Connect Hearing
Connect Hearing employees gathered for a team social

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Connect Hearing was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2016):

  • Connect Hearing provides maternity leave top-up payments for new mothers (to 100% of salary for 8 weeks) and offers new mothers the possibility to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- the organization also helps employees balance their work and personal lives with a variety of alternative work arrangements, including flexible hours, telecommuting, shortened and compressed work week options, and an earned days off (EDO) program
  • Connect Hearing offers signing bonuses for some employees, year-end bonuses for all, profit sharing, generous referral bonuses for employees who successfully refer a new candidate (to $3,000) and encourages employees to save for the future with matching RSP contributions
Connect Hearing employees celebrating at the organization's annual Club Connect recognition event, held last year in New York City

Highlights

Industry Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
Established in Canada 1978
Parent company Sonova
Parent company head office Stafa, Switzerland
Full-time employees in Canada 298
Part-time employees in Canada 78
Average age of employees in Canada 42.1
Longest serving employee 36 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 5 paid days)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Connect Hearing was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • Connect Hearing offers paid internships for Hearing Instrument Practitioner students from George Brown College, Grant MacEwan University and Conestoga College, as well as mentoring and job shadowing with an audiologist instructor as part of their term
  • Connect Hearing provides 3- to 4-month unpaid practicum placements to audiology students from University of British Columbia, Western University, University of Ottawa and Dalhousie University
  • Connect Hearing supports ongoing employee development through a number of unique training opportunities including bi-annual hearing aid manufacturing-led training sessions, annual regional audiology and hearing conferences and group training sessions
Connect Hearing employees taking part in the Tough Mudder Mud Run

Highlights

Industry Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
Full-time employees in Canada 298
Student opportunities co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives offers a bursary for a hearing healthcare student in Canada

The Career Directory

Connect Hearing has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Connect Hearing employees taking part in the Tough Mudder Mud Run

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
Parent company Sonova
Parent company head office Stafa, Switzerland
Full-time employees in Canada 298
Part-time employees in Canada 78
Student opportunities paid internships, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Audiologist, Hearing Instrument Specialist, Customer Care Representative, Accounting Clerk
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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