We are strongly committed to improving the health and productivity of workplaces in the communities where we operate. One example of this commitment is the Employee Recommended Workplace Awards that we launched in 2016 in conjunction with The Globe and Mail, Canada’s biggest national newspaper. The Awards program builds awareness of best practices in employee well-being, engaging employees and providing organizations with a way to benchmark their performance. They stand apart from other top employer/workplace awards as the only award of its kind to have winners determined by the organization’s own employees. Employees are asked to complete a short confidential survey, from which they receive a personal assessment identifying potential areas for improvement across all elements of total well-being – physical, mental, work and life. Participating organizations also receive a summary report on the health of their workforce, identifying areas of strength and opportunities for improvement. The awards recognize those organizations for excellence in achieving a healthy, engaged and productive workforce.
"Our goal here was to validate our health and safety, and mental health initiatives that we have at our company, this gave us a good opportunity to benchmark ourselves against other companies. We’re in a fairly high-stress industry, so we need to ensure that our employees have good strong methods to communicate stress or workplace overload so that we can deal with those issues, but that brought to light the fact that some people are suffering some mental health issues and it allowed us to put in place some corrective actions for those."
Steve Loftus, Innovative Automation Inc., 2018 Winner of Employee Recommended Workplace Award: Privately owned, mid-sized organization. (Pictured above right with Randal Phillips, Executive Vice President and Chief Client Officer, Morneau Shepell)