Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2018)
By Richard Yerema and Kristina Leung, Mediacorp Canada Inc. staff editors (Feb 20, 2018)
Here are some of the reasons why Hallmark Tubulars Ltd. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2018):
- Hallmark Tubulars supports employees who are new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments (up to 75% of salary for 6 weeks)
- Employees working at Hallmark Tubulars can stay in shape by taking advantage of an onsite fitness facility with free membership, a variety of exercise equipment and instructor-led classes such as yoga and ballet barre
- Along with 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, Hallmark Tubulars helps employees achieve better work-life balance with flexible hours, a telecommuting option, shortened work weeks and up to 6 paid personal days, which can be scheduled as needed
Hallmark Tubulars empowers employees to step up
For Hallmark Tubulars Ltd., getting employees home safely at the end of the working day is the company's top priority.
"Our record reflects that, when it comes to safety, we walk the talk and we expect everyone to perform to the highest standards," says Henry Ewert, President and CEO of Hallmark, which delivers high-quality oil country tubular goods used for drilling and completions to oil and gas producers throughout the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.
Hallmark's commitment to workplace safety, he adds, is firmly rooted in the company's three core values -- integrity, honesty and respect.
"New employees learn pretty quickly they are going to be respected at all times and we expect them to behave the same way, whether internally or externally. With our clients and suppliers, we operate at the highest levels of integrity. When we sign a contract or make a commitment, we live up to it, no matter what. Our employees know that, if they do the right thing, they are going to be supported. So that gives them a lot of comfort in their day-to-day work life."
Hallmark also focuses on training, skills development and promoting talent from within.
"We empower people to step up and take initiative," says Ewert. "Many of our senior management team started in junior entry positions and have grown with the company. What gives me the most joy and satisfaction is seeing these young people develop and take on leadership roles."
One of those managers is Andrew Northcott, Hallmark's Director, Engineering and Quality. Northcott first joined the company a decade ago for a work term while completing an engineering degree at Newfoundland's Memorial University.
"I wanted to move to Alberta and work in the energy sector," says Northcott. "But I also knew I didn't want to get lost in a big office where you don't really know most of your co-workers. Hallmark is not like that at all."
With the company's support, he adds, he's been able to take on new responsibilities that suit his interests, including in the areas of procurement and inventory.
"Rather than working purely on the technical side, I appreciate the opportunity to deal directly with a lot of our customers and manufacturers."
With excellent benefits and a good work-life balance, Northcott says he's never regretted his move.
"This job has allowed me to travel all over the world. But there's no other place I'd like to live and work than right where I am."