Airline celebrates second Randstad Award
CALGARY, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet is celebrating being named Canada's
most attractive employer for the second year in a row, according to the
annual award given by Randstad Canada, a staffing, recruitment and HR
According to Randstad, WestJet is seen as the company offering the most
pleasant work atmosphere, the most interesting job content, the
strongest management and good training opportunities. The Randstad
Award rewards and encourages best practices in building the best
employer brands, and is the only employer award where winners are
chosen entirely by workers and job seekers in search of employment
opportunities within Canada's leading organizations. WestJet garnered
the number one spot based on polling conducted by ICMA International in
February and March of 2013.
"We certainly appreciate being recognized for creating an atmosphere
where people can do their best work," said Gregg Saretsky, President
and CEO of WestJet Airlines. "WestJet has very consciously created a
culture where people are empowered, respected and valued. We have a
dedicated department devoted to upholding our model of employee
engagement in addition to profit share, flexible work hours and in some
cases, the ability to work from home. The model may be simple but it
isn't easy, it is just the right thing to do."
WestJet receives 60,000 to 80,000 resumes every year, and those who are
chosen are often perceived as a cultural fit in addition to being
qualified. Nearly 50 per cent of the 1,900 to 2,400 jobs available each
year at the company are filled internally.
"Canadian job seekers and employees have spoken, and for the second year
in a row have chosen WestJet as Canada's Most Attractive Employer,"
says Jan Hein Bax, President, Randstad Canada. "WestJet continues to
epitomize the type of organization that an extremely large demographic
of the Canadian workforce perceives as an exceptional employer. The
company's ability to cultivate a positive employer brand continues to
differentiate WestJet in the Canadian marketplace and ensures its
ability to attract the type of talent that drives incredibly positive
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service
to 85 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost
flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now
has more than 9,000 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of
more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen
aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful
international airlines in the world.
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