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Awards of Excellence 2019

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) is pleased to issue a call for nominations for the 2019 Awards of Excellence, recognizing outstanding professionals in Canada's elecricity sector.

Award Categories

Leader of the Year Award

The successful nominee will be a leader working to support Canada’s electricity industry whose principal place of business is in Canada. Candidates may be nominated by anyone active within the individual’s organization or Canada’s electricity workforce at large. Candidates may also come from organizations that may not be direct employers but work to support the industry e.g. professional associations, regulators, labour, education etc.

Nomination Criteria

The nominee must demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Vision, Strategy and Leadership: Demonstrates outstanding leadership and vision in the workplace, creating standards of excellence and setting an example for others to follow. Motivates and enables others through a spirit of collaboration, trust, and recognition of individual and team contributions. Inspires a shared vision by creating for others an ideal and unique image of what the organization can become and/or;
  • Organisational Impact: The business can demonstrate operational success due to the effective implementation of bold, visionary, innovative people strategies which are instrumental in developing organizational excellence and improved organizational productivity and/or;
  • Innovation and Creativity: Has brought about innovative change and demonstrates effectiveness in generating new ideas or processes. Invites challenge and encourages colleagues and staff to think boldly to implement new ways of doing business and/or;
  • Culture and People Development:Demonstrates exemplary commitment to providing opportunities to staff at all levels within the organization and create a culture that engages and energizes employees.

Emerging Leader of the Year Award

The successful nominee will be an employee with less than ten years of industry experience. Candidates may be nominated by anyone active within the individual’s organization or Canada’s electricity workforce at large. Candidates may be nominated by anyone active within the individual’s organization or Canada’s electricity workforce at large. Candidates may also come from organizations that may not be direct employers but work to support the industry e.g. professional associations, regulators, labour, education etc.

Nomination Criteria

Describe why you believe your nominee deserves to be recognized as an Emerging Leader in the Canadian electricity workforce, including:

  • Demonstration of exceptional initiative and commitment to the principles of the organization or;
  • Successful leadership of people to achieve organisational goals or;
  • Formulation and implementation of innovative, pioneering ideas that contribute to the business’s success.

Innovation in HR Practices – Educational or Training Institution Award

The successful nominee will be an educational or training institution within Canada that is working to support Canada’s electricity industry. Candidate institutions may be nominated by anyone active within the organization or Canada’s electricity workforce at large.

Nomination Criteria

Describe how does the nominated person, team or organization deserve to be recognized as the top innovator in HR practices, including:

  • How this organization is contributing to the development of a highly skilled and safety-oriented workforce for the Canadian electricity workforce or;
  • Outline of curriculum, educational or training program(s) that address the workforce supply needs of the electricity industry and the impact and benefits demonstrated by the program and/or;
  • Demonstrated partnerships developed with industry employers or other industry constituencies to address workforce planning needs of the sector.

Innovation in HR Practices – Employer 2019 Award

Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada’s electricity workforce is eligible to receive this award. Candidate organizations may be nominated by anyone active within the individual’s organization or Canada’s electricity workforce at large. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.

Nomination Criteria

Submissions must demonstrate why the nominated individual or team deserve to be recognized for excellence in innovation in HR practices within the Canadian electricity sector. Please provide specific examples of a HR process practice(s) or program/system(s) designed and implemented within the past four years that required significant change management and is expected to contribute to the workforce supply needs of the organisation. Submissions must also satisfy at least one of the following:

  • Innovation: Innovation of approach to addressing HR issues such as recruiting and retention, succession planning or other imperative (include details on imperative, complexity of a strategic issue and obstacles to implementation) and/ or;
  • Impact on the Business: such as proven increase in productivity, development of a sustainable talent pipeline, or reduction in days lost.

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award

Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada’s electricity workforce is eligible to receive this award. Candidate organizations may be nominated by anyone active within the individual’s organization or Canada’s electricity workforce at large. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.

Nomination Criteria

Submissions must draw on building a culture of diversity and diversity of thought. Being able to leverage diversity of thought is key to creating an organizational culture of inclusion. When judging this category, key accomplishments and attributes will be considered, including how the individual or team has:

  • Demonstrated leadership in championing aspects of diversity within their organization or;
  • Developed recruitment or retention strategies or campaigns that are being used by the nominated organization to engage diverse and under-represented groups or;
  • Built internal communications and education campaigns and/or programs that promote diversity in the workplace or;
  • Developed or supported policies supporting equal opportunities and how they are employed.

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