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City chosen as one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2020

For immediate release: February 12, 2020 - 7:00am

For the ninth year in a row, the City of Saskatoon has been selected as one of Saskatchewan’s 2020 Top Employers. The competition recognizes Saskatchewan employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work, and this year took a special focus on initiatives that responded to our employee's desire to feel more connected, improve access to information and stay informed about what is going in our workplace

“This is an exciting time at the City. The refresh of our corporate values and the inclusion of People Matter is a commitment to continue work towards listening to our employees and providing them with a healthy, safe and engaged workplace,” says Chief Human Resources Officer Sarah Cameron. “By using our corporate values as the lens for how we work together, we’re creating a work environment where our employees have an opportunity to shine, where they are engaged and committed to delivering exceptional service to the citizens of Saskatoon.”

The City of Saskatoon was evaluated on eight criteria, the same used for the Canada Top 100 Employer’s competition: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement.

“Over the past year, we made it a priority to better connect with our employees working in the field, away from a desk. Our new mobile-friendly intranet has allowed us to communicate valuable information and share timely corporate updates with all City employees regardless of where they work,” Cameron says. “In addition, we provided ongoing opportunities through our Leadership Connect Lunch Program and All-Employee Town Halls where employees at all levels could hear directly from senior leaders about important corporate initiatives, ask questions and provide feedback. These well-attended events reinforced our refreshed corporate purpose and values.”  

Employers are compared with other organizations in their field to determine which ones offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

The Saskatchewan’s 2020 Top Employers are highlighted in today’s Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Regina Leader-Post.