SRK Consulting named a BC Top Employer for 2014

VANCOUVER – FEBRUARY 12, 2014 – SRK Consulting, a provider of professional consulting services to the earth and water resource industries, is recognized as a leading BC employer by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
 

SRK Consulting recognised as a BC Top Employer 2014.This prestigious designation identifies companies that lead their industries by providing exceptional workplaces for their staff.

Employers competing for the honour are evaluated in terms of physical workplace and work atmosphere, benefit and vacation policies, employee communications, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement. Employers are compared with other organizations in their fields to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

Standing out as an employer of choice is particularly important in BC given the increased competition for high quality employees that has accompanied the unemployment decline. A company wanting to attract and retain the cream of the crop must develop corporate culture and policies that promote employee satisfaction and well-being.

SRK’s long history of investing in its employees has paid off with its Top Employer designation.

The competition adjudicators recognized 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 paid internships and a formal mentoring program.

SRK is proud to receive affirmation of its corporate programs in BC, which is home to 73% of its Canadian employees.

“One of our main corporate goals is to establish progressive workplaces around the world in which our people can develop satisfying and challenging careers,” said Andy Barrett, global and North American president of SRK.

“We strive to produce an environment conducive to innovative thinking and solutions, and to recognize and reward excellence and achievement.”

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.

“These people have been key to SRK’s success,” said Barrett. “We will continue to support their endeavours by providing a dynamic work environment that fosters technical excellence and offers employee-focused incentives and professional development opportunities.”

ABOUT BC'S TOP EMPLOYERS

Now entering its ninth 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.

Please see www.canadastop100.com/bc/ for more information.

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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