Matrix: Talent Connectivity

Matrix: Talent Connectivity

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Matrix Search Group is proud to announce the establishment and facilitation of its Annual Internship Program: Talent Connectivity. The primary objective is based on the creation of organic professional relationships between emerging leaders with less than 2 years of real estate experience and Canadian real estate businesses. These relationships will foster key traits for success that in turn will connect, teach, and inspire our emerging leaders to belong to a network of real estate firms, build a stronger Canadian presence in the real estate industry and more importantly, create opportunities for Canadian Talent.

Internships are a business imperative, something that done correctly has the potential to shape the way businesses operate and improve the performance of businesses in several ways, namely in the areas of service, cost, and quality.

Talent Connectivity’s results are focused on four areas:

  • Inspiration to Achieve - Build a network of leadership and knowledge that will inspire the leaders of tomorrow to aspire for success and gain valuable skills for the future
  • Reaching Key Talent - Increase the exposure of emerging leaders to the Canadian Real Estate Industry
  • Real Opportunity - Provide real opportunity for real estate firms to develop their talent force and provide an externally managed pipeline of talented professionals and emerging leaders
  • Success by Relationships - Create an alliance with real estate firms to encourage and build successful relationships with its internal framework focused on leadership, training, retention of talent and an increase in productivity

Canadian Statistics & Facts:

  • 54% of bachelor degree holders under the age of 25 were jobless or underemployed – the highest share since over a decade.
  • In a current economic environment where the unemployment rate is less than 7% on a national level, the national rate for the age  under 25 is more than double to 17%.
  • 70% of all interns are hired on a fulltime basis.
  • 51% of employers are focused on relevant internship experience to find the best fit for their companies.
  • 81% of employers have found that new hires with relevant internship experience are better prepared than those without internships.

How It Works:

  • Talent Connectivity will be a minimum of 12 weeks to a maximum of 36 weeks.
  • Interns will be governed by Ontario’s Employment Standard Act (see Regulations).
  • Matrix Search and Employers will clearly define each Talent Connectivity Opportunity through a dual signed written formal contract based from the initial needs assessment report.
  • Employers will be responsible for the direct compensation of Interns.
  • Each intern is screened, assessed and guided by Matrix Talent Connectivity.
  • It is mandatory that Interns and Employers complete monthly reports provided.
  • Matrix Talent Connectivity will monitor the progress of each relationship on a monthly basis between Employers and Interns.
  • Any permanent or contract hires through Talent Connectivity within a 18 month period from the initial introduction of the intern will qualify for full payment of $2500.