Attracting and recruiting talent is a priority that poses many challenges for the higher education sector. CAUBO member universities across Canada are experiencing recruiting challenges, particularly at the management and executive levels. The impact of the pandemic on the workplace landscape has exacerbated these challenges, and many members are looking for new strategies to recruit top talent, particularly in some high-demand fields.
To support members as they navigate the challenges associated with recruitment, CAUBO, through an advisory committee and led by a consultant, engaged directly with four executive search firms that frequently recruit in the higher education sector and conducted a series of consultations to gain insight into the current market, challenges, barriers, best practices and key opportunities for improvement.
A report summarizing the learnings from these consultations is now available for members.