It’s no secret that Northwood is a great place to work. You see it in the high number of long serving employees who choose to stay with Northwood year after year. You also see it in the number of applications we receive whenever a job is posted. Now others are seeing it as well. In December, we were named as one of Nova Scotia’s top employers for 2017. In January, the Atlantic Business magazine named Northwood as one of Atlantic Canada’s top employers for 2017. This is the fifth year in a row that Northwood has won the award.
Both awards are recognition for the efforts Northwood has made to create a great place to work. Northwood believes its employees are its greatest asset. We invest in our employees by providing opportunities for continued professional development through formal mentoring opportunities and ongoing in-house and online training programs. Staff also have access to a number of discounts at local businesses, benefit from inhouse facilities like our fitness centre and the health centre and participate in a variety of organized events.
Employers complete an extensive application process that includes a detailed review of their operations and HR practices.
“It was a lot of work,” says Janet Simm, President and CEO of Northwood. The application called for detailed information on a broad range of subjects, programs and initiatives geared to staff. “To be recognized five years in a row is quite an achievement. It speaks volumes about what we have in place to support our staff.”
A great place to work means a committed staff who support our focus on person centred care and deliver on our commitment to loving care. Together we build a place where people Live More.