HR Microscope March 2017

Newsletter Date:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 2017

In Focus

Young innovators are shaping Canada’s bio-economy every day. Adding a talented, willing to-learn member to the team builds capacity and can accelerate the achievement of business goals. In support of tomorrow’s biotech leaders, BioTalent Canada congratulates the finalists of the 2017 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire.

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Michael Domenichiello, Finalist – 2017 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire

Quality Assurance Technician, PriMed Instruments

Dedication, professional attitude and willingness to take on new challenges.

I am most passionate about… working with products and procedures that make a difference for society. Whether it entails the research, design, production, or quality assurance needed to put those products to the market and in the hands of those who need it. Knowing my work is being done for the greater good makes those times that may seem tedious or difficult, worth it.


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Alysha Law, Finalist – 2017 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire

Vision Advocate, eSight

Willingness to tackle major challenges, positive attitude and action-oriented mindset.

I am most passionate about… universal accessibility. I firmly believe in the principle of equity – enabling individuals to access their potential through education, employment and personal growth. My passions correlate well with eSight’s mission: Everyone deserves to see. Through eSight, I am fortunate enough to be a part of a social mission deeply rooted in accessibility and helping others.


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Venkata (Teja) Nandamuri, Finalist – 2017 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire

Senior iOS Software Engineer, RightBlue Labs

Dedication, contagious optimism, inquisitive mind and pride-of-work.

I am most passionate about… mobile technology and the way it is helping to make our lives healthier. From information storage to diagnosis assistance, mobile technology has an efficient way to help us in every part of our life. Monitoring technology is making it possible to detect early signs of ailments prior to any physical signs appearing.


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Is There a Gender Wage-gap Among New Graduates?

Coming Soon!

BioTalent Canada’s new labour market report on youth employment.


The AODA Employment Standard – Are You Ready?

The Ontario Human Rights Code requires all employers to meet the accommodation needs of employees with disabilities to the point of undue hardship. Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Employment Standard builds on this requirement.

As of January 1, 2017, all employers must integrate accessibility across key stages of the employment life cycle.

What is required?

Generally speaking, organizations must now ensure that their HR practices, policies and procedures explicitly consider accessibility issues in the areas of:

  • Recruitment, Assessment, Selection and Hiring
  • Employee Management
  • Information and Communication
  • Policies

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