Survey for HR Professionals and Managers
[Beta Test Version] This research is designed to understand the success factors behind the employment success of Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) in order to help newly arrived IEPs to effectively integrate into the Canadian economy. Anyone involved in the hiring, interviewing, training and mentoring (formally or informally) other employees are welcome to complete the survey. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely anonymous, voluntary and confidential. At no point any individual response will be shared in any way.
1. Which province or territory do you live and work?
2. Your current or last organization's name:
Your organization can be a company, a university, a government ministry or department, etc.
3. The sector of industry of your organization (current or last)
Choices below are based on North American Industrial Classification System.
4. Your current or last organization’s size
5. How many years have you been with the current or last organization?
6. Your current or last job title
7. Your profession
The work you are currently doing or did in the last job. Choices below are based on National Occupational Classification Matrix.
8. Your involvement in the hiring and management of other employees. I am or I was...
9. Please provide a rough estimate of the number of people your organization hires during an average year:
10. What methods does your organization use to hire new employees?
Please read the following statements and rank their effectiveness. 6 = most effective. If an item does not apply, please leave it blank. You can use N/A once to correct a choice.
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Online job posting, including own website, job boards and social media
Employee referral
Employment agencies
Non-profit employment services
Co-op or summer interns
Through professional and industry associations
Clear selection
10b. Other important methods not covered above, or any comments?
11a. At your organization, what weight is put on the following factors when screening resumes for interview?
Please read all the statements below and rank their importance. 5=most important. If an item does not apply, please leave it blank. You can use N/A once to correct a choice.
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Specific technical knowledge or expertise for the job
Prior related experience in similar organizations, or in the same or related industry
Focused and high quality resume
Resume is received through referral
Higher degree (e.g. Ph.D. over Master, Master over Bachelor)
Clear selection
11b. If the candidate is an IEP and has not worked in Canada, how important are the following factors?
Please read the following statements and rank their importance. 5=most important. If an item does not apply, please leave it blank. You can use N/A once to correct a choice.
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N/A
Studying for or obtained a Canadian designation / certification
Studying or completed a Canadian education program
Having volunteered after arriving in Canada
Attending or attended job search counseling
Obtained a Foreign Credential Recognition Certificate showing the Canadian equivalency of the foreign degree
Clear selection
11c. Other important factors not covered above, or any comments?
12a. What are the factors that contribute to hiring decisions at your organization?
Please read the following statements and rank their importance. 5=most important. If an item does not apply, please leave it blank. You can use N/A once to correct a choice.
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N/A
Good fit of candidate’s technical expertise to job requirement
Good fit of Candidate’s experience with the organization culture
Candidate communicates positive attitude.
Market supply of and/or demand for highly sought after skills
Candidate demonstrates ability to work well with others.
Clear selection
12b. Other important factors not covered above, or any comments?
13a. What are the factors that contribute to promotion decisions at your organizations?
Please read the following statements and rank their importance. 5 = most important. If an item does not apply, please leave it blank. You can use N/A once to correct a choice.
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N/A
Consistently deliver high quality work
Take initiative and go above and beyond the call of duty
Work well with colleagues, managers and direct reports when applicable
Work well with customers, clients or suppliers
Innovative problem solving ability
Clear selection
13b. Other important factors not covered above, or any comments?
14. In the last 12 months, did you organization have to lay-off workers due to economic reasons?
Clear selection
15a. Does your organization have the following HR policies and practices?
Please read the statements and rank their effectiveness. 8=extremely effective
Don't have or Don't Know
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New employee orientation
On-job training
Continuing education assistance (e.g. technical, English, etc.)
Performance goal-setting and review
Diversity and inclusion policy, program and training
Employee resource groups (or affinity groups)
Mentoring program
Cultural sensitivity and competence training for managers
Clear selection
15b. Other important HR practices not covered above, or any comments?
16. Please provide a rough estimate of the number of Internationally Educatied Professionals (IEPs) in your organization:
IEPs are people who have received post-secondary education outside of Canada prior to immigrating to Canada for the purpose of this research.
17. On a scale of 1-10, how satisfied are you with the IEP employees in your organization or your team?
Very unsatisfied
Very satisfied
Clear selection
18. Your age
19. Your gender
Clear selection
20a. Your highest education in Canada
20b. Your highest education outside Canada
Thank you for completing the survey. Please click "Submit", otherwise your response is not transmitted. You can also write your final comment of your experience in hiring and working with Internationally Educated Professionals in the space below.
If you would like to receive a report from this research, please send a separate email to caroline@mcbsol.com. This way, your response is completely anonymous.
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