SRK Consulting named a BC Top Employer

For the second year in a row, SRK Consulting—a provider of professional consulting services to the earth and water resource industries—is recognized as a leading BC employer.

This prestigious designation identifies companies leading their industries by creating workplaces and benefits packages that address the needs of employees at all stages of their work and personal lives.

SRK is proud to receive affirmation of its corporate programs in BC, which is home to about three quarters of its Canadian employees.

“One of our top objectives for our offices in BC and throughout Canada is to create work environments in which people can develop satisfying and challenging careers and be rewarded for their achievements,” said James Siddorn, president of SRK Canada.

This philosophy has enabled SRK to attract, develop, and retain consultants who are leaders in fields such as geological modelling and resource estimation, mining, environmental science, and water management.

Standing out from the crowd is essential for BC employers due to the strong competition for high quality employees. Work BC predicts that over the next decade the demand for workers will surpass the supply. Companies wanting to attract and retain the cream of the crop must therefore develop corporate culture and policies that promote employee satisfaction and well-being, while accommodating the varying needs and expectations of different generations.

SRK’s success in this regard is recognized with its consecutive BC Top Employer designations. The awards put SRK in an excellent position to attract top employees in the coming years, during which Work BC forecasts that job opportunities will be particularly favourable in the natural resource sector that SRK serves.

The Top Employer adjudicators noted that SRK goes beyond typical employee perk provisions by offering share purchase and profit-sharing plans to all employees and supplementing maternity leave. Salaries and bonus packages are competitive with other companies in the industry and work hours are flexible. SRK promotes technical excellence by organizing in-house technical workshops for staff across the globe, encouraging staff secondments, and providing tuition subsidies for external courses. The adjudicators also highlighted SRK’s outreach to its next generation of employees through its paid internships and graduate scholarship program.

“Our people are key to SRK’s success,” said Siddorn. “We will continue to support their efforts by providing a progressive work environment that fosters innovative thinking and technical excellence and offers employee-focused incentives and professional development opportunities.”   


ABOUT BC'S TOP EMPLOYERS

Now entering its eleventh year, BC's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the British Columbia employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.


ABOUT SRK CONSULTING

SRK Consulting is an independent, international consulting practice that provides focused advice and solutions to clients, mainly in the earth and water resource industries. For mining projects, SRK offers services from exploration to mine closure including feasibility studies, due diligence reviews, and production optimisation.

Established in 1974, SRK now employs more than 1,400 professionals internationally in over 45 offices on 6 continents. Please see www.srk.com for more information.

Media contact:

Rocio Ramirez, Marketing Coordinator, North America, SRK Consulting, T: +1-604-681-4196, F: +1-604-687-5532, E: rramirez@srk.com

 

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