In addition to the 2018 strategic priorities, we accomplished a number of organizational culture projects and initiatives. We:
Invested in employee training
- Two cohorts of Technical Safety BC’s leadership participated in the development program: Leadership. Everywhere. This training was attended by more than 30 leaders from various parts of our organization.
- Delivered a number of occupational, health and safety programs including: Working Alone, Fall Prevention, Violence Prevention in the Workplace, and Respiratory Protection.
- Rolled out wellness programs for all employees including: the “Road to Mental Readiness” training to over 95% of our employees; Wellness Fairs in all regions; and a new Wellness Points Program.
Advanced our culture
- Rolled out the Goals, Recognition, and Opportunities online talent management system to all employees.
- Developed a foundational Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Framework that supports all employees to bring their whole, authentic selves to work each and every day.
- Delivered Indigenous Awareness Training as part of our commitment to reconciliation and enhanced Indigenous relations.
Started shaping our ‘Engineering Vision’
The Engineering Vision involves connecting our clients with the expertise of our engineering team so they can get the engineering support and advice they need.
Relocated head office to East Vancouver
The new purpose-built corporate space optimizes employee engagement and increases collaboration, learning, and adaptability for the benefit of our employees and clients. In the first six months, we hosted 48 events which were attended by more than 700 clients and stakeholders. We also held two corporate events which delivered industry and technical information to more than 400 Technical Safety BC employees across the province.
“We believe that developing the strengths and the skills of every employee is key to our organization’s success. It is essential that our teams reflect both the communities and populations they serve and we work to demonstrate equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of our people practices. At the end of the day, our employees are what make Technical Safety BC great.”
– Kate Parker, Vice President, People