February 3, 2012
For the first time, the University of Northern British Columbia has been named one of BC’s top 100 employers. In fact, UNBC is only one of three organizations on the list outside of the lower mainland. BC's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, recognizing those employers in BC that are industry leaders in offering exceptional places to work.
"We have known for a long time that UNBC is a desirable place to work,” says UNBC president George Iwama. “I’m so pleased that our faculty and staff are receiving this recognition because it is largely their efforts and dedication that make it so. UNBC is a passionate, hard-working community and we are honoured by this affirmation."
The editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers list several UNBC highlights:
BC’s employers are evaluated using eight criteria: physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; health, financial, and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which workplaces offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.
Click for more information and a list of the other nominated organizations.