OTTAWA, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa is pleased to be recognized
as a community and industry leader in the advancement of retiree and
older worker engagement with the first-ever Electricity Human Resources
Canada (EHRC) Innovation in HR Practices - Employer 2013 Award.
The award was presented to Hydro Ottawa at EHRC's awards gala in Toronto
on November 7, where industry stakeholders from across the country
gathered to honour those in the electricity workforce for outstanding
achievements, and for having a positive impact on both their
organization and on the electricity industry as a whole.
"We are proud to accept EHRC's inaugural award in this category," says
Hydro Ottawa President & Chief Executive Officer Bryce Conrad. "Our
Retiree and Older Worker Engagement Strategy responds to both the
workforce demographic challenges facing many organizations and the
growing interest of our workforce to redefine the latter years of their
The strategy development was led by a project team and involved
extensive engagement with recent retirees and employees eligible to
retire in the next five years, as well as people leaders at Hydro
"By working with our employees, we are creating an environment that
promotes the transfer of their knowledge within our organization and
ensures they continue to be engaged and contributing members of the
Hydro Ottawa team," adds Conrad.
The Innovation in HR Practices - Employer 2013 Award was established by
EHRC to recognize and celebrate an individual or team that has
displayed a high degree of innovation in the design and implementation
of a unique human resources program or project and can demonstrate,
anticipate or derive business value from the same.
About Hydro Ottawa
Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two
subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc.
Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third largest municipally owned electrical
utility in Ontario serving more than 310,000 customers in the City of
Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's
largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and
provides commercial energy management services.
SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.
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