For the second year in a row, the University of Waterloo has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, an annual ranking of businesses and organizations across the country who lead in attracting and retaining employees. The annual survey is run by Mediacorp Canada.
As of November 1st, the hiring process for temporary staff has changed. In the spring of 2016, Human Resources received approval to conduct a pilot within the Student Services portfolio to establish a hiring process for temporary staff that aligned with our hiring of regularized staff.
Have you visited Human Resources recently? In February we installed a QuickTapSurvey in our lobby that allows visitors to rate our service. This is one of several initiatives we’re putting in place to monitor and improve HR service.
On September 11, 2017, the Accessibility Committee met for the first time. The Committee, whose members will meet on a monthly basis, acts in an advisory capacity to the Associate Provost, Human Resources. Its mandate is to enable the University to adopt policies and practices that maintain an environment of equity and respect for persons with disabilities, and ensure compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
A message from Kenton Needham, Executive Director, Human Resources
The Human Resources Satisfaction Survey results are now available. Every member of the HR leadership team read what you had to say and has been giving it careful consideration. You told us what we’re doing well and gave us some things to work on. Our goal is to improve our services and we have been developing initiatives that will address your key concerns.
Ontario’s Pay Equity Office recently notified the University that it will be reviewing our compensation practices for compliance with the Pay Equity Act, through their Monitoring Program. The Act requires the University to follow compensation practices that ensure employees in female job classes are paid at least as much as employees in male job classes of comparable value. Please refer to the Notice of Requirement to Achieve and Maintain Pay Equity.