Kivuto Solutions Recognized for Excellence in Hiring Practices
OTTAWA, Ontario — March 6, 2013 —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 community."
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 example."
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.
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.