Award highlights ongoing commitment to recruit skilled immigrants
OTTAWA, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Kivuto Solutions Inc., the global leader
in complex digital distribution, has received the Employer Excellence
Award for outstanding achievement in the recruitment of skilled
immigrants in Ottawa.
Presented by Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO) and the Employer Council of
Champions (ECC) at the ECC Summit today, the annual award recognizes
workplaces in the Ottawa area that demonstrate ongoing efforts to
attract and retain talented immigrants and new Canadians for their
workforces. Since 2008, more than 15 organizations have been recognized
for their practices.
"Kivuto has made a conscious commitment to hire internationally-trained
talent available to employers right here in Ottawa," said Ram Raju,
President and CEO of Kivuto. "It's an honor to receive this award on
behalf of all the people at Kivuto who have created a proactive
recruitment process and a challenging work environment that enables
skilled immigrants to find a rewarding career in Ottawa's high tech
In 2012 alone, Kivuto Solutions hired 16 internationally-trained IT
professionals. These employees provide the company with cross-cultural
expertise and language skills that help Kivuto bridge cultural gaps in
global markets for its worldwide digital distribution solutions.
"We are very proud of the work that Ottawa employers are doing to ensure
they are including skilled immigrants among their recruits," said Henry
Akanko, project director of Hire Immigrants Ottawa. "By adapting their
hiring, recruitment and talent management practices, Kivuto Solutions
has demonstrated that they are in tune with the changing demographics
of the labor force and have rightly positioned their company to be
competitive in finding the best talent. We are proud to honor Kivuto
Solutions and we hope more companies will take the lead from their
About Hire Immigrants Ottawa
Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO) is a community-based initiative that brings
together employers, immigrant agencies, and other stakeholders to
enhance employers' ability to access the talents of skilled immigrants
in the Ottawa area. The initiative was launched in 2006 in response to
a growing need to identify and address barriers faced by employers in
the hiring and integration of skilled immigrants into the labor force.
Hire Immigrants Ottawa is funded by the Government of Ontario. www.hireimmigrantsottawa.ca
About the Employer Council of Champions
The Employer Council of Champions (ECC) is a cross-sector council
featuring senior executives from top Ottawa public and private sector
employers, influential business associations, and labor groups. The ECC
gives employers a collective voice, enabling them to champion
successful integration of skilled immigrants into the workforce.
Kivuto Solutions Inc. is the global leader in solving complex digital
distribution challenges. Over 60,000 academic institutions and
departments trust Kivuto to manage and distribute software to their
students, faculty and staff. The company distributes software in 195
countries and supports 11 languages. www.kivuto.com.
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SOURCE: Kivuto Solutions Inc.
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