Collaboration leads to recruitment success

Yorkdale Shopping Centre reaches out to retailers, local residents to find 1,000
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/05/2012

Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto recently took a different approach to recruitment in collaborating with its tenants and the nearby community — with considerable success.

The 250-store mall, one of the oldest in Canada, was keen to help retailers recruit about 1,000 employees both for seasonal work and for a planned 145,000-square-foot expansion. So it organized a job fair and invited the retailers to attend.

“As opposed to everyone duplicating efforts, (we thought) ‘Let’s put something together that will be for candidates as well as recruiters. It just seems so logical, why didn’t we do this before?’” said Anthony Casalanguida, general manager of the mall.