Harvard Recognized As A 2019 'Saskatchewan Top Employer'
As a company that has spent many years exploring opportunities and growing a family, it is evident that achievement and success do not come by accident. Success at Harvard is not only measured by the financial growth of our company, but also by the investment & dedication to we make to supporting the growth of our employees. For these reasons, Harvard Developments and Harvard Property Management are proud to be named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2019.
For over 116 years Harvard has continued to provide employees with a culture of career development, innovative thinking, work-life balance and being active leaders within the community. “Harvard gets behind employees and their education needs,” says Hiedi Pearson, Vice President of Human Resources for Harvard Developments and Harvard Property Management, “Whether it’s a day long course or a long term goal such as a designation; we recognize the value education brings to our workplace.”
Now in its 14th year, Saskatchewan’s Top Employers is a special designation that recognizes Saskatchewan employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers throughout Saskatchewan are evaluated by the editors at Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same criteria as the national competition. Highlights that propelled Harvard into the winners of the competition include:
- Programs that encourage employees to keep fit with subsidized access to a fully-equipped onsite fitness facility, and offering health and wellness spending accounts to help cover the costs of related expenses.
- Deeply involved in a variety of local and national charitable initiatives each year, donating approximately 1,200 volunteer hours on company time in the past year -- employees are also involved in the selection of charitable initiatives to receive company support.
- providing maternity leave top-up payments for new mothers (to 100% of salary for up to 17 weeks) and offering an academic scholarship program for children of employees who are pursuing post-secondary studies.
“We see Saskatchewan employers like Harvard taking a greater role in preparing their employees for tomorrow’s skills,” adds Kristina Leung, Senior Editor at the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. “With softer prices for many of Saskatchewan’s primary commodities, more organizations are realizing they have to move up the value chain to compete internationally. The best way to do this is with employees who have the skills needed to create products and services that the world needs.”
Harvard is honoured to be named a Top Employer alongside many of Saskatchewan's greatest leaders that offer some of the most progressive and forward-thinking programs in the province.
To read more about the selection process and a full list of 2019 recipients, please visit https://www.canadastop100.com/sk/