2017 AWARD WINNERS
Boyden Executive Search (Vancouver)
Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR)
ESIT Advanced Solutions
Back in Motion
On May 29th, five worthy organizations were recipients of the 2017 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards. The awards were presented at a gala event held in conjunction with a workshop ‘Mind Over Matter: The Hidden Influence of Psychology on Well-Being and Performance’ led by Dr. David Ballard, PsyD, MBA from the American Psychological Association. Award recipients participated in an on-line questionnaire, a site visit and staff interviews by PHW Committee members and were found to meet all five key elements of a Psychologically Healthy Workplace.
Boyden is one of the oldest and largest executive search firms, with its roots dating back over 70 years. In Vancouver, the Boyden office has been in business for over 45 years and takes pride in helping to recruit and build great leadership teams for the private sector, and the public and not for profit sector. Because of the quality of work it provides to its clients, Boyden Vancouver has grown to be the largest executive search firm in BC, with over 70% of its business coming from repeat business or client referrals. There are 30 people in the Boyden Vancouver office, including its partner owners, associates, project coordinators and corporate support staff.
Diversified Rehab (DRG) is a Kelowna based company that provides Disability Management, Case Management, Vocational Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy and Psychological Services with locations in British Columbia. DRG is well recognized for being a Workplace Health and Wellness Organization through Disability Management and Return-to-Work Services as well as Employee and Family Wellness programs. At DRG it is emphasized that when a client succeeds, we succeed. This being said, DRG is committed to programs and policies for a psychologically healthy workplace and is not afraid to take risks to be “ahead of the curve” in order to benefit their employees. Even though many of these policies and programs do not offer immediate financial incentives, DRG is willing to invest in employee’s well-being none-the-less. DRG recognizes that employees are more than just a number in an organization; they are people with families, stresses, commitments, goals, passions, and unlimited potential. Every employee feels like they matter, no matter how large the organization has become.
Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). As Canada’s second busiest airport, YVR served 22.3 million passengers and 55 airlines in 2016, connecting people and businesses to more than 125non-stop destinations worldwide. The Vancouver Airport Authority is committed to creating an airport that is a premier global gateway, local economic generator, and strong community contributor. In short, an airport British Columbia can be proud of!
With more than 400 employees, ESIT Advanced Solutions delivers innovative solutions and operational excellence to clients across British Columbia. As a unionized service delivery channel, ESIT Advanced Solutions delivers verifiably world class business process and information technology outsourcing services in a professional and labour-friendly environment. The company collaborates with industry-leading partners to provide the best possible solutions for its customers.
Back in Motion initially opened its doors in 1993, and comprised five owners who worked together to deliver one program in a single location. Today, the company has grown to over 230 regular staff in 20 locations from Whistler to Abbotsford, and serves over 13,000 clients annually. The workforce is highly diverse, with over 40 different ethnicities/nationalities represented, and 37 languages spoken or understood. Back in Motion’s purpose is to help people improve their health, enhance their opportunities and live better lives. Through the provision of specialized employment and health services, Back in Motion is dedicated to assisting people overcome barriers and reach their full employment potential. Back in Motion’s credo is “Helping People Work. Helping People Live.” The Company has received recognition as an excellent workplace, most recently being named as one of Canada’s Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada (2016), and winning the Safe Harbour Champion Award (2016).