TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Universum Group announced today the appointment of Jason Kipps as Managing Director for Universum Canada. Jason will be responsible for marketing, sales and operations for Canada and will be based in Toronto.
"We are very pleased to welcome Jason as our new country manager," said Petter Nylander, CEO. "He has a proven track record leading Canadian companies in their efforts to attract top talent, build compelling employment brands and become employers of choice. We believe he's the perfect fit to drive our vision and grow Universum's business in Canada."
A veteran of Canada's recruitment and talent management field, Kipps has a keen knowledge of large-volume recruitment systems, succession planning, marketing and social media recruiting. Throughout his career, Jason has helped hundreds of leading global companies improve their recruitment ROI through leading-edge consulting services and best-in-class recruitment solutions. He has served as a leader in many of Canada's premier recruitment and talent management consulting firms. Notably he was Vice President, Business Development for Right Management / Manpower Group, Marketing Director for Caliper Canada and Vice President of Marketing for Self Management Group.
Welcoming Jason to the team marks a significant milestone for Universum in Canada. Employer branding is gaining momentum in top organizations in the country and with a local presence we are now poised to partner with them to achieve their goals. We couldn't be more excited to be in the market - with Jason at the helm, said Melissa Murray Bailey, President - Americas at Universum.
"I am thrilled to join the Universum team. I look forward to working with our partner schools and clients and growing our business here at home," Kipps said. "Universum is serious about growing the Canadian market and has the Canadian student data required for companies to develop data-driven recruitment strategies that will meet the unique needs and interests of Canadians."
Universum is the global leader in student perception and preference data on employers. Each year, Universum partners with 1,200 top universities around the world to ask students what employers they would consider working for, their five ideal employers, and what they are looking for in an employer and career. In 2012, Universum purchased "Canada's Top Campus Employers" from Brainstorm and Decode and now owns and manages the Canadian student "From Learning to Work" survey. Across the past 25 years, Universum has helped employers understand, attract, and retain current and future ideal employees through its research, strategic consulting, and media solutions.
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