Monday, February 2, 2015

Northern Health makes the list of BC's Top employers for 2015

Northern Health, the health care service that serves the largest expanse of the province has been named to the list of best employers for 2015, part of compilation of industry and services that was recently featured in the Vancouver Sun's special review, part of a joint venture with Mediacorp.

The review of British Columbia employers provided for a list of 60 of those organizations that provide benefits and conditions a cut above the norm.

Northern Health which is based out of Prince George, was one of three Health Authorities that made the listings for the review. Joining Fraser Health in surrey and Interior Health in Kelowna in the listings.

Some of the key aspects of working for Northern Health that appealed to the selection committee included:

Help provided to employees to plan for life after work with retirement planning sessions and contributions to a defined benefit pension plan.

Support for new mothers with generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments, varying with position. As well as letting new mothers extend their maternity leave into an unpaid leave of absence for additional time at home.

Extending parental leave top-up benefits to new Dads and adoptive parents

Offering new employee referral bonuses to employees who successfully recruit a new candidate

Consideration of a new candidate's previous work experience when setting vacation entitlements, the majority of new full-time employees start with 3.6 to 4 weeks of paid vacation.

Encourage all employees to keep their skills up-to-date with tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions along with in-house and online training programs.

Northern Health has over 7,000 employees working at facilities from Haida Gwaii to McBride and points North and South.

Of the sixty companies featured in the 2015 Review, eighteen are publicly funded, whether as part of government services at all levels, educational or health related.

You can learn more about the 2015 Top Employers here.

The Vancouver Sun overview can be read here.

Northern Health celebrated their success in the rankings and provided some background on what they have to offer with this media release from last week.

More items related to Northern Health can be found on our archive page here.

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