Waterstone Human Capital has named BCIT as having one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2019 in the Broader Public Sector category.
BCIT was recognized for having a high-performing culture in vision and leadership; recruitment and hiring for fit; cultural alignment and measurement; retention, rewards, and recognition; corporate social responsibility; and organizational performance.
This national program annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations with cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage. Forty winners are chosen across four categories; three are based on revenue (growth, mid-market and enterprise) with the other in the not-for-profit category (broader public sector).
“This recognition is a direct result of the dedicated work our faculty and staff across BCIT have put into our culture, vision, mission, values, and engagement over the past several years, which is all centered around our educational excellence,” said Kathy Kinloch, President of BCIT. “Creating a high-performance and rewarding corporate culture requires constant focus, long-term commitment, and ongoing modelling and monitoring. I’m so proud of the progress we’ve made together and am even more excited about what we’ll accomplish together in the future. My thanks to everyone in our community.”
Some of the key elements and initiatives for which BCIT was recognized include:
- Broad community participation in the development and implementation of the BCIT 2019 –2022 Strategic Plan;
- BCIT’s leadership and employee development programs focusing on a spectrum of soft and technical skills and opportunities;
- An ongoing commitment to enhancing employee engagement;
- Employee recognition programs including the Distinguished Service Awards and Employee Excellence Awards as well as ongoing organizational development programs;
- BCIT’s inclusion and diversity focus and programs, including Diversity Circles and the Indigenous Vision, and our commitment to a safe and respectful workplace and community;
- Our leadership and dedication to sustainability including the opening of an Ecocity Centre of Excellence, our goals and achievements in GHG emissions reduction, and our sustainable LEED campus redevelopment program;
- BCIT’s strong organizational performance against our previous Strategic Plan and institutional performance indicators against the new Strategic Plan, and importantly our high student satisfaction and employment ratings.
“At Waterstone we believe corporate culture drives performance and that it’s an organization’s greatest asset,” said Marty Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of Canada’s Most Admired™ CEO Awards. “What’s remarkable about this year’s group of winning organizations is their commitment to corporate culture and their success in leveraging that culture as a competitive advantage. They each set a high bar when it comes to building great, high performance cultures that ultimately drive organizational growth and power the performance of their teams.”
BCIT will formally receive the award early in 2020.