Hydro Ottawa recognized for retiree engagement with inaugural industry award

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 career."

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 Ottawa.

"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.

For further information:

Laura Lauzon
Supervisor, Media and Public Affairs
Hydro Ottawa
Tel: 613-738-5499 ext. 145


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