These awards showcase and celebrate businesses that have created workplaces that support their employees in both their work and child/family responsibilities. As part of the Surrey Board of Trade’s Leadership Surrey Program, which began three years ago, we are pleased to showcase businesses that have created workplaces that support their employees in both their work and child/family responsibilities. Why is this important?
Workplaces are changing. Employees from all sectors are quick to list the changes they are experiencing in their workplaces: Globalization, technological advances, rise of non-standard employment/work hours, increased workload, greater learning pressures. The 5 points that the award recipients are evaluated on are:
- Supportive supervisors/managers
- A culture that is family –friendly
- Alternative work arrangements
- Recognition of child and elder care issues
Nomination Deadline is Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Awards will be presented at the Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Annual General Meeting and 52nd Chair’s Dinner.
Who is eligible?
Workplaces in Surrey from all sectors – private, public, non-profit – are eligible. The workplace needs to show that it is making an effort to support employees to harmonize the demands of their work and family roles and responsibilities.
- Small Workplaces: Less than 50 employees
- Medium Workplaces: 50-250 employees
- Large Workplaces: More than 250 employees
Selection of the recipients:
An awards selection team, composed of members from the Surrey Board of Trade determine the winners.
These awards are part of the SBOT’s Leadership Surrey Program.