On-Demand Webcast: Making a case for early talent programs

Date and Time

Starts:01/11/2018 8:00 AM

Ends:01/11/2056 8:00 AM

1 Hour Hour(s)


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Event Sponsor

Young people have a big stake in shaping Canada's future prosperity, and the ambition to take it on – they just need help unlocking their potential. The pressures of automation, the gig economy and a reduction in entry-level jobs are being added to the fact that young people are leaving school feeling unprepared – without the skills, experience or the networks to help them successfully start their careers.

Offering early in career individuals meaningful work helps them transition from education to employment and kick start their career; it will also introduce fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to the workplace and can bridge your talent gaps.

This webinar will help you better understand the challenges young people face as they transition from school to work and the business case and benefits of hiring individuals who are early in their careers. 


Learning objectives:

  • Hear about the school-to-work transition from the perspective of young people
  • Understand the benefits of hiring early in career talents
  • Building the business case for work integrated learning


Who should attend?

HR Professionals (generalists, HRBPs), HR Leaders, People Managers, Program Managers, HR students and graduates. 

Speaker bio(s)
Madeleine Barker, Senior Director, Strategic Workforce Initiatives

Madeleine is the Senior Director, Strategic Workforce Initiatives at RBC where she leads a team focused on preparing employees and young people for the future of work. A passionate advocate for young people, she and her team develop key programs and initiatives that positively impact the work readiness of early in career individuals; to unlock their potential and launch their careers.

Prior to her current role, she led the strategic direction of RBC’s development programs to attract and develop diverse early talent. One of the signature programs, RBC Career Launch offers recent college and university graduates across Canada a unique one year paid internship designed to help them transition from education to employment and break the ‘no experience-no job’ cycle.

Over her 20 years in financial services, Madeleine’s diverse career includes experience serving clients and leading teams in branches, work in communications, change management, business and people strategy.

Madeleine has a Bachelor’s Degree from McGill University and a Personal Financial Planning designation.