Earlier today, Marine Atlantic was presented with the 2013 Newfoundland and Labrador Employer of Distinction award by the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers Council.
The Employer of Distinction Award is presented annually to recognize employers who exemplify leadership, innovation, creativity, and a fundamental belief in the value of a healthy, safe and motivated workforce. The award recognizes those employers who view employees as vital and integral to the organization's success.
"Since we began our renewal process in 2010 we have witnessed significant improvements in our Corporation's service and overall performance," said Paul Griffin, Marine Atlantic's President and CEO. "We have invested in vessel and shore-based infrastructure and have been improving our business processes to strengthen customer service, on-time performance and reliability. Today's award demonstrates that our efforts are being noticed and we are moving in the right direction."
Marine Atlantic was recognized for its strong workforce, human resource strategies and investment in people including its focus on Occupational Health and Safety, leadership development, effective training, internal communication strategies, and recognizing and rewarding the efforts of employees. All of these initiatives have helped strengthen the Corporation's recruitment and retention activities and have made Marine Atlantic an employer of choice.
"It is through the dedication and hard work of our employees that we are seeing such positive change taking place. As we continue our renewal efforts in the months ahead, more change will occur. Receiving this type of external recognition shows that we are on the right path to becoming a modern and efficient Corporation offering a high level of customer service."