Supporting a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
Husky seeks to attract, retain and engage employees through initiatives which support a more inclusive workplace. The Diversity and Respectful Workplace Council provides local representation in all areas of operations. Training and education programs are undertaken to help increase understanding and encourage a respectful work environment.
As a member of the Government of Canada’s Federal Contractors Program, Husky has a comprehensive Employment Equity Plan designed to ensure four designated groups – women, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities – are appropriately represented in its workforce, while eliminating barriers to employment and advancement.
Measures have been implemented to improve the representation of women and minorities in middle management positions and an Alberta outreach strategy aims to increase the number of persons with disabilities in professional positions. The Company has expanded its activities with the Women’s Leadership Network in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Last year, Husky initiated an Aboriginal Employee Resource network, building on existing scholarship, mentorship and employment programs. The network supports the attraction and retention of Aboriginal employees and creates opportunities for peer coaching and mentoring.
Husky invests in its employees with professional development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation package designed to attract and retain workers. Compensation, which includes base salary, short and long-term incentives and an employee share purchase program, is based on a pay-for-performance philosophy, aligning employee rewards with achieving business objectives.
Last year, the Company issued its first annual personalized Total Rewards Statement, giving employees a complete picture of how they benefit from, and can maximize, the total rewards programs.
Husky’s fully-funded, comprehensive benefits package includes programs designed to help employees and their families maintain physical and emotional health, with supplementary medical and dental care, income protection (ie: life and accident insurance, short and long-term disability coverage), registered retirement programs and planning assistance, vacation and paid time off.
The Company understands the contribution healthy employees make to its success and provides access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program, positive health challenges and an annual wellness fair.