Airline celebrates second Randstad Award
CALGARY, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet is celebrating being named Canada's most
attractive employer for the second year in a row, according to the annual
award given by Randstad Canada, a staffing, recruitment and HR company.
According to Randstad, WestJet is seen as the company offering the most
pleasant work atmosphere, the most interesting job content, the strongest
management and good training opportunities. The Randstad Award rewards and
encourages best practices in building the best employer brands, and is the
only employer award where winners are chosen entirely by workers and job
seekers in search of employment opportunities within Canada's leading
organizations. WestJet garnered the number one spot based on polling conducted
by ICMA International in February and March of 2013.
"We certainly appreciate being recognized for creating an atmosphere where
people can do their best work," said Gregg Saretsky, President and CEO of
WestJet Airlines. "WestJet has very consciously created a culture where people
are empowered, respected and valued. We have a dedicated department devoted to
upholding our model of employee engagement in addition to profit share,
flexible work hours and in some cases, the ability to work from home. The
model may be simple but it isn't easy, it is just the right thing to do."
WestJet receives 60,000 to 80,000 resumes every year, and those who are chosen
are often perceived as a cultural fit in addition to being qualified. Nearly
50 per cent of the 1,900 to 2,400 jobs available each year at the company are
"Canadian job seekers and employees have spoken, and for the second year in a
row have chosen WestJet as Canada's Most Attractive Employer," says Jan Hein
Bax, President, Randstad Canada. "WestJet continues to epitomize the type of
organization that an extremely large demographic of the Canadian workforce
perceives as an exceptional employer. The company's ability to cultivate a
positive employer brand continues to differentiate WestJet in the Canadian
marketplace and ensures its ability to attract the type of talent that drives
incredibly positive business results."
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 85
destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by
an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada.
Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,000
WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing
Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to
be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.
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Media contact: Media Relations, 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS
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