July 23, 2021
We are excited and honored to share that BGRS has been selected as one of the finalists among dozens of nominations to the Venngo category of the 8th annual Canadian HR Awards.
Presented by HRD Canada and Canadian HR Reporter magazine, the Canadian HR Awards recognizes HR teams, individuals, and employers for their outstanding achievements, leadership, programs, and initiatives in the field of HR over the past 12 months. The Venngo award category recognizes organizations that excel in the provision of overall employee well-being which includes the financial, physical, and mental wellness of its employees.
The well-being of employees is an integral part of the employee value proposition and experience at BGRS. The primary goal of our global holistic program is to increase the well-being and productivity of our global employees by enhancing all aspects of health. The program seeks to increase awareness of positive health behaviors, motivate employees to voluntarily adopt healthier behaviors, and provide opportunities and a supportive environment to foster positive lifestyle changes. We believe that when individuals are not mindful of health as a whole, stress, anxiety, and even the day-to-day pressures of life can have a significant impact on their well-being.
Our Flexible Work Arrangement Policy, Employee Assistance Program, and Corporate Volunteer Program are some of the key mechanisms enabling the program.
In 2020, the program expanded from Financial, Mental, and Physical Health, to add Social, Purpose, and Intellectual, under the new, “Taking Care of You” program.
- Social: Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and support with social networks, and building healthy relationships
- Purpose: How you live your life and participate in activities that resonate with your personal beliefs and values
- Intellectual: Building new skills and knowledge that inspire and challenge you
On March 16, 2021, marking one year since our COVID-19 migration to full-time remote working, we organized an Employee Mental Health Awareness Day. Starting with an address from our CEO, Traci Morris, to raise awareness the day included activities such as meditation, resiliency building, and educational sessions including an external speaker on the topic of creating lifelong habits.
“Considering the tumultuous times around the world during the past 16 months there has never been a more important time to provide meaningful and tangible wellness solutions to employees and their families. Wellness at BGRS is a collaborative effort. As such, every Human Resources team member has an active role in driving our cohesive program across the organization. I am proud that our efforts have been recognized through this HR Award,” shared BGRS’s Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Nancy Brickwood.
Winners will be selected by an independent judging panel of industry experts and then revealed at the celebratory virtual awards show on September 15, 2021. For the full list of finalists or more event information, visit www.hrawards.ca.