Investment in comprehensive recruitment expands the bank’s talent pool
Toronto, March 23, 2023 /CNW/ – TD Bank Group (TD) reaffirms its commitment to strengthening its technical workforce by leveraging its relationships with leading recruiting and technical talent organizations such as Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) and FDM Group. Ensure a strong pipeline of diverse talent and new colleagues.
TD 2023 hiring goals build on 2022 announcements, hiring over 2,000 technical roles with skills in DevOps, cloud, machine learning and automation, as well as agile methodologies, UX design and mobile. Hire trained and experienced personnel. In addition to diversifying our talent pool and developing opportunities outside of traditional talent flows, we are committed to both new technologies and standard industry tools in global use, such as Azure, Cloud and DevOps. We focus on upskilling our current workforce by giving our colleagues the opportunity to work.
“Developing and empowering skilled technical talent is essential to driving forward-looking strategies to deliver faster, simpler and better results for our customers and colleagues.” Greg Keely, TD Bank Group, Senior Vice President, Platforms and Technology. “The technology industry has long been viewed as a non-diversity sector, but we are determined to change that. The more our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the more We know we can better help meet the needs of .There is still work to be done, but we are committed to intentionally building and diversifying our technical talent pool.”
Creation of new technical pathways
TD has a well-established relationship with BPTN. BPTN is the largest black community of technology and business professionals. North AmericaSince 2018, TD has been a founding sponsor of the BFUTR Summit., One of the largest gatherings of black engineers North AmericaIn 2022, BPTN and TD will launch the Obsidi Academy. This is a full stack his engineer his bootcamp for black identified individuals to help kick-start their career in the tech field. CanadaThis collaboration creates new avenues for black professionals in tech. They continue to be greatly underestimated in this area.
Late last year, TD hired approximately 40 Obsidi Academy graduates full-time from the program’s first cohort of full-stack software engineers at banks. His second cohort at Obsidi Academy is currently underway, and TD plans to continue recruiting from the Academy throughout 2023.
“Obsidi Academy is the first attempt to change the way we invest in and hire diverse talent. Lecan Olavoe, founder and CEO of BPTN. “Too often, technology companies compete with each other using the same tools and talent pool. , creating companies with highly skilled talent. Impact on day one.”
Continuing our focus on inclusive recruitment practices, TD will launch a pilot program with FDM Group in 2022, designed to enable “returnees” to restart their technology careers at the bank. The Returners Program is aimed at people (mainly women) who are ready to return to work after taking time off from work for reasons such as childcare, family leave, or unemployment, and assists with training or retraining in technology roles. increase. An initial cohort of 10 people (6 women, 4 men) have completed their training and are now working as Scrum Masters implementing Agile principles within a bank. Following the success of the first cohort, the program grew to her 59 colleagues, training expanded to include operations engineers, and subsequent cohorts of full-stack engineers, mainframe engineers, and quality engineering tech leads. was launched.
“Candidates with career breaks in their resumes are often overlooked for roles,” he said. Jennifer Weber, Vice President of Business Shared Services Technology at TD. “Through the repeater program he is proud to work with FDM and help participants launch careers in technology.”
Continuing to Build a Comprehensive People Initiative at TD
TD continues to leverage its comprehensive recruitment practices in technology and beyond through strategic relationships with a wide range of diverse organizations.
- Launching TD Scholarships for Indigenous Peoples in 2023, administered by AFOA Canada, to help students from Indigenous communities gain post-secondary education and work experience. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to participate in a summer internship at TD, with the added opportunity to network through mentorship and career development programs.
- Proudly sponsor the 2022 QueerTech Conference, presenting to over 400 2SLGBTQ+ attendees and advocates interested in technology-focused careers. QueerTech’s declared mission is to strive to queer the tech ecosystem by connecting and empowering 2SLGBTQ+ professionals.
- Launch three neurodiversity hiring initiatives with Specialisterne. It is designed to help attract Neurodivergent talent to various roles within TD. Since his 2014, TD has recruited over 80 colleagues to his Specialisterne.
- Work with Stratategio, an end-to-end talent development service, to support a diverse workforce through a two-year program ending with an employment contract. Through Strategio, TD strengthened and hired technical talent specializing in Cloud, DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering, Software Engineering, Quality Engineering, and Business Systems Analysts.
- We work with Lime Connect, the world’s largest network of high potential college students and disabled professionals. TD has been working with Lime Connect for 14 years and to date he employs over 140 colleagues. CanadaLime Connect provides comprehensive interview training for TD colleagues, as well as career and mentoring support for candidates.
- Launching the Black Talent Pipeline program in 2018 to recruit students from the Black community for internship roles at TD. To date, 173 of his students have been recruited from this program. Canada.
- She mentors approximately 200 women through the ACCES Employment Empowering Women program. This program supports the career transition of new women. Canada.
- Working with The Honor Foundation in the United States, we host career conversations for over 250 colleagues and interviews with Navy SEALs transitioning from service to civilian roles.
- In 2022, TD Insurance will introduce an inclusive and accessible Disabled Persons with Disabilities (PWD) student internship program in collaboration with post-secondary institution accessibility departments. CanadaTD is proud to continue this program in 2023.
“We are always looking for ways to build the most inclusive bank on the market that fosters a culture of care, inspires innovation and encourages respect. Tim Clark, Senior Vice President and CIO, Commercial Platforms, Architecture and Engineering, and chair of TD’s Platforms and Technology Inclusion and Diversity Committee. “In addition to recruiting diverse candidates, TD facilitates mentorship and sponsorship, supports employee resource groups, and provides training opportunities to develop an ongoing culture of inclusion. .”
Building disability inclusion for Canadians
of December 2022, Minister for Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Honorable Karla Quartraf, announced the creation of the Disability Inclusion Business Council (DIBC). This council is made up of business leaders from across the country who are dedicated to fostering cultural change around disability inclusion in the workplace. TD is honored Paul ClarkExecutive Vice President, Private Wealth Management & Financial Planning, and serves on the Council as Co-Chair for the past 14 years, drawing on her expertise as Chair of the TD People with Disabilities Committee.
“I am proud to be a member and co-chair of the Disability Inclusion Business Council, paving the way for a more equitable and inclusive workplace for all. Paul Clark, EVP and Head of Private Wealth Management & Financial Planning. “I look forward to supporting the Council’s efforts to foster cultural change and foster a more accessible environment for people with disabilities.”
Today’s announcement is part of TD Tech Day, an annual event that showcases the bank’s unique innovation, technology and modernization stories. This year’s theme is Inclusive His Innovation, which focuses on how TD delivers technology and innovation to foster inclusion for the benefit of its employees, customers and communities.
About TD Bank Group
Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (“TD” or “Bank”). TD is his fifth largest bank in the United States. North America Asset-based, it serves more than 27 million customers across four major businesses operating in many locations in financial centers around the world. U.S. retailers, including investments in TD Bank, America’s Most Convenience Bank®, TD Auto Finance US, TD Wealth (US), and Charles Schwab Corporation. Wealth Management and Insurance, including TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; wholesale banking, including TD Securities; TD is also one of the world’s leading online financial services companies, with over 15 million active online and mobile customers. TD had $1.9 trillion in the asset above January 31, 2023The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol ‘TD’. Toronto and the New York Stock Exchange.
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