As KPMG in Canada’s Senior Manager of Indigenous Enablement & Recruitment, Jade Psutka’s hope for her role is that one day it doesn’t exist.
“I hope that my role becomes redundant and that Indigenous inclusion in recruitment becomes common practice,” she says. “Inclusion is not just the right thing to do, it is good for business too. It strengthens the services provided by KPMG in Canada and the ability to innovate.”
A member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames from the Turtle Clan, Jade knows Indigenous peoples possess vast skills, abilities and perspectives that can help drive a brighter future. And she brings these unique insights and experiences to enable an inclusive recruitment process. She proudly works alongside First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to bring their strength and unique perspectives to KPMG in Canada.
In 2022, Jade helped establish and launch Indigenizing the Recruitment Process, a six-week course for KPMG in Canada’s Talent Attraction members.
“The course helps all of Talent Attraction integrate Indigenous recruitment practices into the overall hiring process, making everyone a subject matter expert in Indigenous recruitment. We seek to build equity into our recruitment processes and help ensure we understand the diverse skills and abilities Indigenous peoples bring to corporate Canada.”