Babcock Canada selected as a top employer in the National Capital Region
January 29, 2020 – Babcock is delighted to announce that for the second consecutive year, we have been selected as one of the top employers in the National Capital Region.
Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the annual Top 100 Employers program, annually reviews some of best companies, across multiple sectors, which set the standard for doing business in Canada.
Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in the National Capital Region was eligible to be considered for the award. Those who did were evaluated by the following eight criteria: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement.
Each organization was measured against employers within their respective industries to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.
Babcock offers an exceptional working environment for its employees. The company was selected based on the above criteria, with the following items setting us apart:
- Supporting employee development for individuals at various stages of their career, including tuition subsidies for current employees, mentoring opportunities, and paid internships and co-op placements for students and recent grads
- Babcock Canada provides new mothers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (up to 80 per cent of salary for up to 30 weeks) and offers parental top-up for fathers and adoptive parents (to 80 per cent of salary for up to 15 weeks)
- Babcock Canada helps keep employees engaged and connected through a number of social events throughout the year, including company picnics, golf tournaments, charity bike rides, Jersey Day, an Easter egg hunt, Ugly Christmas Sweater Day and Family Day celebrations
“Babcock is proud to be recognized as one of the top employers within the Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area. This achievement would not have been possible without our company-wide commitment to creating an environment that supports employees inside the workplace and out.
Catherine O’Reilly, Vice President of Corporate Services at Babcock Canada.
At Babcock, we are always trying to develop our corporate culture and values to ensure we stay true to the eight guiding principles that continue to make Babcock an industry leader.”
Babcock remains a leader of exceptional workplaces, for two consecutive years, by ensuring we provide a wide range of support for our employees.
Investing in Employees
Babcock places a heavy emphasis on training and developing the skills of our employees. We were recently recognized for our efforts in employee development, mentoring opportunities, paid internships and co-op placements for student and recent grads. Babcock also supports employee attendance at workshops, seminars, and other training events and have cultivated two in-house development programs for mentorship and leadership respectively.
Employee Engagement and Social Events
Babcock also places a strong emphasis on employee engagement; with the organization as a whole and with each other. There are many fun and social activities offered throughout the year for our employees. Events such as picnics, golf tournaments, charity bike rides, Jersey Day, an Easter egg hunt, Ugly Christmas Sweater Day are organized by our employee-led social committee. In fact, there are many opportunities for Babcock employees to have their voice and opinions heard, from joining a committee to starting a conversation at our monthly executive breakfasts.
Babcock invests in its employees, from Victoria to Halifax, we know that it is our employees that make us trusted to deliver.
To learn more about careers at Babcock visit: www.babcockcanada.com/careers