Sodexo Recognized as One of Canada's Top Employers for Young People
September 24, 2013
The editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers have recognized Sodexo as one of Canada’s leading employers for people under thirty years old.
Companies are assessed on their programs to attract and retain younger workers. The recognition from Mediacorp Canada is based on a number of initiatives which Sodexo has implemented across the country, including Sodexo’s popular Rising Stars program, which offers placements for interns, co-op students and new managers to assist their advancement in the organization.
“Sodexo’s strategic plan is to be an employer of choice, of which engagement of all employees is a factor,” says Vanessa White, Senior Vice-President of Human Resources for Sodexo Canada. ”Formal career planning and succession planning programs encourage our young employees to think about where their career will take them. We don’t just want to manage aspects of someone’s career; we want to see our employees have long and fulfilling careers with Sodexo.”
Sodexo’s formal mentorship and training programs offer skill and competency building and give young employees personalized support toward achieving success. These programs receive positive feedback and play a key role in retaining younger workers.
Sodexo’s human resource policies also take feedback from younger workers into account regarding work-life balance, flexible working arrangements, business casual dress code, tuition reimbursement, commitment to diversity and international opportunities.