Burlington Hydro Named Top Employer for 2nd Year Running

A culture committed to excellence

BURLINGTON, ON, November 30, 2016 – It is with great pride that Burlington Hydro announces that the community-owned utility has been recognized as a Hamilton-Niagara Top Employer by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the second year in a row. The regional designation recognizes Hamilton-Niagara area employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

Providing a safe and respectful workplace where employees are highly valued, treated fairly, and challenged with meaningful work is a number one priority at Burlington Hydro.  Motivation and inspiration are key components to providing an environment where employees have room to excel. 

“A dedicated and engaged workforce fuels the success of our company, enhances customer relations and ensures a level of quality in everything we do”, says Gerry Smallegange, President and CEO, Burlington Hydro Inc. “Great service and a passion for improvement are at the heart of a culture committed to excellence. Our employees have always been, and continue to be, an integral force in our ongoing success.”

The company’s  ‘Shine Inside’ initiative speaks to a number of core strengths that helps Burlington Hydro shine as an organization - through innovation, team work, discipline, safety, and professionalism,  among other attributes. The initiative was launched to support employees and reinforce the importance of their contributions to the success of the company. These themes are reflected in a company-wide program that is aims to engage and recognize employees at every level.

“We are building on our strengths and continuing to lay the foundation for future success,” explains Jennifer Smith, Vice President, Corporate Relations. “Over recent years, this effort has helped to shape a re-vitalized company that is facing the challenges of an evolving electricity industry. Our employees’ commitment and hard work are at the heart of creating a sustainable company into the future. “

Burlington Hydro looks to the future with the intent of carrying a strong and sound tradition forward, that includes providing essential electricity services and local investment to benefit our community of owners, and supporting an inspired, safe and committed utility workforce.

Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same criteria as the national competition: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation and Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

About Burlington Hydro Inc.

Burlington Hydro Inc. is an energy services company in the power distribution business. Serving approximately 67,000 residential and commercial customers, Burlington Hydro and its employees are committed to delivering safe, efficient and reliable electricity to the City of Burlington. The utility delivers electricity into the community through a distribution network of over 1,500 kilometers. The company is wholly owned by the City of Burlington. For more information, visit: www.burlingtonhydro.com.

About Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers

Now in its tenth year, Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. For more information: http://content.eluta.ca/top-employer-burlington-hydro