For nearly two decades, HyLife has officially been recognized as an industry leader, a community-minded company, and an employer of choice. Since 2004, we have been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Today, we are proud to share that we have once again reached platinum club status for 2022, as we have held this achievement for more than seven consecutive years.
“HyLife is proud to be among Canada’s Best Managed businesses for the past 18 years. We pride ourselves in offering a work culture that empowers employees at all levels to live up to their fullest potential. We are committed to our communities and recognize that taking care of the places where we live and work is a privilege and social responsibility. As a company, we prioritize fostering an environment in which our team is encouraged to give back,”
– Grant Lazaruk, President & Chief Executive Officer, HyLife.
Canada’s Best Managed Companies program aims to inspire, celebrate, and build community. A leading business awards program, this designation celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit, determination, and innovation of the private business community. To make the cut, each applicant undergoes a multistep evaluation of their management abilities and practices across four pillars: strategy, culture and commitment, capabilities and innovation, and governance and financials.
Here are a few examples of what made HyLife stand out in 2022:
Investing in our people
HyLife’s ongoing success, including this recent award, is thanks to our entire team’s work ethic and dedication. Current initiatives such as our We Care program, where we engage employees through a group of ambassadors focused on listening to suggestions and ideas and then finding positive solutions, are one of the many ways we live our values. Our commitment to employee equity, inclusion, and well-being truly set us apart.
The selection committee also noted our unique opportunities to develop and enhance employee skill sets through our programs, such as our HyLife U workshops, HyLife Masters, Performance Coaching, Farms Swine Technician Development, Foods Internship, and Kaizen Events.
New Headquarters and Community Commitment
One of the year’s highlights was undoubtedly the ongoing construction progress of a brand-new head office in Steinbach Manitoba’s new Millbrook Market development. Our new home will feature employee wellness, collaboration, and outdoor patio terrace spaces.
Our headquarters location is another example of our commitment to our communities. HyLife continues to look for new ways to support our neighbours and friends, whether through donations or event participation.
From the onset of COVID-19, our responsibility to take care of our employees, customers, animals, and communities has been a priority. We continue to be guided by our team of medical professionals and adjusted measures throughout the ongoing pandemic.
Our internal communications platform, Beekeeper, plays a vital role in keeping our people engaged and informed. With more than 4,500 employees from many nationalities across many countries, we are building a digital community to bridge our teams’ information gaps. We currently have close to 85 percent of our workforce engaged on the app.
Congratulations to our entire team from all locations and departments; this achievement is made possible thanks to your ongoing commitment to making HyLife the BEST food company in the world!
Read The Globe and Mail’s coverage- https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/rob-magazine/article-still-the-best-welcome-back-to-these-452-best-managed-companies/