Canadian Blood Services
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Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Canadian Blood Services was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2021):

  • Canadian Blood Services added a wellness section on its intranet to help employees navigate the pandemic, and also created "Wellness Wednesday" videos to share practical tips on topics such as home workouts, nutrition, mindfulness, connectivity, and mental health -- the organization also encourages employees to put their health first with up to 10 paid sick days annually
  • Canadian Blood Services focuses on the longer term welfare of its employees with a health benefits plan that extends to eligible retirees (up to 100 per cent premium coverage) and offers further peace of mind through defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans
  • Canadian Blood Services honours exceptional performance through the Living Our Values peer recognition program, allowing employees to nominate colleagues who exemplify the organization's values of integrity, collaboration, adaptability, respect and excellence
Canadian Blood Services employees  

Highlights

Industry Non-profit organization
Established in Canada 1998
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Sudbury ON, Brampton ON, Dartmouth NS, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,122
Part-time employees in Canada 1,502
Average age of employees in Canada 48 years
Longest serving employee 45.2 years
Benefits note Canadian Blood Services has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, paid internships, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

COVID-19

Pandemic response daily email updates, weekly divisional and departmental town halls, biweekly national town halls, added a wellness section on its intranet to help employees navigate the pandemic, and also created "Wellness Wednesday" videos to share practical tips on topics such as home workouts, nutrition, mindfulness, connectivity, and mental health

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