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Hyundai among country’s Best Workplaces for Inclusion

Great Place to Work® has named Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. of Markham one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Inclusion.

To be eligible for the accolade, organizations must be Great Place to Work-Certified™ in the past year, have at least 100 employees and at least 90 per cent of all respondents must agree that people are treated fairly, regardless of personal characteristics like gender, ethnicity, age and sexual orientation.

Great Place to Work determined the best based on employee responses to its Inclusion Index.

Since entering the Canadian market in 1983, Hyundai has grown into one of the best selling and award-winning foreign manufacturers in Canada. It was recognized by Great Place to Work for perks that include a benefits program that tops up statuary parental, maternity, compassionate care and family caregiver leaves.

Hyundai also increased mental health benefits and has increased maximums for a host of benefits, including gender affirmation coverage. At the beginning of the year, it introduced Bright Breaks, a workday well-being program that suggests seven-minute breaks directly in team members’ calendars. Educators invite team members to fitness classes, breathe and stretch breaks and offers tips on healthy eating habits.

Ninety-three per cent of the company’s 264 employees say Hyundai is a great place to work, compared to 60 per cent of employees at a typical Canadian organization, Great Place to Work reports.

Venterra Realty (Canada) Inc. in Richmond Hill, a developer, owner and operator of multifamily apartments, also made the list. Among other things, it was recognized for offering team members eight paid hours annually to volunteer in the service activity of their choice as individuals or as teams. It has partnered with Yellow Brick House to offer opportunities for employees to fundraise and donate their time at the donation warehouse and gardening at various shelters in the community.

Photo of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. employees courtesy of Hyundai.

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