics Canada, and Schneider Electric Canada), and Brampton is represented by Loblaw Companies.

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.

Organizations can go about attracting the best and the brightest by connecting work to a higher purpose, say employers.

“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 excel,” said senior editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project Kristina Leung.

“Whether on a personal or professional level, the employers chosen for this year’s list provide opportunities for career growth and advancement – as well as opportunities to support broader social causes through community projects and volunteerism.”

Managing editor Richard Yerema calls it an ideal combination.

“It demonstrates an organization’s commitment to the growth of their employees as individuals – ultimately, that helps keep young people stay engaged and connected to the work they do,” he said.

That’s old news.

So how do companies attract – and retain- them?

Employers know the current generation of students and recent graduates are all about finding the ‘right organization,’ which is a tough job in and of itself.

Winners of the 2018 Canada’s Top Employers for Young People were announced on Feb. 9 and Halton is well-represented. 

Oakville, Burlington, and Milton nabbed a spot on the list via Ford Motor Company of Canada, Siemens Canada, Sodexo Canada, and Rockwool.

Our neighbours are also on the list: Mississauga has six employers (Bayer, Citi Canada, Hatch Ltd., PepsiCo Canada, Samsung Electronics Canada, and Schneider Electric Canada), and Brampton is represented by Loblaw Companies.

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.

Organizations can go about attracting the best and the brightest by connecting work to a higher purpose, say employers.

“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 excel,” said senior editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project Kristina Leung.

“Whether on a personal or professional level, the employers chosen for this year’s list provide opportunities for career growth and advancement – as well as opportunities to support broader social causes through community projects and volunteerism.”

Managing editor Richard Yerema calls it an ideal combination.

“It demonstrates an organization’s commitment to the growth of their employees as individuals – ultimately, that helps keep young people stay engaged and connected to the work they do,” he said.

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