Oppy Honored as One of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

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Fri. December 2nd, 2016 - by Laura Hillen

VANCOUVER, CANADA – Professional culture is one of the things that draws people to our industry time and again, and Oppy has been officially recognized for its company culture practices. The company was heralded as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2016 in the enterprise category.

John Anderson, Chairman, President, & CEO, Oppy

“Our culture has been built deliberately and conscientiously over the years,” Chairman, President, and CEO John Anderson said. “When we launched our expect the world from us promise a dozen years ago, we created clarity around our ethos and our expectations of ourselves and one another. We’re united in our efforts to achieve clearly defined goals, and believe in equipping and empowering everyone at Oppy to do their part. Communication moves in every direction, keeping us strategically and culturally on track.”

Named as a standout organization for its workplace environment by Waterstone Human Capital, Oppy was honored for its positive, results-driven corporate lifestyle amongst Canadian businesses. 

Credited to Waterstone Human Capital

The annual program seeks out best-in-class Canadian organizations for cultures that enhance performance and sustain competitive advantages. According to a press release, forty winners are chosen for four categories; growth and small cap, mid-market, enterprise, and not-for-profit. The companies are judged on the following categories:

  • Vision and leadership
  • Recruitment and hiring for fit
  • Cultural alignment and measurement
  • Retention
  • Rewards and recognition
  • Organizational performance and corporate social responsibility

Marty Parker, President & Chief Executive Officer, Waterstone Human Capital

“What’s so impressive about our diverse list of 2016 winners is their shared belief that culture is their competitive advantage–they know that building and sustaining a great culture is a significant asset that drives performance,” said Marty Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™. “The winning organizations have shown diverse strategies in achieving inspirational cultures that have measureable results.”

Waterstone Human Capital is a leading retained executive search firm which specializes in recruiting for fit and cultural talent management for entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth companies throughout North America. Its Most Admired Corporate Cultures program is now in its 12th year.

“The average career at Oppy is about eight years long, though many have celebrated, 20, 30 and even 40 years with the company,” continued Anderson. “I’m proud of the amazing teamwork I see here every day. The culture is the engine that keeps the machine running smoothly and effectively—I have no doubt that it’s the key to our success.” 

The company noted that Oppy’s positive culture receives repeated high satisfaction from its annual staff surveys, and also experiences low turnover.

As companies in our industry continue to be recognized for their exceptional services and cultures, AndNowUKnow will have the latest in worthy acknowledgements.