People: our most valued asset
The working relationship between an organization and its employees translates into give and take – we strive to give our people a pleasant work environment, employee incentives and benefits – we take your knowledge and skill, but most of all, we take your personal contributions with pride.
Tewatohnhi’saktha strives to a preferred employer for Kahnawàkero:non. In today’s competitive world, organizations need to focus on the people in their organizations if they wish to keep up with the rapidly changing economic, social and technological environment. They need to create the right conditions and implement the right people practices to manage, retain and develop a high performance work force.
Here at Tewatohnhi’saktha, we are committed to creating and sustaining the right work climate and conditions and to developing and offering a variety of programs and services to our employees. We strive to identify, recruit, and retain highly skilled and motivated people for our team. We seek out people who possess the skills, knowledge, confidence and motivation to apply these competencies on the job each and every day and those willing to develop new skills and take on new challenges in our evolving environment.
At Tewatohnhi’saktha, we also understand the importance of having retention strategies and programs to attract, retain and engage our talent. We focus on creating an environment that fosters a capable, competitive, content and ultimately long-term employee base. Keeping our best and brightest is not only smart, it is good for the organization and the bottom line.
As the war for talent intensifies, we look at every edge we can get, and branding Tewatohnhi’saktha as a great place to work is a strategy that makes a difference.
The organization’s success could not be achieved if our employees were not happy or motivated to do their job well. We measure staff engagement and satisfaction regularly so that we can make continuous improvements in creating a satisfying workplace.
We pride ourselves on preparing strategic plans for the organization that focus on a direction of growth. A systematic tracking system measures our progress and ultimately provides the information we require to reward employees for a job well done.
At Tewatohnhi’saktha, we recognize that our employees have a life outside of work and we foster a balanced work environment. A positive balance fosters personal growth that in turn contributes to personal well-being at home and at work. When joining our Team, individuals receive a thorough orientation to our organization, the first step in welcoming new employees.
People who join our team come to us with high expectations. They expect an environment that allows for open communication and a place to express their individual opinions, ideas and perspectives. Tewatohnhi’saktha meets high employee expectations and at times exceeds them.
Striving to stay a step above the rest
Our core values reflect who we are and what we strive to become. At Tewatohnhi’saktha, we strive to be:
• Results Oriented
• Accountable, Open and Honest
• Progressive & Innovative
• Professional and Customer Focused
• Employee Focused and Team Oriented
• Rewards and Recognition for Innovative Contributions
• Social Activities i.e. Staff Picnics, Golf Tournaments etc.
• Birthday Celebrations
• Staff and Director-Organized Activities
• Fitness / Wellness Subsidy Program
• Personal Computer Purchase Plan
• Personal and Professional Development Plan
• Advantageous Hiring Policy – Promotion of Internal Hiring First
• Employee Referral Award Program
• Employee Service and Performance Recognition Award Program
• Job Description Drafting Award Program
• EDC Employee Savings
• Comfortable and Pleasant Work Environment
• Moderate Work Schedule 37.5 Hrs. / Week – Includes 1 Hour Lunch and two 15-Min Breaks
• Modern Office Technology and Support
• Computer Network includes High-speed Internet and Internet Technology Support Staff
• On-line Intranet Resource Center
• Email Access
• Temperature Controlled Environment
• Air Quality, Fire and Safety Inspected Offices
Climate change is a serious global challenge that will affect all of us and solving this problem will require action by governments, businesses, communities and individuals.
Everyone has a part to play in response to the challenge of climate change and we are proud to share that Tewatohnhi’saktha decided to do its part and GO GREEN. We will be striving to adopt and sustain simple and cost-effective green practices in the work place by doing business in the most environmentally responsible ways we can.
There are many intrinsic benefits to providing our employees with different benefit options; the main one being it helps attract and retain highly qualified employees. Having four different generations of employees working side by side requires Tewatohnhi’saktha to be more and more creative and responsive in the design and flexibility of its benefit options. Research shows that when employees feel their benefits needs are satisfied, they’re more productive and satisfied. Take note that not all benefits listed below are available to all employees, an employee must meet specific eligibility criteria in order to receive particular benefits.
Time Off Benefit
Generous Vacation/Sick/Personal Leave Package as well as the option for other types of paid leaves.
Employee/Family Assistance Program
Confidential information, resources and support regarding your personal and family’s well-being
Structured Description of Roles and Responsibilities
Individual job descriptions with key performance indicators
Performance Management Program
Annual performance-based compensation adjustments*
Mohawk Self Insurance
Workplace insurance for on-the-job injuries, 100% employer sponsored
Group Insurance Plan
Medical supplies and services
Extended health care, short & long term
Disability insurance, life insurance,
Accidental death and dismemberment
Insurance – employee/employer sponsored
Option to work flexible hours
Competitive Base Salary
Annual cost of living adjustment – COLA*
Weekly payroll – direct deposit option,
Canada Savings Bond Plan, and Desjardins
Redeemable Savings – payroll deduction plan *reviewed annually and is allocated if the budget permits.
Personal Financial Security Planning
Consultation through Financial Security Advisor
Group Pension Plan
Employee/Employer Contributions with the option for
enhanced contributions and Employee Voluntary Contributions
Access to a variety of career planning assessments
Training & Development
Annual funding available for training, workshops and conferences
“We know that if you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of you; and they’ll do it with a positive attitude.” Nancy Stacey, Director of Human Resources
“Becoming a PREFERRED EMPLOYER doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by design! In addition to general benefits, the well-being of our employees is our priority. We encourage employee contributions to the organization and respect their individual personalities and work styles.” John Bud Morris, CEO