What makes a great place to work has taken on a whole new meaning in the past year. It’s more than good pay, great benefits, and inclusive, vibrant workplace culture. These days, with a novel coronavirus affecting everything we do, the top workplace priority is keeping employees safe.
Väderstad has once again been named as one of Saskatchewan‘s Top Employers. Along with many of Saskatchewan’s top workplaces, Väderstad continued to excel despite COVID-19.
Businesses that enter the 2021 Saskatchewan’s Top Employers competition, managed by Mediacorp Canada Inc., are evaluated according to eight categories: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.
The pandemic added a new twist that affected all aspects of work-life, says Richard Yerema, managing editor of Mediacorp’s Canada‘s Top 100 Employers and regional competitions across the country.
“The pandemic is obviously a universal story,”
he says, noting that comprehensive wellness and support programs proved invaluable for workers often under tremendous pressure and feeling heightened anxiety about their own health and the well-being of their loved ones.
In a nutshell, workers feeling safe on the job defined how the province’s Top Employers measured success during the pandemic.