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The Finalists: Alberta’s Best Workplaces 2010

Mar 1, 2010

Best Workplace for Millennials

Winner: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Industry: Tourism and hospitality
Location: Jasper
Alberta employees: 444
Best practices: The student work experience program offers cross-training and job shadowing to high school and post-secondary students wanting exposure to the hospitality industry; mentoring through the leadership development program

Deloitte & Touche LLP
Industry: Professional services
Locations: Edmonton, Calgary
Alberta employees: 780
Best practices: Focus on career customization and mobility and on the use of social networking technologies to foster creativity and productivity

Ernst & Young LLP
Industry: Professional services
Location: Calgary, Edmonton
Alberta employees: 440
Best practices: Four-day annual Intern Leadership Conference brings interns from 20 countries together for team-building activities and skills development

Industry: Education
Location: Edmonton
Alberta employees: 2,978
Best practices: Encourages staff to participate in environmental and social responsibility programs and career development

Best Workplace for Volunteerism and Community Involvement

Winner: Devon Canada Corporation
Industry: Oil and gas
Location: Calgary
Alberta employees: 1,464
Best practices: Devon Volunteer Network provides grants of $250 to eligible organizations for which employees volunteer, as well as one “Community Spirit” award of $3,000 annually

Aspen Properties Ltd.
Industry: Real estate
Locations: Calgary, Edmonton
Alberta employees: 83
Best practices: Two paid days per year for volunteering on causes of employees’ choice; employee donations matched to $1,000; 442 hours donated at five employee volunteer events in 2009

Habañero Consulting Group
Industry: Information technology
Location: Calgary
Alberta employees: 7
Best practices: 1% of net income dedicated to charity; employee “giving committee” decides where the donations go; two paid days per year to work on United Way Day of Caring

Inter Pipeline Fund
Industry: Utilities
Locations: Calgary, field offices
Alberta employees: 274
Best practices: Each field office has its own community investment budget; charitable donations totalled $75,000 last year; crews helped put out a fire on a farm near Tilley, Alta., last year

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