SHAHID WAZED

SHAHID WAZED

Team lead, recruitment sourcing strategies
City of Edmonton

Shahid Wazed decided to put his master’s degree in e-commerce to good use by helping the City of Edmonton source key talent. He started off with a Facebook page, which yielded great results and led to his promotion to the team lead role. The page also received several international awards in competition with more than 100 municipalities across North America. Through Wazed’s initiative, the City of Edmonton became the first employer in Canada to implement ‘mobile-apply,’ which allows candidates to apply for jobs through mobile devices in just 30 seconds.

Again demonstrating his commitment to innovation, Wazed’s most recent effort is the City of Edmonton Career Chat – podcasts featuring job search tips and career advice with the city’s new hires, top performers and hiring managers. Boasting 600 downloads in less than two months, Wazed is transforming the way Edmonton attracts top talent.

 

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