WSP was specifically chosen for the following reasons:
- Investments in ongoing employee development and helping to nurture the next generation of talent through a dedicated new graduate program (with rotational and non-rotational streams), co-op placements and paid internships
- Offering referral bonuses as an incentive for employees to recruit candidates from their personal networks
- Providing maternity leave top-up payments and offering the option for employees to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
The Greater Toronto’s Top Employers recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. Employers are evaluated on eight criteria: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time-Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. The annual competition is open to any employer with its head office in the Greater Toronto Area; employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.
External Communications Specialist, WSP Canada