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Hatch Ltd.
Hatch employees onsite   (Photo credit: Gillianne Tedder)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Hatch Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017):

  • Employees working at Hatch's Mississauga head office can take advantage of a number of onsite amenities including a cafeteria, which features subsidized meals and healthy and special-diet menus, a quiet room for meditation or religious observance and subsidized access to a fully-equipped fitness facility
  • Hatch helps employees prepare for the future with contributions to a defined contribution pension plan, retirement planning assistance and phased-in work options for those nearing retirement
  • Hatch encourages employees to become owners through a share purchase plan, available to all, and offers a full suite of additional financial benefits including signing bonuses for some employees, year-end bonuses and profit-sharing for all
Hatch employee   (Photo credit: Michael Willems)

Employer Background

Industry Engineering Services
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Sudbury ON, Calgary AB, Niagara Falls ON, Saskatoon SK, Mississauga ON, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,930
Part-time employees in Canada 722
Full-time employees worldwide 5,343
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 10%
Average age of employees in Canada 43.03
Longest serving employee 46 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program, free parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features located in Sheridan Science and Technology Park, Hatch's head office features telecommuter workstations, religious observance room, outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, table tennis
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, subsidized membership, treadmills, instructor-led classes (aerobics, yoga, yogilates), rowing machines, weights, basketball court, shower facilities, personal training available at an extra cost
Other nearby amenities fitness club, Winston Woods, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, iFly Toronto, mini golf, movie theatre

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name GTA Social Committee (est. 2002)
Recent social events new employee dinners, long service awards, Hatch golf day, Fall Fest (company barbecue in September), Halloween at Hatch event (with costume competition), annual Hatch Dinner Dance at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hatch Kids holiday party, Hatch Hillers group for retirees
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

Financial benefits note Hatch Ltd. has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan note Hatch Ltd. has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Family-friendly benefits note Hatch Ltd. has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 67% of salary for 20 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 67% of salary for 20 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 67% of salary for 20 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, academic scholarships of up to $2,000 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay)
Additional family-friendly information offers Hatch Kids Camp, a week-long subsidized day camp offered at the company's head office during March Break

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B+

Vacation note Hatch Ltd. has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 4 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Unpaid leave of absence option yes

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, long-service awards
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development B

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 50% of tuition per year

Community Involvement B

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Some of the community organizations supported United Way, McMaster University, Peel Children's Aid Charity
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Hatch's primary charitable focus includes science and technology based educational initiatives and programs.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Hatch Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • Hatch consistently partners with universities across Canada to collaborate on research and development projects, offer scholarship grants, host information sessions and attend career fairs
  • Hatch maintains a formal student and new graduate program which includes knowledge sharing sessions, lunch and learns and a student showcase that allows students to present their work in a science fair set-up
  • Hatch manages a Professional Development Program (PDP) to provide mentoring to employees in their first to fourth year of employment -- additionally, employees can participate in a number of developmental events such as the PDP Committee (which meets regularly to discuss ongoing professional development), "Keep Education Going Sessions" where PDP members share their experience on project experience, clients and corporate culture, and Associate Breakfasts, which allow graduates to share their concerns
Hatch employees

Highlights

Industry Engineering Services
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Sudbury ON, Calgary AB, Niagara Falls ON, Saskatoon SK, Mississauga ON, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives hires students in a number of disciplines including engineering, procurement, construction, human resources, marketing, information technology and other corporate services

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Hatch Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • Hatch's specialized Environmental Services practice group ensures that environmental and sustainable design considerations are factored into all its projects -- the unique practice area provides support to engineering and technical departments by incorporating social, environmental, carbon management and overall sustainable development considerations into all phases of the project
  • Hatch encourages its employees to consider alternative transportation by offering preferred parking and financial incentives for carpoolers ($2.50 per passenger per one-way trip), indoor bicycle parking, shower facilities and a financial incentive for bicycle commuters ($2.00 per day cycled)
  • Hatch's formal waste management program covers all areas of its operations, from aggressive waste and recycling programs at its office locations to ensuring proper disposal and recycling of waste at project sites (hazardous waste, scrap metals, treated and untreated wood, pipes, glass and insulation)
Hatch employee   (Photo credit: Michael Willems)

Highlights

Industry Engineering Services
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Sudbury ON, Calgary AB, Niagara Falls ON, Saskatoon SK, Mississauga ON, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,930
Employee green team Hatch Environmental Management System
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Managing Director, Environmental Services Group
Formal strategy/policy name Sustainability Policy
Green highlights Environmental Services Group (incorporates environmental and sustainable design considerations into all its project), alternative transit incentives for cyclists and carpoolers, eliminated bottled water use, uses reusable or recyclable cutlery and dishes, greenhouse gas/carbon footprint (tracks air-travel, vehicle traffic, electricity, gas and paper)
Extended recycling e-waste (donations and proper recycling), organics, batteries, hazardous wastes, scrap metal (achieved waste diversion rates of 85 and 93 percent at its Mississauga offices)
Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Earth Day (hosts an in-house Sustainable Development Week), Chiefs of Ontario Environmental Assessment Toolkit for First Nation Communities, Smart Commute, Engineers Without Borders
Other location LEED Gold
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, green roof, solar water heating, water efficiency retrofits, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

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