Health Standards Organization / HSO

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Health Standards Organization / HSO was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2024):

  • Health Standards Organization offers a number of time-off programs to help employees balance personal and professional commitments -- examples include paid personal days, which can be scheduled as needed (six days annually), five paid personal responsibility leave days, and time-off for sick days
  • Health Standards Organization supports employees who want to start a family with generous maternity and parental leave top-up, to 75 per cent of salary, ranging between 35 and 52 weeks, depending on the employee
  • Health Standards Organization ensures employees prepare for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan -- helpful webinars from benefits providers are also organized for employees on topics such as the future of retirement and how to make contributions to the group retirement savings plan


Industry Professional organization
Established in Canada 2016
Major Canadian locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 217
Part-time employees in Canada 11
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 36 years
Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $750 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 35 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 35 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 75% of salary for 35 weeks
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 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership development programs, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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