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Kamloops and Okanagan companies named top employers in B.C.

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February 27, 2021 - 1:00 PM

An annual list recognizing employers for their positive treatment of employees is featuring companies from the Thompson Okanagan.

Each year, a list of B.C.'s top employers is created by Mediacorp Canada, which considers factors like employee workspace, the overall work atmosphere, financial and family benefits, vacation and time off, communications, performance management, training and skills development and community involvement.

This year, Mediacorp Canada also considered B.C.’s health authorities, which have stepped up to create strong and comprehensive responses to keep employees safe and help protect the community.

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Out of the list of 100 employers that have earned the title, five companies are located in Kelowna: Houle Electric Limited, Nicola Wealth Management, Lawson Lundell LLP, QHR Technologies and the Interior Health Authority. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation, located in Kamloops, was also named a winner.

"The practical and timely responses we saw in British Columbia included organizing task forces and committees to spearhead organizational response and coordinate important tasks, such as safety and mitigation protocols for essential workers," says Richard Yerema, managing editor of Canada's Top 100 Employers project, in a press release.

"Clear lines of communication and accountability have enabled these employers to create positive outcomes – even in the face of the pandemic's daunting challenges."

This year's winners also reached out to employees through pulse surveys to learn where additional support was required and gather feedback on the employer's overall pandemic response. Enhanced communications and surveys provided insights into employee needs, whether it was offering flexibility and resources to help with additional caregiving duties or providing subsidies for ergonomic home office set-up.

For the full list of 2021 winners, visit Mediacorp Canada’s website.


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