By Anthony Capkun
January 16, 2014 – Congratulations to 3M Canada, Bruce Power, Hydro Ottawa, PowerStream and Siemens Canada for being recognized as “top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces” among Achievers’ 50 Most Engaged Workplaces (Canada) for 2013.
“This award recognizes the way teamwork, integrity, excellence and service are embedded in everything we do—from the service our employees provide on a daily basis, to the exceptional work experience they can count on,” said Hydro Ottawa president and CEO Bryce Conrad.
This is the fourth consecutive year Hydro Ottawa has been recognized with this award, says the utility.
“At PowerStream, we have a unique corporate culture that brings our employees together,” said Brian Bentz, president and CEO. “We value our employees and promote engagement through various internal events, communications, teachings and programs.”
This is the second consecutive win for PowerStream, notes the utility.
The Achievers mission is to “change the way the world works”, saying it helps companies recognize and reward positive employee behaviours on a daily basis, resulting in increased employee engagement, retention and performance.
Achievers explains employee engagement is how each individual employee connects with his company and its customers:
An engaged employee is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about, his or her work. Engaged employees are committed, passionate and inspired—and they inspire others by example. They care about the future of the company and are willing to invest the discretionary effort to see that the organization succeeds.
Think you might have an exceptionally engaged workplace? The Achievers judging panel will be evaluating companies with demonstrated success in building engagement according to the following elements:
4. Rewards and recognition
5. Professional and personal growth
6. Accountability and performance
7. Vision and values
8. Corporate social responsibility
Visit Achievers online to learn more.