CISSS donates $ 1 million to LinkedIn to rent employees

Fighting staff shortages, the Montreal Health Network organization has just awarded a nearly $ 1 million contract to LinkedIn to help recruit employees.

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Clinical staff, managers, support staff: Center-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal The Integrated Center for Health and Social Services (CISSS) has vacancies in several departments.

On May 12, the social network LinkedIn was awarded a contract worth $ 964,488 by mutual agreement. According to a document from the electronic tender system (SEAO) of the Quebec government, the agreement would be for three years, but CISSS did not confirm Diary.

“This is an approach to employment or looking for a head that allows us to look for active and passive candidates. Due to the lack of staff, we are doing everything we can to attract employees to our organization, ”CISSS spokesman Barry Morgan wrote via email.

The numbers are hard to come by

However, the latter could not say how many places needed to be filled and did not respond to our request for an interview. Created 20 years ago, LinkedIn gives workers access to job offers and makes it easier for employers to hire.

According to SEAO, the CISSS agreement provides access to “exclusive active employment platforms” from LinkedIn, which has 2.5 million members in Quebec and 14 million in Canada.

One of the goals of CISSS is to create a personalized platform to reach non-job seekers.

We also want to have “metadata analysis tools and algorithms” to highlight the employer, according to the contract. This is the second contract that this CISSS awarded to LinkedIn, after the agreement for 310,152 dollars last year. Newspapers he could not find out how many employees were hired.

“war of talents”

Over the past year, several public bodies have used LinkedIn (see below). According to experts, employment through social networks is in vogue, especially due to the shortage.

“We are in the context of a talent war,” explains Noémie Ferland-Dorval, spokeswoman for the Order of Human Resources Advisers. We have no choice but to be attractive in order to hire labor. “

Thus, LinkedIn provides access to candidates who would not be available on traditional sites.

“What we’re going to look for with social media is to get the attention of people who are already working,” says Sandrine Théard, an employment coach. You have to seduce them somewhere. ”


CIUSSS du Center-Ouest-de-l’Île – de-Montreal

1. The contract of Fr. $ 964,488 (3 years)

  • Awarded in May 2022

2. Contract of $ 310,152 (3 years)

  • Awarded in February 2021

CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

1. The contract of Fr. $ 78,977 (for 3 years)

  • Given in June 2021

2. Contract of Fr. $ 28,615 (1 year)

  • Given in June 2020

He returned to Quebec

The contract of Fr. $ 328,937 (for 3 years)

  • Given in January 2022

Quebec Ministry of Justice

The contract of Fr. $ 132,225 (1 year)

  • Given in April 2022

City of Lewis

The contract of Fr. $ 140,109

  • Given in June 2021

Source: SEAO, all contracts are awarded by agreement

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