A Top 100 Employer
For the fourth consecutive year, Manitoba Hydro has been named a Top 100 Employer in the 2014 Canada's Top Employers competition.
|Areas of evaluation
||Manitoba Hydro score|
|Work atmosphere and communication
|Financial benefits and compensation
|Health and family-friendly benefits
|Vacation and personal time-off
|Training and skills development
Some of the reasons why Manitoba Hydro was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014:
- Encourages ongoing employee development through subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation and a wide range of in-house and online training programs — employees may also apply for an educational leave of absence after four years of employment.
- In addition to personal paid days off, new employees start at three weeks of paid vacation allowance, working toward a maximum of seven weeks paid vacation — the company also considers an individual's previous work experience when setting annual vacation entitlements.
- Active since the 1950s, the company's social committee organizes numerous fun events every year and helps to manage a number of sports leagues, including a 10 team baseball league as well as a curly and hockey league.
- A centrally located head office that features quiet rooms available for napping or religious observance, roof top terraces, six-storey glass atrium and a 24-metre waterfall that moderates humidity.
- Support employees who are new mothers or adoptive parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 93% of salary for 17 weeks) and offers a variety of flexible work options for when they return to work.
- Helps prepare older employees for life after work through retirement planning workshops and phased-in retirement work options — also helps employees save for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan.
- An important member of communities throughout the province, Manitoba Hydro recently appointed a Northern Aboriginal Employee Counsellor to provide support to Aboriginal employees and promotes awareness of Aboriginal culture throughout the company — and also works with Manitoba Labour and Immigration to help fast-track employees who require foreign credential assessment and incorporates foreign credentials when determining pay grades for new employees.
This is the 14th year of the competition.
The winners of the competition were announced in The Globe and Mail.