Guelph General Hospital was named one of Waterloo Area’s “Top Employers” for 2015. The award, presented by Mediacorp, selects large and small employers that offer innovative programs to both retain and recruit their employees.
Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers project using eight criteria, which have remained consistent since the project’s inception: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.
In selecting Guelph General Hospital, one example the judges cited was its commitment to making sure employees’ voices are heard and contribute to building a better workplace. Its recent Healthy Hospital staff survey was a great example. GGH had a record-breaking response rate of over 80%.