At Churchill, we work every day to ensure that employees are treated fairly and with dignity, respect and consideration for their goals and aspirations, and that diversity in the workforce is embraced. Not only is this morally the right thing to do, but for a publicly traded corporation, sound recruitment and retention policies are also an important form of risk management and competitive positioning.
Management’s human resources responsibilities are overseen by the Board of Directors, assisted by its Human Resources and Compensation (HR) Committee, which is comprised entirely of independent directors as per the Canadian Securities Administrators’ National Policy 58-201. The HR Committee has the responsibility to review and report to the Board on matters regarding compensation policies, plans and programs, succession and organizational change planning, and other human resource issues.
On February 6, 2013, Churchill was selected as one of Alberta's Top 60 Employers by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Churchill was selected as a Top Employer because it:
• offers great financial benefits including generous referral bonuses (to $5,000), year-end bonuses and a share purchase plan available to all employees;
• encourages employees to save for retirement with contributions to a matching RSP or defined contribution pension plan;
• starts new employees at three weeks of paid vacation allowance and employees are eligible to receive additional personal paid days-off which can be scheduled throughout the year;
• provides maternity leave top-up payments to employees who are new mothers (up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks) and offers extended health benefits coverage during their leave; and
• supports the development and education of children of employees through an academic scholarship program for those who pursue post-secondary education (to $1,200).
We continually search for ways to improve our workforce. Steps taken include: