We are thrilled to announce that immediac has been recognized as the "Employer of Diversity" by Atlantic Business Magazine. This award reflects our strong commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment and our efforts in supporting immigrant employees and promoting workplace well-being.
Our journey toward becoming an employer of choice began when we participated in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. Through this program, we had the privilege of welcoming talented individuals from various countries, including Vietnam, China, Peru, Mexico, and India, into the vibrant Nova Scotia community. By providing support and guidance, we have successfully assisted new immigrants in settling into their new lives and integrating into the local workforce. We are proud to share that our dedication to embracing diversity has made us part of the permanent immigration program.
At immediac, fostering an inclusive workplace is crucial, so we have implemented several key initiatives. One of our pillars is a flexible work arrangement that recognizes the significance of individual physical and mental well-being. Our employees have the freedom to choose whether they work from home, the office, or a combination of both. This flexibility empowers individuals to create a work environment that suits their personal needs, resulting in increased productivity and job satisfaction.
We place great importance on accommodating the unique requirements of our employees. Our management team actively encourages open communication, ensuring that our staff feels comfortable discussing any necessary accommodations. By addressing these needs, we enable our team members to thrive in their roles and reach their full potential.
We recognize the value of a diverse global perspective, so we allow employees to request remote work from another country for specified periods. We collaborate with the employee to develop a remote working plan that takes into account time zone differences. This initiative not only supports our employees' desire for flexibility but also enhances cultural exchange within our organization.
Respect and inclusivity are ingrained in our company culture. During onboarding, we conduct a comprehensive review of our Respect in the Workplace policy with each employee. We invite employees to share their preferred names and pronouns. We strive to create an environment where all employees can bring their authentic selves to work.
To further demonstrate our commitment to employee well-being, we provide monthly one-on-one meetings between our management and individual team members. These meetings, known as "Roles and Goals," offer a safe space for staff to discuss any workplace issues or concerns, fostering open dialogue and a supportive atmosphere. They also allow employees to shape their roles and skills within the company based on their personal goals.
In our efforts to provide equal opportunities for growth and advancement, we ensure that all employees receive a performance review on their work anniversary. This fair and consistent evaluation process guarantees that every individual has an equal chance to progress in their career, regardless of their ability or inclination to advocate for themselves. Our commitment to equality is deeply rooted in our values and reflects our dedication to nurturing a diverse workforce.
Receiving the "Employer of Diversity" award from Atlantic Business Magazine is a testament to immediac's ongoing efforts in fostering an inclusive workplace. By embracing diversity and creating an environment where everyone can thrive, immediac continues to push boundaries and redefine what it means to be an inclusive employer.