Habañero - Embracing Sustainability, Health and Well-being
Since 1996, Habañero Consulting Group has been committed to not just providing technology solutions to its clients, but also ensuring its staff feel proud to be part of the Habañero team. Having been recently selected by BC Business as one of the top ten "Best Companies to Work for in BC" proves they're doing something right, and Steven Fitzgerald, President, says it all comes down to the company's values.
"Our core values include holistically embracing sustainable practices as a company, including our impact on the environment, and the long-term health and well-being of our staff". Whether it be awareness and active efforts to minimize their carbon footprint, promoting active travel options, or adopting employee-focused HR policies, Steven and his management team believe their core values and practices have been critical to their ongoing growth and success.
Habañero offers a range of benefits that meet what's best for an individual's personal life and career.
By embracing such TravelSmart initiatives as teleworking and commuting options such as cycling, transit or walking, and even selecting their office space based on easy accessibility by transit and active transportation, Habañero knows they're making a difference: to their staff, their clients, their company and our environment.
Steven and his team actually credit these initiatives as key contributors to high levels of employee engagement, employee retention, and even stronger long-term client relationships. By actively supporting healthy, balanced lifestyles for its staff, Habañero made Maclean's magazine "Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada" list for 2011, and was acknowledged by the Progressive Employers of Canada List for offering a "mom-friendly" work environment.
Habañero offers a range of benefits that meet what's best for an individual's personal life and career. Steven, a long-time bike commuter and avid mountain biker, encourages the Habañero team to follow his heart-healthy and environmentally-friendly lead. A yearly fitness credit is given to all employees to be used for such fitness costs as bike locker fees, gym memberships, or other healthy activities. The result? 80% of their staff commute to work by walking, cycling or transit.
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