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Babcock named a top employer in the National Capital Region

Babcock is proud to have been selected as one of the top employers in the National Capital Region for 2019.

The competition, organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, has been held annually for the past 14 years. It compares employers to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward thinking programs for employees.

Employers are evaluated on eight criteria; (1) Physical workplace, (2) Work atmosphere and social, (3) Health, financial and family benefit, (4) Vacation and time off, (5) Employee communications, (6) Performance management, (7) Training and skills development, and (8) Community involvement.

Babcock excelled in a number of sections in the competition with our strongest assets in the competition being:

  • Maternity and parental leave top-up payments, up to 80% of salary for up to 30 weeks and offers parental top-up for fathers and adoptive parents, to 80% of salary for 15 weeks – as well, we support parents to be with a subsidy for IVF medications up to $15,000
  • Encourages a healthy lifestyle with an annual wellness spending of $150
  • Referral bonuses of up to $1,500 as incentives for employees to recruit candidates from their personal networks.

Committed to Open Communication

At Babcock, we are continuously working to find ways to make the workplace better for everyone in it. Getting feedback from our employees and putting them into action quickly has been a big part of the past year.

We are now using an application called Slido for our town halls, which we have found to have a very positive impact, with over 200 questions asked in our last session.

“We’re listening and making changes based on what we’re hearing. Introducing tools like Slido opened up communications right across the board because employees felt they had an opportunity to ask anything. The executive team is committed to answering every question, including ones they may not have time for at the session.”

– Catherine O’Reilly, Babcock VP of Human Resources

Fostering Positive Corporate Culture

Our corporate values are centred on eight key principles:

These eight principles have come directly from our employees when asked to consider the essence, or DNA, of Babcock at its best. They explain what Babcock stands for and what is expected of each of us.

“The company culture is different now than even a year ago. It’s not just from the workplace assessment, which is an overview of our guiding principles, but we’re learning from our town halls and making changes based on that as well.”

– Catherine O’Reilly, Babcock VP of Human Resources

Engaging with employees

In a service business, such as Babcock, it’s the people who really make a difference to how the company is perceived, both internally and externally. Employee engagement is a big part of Babcock and we believe in investing in programs and initiatives that support this. Over the past year we’ve organized company picnics, hosted employee award galas and sponsored staff members in travelling to Tanzania on a home building missions. We are also very supportive of our employee led social committees, which organize numerous events and activities that help create a sense of community amongst staff.

To read our employer profile and learn more about our selection as a top employer for the National Capital Region, visit: