SOURCE: Questrade Financial Group


October 02, 2015 11:30 ET

Questrade Wins Candidate Experience Award for Best Practices in Talent Recruitment for Second Year in a Row

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 02, 2015) - Questrade is delighted to announce they were presented with their second consecutive Candidate Experience (CandE) Award at the fifth annual Candidate Experience Awards reception and banquet on October 1. Recognizing the company’s leading and innovative talent recruitment practices, Questrade is one of six Canadian companies to be recognized.

After learning of the win, Questrade’s Chief People Officer, Kristina Tierney said: “At Questrade we strive to provide an outstanding experience for our employees, and that core philosophy extends to the thousands of job applicants who come to us each year. Having great people, sound recruitment practices and processes, and leveraging technology has positioned us to provide a consistently positive experience for our job candidates. Our motto is ‘work doesn’t need to suck’ and we believe that’s also true when looking for a job. We are honoured to be recognized again with a 2015 North American Candidate Experience Award.”

Produced annually by Talent Board, the CandE Awards have grown over the last four years, and in 2015, the program saw 200 North American companies participate and 130,000 candidate survey responses submitted. Through its strenuous benchmarking process, the CandE Award winners represent the best of the best in terms of recruitment practices that treat job applicants with respect, dignity and professional courtesy, whether or not they are selected for a position.

“More companies today recognize that a positive candidate experience is essential to their ability to continually attract the best candidates, build a quality talent pipeline and maintain a positive employer brand,” said Elaine Orler, Talent Board co-founder and chairman, and CEO of Talent Function. “The 50 winners of the 2015 North American Candidate Experience Awards certainly understand how to provide a stellar candidate experience, demonstrating the practices that make this goal achievable.”

Adds Tierney: “Being able to provide a consistently positive experience for all of our candidates is important to us. Many of our job candidates are also our clients, and we never lose sight of this fact. Every person deserves the same respect and highly responsive service from Questrade, regardless of the nature or purpose of their contact with us. It is an incredible feeling to be recognized with this award.”

Questrade’s CandE Award is another in the company’s growing list of accolades. In March, Questrade was again recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and received an exclusive gold standard for achieving four successive years as an award winner. In 2014, President and CEO, Edward Kholodenko, was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year (Ontario) in the services category.

Questrade, Inc. is a member firm of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

About Questrade:

Questrade, Inc., headquartered in Toronto, provides Canadians with high-speed, direct access trading in the U.S. and Canadian stock and options markets through its IQ trading platforms, as well as forex and CFD trading. Since 1999, the company has led the industry in delivering outstanding service, exclusive products and services, and competitive pricing. This commitment to innovation has appealed to independent investors, and for the past two years, the company has ranked as Canada's fastest growing online brokerage. In 2011 and 2012, Questrade also earned the designation as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies.

About Questrade Financial Group Inc.

Questrade Financial Group Inc. and its affiliated companies provide valuable financial products and services to Canadians including securities, foreign currency, investment and wealth management.

Candidate Experience Awards Description

Launched in 2011, the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards is a competition that benchmarks the current state of the candidate experience and celebrates organizations that provide a consistent and positive recruiting experience for their job candidates. The Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards is open to all North American-based employers and is free for participating companies. The CandE Awards program consists of three survey rounds designed to evaluate and recognize organizations that produce outstanding candidate experiences.

About Talent Board

The founding organization of the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards, Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, awards program and its sponsors are dedicated to recognizing the candidate experience offered by companies throughout the entire recruitment cycle and to forever changing the manner in which job candidates are treated. More information can be accessed at

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    Karen Blakey
    Manager, Talent Management Services