Library wins Halton award

Library wins Employer of Choice Award

Burlington Post article, Nov 27 2017

library senior managers and trusteeemployer of choice award logoIt’s kind of like getting a performance review, except during the Halton Employer of Choice (EOC) Award selection process, it’s the workplace that is reviewed by the workers. And, like any review, it’s great to earn top marks! Burlington Public Library was deeply honoured to recently receive the 2017 Halton Employer of Choice Award, the first and only award that recognizes the best businesses to work for in Halton Region.

This past summer, Burlington Public Library was evaluated by an independent assessment company, Contact Center Employer of Choice Inc., on leadership attributes, along with human resources policies, practices, and procedures. Added to that, all staff were invited to participate in a confidential employee survey to determine how they feel about the workplace, which counted for half of the final score. At least 70 percent of the workforce had to voluntarily participate in the survey—covering topics such as training & development, management-employee relations, employee engagement, and personal enjoyment—for the organization to be considered for the award.

Earlier this month, Maureen Barry, CEO, received the good news from the award adjudicators. Two other winners were a robotics company from Oakville and Purity Life Health Products from Acton. The Library was the only Burlington organization recognized this year.

“There is no doubt that customer service excellence is a tradition at Burlington Public Library and now, with this award, we can add that we have created a workplace that merits recognition,” says Barry. “I am truly inspired by the people I work with every day.”

Photo (left to right): Linda Dobson, Director of Staff Development & Support, Christine Dalgetty, Director of Service Experience, Maureen Barry, CEO, Darcy Glidden, Director of Content, Spaces & Technology, and Brian Kenny, Vice Chair of the Library Board.