Top 100 employers
Good benefits, wellness programs and listening to employees gets employers named to the list
10/23/2006|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/20/2006
What gets a company named one of
Canada’s Top 100 Employers
? It might be generous vacation entitlements of three, four or even five weeks in the first year. It might be 95-per-cent top-ups for maternity leave or generous pension plan contributions.
It might be the services that give employees peace of mind, such as on-site daycare or take-home dinners. It might even be the small but memorable extras such as free organic, fair-trade coffee or free turkeys at Christmas.
Perhaps it’s the kind of gestures that go beyond making people feel good. When a CEO takes the time to talk with employees, she not only wins their respect, she also learns what works and what doesn’t throughout the organization — as Canada Post’s Moya Greene has found.
It might also be the support organizations give to help employees — such as the wellness programs Seven Oaks hospital in Winnipeg used to turn a sick-prone employee into a happier, healthier person.