Creative hiring, integration lead to employer successes

IS Awards recognize those excelling in recruitment of skilled immigrants in Greater Toronto Area
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/22/2012

When Zuleika Sgro chose human resources as a profession, she was inspired by her parents.

Originally from Uganda, they emigrated to England as refugees, where her father was certified as an accountant. Then they moved to Canada, where he had a tough time finding a job but, eventually, one HR professional gave him a break.

“There’s so many other people out there that are as talented, even more talented, that it can make great business sense for companies to hire and we’re missing out if we’re not doing that,” said Sgro, manager of talent management services and HR business partner at Questrade, an online brokerage firm based in Toronto.