Galvanize is recognized for its people-first culture and exceptional workplace practices that guided them throughout the pandemic
Vancouver, BC, February 16, 2020 – Galvanize, the global leader in SaaS governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software, today announced it has been selected as one of BC’s Top Employers for the eighth year in a row. The award is given in recognition of Galvanize’s exceptional workplace practices, including its commitment to employee training and career advancement opportunities, work-life benefits, and overall connected culture, as well as its pandemic response plan, which includes increased employee communication, ongoing surveys on employee well-being, and initiatives to ensure employees stay connected.
“As a global company with proud BC roots, it’s an honour to receive this award for the eighth consecutive year, especially amidst new challenges brought about by the pandemic,” said Laurie Schultz, president & CEO at Galvanize. “People and culture have always been our top priority—we firmly believe that if you build a great culture, company success will follow. As we move forward in a changed work landscape, continuing to empower our employees to achieve extraordinary things is of the utmost importance.”
Galvanize’s employee-first culture emphasizes open communication, innovation, and career growth. Industry-leading in-house and online training programs like Change Agents and Peer Coaching, along with generous budgets for external training and continued education, showcase Galvanize’s commitment to employee development. Employee well-being and maintaining a connected culture remain a top priority for Galvanize, with initiatives to promote employee engagement and socialization while working from home, including online game nights, happy hours, morning coffees, daily challenges, and talent showcases.
The award also recognizes Galvanize for their COVID-19 response plan, which allowed for an effective transition from in-office to work-from-home with minimal disruption to productivity. Employee well-being has been the number one priority throughout this time. During the first several months of the pandemic, Schultz provided daily company-wide updates to keep every team member informed and connected. Employee engagement surveys were implemented to evaluate stress levels and mental well-being. Throughout the pandemic, Galvanize has also run wellness sessions over Zoom featuring internal and external presenters on topics such as mindfulness and meditation, healthy eating, and virtual yoga and workout sessions. Employees continue to be provided with a collection of wellness resources that are free or covered by Galvanize’s comprehensive extended benefits plan.
“We’re incredibly proud to be named one of BC’s Top Employers for the eighth year in a row,” said Keith Cerny, chief people officer at Galvanize. “Every day, our employees show up for work—whether they’re at home or in the office— knowing they’re making an impact. By supporting their growth, creativity, and well-being, we’re giving them the tools to achieve incredible things.”
BC’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the British Columbia employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The selection process is evaluated by the editors, who consider physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.
For more information on Galvanize, visit: www.wegalvanize.com
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