Burlington Hydro Named Top Employer

Our Employees Shine to Help Burlington Shine

BURLINGTON, ON, November 20, 2015 – 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. The regional designation recognizes Hamilton-Niagara area employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

The acknowledgement of Burlington Hydro as a leading employer requires, above all, kudos back to our employees for their unwavering commitment to making Burlington a great place to live, work and play.

“At Burlington Hydro we understand that at the core of a talented and inspired company is a highly trained workforce that goes the extra mile and always takes pride in serving our customers and the community,” said Gerry Smallegange, President and Chief Executive Officer, Burlington Hydro Inc. “That’s why providing a safe and respectful workplace where employees are highly valued, treated fairly, and challenged with meaningful work is a number one priority.”

Electricity is integrated into the fabric of our lives. It keeps our businesses running and supports our emergency services, our schools and our institutions. Electricity is an essential ingredient in the prosperity of the City of Burlington. Burlington Hydro employees make it all possible. Together, they operate an electricity distribution system recognized among the best in the Province for its innovation, reliability and safety track record.

“Attracting, developing and retaining talent is an investment in our future and it’s instrumental in creating a sustainable and stable company,” says Charles Keizer, Board Chair, Burlington Hydro Electric Inc. “It’s part and parcel of a work environment where employees are encouraged and motivated to excel.”

About Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers

Now entering its tenth year, Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same eight criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. For more information: http://www.canadastop100.com/niagara/