JGH among Montreal’s Top Employers for fourth straight year
For the fourth year in a row, the JGH has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers, proving once again to be an exceptional place to work. That’s the verdict of the judges in Mediacorp Canada’s annual competition—organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers—that recognizes outstanding Montreal-area employers.
“This confirms how much effort is devoted to enhancing the work experiences of staff, in order to improve the patient experience,” says Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of West-Central Montreal Health. “Our goal is to keep raising the level of staff satisfaction throughout our network to ensure that patients, residents and clients continue to receive health care and social services of the highest quality.”
The JGH is in a continuous process of “ensuring that our organization aligns itself with the needs of staff,” notes Beverly Kravitz, Director of Human Resources, Communications and Legal Affairs for West-Central Montreal Health. Since employees are at the heart of the organization’s achievements, “efforts are always being made to support the personal well-being and professional growth of our staff in a healthy working environment.”
To reach their decision, the evaluators. considered eight key factors: the physical setting, the workplace atmosphere, the various benefits (health, financial, family), policies for vacations and time off, communication to and among employees, performance management, staff training and the development of skills, and community involvement.
As a McGill University-affiliated hospital, the JGH also keeps its recruitment standards high by looking for promising, new talent in leading colleges and universities, summer employment programs and paid internships.
In addition, a comfortable balance between working life and personal life is encouraged. Employees receive four weeks of paid vacation after one year of service, a work week based on a 35-hour schedule, the availability of flexible work hours in some instances, and retirement planning assistance. Moreover, there is a top-up plan for maternity and parental leave (up to 21 weeks), as well as the opportunity to extend parental leave.