Wellness in focus: DIALOG named one of Alberta’s top employers

Wellness in focus: DIALOG named one of Alberta’s top employers

We all know it, and now all Alberta knows it. DIALOG is a great place to work!

For the second year in a row, DIALOG has been named one of the province’s 75 top employers. This year’s competition focused on employee wellness. Editors looked at eight criteria including physical workplace, atmosphere, health and family benefits, vacation and time off, employee communications, performance management, training and development, and community involvement.

“Alberta employers are investing in improving employee wellness in a wide range of fields,” says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. “From mental health to physical fitness and nutrition, employers across the province are doubling down on efforts to improve overall levels of employee wellness inside their organizations. The leading employers now see these programs as ‘must-have’ initiatives and no longer as ‘nice-to-have’ programs for staff.”

The selection committee took special notice of our in-house training and support, with a nod towards DIALOG’s Iris Prize, which is open to all employees and provides $7500 and two weeks paid leave to conduct research in their field of interest. It also noted our retirement programs and maternity leave payment top-ups for new parents.

“Increasingly, forward-thinking employers are recognizing that promoting wellness isn’t just a matter of ‘doing the right thing’ for their staff,” says Kristina Leung, Senior Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. “It’s also a smart business decision, as wellness issues can cascade quickly into major expenses that affect the bottom line. From absence costs to the workplace consequences of mental health issues, it’s not only employees who bear the costs of poor wellness practices.”

It’s also nice to see that a number of our clients, collaborators and partners have also made this year’s list, including The Calgary Airport Authority, Alberta Health Services, The City of Edmonton, and the University of Calgary. Click on the links to check out some of the exciting work DIALOG is doing.

Does it sound like DIALOG may be a good fit for you? Take a look at our careers page and get in touch!

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