Supporting a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
Husky seeks to attract, retain and engage employees with a strategy that supports a more inclusive workplace. Its Diversity and Respectful Workplace Council provides local representation in all areas of operations and organizes employee events to increase awareness and understanding. Last year a corporate library was established to improve access to resources, while training and education programs continued to increase employee knowledge and encourage a respectful work environment.
As a member of the Government of Canada’s Federal Contractors Program, Husky has an Employment Equity Plan designed to ensure appropriate representation of women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities in its workforce, while eliminating barriers to employment and advancement.
The Company partnered with a number of agencies, including the Aboriginal Human Resources Council and the Champions Career Centre to promote employment opportunities. Its Aboriginal Community Network continues to build on existing scholarship, mentorship and employment programs to support the attraction and retention of Aboriginal employees.
Husky offers training, mentoring and professional development programs and resources. More than 200 leadership and business skills sessions were offered in 2014. Tuition reimbursement and a subsidized master’s program are also available to qualified candidates.
Husky places new graduates in engineering, geology, geophysics and accounting in a structured program that offers rotations through different departments to enhance their knowledge of various aspects of the business. This focus on professional development helped 800 employees take on new responsibilities between August 2013 and August 2014.
To attract and retain employees, Husky offers a competitive compensation package based on a pay-for-performance philosophy that aligns employee rewards with achieving business objectives. Compensation includes a market-based salary, and employees may be eligible for an annual performance bonus, a long-term incentive program, site allowances and skills premiums.
The Company's fully-funded, comprehensive benefits package is designed to help employees and their families maintain physical and emotional health, including supplementary medical and dental care, income protection (ie: life and accident insurance, short and long-term disability coverage), registered retirement programs, a savings plan, vacation and paid time off. A fitness allowance, service awards, dependent scholarships and summer camp reimbursement are also offered.
Employees are able to take advantage of a financial literacy program, including financial education opportunities, access to financial planning resources and one-on-one retirement planning sessions, while retiring employees may qualify for a comprehensive retiree health benefit program.
An annual personalized Total Rewards Statement gives employees a complete picture of how they benefit from, and can maximize, their rewards programs.