Sodexo among Canada’s 2018 Top Employers for Young People
February 09, 2018
Flexible professional development programs that offer young employees mentorship, career planning, and wide-ranging opportunities earn Sodexo recognition as top employer
BURLINGTON, ON, February 9, 2018 – For the sixth year running, Sodexo has been ranked among Canada’s 2018 Top Employers for Young People.
Winners were announced today in a special section published nationally by The Globe and Mail.
An editorial team with Canada’s Top 100 Employers project evaluated organizations based on their programs and initiatives that attract and retain younger workers
An essential aspect of Sodexo’s philosophy is to create a workplace environment based on flexibility, empowerment and inclusion.
“We recognize how important it is to have an optimistic view of the future,” says Suzanne Bergeron, Vice President, Human Resources, Sodexo Canada. “To nurture that, we promote internally for 80% of our roles and aim for 100% at the top level.”
The company also strives to provide wide-ranging opportunities for young talent which include:
- Tuition assistance for employees wanting to further their education
- Formal mentoring programs
- Paid internships for students and new graduates
“By creating succession plans for our young people, they can visualize and map out a specific pathway to the next level of their career. This empowers them to navigate their career with us. Our business is delivering services that provide Quality of Life. And we start with our people,” adds Bergeron.
Sodexo in Canada
Sodexo Canada delivers on-site services at nearly 300 locations for more than 175 clients in the Healthcare, Education, Corporate Services and Energy & Resource sectors. The company’s 10,000 employees work together to improve the Quality of Life for their customers by designing, managing and delivering a wide range of solutions—from project management to energy planning, from technical building maintenance to concierge services, from housekeeping to fitness centre management, and from catering and food services to clinical technology management. Sodexo has been operating in Canada for over 40 years.
The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation is an independent charitable organization that has donated more than 1,000,000 meals to at-risk youth in Canada since it was founded in 2001. Globally, Sodexo operates in 80 countries and serves 75 million consumers each day. Follow us on Twitter @SodexoCanada
Sodexo in Canada
1.1 million consumers served daily