Medtronic Canada is named a Best Workplace in Ontario

Medtronic Canada is named a Best Workplace in Ontario

 June 30, 2020

Medtronic Canada has been named as a Best Workplace in Ontario.

The company received the acclaim after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®.

The news follows an earlier announcement that Medtronic Canada was included on the list of Great Places to Work for Mental Wellness.  

“The first tenet of our Mission, which was written more than 60 years ago, has always been the mainstay of our identity: to contribute to human welfare,” says Director of Human Resources, Yvonne Farquharson. “And this year, tenet five is especially resonant. It reinforces the personal worth of all employees, with a specific framework that focuses on satisfaction in work accomplished, security, advancement opportunities, and means to share in the company's success.”

Strong focus on employee wellness and communication

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Medtronic Canada has prioritized employee wellness and frequent communication, including:

  • hosting weekly cross-country all employee calls
  • virtual opportunities to support the community during the months of June and July
  • employee Resource Groups, including the Diversity & Inclusion Coalition and the Medtronic Women’s Network continuing to find ways to connect
  • providing all employees with access to a virtual health and wellness programs for free

Maintaining a sense of connection among employees

The company has also looked for ways to maintain a sense of connection among employees while most are working from home.

For Deon Amiel, an Education & Sales Training coordinator who held weekly fitness classes in the Brampton campus gym, this has led to hosting cardio workouts virtually and increasing her class size from a handful of employees to nearly 50 across the country.

"People are really enjoying the class and appreciate the ability to add in a workout during the day with colleagues,” says Deon.

Along with Deon’s virtual class, the company’s fitness partner Tri Fit, a division of Medisys Health Group, has been sending out weekly newsletters that include daily online workouts, cooking classes, and healthy recipes for employees to try while working from home. 

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